Interior designers conceptualize and create interiors for homes, offices, and other indoor spaces. Back then, they used to rely on 2D images and sometimes videos to show their clients their plans. However, designers require more effective ways to convey their concepts.
What better way to convey the full scale of a concept than through augmented reality?
Giving Clients Virtual Showrooms
Instead of an interior designer showing a client a bunch of images and videos, they can now give virtual tours of different spaces. For the past couple of years, a virtual tour is merely an interactive video that lets clients see different areas of their space. However, there’s nothing quite like being in the space and seeing everything from a 360-degree field of view.
Virtual showrooms allow clients to have a realistic sense of dimension whenever certain objects are changed or moved around. It also gives them a more realistic perception of the size of the space. As VR devices become more powerful, the images a client can see will soon become more and more realistic. This helps them decide on whether or not a space is designed to their liking.
Basking in the Ambiance of the Interiors
One of the most important aspects of VR is its immersive nature. When your entire field of view is taken from a VR screen, a client can immediately feel like they’re inside a designed space. This is the aim of an interior designer – to help clients get a feel of these areas.
Through augmented reality, clients can bask in the ambiance of a room to help them decide on any changes they want to make. For example, clients can imagine being in a room with high ceilings and large windows, but the image is all in their mind. Interior designers who use VR can supplement an imagined space with a simulation that lets clients really immerse themselves in a space. This allows clients to give more specific feedback that designers can use for improvements.
Mixing Reality with Virtual Reality
VR technology’s advancements can combine what’s real and what’s virtual through programs that can mimic reality. These mixed reality devices scan the physical environment of a space and incorporate it into the visuals of the VR device. The device then shows the client virtual objects that interact with the physical elements.
For instance, an interior designer may want to show how different types of lighting can affect a room. Various items in the room such as the carpet or a marble desk can change the way light is reflected. By combining the simulated lights with real objects in the room, clients can clearly see which light suits their preferences.
Virtual reality movies and simulations help interior designers showcase their ideas in a way that’s as close to reality as possible. VR enriches the client-designer experience, which then helps them see eye to eye on the final design.