Steel Building Design with Virtual Reality & Rendering Technology

Kirby’s 3D rendering programs and VR technology allow you to have a realistic experience of your building prior to manufacturing


Virtual reality technology is constantly advancing and impacting our lives – and the metal building construction industry is no different. We use leading edge technology giving you the ability to turn a 3D BIM model into an immersive, real world experience for your customers using virtual and augmented reality.

Virtual Reality (VR)Technology in Metal Building Design
Providing a better sense of your building scale than on-screen or paper models

With our advanced 3D rendering programs, you can see what a building is going to look like before it’s even built, ensuring  there are no unwanted surprises. We offer a variety of dynamic 3D presentation tools that can transform your building ideas into a real-world experience. Our team can partner with you to provide dynamic 3D presentation methods using the following technology:

  • SketchUp & SketchUp Pro : 3D Renderings
  • Google Cardboard : Virtual Reality
  • Oculus Rift : Virtual Reality
  • Microsoft HoloLens : Augmented Reality
Metal Building Rendering

SketchUp: Enhance your 3D building renderings

Further enhance your 3D eQuote renderings by importing your file into SketchUp or SketchUp Pro. This will allow you to graphically enrich your building model by adding signage, landscaping, cars, and other 3D items to make your renderings as true to life as possible.

Google Cardboard for Metal Building Design

Google Cardboard: Virtual reality using your smart phone

Using Google Cardboard you can have easy access to a virtual 3D rendering of your metal building. The VR technology lets you increase and decrease the size of your renderings as needed, and provide a full 360 degree view of your building.

Metal Building Design View with Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift: View a holographic model of your metal building

Using Oculus Rift, you can explore an incredibly lifelike holographic model of your building. With headgear tethered to a computer, you are placed virtually within a lifelike model your building, and using a remote can move around freely.

Metal Building Viewing with HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens: An untethered view the interior & exterior of your building

With HoloLens, you have the ability to walk inside a 3D hologram of your building, fully untethered. The headset contains multiple sensors, advanced optics, and special holographic processing that allows you to zoom, rotate and move through your rendering using simple hand gestures.

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