With the rapid growth of 3D development applications such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), there is a huge need for tools to help streamline the iterative design process with remote teams. Project and asset files for 3D applications such as Unity can be messy, and we wanted to allow the 3D designer to connect directly with the developer.
What it does
We built a file upload web application where a 3D designer can drop files which get piped and loaded directly into a VR Unity scene on the computer of the reviewing party, enabling the reviewer to manipulate and inspect the model directly using his own hands (or the VR tracked controllers, rather). The web application also renders the models, which are comprised of .obj, .mtl, and image files, and displays them within the webpage.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What's next for DropView -- View, Edit, Repeat
This application concept has a lot of potential for growth. It should include:
- User authentication
- Support for team collaboration
- Session invites through email
- Bidirectional object interaction
- Built-in voice chat
- Support for more 3D file formats and VR platforms