Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality allow for next level immersive and interactive user experiences. VR/AR are becoming frequently used by forward thinking businesses to drive customer engagement and offer potential buyers a unique and rewarding experience. 


Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality enables the user to become fully immersed within a space. By wearing a set of lightweight VR goggles the viewer can experience a space as if they were there in real life. Some of the main benefits or Virtual reality are:

  1. Immersion. The viewer is fully immersed within a space. This helps to create trust and understanding for the project.
  2. Interaction. In full VR, specific functionality can be built into the experience and the user can interact in ways that are not possible in real life. 
  3. Engagement. Far greater levels of engagement are recorded with VR than any other platform.


360 Photospheres

360 Photospheres are quite simply just 360 photos. We create a full CGI environment and place a virtual camera at the desired viewpoint within the space. We then render a 360 image from that location. These 360 renders enable the viewer to look around the space and view it in all directions. 360 photospheres can be used for multiple purposes:

  1. A 360 image on a website (like below)
  2. A Virtual Reality Tour with VR headset etc
  3. A motion sensitive (gyroscope enabled) image displayed on a phone or tablet (ie using your phone as a window into the space)
  4. Multiple photospheres from the same project can be turned into a virtual tour

Some of the main benefits of VR/AR are:

  1. Allows the viewer to see the entire space from every direction
  2. Creates a more engaging user experience
  3. Provides a sense of connection to the space

 


Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is when a computer generated image is superimposed or ‘augmented’ onto a users view of the real world. The resulting composite view is known as AR or augmented reality. This technology is now being adapted by forward thinking companies in product/retail, automotive, education and many other industries. Some of the main benefits or Augmented reality are:

  1. User Experience. AR increases user engagement and interaction and provides a richer user experience. 
  2. Brand Value. Research has found that AR increases the perceived value of a product or brand. 
  3. Mobility. AR is easily accessible by mobile phone which creates a huge array of possibilities for its use.

augmented reality on tablets and smart phones showing furniture in a room

FAQ’S

What documents / info will I need to provide?

Once you have briefed us in on your project and we have decided to work together, we will provide you with a document checklist which will outline all the necessary documents we require in order to complete the project. Or you can download our standard architectural checklist here and our product visualisation checklist here.

I have a really tight deadline, can you fast track my project?

Priority Delivery can be accomodated by way of a shortened project timeline or a priority commencement date. The fee applicable is an additional 30% of the total invoice plus GST. Let us know when your ‘drop dead deadline’ is and we will assess the project and let you know whats possible. 

How many sets of revisions do I get?

Harp DOES NOT count revisions – we will keep working on your project until you are 100 percent happy with it. However, the following circumstances may incur additional fees:

  1. Design Changes – any design-based changes past the scope of the information originally provided at the date of quotation may incur additional fees.
  2. Incorrect, inaccurate or outdated documentation – any documents provided by the client (such as 3d models, drawings, schedules, mark-ups) that are incorrect, inaccurate or outdated that result in additional time spent by Harp correcting them, may incur additional fees.
  3. Missing documentation – if a client is unable to provide all relevant documents from the ‘Project Document Checklist’ (found on quotation) that are required to complete the visuals and Harp is required to create their own design, any revisions to Harp’s initial design may incur additional fees.
  4. Any changes to camera angles/position that result in significant additional time spent working on the project may incur additional fees.
  5. Any feedback/tweaks/changes required by the client after viewing preview/draft images issued by Harp, must be communicated to Harp before the next set of previews are issued. Any feedback that is held back that could have been given in an earlier revision may incur additional fees.
  6. Any revisions requested after the final high resolution imagery has been issued may incur additional fees.

Harp’s revision fees are charged at the hourly rate of $180/hr.

What resolution do you provide final imagery at?

We typically provide still images at ultra high 5000px resolution (approx 300dpi printed at A3) in both TIFF and JPEG format. And we typically provide film/animation at full HD (1920x 1080). Higher resolutions can be provided on request, just let us know what you need at the beginning of the project. 

Do you outsource any / part of your projects?

Absolutely NOT. Unlike many other CGI studios, 100% percent of every project that we work on is completed by our dedicated, inhouse team. 


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