All of the following tools and resources for Spatial Design (incl. architecture, virtual space/exhibitions etc.) are available online, most of them for free – though sometimes with limitations (e.g. time, number of downloads etc.).
Artsteps (Virtual exhibition)
Artsteps is a a web-based environment that allows to create virtual art galleries in lifelike 3D spaces. (More information)
Babylon.js (3D Modelling)
D Emptyspace (Virtual exhibition)
D Emptyspace lets you create and explore immersive virtual galleries based on the images on your mobile device. (More information)
Kunstmatrix (Virtual exhibition, catalogueing)
Kunstmatrix is a software bundle to support the entire virtual representation of practising artists. (More information)
Matterport (Virtual Space/Exhibition)
Matterport started out making cameras but has since diversified into a wider platform to capture, create, search and utilise 3D imagery of interior and enclosed spaces in immersive real estate, design, insurance and other B2C and B2B applications.
Free (trial – though requires a brand 360˚ camera)
Mozilla Hubs (Virtual Space/Exhibition)
Hubs is a VR chatroom that works with all common headsets or browser-based – including non-Firefox. It is also an open source project exploring possibilities of mixed reality communication. Create a virtual space with a single click and invite others to join using a URL. No installation process or app store required.
Sketchup (3D Modelling, Architecture)
SketchUp is a 3D modeling software for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.
Free (Sketchup Pro offers free licenses for education institutions)
Spoke (VR Collaboration)
Spoke by Mozilla – the foundation behind the Firefox browser – allows to take 3D content from across the web, compose it into a custom scene and use them to meet up with others in VR.
More tools and resources of interest for this area may be found in the posts for Media Arts, Sculpture, or Object Design.
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