Inspiration

Due to covid the traditional way of consuming art like visiting studios is no longer safe/ feasible. So, I wanted to enable various artists, photographers and studios transition online easily. Scan and move their assets and establish digital presence. Also virtually host and organize events.

This tool enables various artists and institutions go digital. All of the assets can be scanned using 3D scanners and easily uploaded to this website using the admin panel. Each organization will have separate listing page (with detailed description, location, art listing, 3D walkthrough etc)

Digitze art and photos using 3D models. Offer virtual walkthrough of physical spaces, galleries, libraries etc. Conduct online events and increase engagement!

What it does

  • Artist/ Studio listing page
  • Admin panel
  • Virtual walkthroughs of various locations inside the building
  • Explore various artists and galleries at once
  • 3D virtual reality rendering of scanned items.
  • View and join upcoming events

Admin panel credentials - email: admin@example.com, password: password

How I built it

This website is built using the following technologies

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres
  • Auth0 for authentication
  • Google javascript Maps API
  • Sketchfab for 3D rendering and assets
  • AWS S3 for storage
  • Heroku server

Features

  • Easily add new artists/art galliers/ other physical spaces - Separate admin panel with restricted access for each organization
  • Upload 3D/VR resources from various sources
  • Explore through various museums at one go
  • Create events for various organizations and join upcoming events
  • Full fledged admin panel
  • Gallery/artist listing page with Google maps location, description, art listings, walkthrough etc
  • 3D artifact/ walkthroughs with annotation

Challenges I ran into

  • Creating and rendering of 3D assets was difficult. But finally achieved it with a combination of sketchfab and Marzipano

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

  • New artist/studio can be onboarded in a matter of minutes. Complete control over data

What's next for Virtual studio

  • I want to improve the UI and give fine grained control to the organizations on board
  • Custom domain name for each organization (gallery/artist etc)
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