Trezi is India’s first VR platform for the building industry that enables virtual collaboration of project stakeholders from different locations to review, modify and experience design within an immersive environment.
Here, Gautam Tewari, co-creator, Trezi, tells us more. Excerpts from an interview:
DQ: Elaborate on India’s first VR product for the building industry.
Gautam Tewari: Shaping up as the world’s first immersive VR platform, Trezi transforms design experience, communication and collaboration in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, while connecting designers with building product manufacturers.
It provides a comprehensive perception and understanding of the space and design intent, and enables collaborative participation from non-VR systems alike for maximum stakeholder involvement across different technical bandwidths.
For architects and designers facing communication challenges, and for building product manufacturer brands seeking an efficient marketing platform to showcase their products, Trezi is the immersive bridge that connects them both. It facilitates real-time interactions with end-clients and positively impacts product discovery.
By bringing together all stakeholders within the virtual workspace to review, edit and modify a project’s design in real-time and at full scale, it improves productivity, increases efficiency and removes ambiguities of imagination.
Trezi is the first such platform of its kind for the AEC industry developed in India.
DQ: How does Trezi enable collaboration in the virtual space?
Gautam Tewari: Trezi enables virtual collaboration of project stakeholders from different locations to review, modify and experience design within an immersive environment.
Using Trezi, all project members can collaborate on a project together – whether within the immersive environment using HMDs, or through desktop systems – to enable faster and better decision-making, and ultimately greater business impact and profitability. Here, even non-Trezi users can be part of the immersive environment with or without HMDs. This enables virtual co-location of teams and smooth communication.
Trezi is connecting the design community with building product manufacturers through integrated product catalogues and enhanced capabilities for material and product customization within the virtual workspace – all supported via cloud connectivity.
This, essentially, allows users to access products via virtual storefronts and does away with the need to conduct physical meetings and on-site prototyping. On a larger scale, this will also help the real estate sector stay afloat, by providing buyers with the opportunity to view potential properties within VR and make informed decisions about their investment.
Hence, Trezi improves collaboration between all stakeholders involved, resulting in better communication, coordination, identification, while resolving issues during design review, early on in the project lifecycle.
DQ: How can it facilitate real-time interaction with clients?
Gautam Tewari: Trezi has been conceptualized as a virtual workspace that eliminates the need to organize in-person meetings, procure physical samples and create expensive sets of 3D renders before every client meeting. It allows clients and designers to review and modify designs while being fully immersed in the design in real-time.
Clients can visualize the space, materials and products in the design in real scale, colour and texture and give their reviews. It enables an iterative design process that empowers both designers and the clients to enable better decision-making and greater understanding.
Trezi allows users to step into the virtual world with co-designers and clients to interact with their design – and each other – in real-time, in an immersive environment and over desktop systems alike – becoming an essential addition to an architect’s toolkit. This allows an individual to truly experience the interior or exterior space!
DQ: How can users bring existing 3D design models into a VR environment?
Gautam Tewari: Trezi is compatible with all widely-used architectural software like AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit. The 3D models created on these software can be easily imported into Trezi and viewed in VR mode.