The Lab hosted our first Open Design Studio Tour at SAOTA offices, 109 Hatfield Cape Town, on 22 August, drawing in a steady stream of architects and architectural students keen to demo LUX Walker VR walkthroughs.
It was our first opportunity to test LUX Walker outside of our internal structure. We were nervous and excited to see if anyone was going to show up, and if the reaction would be as good as we had hoped. It is safe to say that we were not disappointed. Close to 300 people attended the evening slot between 5pm and 8pm, going even better than expected. The only concern was getting people out of VR, some enjoying the experience enough to need coaxing out of the Vive. People were willing to wait however, having a go on the Samsung VR headsets with the equally impressive LUX Navigate 360 panoramic tours.
Both LUX softwares drew positive reactions from students and professionals. We chose a particularly beautiful design model from a project in Barcelona for the demonstration, a testament to the quality of the graphics rendered in LUX Walker. The crowd was varied in ages and professions, yet everyone took to the controls for the HTC VIVE and the LUX menu system with ease. Proving that the UI for LUX is intuitive and easy enough for people who are first time users.
Most of all we had a lot of inquiries about the release date for LUX Suite, which we are happy to announce is now available for download.
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