VisualARQ & Cl3ver: architecture 3D interactive presentations

You, as an architect, have the ideas. VisualARQ and Rhino set the technology. And, voila, you manage to develop a great idea. You know, free form to express what you want.

Skylights? cantilevers? daring angles? Sculptural elements? metal structures? fabulous columns? winding facades? lattices? organic shapes? or circular? NURBS? colorful? experimentation? innovative materials? traditional materials? towers? geometrical shapes?

Of course, you’ve already generated all the documentation, you even have some rendering with Lumion.

An outstanding work. Now, what?

With the VisualARQ and Cl3ver plugins for Rhinoceros our architectural projects stand out

With the VisualARQ and Cl3ver plugins for Rhinoceros our architectural projects stand out.


You must achieve that the effort you’ve made and the quality of your work are valued and accepted. If your interlocutor is another architect, you have no problem. You speak the same language. But not all people to whom you submit your project share that language.

Who are we talking about? Of decision makers: the final customer, investors, partners, advertisers, PR professionals, public bodies which grant official authorizations…

Or maybe you’re at a fair or an event and you want to show your architectural works. Or you want to distinguish your firm among the usual PDF catalogs in PDF from your competition.

To show your plans and your render will be fine, but if you want to have a decisive asset, try to present your work in a way that they can perfectly understand and also captivates them. Can you ask for more? Yes, to be interactive.

VisualARQ, Rhino, Revit, Autocad, Maya and 3DS Max can be transformed into a 3D presentation

VisualARQ, Rhino, Revit, Autocad, Maya and 3DS Max can be transformed into a 3D presentation

Do you already know how to get it? With the smart friend of Rhino and VisualARQ: CL3VER. As a plug-in for Rhino and combined with VisualARQ you will have the winning card hand.

… And, now, with  CL3VER an interactive experience equivalent to browsing a website

  • Valid for any type of interlocutor
  • Visually appealing
  • Available for web and mobile
  • With anytime access
  • Sharable on social networks to have a multiplier effect
  • Suitable to be included in your web with SEO customization
  • Valid for email marketing
  • Also available without an internet connection
Interactive 3D presentation for AEC industry

BIM Campus – Building Project Suppliers. Interactive 3D presentation for AEC industry

How does Cl3VER get it? Importing geometry, hierarchy, materials and textures of your original model. You can add additional information, videos, pictures or panels.

You do not have to hand your model to another professional to be transformed into an interactive design. You’re in control, allowing you to save time, which never is in excess, and money, possibly even less. The process of creating your interactive presentations is intuitive and, could not be otherwise, very visual.

You can obtain a 3D Interactive presentation of your Rhino models by yourself

You can obtain a 3D Interactive presentation of your Rhino models by yourself

CL3VER for Rhino is in beta phase, we encourage you to try it and you can pass the team of developers your impressions and suggestions. Note that what is new is the integration with Rhino, not the concept since CL3VER already has experience with the product in other sectors and for other software environments. Possibly, in your Rhino architectural works you use other software, you will also find a CL3VER solution for them: AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, Naviswork, 3ds Max … and that compatibility is achieved via the FBX file format.

To use CL3VER, just suscribe for free y download the plugin for Rhino 5. You will find the instructions in this tutorial, where you can see the Casa das Canoas project, created with VisualARQ.

Check by yourself this City Planning Interactive presentation

Check by yourself this City Planning Interactive presentation

Soon you’ll be able to use the Cloud Importing System to keep 3D scenes up to 1GB, 10,000 geometries and 5 million of polygons but, for your own good and the health of your computer, you’d better not rush those limits. As you can see, CL3VER fulfills the requirements but you must also have enough space in your PC memory so that, after the optimization and compression of the models, you have optimal results.

Perhaps, at this point, you fear that you’ve found a downside with CL3VER presentations. That they are so appealing to viewers (whether your collaborators or customers) and they get so much involved that it will be impossible that they don’t dare to suggest changes in the views and the model. It won’t be an obstacle, changes can be made in a short term and, if they want to play at being movie directors, it won’t be difficult to please them.

Lights, materials, perspectives… you can handle everything without difficulty. Consider that you can also use these animations to show different design and cost alternatives, allowing the spectators to see the implications, so that decision making is appropriate and avoiding surprises with the result.

What do you think it will be more convincing for the person who must make decisions about your project without being an architect? A plan or an interactive 3D presentation?

You know the answer. Impress them. It’s top Cl3VER.

You can create an interactive presentation of your architecture projects like this BIM project example

You can create an interactive presentation of your architecture projects like this BIM project example

(Article by M.A. Núñez)