Shopping for Glasses Meets 3D

I'm nearsighted and have been since childhood. For my friends and co-workers who are also visually impaired you understand the frustration of shopping for glasses. I've never been able to shop for myself - trying on glasses means taking mine off (hello blurriness) which makes it nearly impossible to judge how they look myself. 

Enter a new app (new to me, though it's been out for 8 months) for iOS / Android from (you can search for it in the app store or visit their site)... I know this might sound spammy but as a digital artist, and someone interested in the innovative 3D technology I'm really impressed with what they've done. The app builds a 3D model of your face and allows you to try on glasses, seeing them on your face. The quality is amazing, the interface is fluid - it's the perfect implementation of new technology to solve an old problem of finding glasses. Good stuff - no more blurry glasses shopping for me...

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Literally "Walk" Around & Inside Your 3D Model

One of the most fun parts of leading visualization is finding new ways to effectively communicate design. There's been a lot of activity in realtime 3d & augmented reality especially as mobile, gps enabled devices like iPads become more powerful. 

This week I was introduced to Urbasee Future and I'm blown away. I literally "built" one of our projects in our office parking lot and went on a field trip... To the future built environment. It's incredible, everything is 1:1 scale, you hold up the iPad and walk around and see what the project will be like. This experiential technology is the kind of thing I'm always looking for as we apply new tools that engage clients & visualize design.

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