Advances in cloud computing have enabled a “best of both worlds” approach to infrastructure project visualization. RDV’s 123BIM platform allows civil engineering organizations to navigate their project model in a cloud-based gaming environment rendered in real-time and create their own custom images, videos, and virtual tours. Now, with raytracing integration, these custom assets can be rendered in the cloud for the highest quality results available at high speed.
Since 2005, RDV has differentiated itself from the rest of the 3D visualization industry by offering a dynamic and interactive environment where designers and project managers can navigate their designs rather than simply creating rendered images and videos. RDV has been involved in hundreds of projects involving transportation infrastructure, working with DOTs, transit authorities, local agencies, and their engineering consultants.
RDV’s philosophy has always been pragmatic: the engineer’s task is to communicate designs as clearly and effectively as possible, not to impress with award-winning graphics. For this reason, RDV chose to forgo fully realistic lighting, which is too computationally intensive to render in real time, in favor of allowing dynamic exploration of the project model in real-time.