first of all, it is gald to text with you. I sent you an email few days ago (about compass). No replay from you. Did you recive it?
Thank you for advise about 3D software. Lightwave is something new to me...
But in fact, I don't have time now to learn 3D drawing. I would like a lot to learn that in future and I would than take the best like Maya or Cinema 4D.
At the moment I would like to find people that already know to make nice 3D and cooperate with them. What I don't know is next:
1) Does that software already have integrated a solution to create virtual tours? Or they need to use something like Panotour Pro?
2) Once a 3D model of an apartment or house is created with that software, how to make spherical panos to use with Panotour Pro? Is it possible? It would need a function to determine a point of view for create a spherical pano from that point. I don't know how they do that. I am just exploring how they do that... Do you know more about?
3) I know what is CAD. But architects always use it for create projects. For 3D it used other software. But every new building have a 2D drawing made in CAD. And it can help to create a 3D model, expecialy if it is possible to import the DWG file in that other software. Maybe Maya have the best functions for that...same company (Autodesk).
BTW, I have ASUS G73 SW (ROG-Republic Of Gamers) with i7 quad core, 16 GB RAM DDR5, SSD Corsair Force GT series + HDD Sata3 750 GB, Graphic card nVidia GeForce 1.5 GB...so more than enough for all that software
Sorry: but i suggest to forget this for the moment and first get some skills and knowledge about what this all means: itÂ´s a VERY complex theme and usually people working on this have studied it for years - i know a lot of them and work with them in cooperation doing photography, movie and 3D-animation.
The problem is: building 3D models for your purpose is VERY expensive. You surely can get it cheap also - but you will not be able to use it for doing commercial work and earning money.
Architects most unlikely will provide you their construction-files: there are lots of legal points to take in account.
Learning Maya i can say from my own experiences will take you at least half a year to only learn the very basics. To really get grip on it i guess more likely will take about a year and more.
I ihave a feel that you donÂ´t know by far how the road looks like you want to start going . .
I like your optimism - but i also know the reality.
Gather all informations you can get and look for a training-facility to learn about 3D and whatÂ´s connected with it.
Professionally made 3D-animations for real estate have a high standard these days - see the trailer: http://koebogen.info/impressionen/
Done by a prominent company in Duesselsorf having an own render-farm of about 1024 processors.
The price for the trailer could buy you a real luxorious italian or english sports car having a horse or a cat on the hood . . .
I made the panorama-tour.