This augmented reality mobile app prototype developed for Blu Homes allows customers to visualize what their future home will look like on their land as well as what their outdoor views will look like from the home’s interior. One can switch between different prefab home designs and rotate them in relation to the building site to optimize a scenic view. The intended final product would also let users capture stitched 360 panoramas of their building site so they can experiment with the home's orientation after leaving the building site.
My primary role on this project was product management, though I contributed to both 3D asset creation and UI design as well. The app was developed in Unity and the 3D assets were built in CATIA.
This project was developed to allow Blu Homes customers to feel what it’s like to move around one of our prefab house designs in virtual reality.
Below is a video of an interactive walkthrough that runs in Unity. It was generated from a Revit 3D model using a custom conversion pipeline which uses 3ds Max as an intermediary software. Shadows, sunlight, reflections, moving water and plants swaying in the wind were added to help customers visualize what it would be like to live in the home. VR goggles and headphones give users an immersive spatial experience as they walk around the environment. Lightmaps were baked in Unity to give a photorealistic effect without requiring too much processor power.
Designers were trained to use this conversion pipeline to be used as a sales tool, to communicate product development intent and to promote past completed projects.
My primary roles were product manager and UX designer. I also contributed to 3D asset creation.