Vistamor Using Advanced 3D Technology to Design New Homes in Virtual Reality

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Vistamor Development Team in U.S. and Canada Works Online to Bring Project to Life Before First Shovel is Even in the Ground

Virtual reality is the new reality for home building and Vistamor is leading the way. We bring the project to life before the first shovel is even in the ground

Utilizing the latest computer technology and Hollywood-style 3D special effects, Vistamor, a new 55-plus community under way in Montgomery, NY, is breaking new ground by creating homes designed in virtual reality.

From Vistamor's corporate offices in Montgomery, the development team - comprised of a home design architect in New York City, interior designer in Colorado, landscape architect on Long Island and computer graphic designer in Canada - convene online to create and design virtual model homes that are detailed right down to the fabric on the dining room chairs to the texture of the living room wall coverings. Any changes to the homes -- from moving a wall or window to changing the floor coverings or lighting fixtures - are made with the click of a mouse using a sophisticated computer design program.

"Virtual reality is the new reality for home building and Vistamor is leading the way. We bring the project to life before the first shovel is even in the ground," said Steve Raut, Production Director for Virtualmedia3D, an architectural marketing company located just north of Montreal.

Ian Stone, principal of the Montgomery Group, the developer of Vistamor, said the virtual design process used by Vistamor offers many benefits for both home builders and home buyers. "Today's advanced computer technology allows homebuilders to design homes with greater precision and accuracy which minimizes costly field changes during the construction process. It also provides home buyers with a far better understanding of what their new home will look like than traditional renderings and floor plans."

The design process begins with the computer graphic designers at Virtualmedia3D who create a blank white wall design of the interior spaces using plans provided by the architect. The interior designer then utilizes a computer library of more than 200,000 images of furniture, fabrics, lighting and other accessories to create the interior look of the home. Overseeing the entire process is the development team in Montgomery. For the final touch, the 3D designers add people into the rooms of the homes using images of real people filmed in different situations against a "green screen."

Vistamor has completed 3D virtual designs of four of the ten model types and is nearing completion of a virtual tour of the Veranda at Vistamor, an 8,500-square-foot clubhouse with outdoor pool, indoor circular exercise pool, fitness center, sauna, spa, yoga classes, library and a state-of-the-art theater. In addition, there will be flyover neighborhood tour of Vistamor's 186-acre site of rolling hills and meadows to showcase the spectacular vistas and views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Vistamor's model homes will be built using the exact designs and specifications created in the virtual world.    

Vistamor features 2- 3- and 4-bedroom, ranch and two-story homes preview priced from the mid $200s to the $400s. The homes feature oversized windows, 11-foot or two-story ceilings in all the main living areas and dramatic open staircases and island kitchens that transition to family living and entertaining spaces. All homes have first-floor master suites and master baths. All homes have basements and many have walk-out basements.

Next month, Vistamor will hold a special VIP Preview Opening for its priority list members who will receive exclusive incentives on Vistamor's attractively priced homes. The incentives will be available for a limited time and only for those who are on the priority waiting list. More than 1,000 people have signed up on the priority waiting list.

Vistamor is located just minutes from exit 5 off I-84 and is in walking distance to convenience stores, shopping center and supermarket. Stewart International Airport, which offers daily flights to Florida and other destinations on Delta and Jet Blue airlines, is also minutes away.

For more information about Vistamor and to join the priority waiting list, call (845) 457-1200 or visit http://www.vistamor.com

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