FORUM8 Announce Cloud Collaboration Platform forTown Planners
FORUM 8 is launching its next generation VR Cloud® service at this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Young Town planners Conference in Newcastle (1st/2nd November). VR-Cloud ® is FORUM8’s consensus building platform that enables multiple stakeholders to fully collaborate in the creation of 3D Virtual Reality urban development models, in real time, via the internet.
The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. Representing over 25,000 members worldwide, the RTPI aims to shape planning policy, raise professional standards and are the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners.
VR Cloud is designed to streamline and democratise the planning process by enabling all stakeholders to view and comment on new developments in real-time. A step-change in the approach to creating 3D models, VR Cloud provides town planning professionals as well as members of local communities with the ability to interact with a photo-realistic 3D model of proposed developments from their laptops and Internet connected devices.
Developed based on the award-winning VR-Design Studio software, VR Cloud® allows 3D models to be uploaded, selected, moved laterally, rotated, or deleted from 3D environments. They can also be duplicated to be placed in the environment.
VR Clouds’ collaboration features are designed to encourage broader stakeholder involvement and discussion through posting comments and adding suggestions via community bulletin boards and annotations directly onto the VR model using a simple editor.