Things are moving ahead regarding the VR room we’re building at Autodesk in Neuchatel. Come mid-January we’ll be ready to welcome guests to the Neuchatel office and get them excited about the potential of applying Virtual Reality technology in the design space.
This week we had Joel Pennington visit from the Autodesk LIVE team in San Francisco: he trained a number of people from the Neuchatel office on how to use the VR system and went through demos that showcase a variety of Autodesk tools and technologies.
The breadth of demos we now have available is impressive and getting bigger by the day. AU 2016 helped a lot, as a number of demos were prepared specifically for the event.
The VR room itself is nearly ready, too. The last masonry work has been done, and the glass doors will be fitted in early January. We’ve ordered some furniture, too, to make it nice and cosy.
After training the Autodesk team on VR, Joel and I went along to see a local architecture firm, Herzog & De Meuron, to see how they’re implementing VR today. They’re based in Basel and it was late afternoon by the time we arrived.
It was a fun session at HdM. We were in their library – with quite a few people coming through, many of whom stopped to watch what was happening. Both Joel and I had HoloLens devices with us, so we ended up doing hands-on demos of prototype HoloLens applications for each of the attendees, too.
Joel headed onwards to Zurich for his flight to Munich, while I headed back to Neuchatel to watch Rogue One. I really, really liked this film. If you’re also a Star Wars fan, be sure to check it out!