We're still in our trial, but also had the pre-release version, and here are my general thoughts:
- The Dollhouse View
In the pre-release it was better, as it could at least be rotated. Rotate no longer seems to work, and we don't know why. I'd like to be able to move the table up and down as well. We have some pretty tall folks, and bending down to see a city-size model is uncomfortable after a bit. Autodesk LIVE has a good grip on this feature. It would also be beneficial to be able to scale the dollhouse up or down, say .5x, 2x, 2.5x. We find the view useful, but it would be more so if we could do this. Also, it would be beneficial to be able to re-locate the dollhouse table to the center of the 'play' area. Ours is up against a wall, which makes it difficult to fully utilize, especially since rotate no longer works
- Image Capture
We like the feature, but wish we had an option for a higher resolution and different aspect ratio. Several have also asked about stamps such as time, date, direction, etc.., based on the sun settings. Occasionally we can't capture more images without re-launching the model, but it doesn't happen often.
- Markup Tool
We need some different shapes and sizes, as well as the ability to add text. Insight VR has a good method for this. Just plastering red circles everywhere and taking a picture isn't that helpful. And the brush tool could be useful, but it's not currently. It needs to be able to draw lines, change color, and change weight
- Sun Settings
This is a pretty decent tool, but the day and time setting went from being way to slow to way too fast after the initial release. People have a hard time getting the light right where they want it. Maybe include a fine control (?), but just slowing down the slider would help. It would also be helpful to have the option to define geo location and direction of north. Not all our models contain that information, so it's a feature we'd really like.
Generally not too bad, although I sometimes don't get how they are determined, especially coming our of Revit (is there documentation on this someplace). And I did see some some requests for Revit Design option support, so I'll second that here. And we really need a better method for going from Rhino to iris, more like what we have with Revit, so we can control layers, etc.. OBJ's don't contain enough information coming from Rhino, and the Grasshopper script is too complicated for many. It needs to function like the Revit plug-in
Overall we really love the speed with which we can get from a software package like Revit or Rhino, to a solid VR experience, and it's one of the main reason's that we'll likely get at least one seat. We could consider more, but $200/seat/month is a bit steep, given the current state of the feature set. My hope is that this package will be built on to increase the value, making the decision to purchase more seats easier.
So great start, thanks, and keep up the good work.
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