3D Presentation creator for the Unreal Engine
Using game development technology to present architectural projects is a powerful way to give life to your ideas. An artist can create an interactive visualization that allows a potential customer how their future home or business will look. They can have an immersive walkthrough experience.
What if you don't want to create a traditional walkthrough interactive presentation? Instead, you could show the project using a traditional slide display format. But not using regular slides in a boring powerpoint style. I'm talking about a full 3d real-time display of the project, mixing 3d and text.
A company called Byteparrot offers a free plugin for the Unreal Engine that can create 3D Presentations, using a similar structure of a powerpoint slide presentation.
Not only the plugin is free, but it is also open source. You can take a look at both the code and get the plugin in this GitHub page.
After you install the plugin, you will find a dedicated panel with options to add “slides.” Each slide will also have options to edit text-based information like title and sections.
You can add background images and change settings for how a slide appears on the screen. As a result, you will get an impressive real-time visualization of the project, with options to show details about all architectural details.
The format is not new, and I do know a few artists that use a similar technique with the Blender Game Engine. They will bake all light to textures from Cycles, and with that realistic environment they create a series of “slides.”
By placing the camera in specific locations and displaying information as text. Export that as a binary and you get yourself a great way to show architectural projects.
As a result, you will get a full 3d presentation and move the camera in real-time.
Such technique will most likely catch the attention of anyone in the room. No matter if you use either the Unreal Engine or the Blender Game Engine.
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