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What about Bob?

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What about Bob?

comments or feedback.”

What about Bob?  Not the movie character about a successful psychotherapist driven to distraction by an obsessive-compulsive patient, but Bob from a local community fretting at your public involvement meeting that his house or neighborhood is going to be paved over due to a proposed highway expansion.   What if technology can communicate the impact to Bob’s world in real time, and remove the fear of asking “What’s happening?”

Consider an alternative approach to the infamous 2D/3D boards: “Bob, where do you live? Show me in this 3d interactive model. OK, let’s double click and stand in your driveway and examine the impact of the proposed designs and alternatives. Better still, you hold the tablet and take a look around. Click that pull-down menu to see the alternatives and their impact. Any questions? Where are the sound walls? Good question. Well, actually they won’t impact your neighborhood, but if you click here and look to the East and you’ll see the noise walls over there about 1.5 miles from your neighborhood. Anything else? Sure, you can see it from the 2nd floor of your home. We call this the Spiderman feature – double click on a window on the 2nd floor of your house. There, now you can see the proposed design from your bedroom window.

“It’s too bad your family and neighbor couldn’t make this meeting; however, you can take parts of the meeting back to them. Use this link on your smart phone to show them what you have seen here, and here is another link to use the free Virtual Reality version and take a look around and discuss it with your family and neighbors.

“Any additional questions or comments, Bob? Yes, the additional alternative we spoke about as a result of this meeting will be added to the model so you can view it online and provide any additional comments or feedback.”

Bottom line: don’t lose your mind trying to explain the complex to Bob. Instead, utilize available technology (and Spiderman), so Bob can see for himself and you can earn his YES!

Sound familiar? Let’s talk.

Gary Rackliff / Real Image Solutions

Natan Elsberg / RDV Systems

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Gary Rackliff

Gary Rackliff brings over 20 years of experience, professionalism and success to Real Image Solutions. Prior to Real Image Solutions, Gary served in the Royal Air Force for 10 years. During those 10 years, he was deployed to multiple overseas locations, including Hong Kong, Falkland Islands and Belize.

Following his service in the RAF, he worked as a civilian engineer for British Aerospace in Saudi Arabia, attached to the Royal Saudi Air Force based in Dharan, close to the Iraqi border. Those three years, included support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

On leaving British Aerospace, he moved to the United States and worked in Flight Operations at the Orlando International Airport.

A career change took him into CAD Drafting and 3D Visualization. Gary worked for R. Miller Architecture (RMA) in Orlando for 9 years, where he was tapped to start up R. Miller Visualization (RMV).

When Gary left RMV, he started his own company, Redcoat 3D, which ran successfully until selling it as an asset purchase to IMAGINiT Technologies in 2006, where he remained until June 2009. In September of that year he started VIS, an international design visualization firm based in Rock Hill, S.C.

Having left VIS, Gary returned to Central Florida focusing on all aspects of technical management, pre and post sales, training and implementation throughout Brick RoadFX client base and all of its geographical regions.

In April 2012, he accepted a full-time position with one of BRFX clients, BCC Engineering as Senior Visualization Designer, where he remained until branching out and Starting Real Image Solutions.

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