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biggrin VR mode for your 3d home

A couple of weeks ago I started to draw a plan of my flat using this wonderful program. Now that the most of the walls, doors and furniture is settled, I rendered some views to get an impression of the designed rooms.
After that I had an idea to use Google cardboard "vr glasses" to get the right feeling.
Unfortunately the only way I've found was to export .obj file and open it with the obj2vr app. :( . This app flips x-axis, has no liggting options, and no longer supported.
Nevertheless the impression of being inside is just what I need to be sure that I get what was meant. So I ask for the VR mode.
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Re: VR mode for your 3d home

I've been interested in something similar. What I've done is rendered spherical 360 panorama images, which I can then view in cardboard. This gives a great view of the rooms, but is a static image, so I can't "walk" through the house. See this thread (http://www.sweethome3d.com/support/forum/viewthread_thread,8039) for a bit more info.

I too would love a VR mode view. To be real-time it would need to be rendered with OpenGL or such, which means it would not be able to do the photo-realistic images. Still, it would be very useful.
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Re: VR mode for your 3d home

Hello,

I also did a lot of experimentations to display my home plan into VR and AR.

For VR, a simple way to do that is like qythyx said, is to generate 360 panorama of your scene. You can generate as many panorama as you want and link them with a dedicated software like KRpano of is you have basic knowledge of HTML with AFRAME. You can then have virtual tour and teleport yourself from a point to another.

Now, I m trying to do a real time WEBVR app with Aframe. To achieve that, we need to export the scene as obj. But I have very very limited knowledge in 3D, so I m facing a lots of problems.

First when I export the model, I see that is too big so it is hard to deploy it in WebGl.

Can you please help me to fing a workflow to clean the obj model in order to display it as AR model (low poly) and VR ? (reduce poly, clean the mesh, have my texture work...). I use blender, I don't know if it s a good approch ?

Thanks for your help !
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Re: VR mode for your 3d home

I agree with others here I would love support for VR.

I am designing 3 buildings one for my family and 2 to be rented out to tourists - Americans would call these lodges, Europeans might call them chalets.

A subtle area of interest is whether I have given my guests enough room, its not trivial, whether or not we feel cramped in temporary accommodation dependent on many factors and I would really love to have an accurate VR visit - real time. Sure it would
be great to create higher quality videos but really I would be happy with quality already available in the virtual view ( aerial and visitor ) but simply two views separated by eye distance and so on.

Not sure I am on top of the full process, for instance from what I read VR googles costing typically a couple of hundred Euro / US dollars still require a driver or intermediate box of tricks between laptop and goggles. Personally given the cost of even a self build and the cost of goggles I think its a non-brainer - the cost of mistakes that might be revealed in a fully immersive experience would normally cost a lot more to fix after build or even during build.

Does anyone have a complete picture of the hardware side of things?
Could you connect a 200 Euro pair of Goggles to a laptop?
What kind of cable/connections would be involved?
Would we need a box of tricks between laptop and goggles - a hardware driver?
Any hope this solution might exist in the Linux world for those of us who have left the world of windows?

I would love to know more.

I have messed around in Blender which does claim to have support for producing at least VR videos but so far I find it an
uphill struggle and I am not a Blender noobie, personally I find the aerial visit and virtual visit in SweetHome absolutely
brilliant - they work like a charm, easy to set up with accuracy ( height of viewpoint and so on ), I will continue to try
on all fronts but so far I would rate SweetHome as infinitely superior in terms of ease of use and whilst Blender may have
more rendering options the aerial and virtual visit quality in SweetHome is probably more realistic for most peoples hardware.
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Re: VR mode for your 3d home

I came across this company

https://irisvr.com/prospect


Who allow you to buy cloud time on their system so that you can upload your OBJ file and even share the virtual experience with others.

I could easily imagine that later in my project when I have started to actually invest more than time ( and after I have sent a decent donation to SweetHome3D ) I would be quite happy to pay $50 per month for say 2 months for VR - my belief is its better to spend 100 in the virtual world rather than 1000's in the real world correcting things.

The main snag now is finding someone to rent the VR goggles at a decent price - ( I would prefer to rent both or buy both, I have no long term interest in owning one without the other - not a gamer or VR leisure person ).
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