InspireDesigner is a simple yet elegant interior designing software that creates your dream home for you in Real Time.
The motivation for starting this project came from frustrated attempts to design my dream home using the existing available software. This set me thinking and it can be summarized as below:
Free software - lower expectations. Free does not necessarily means good. While there are a couple of software that excel in the ease of creating of a floorplan, they lack features such as concurrent 2D/3D editing, photo-realistisc rendering or good stock models. Some software even forced me to draw the rooms first in order to design my house. This is an insane waste of time!
Paid software could be interesting. While free does not necessarily mean good, good also does not mean it is free. Some paid software are a monster in terms of features and price which could be in the range of 3k to 4k. Some are more financially acceptable but seems more suited for the professional and experienced. Furthermore, requiring me to pay upfront just to test the features isn't acceptable. In other words, existing paid software does not work for me.
Coincidence? At a gathering, one of my friends running a interior design company was wondering if there is any good commercial 3D design software out there. His company is currently using a software that costs over $4,000 which they feel is too complex and costly.
After thinking about it and speaking to a few friends in the software industry, we realize something could be done about this.
About Us. We are a group of people living in Singapore and love 3D visualization, gaming and related applications that are possible with 3D gaming software.
After evaluating dozens of design software, we went about conceptualizing and testing my ideas with the development team, including photo-realistic rendering.
Based on moden Game Engines
We have been twiddling with a specific game engine for a while and loving it for the ease of use, beautiful rendering, robustness, feature-rich usage and continuous improvements. With this software platform, we will be able to:
- Import from multiple 3D formats such as IFC, 3DS, FBX, DAE and many more. You will also be able to import models from other 3D software, websites or friends for further editing or as models in your design. All these will be is possible on top of the library of 3D models that we will be providing. We will not be forcing you to use proprietary 3D models/formats.
- Enable rendering techniques used in modern games in order to enhance realism which include Fog, Ambient Occulsion, SSAO, God's Ray, Ray of light, soft shadows, PPSM, camera's focal length, realistic water plane and so on.
- Scene creation with Camera view for easier viewing from various positions.
- Export camera views and images from the Inspire Designer as snapshots and walkthroughs.
- Supported on OS such as Windows, Mac. Some support for Android and iOS mobile platforms should be available towards the end of 2013.
Synchronised Editing for Speed
We find it empowering to have synchronized viewports that enable concurrent editing on the 2D/3D plans.
In Inspire Designer, the 2D view will be useful for floorplan editing while 3D view is great for visualization, implementing inset walls, custom designs and more.
For that to happen, our team will need access to the source code and create new functions.
Creating Floor Plans Easily.
This has got to be one of the most important features. Our software will not force you to start with rooms and delete the walls. Instead, create it by putting in the walls, splitting and merging them as required. We want you to be able to finish your floorplan within MINUTES.
In fact, we envisage this process to require only the use of 5 primary buttons -> Room, Wall, Surface, Doors and Comments.
A lot of work will be required to implement the breakable lines and snapping-on functions in the system so that designers can draw intuitively in the software and avoid the need for pen and paper.
However, quite a lot of effort will be required to deliver this ease and simplicity to the user.
A sample set of icons (that we are going to purchase) illustrate the various sections.
Interior Design is all about beauty with functionality. Therefore, it is important to have user interfaces that are professional yet easy to use to create a truly satisfying user experience.
The UI for changing the texture of the floor tiles, the coloring, or even the laminates used should be made so intuitive that the user should not be required to learn by viewing hours and hours of video tutorials.
The Inspire Designer allows real-time modification and presentation to the user without long rendering times in order to communicate the impact of design changes and to satisfy the need for quick, iteractive changes.
Attached below is a small portion of the reference UI that we feel is compelling and beautiful enough that we intend to build into the Inspire Designer for real time changes to the textures and materials.
Therefore, with your support, our UI programmer shall be able to create real-time UI that is end-client focus.
Additional Powerful Features
In addition, we shall include several features needed for design purposes such as:
- Realistic water rendering with reflection and underwater viewing
- Waterflow particle simulation
- Sun rise and movement throughout the day for environment effect
- Real-Time reflections of environment
- Flexible Plane Clipping to enable partial viewing of the insides of the 3D models
And many many more.
Photo-Realistic Real-Time Editing
We give you the power to admire your dream house in real-time as you build it.
You will easily be able to design in 2D mode and view the result in 3D at the same time and vice versa, modifying your 3D model allows you to see the changes to the floorplan in 2D so you don't lose track of the entire plan.
3D Models Library
Populate your dream home with tons of dimensionally accurate 3D models.
We will need your help to:
1. Implement code that allows previewing the models automatically / manually
2. Hire 3D modellers to model 3D models with accurate dimensions
In time to come when our software gains sufficient traction, we will partner with established furniture manufacturers so that we can provide pricing and availability of furniture and parts to the user via Inspire Designer. Doing so will enable us to deliver a tool that will allow the user to design with a budget in mind.
Examples of 3D Models are Windows, Light Fixtures, Interior Furniture, Applicances, Bathroom Fixtures, Doors, Roofing Materials, Flooring etc. A picture of list of potential models are attached. Copyrights belong to the authors
Publish and Share. Once you finished the draft, publish it to share with friends, relatives and seek their opinions easily. Let those who walk the path share tips with you or professionals to guide you.
Perform final renderings that are close to professional ones offered by high-end commercial software. Picture below is an example from the renderer that we intend to integrate with Inspire Designer.
We chose IndieGoGo because it is a very open funding platform, and we hope to raise enough money to make a fully fledged platform.
Here is what we will use the funding for:
Hosting: Webhosting, especially ones with alot of speed and bandwidth to keep our web and community site going, plus, we will need to distribute our software and allow users to share their designs.
Software: Develop more components such as thumbnails library for quick browsing, 2D floorplan editor, server-client model and many more that are missing from the editor right now.
Library: To build an impressive library of 3D models with precise dimension and lightings for space and light planning.
Polish: We generally do not like to release software unless it has undergone a lot of testing and testing. So your money will also go to making everything the best it can be.
We've decided to use IndieGoGo because we feel we can only innovate without barriers by remaining independent. We enjoy communicating directly with you and getting your input for the Inspire Designer. This is what makes developing software so special to us, it's fun, it's innovative, we get to share with you, and we feel the need to create.
Our vision for InspireDesigner is innovation and fun, and by contributing to our campaign you will empower that idea and make this happen.
The Full Software:
Everyone who contributes to our IndieGoGo campaign (enough to qualify for the first reward) will receive the full license of InspireDesigner and all updates free for 1 years until the final release! The software is currently in its alpha stage. We plan on enhancing it over the next couple years yet, so there is much more to come. It will be digital download only.
*Updates do not neccesarily include possible future user generated mods, and any exclusive cosmetic content provided for higher tiers then the one you purchased.
Special Unique Content:
Certain tiers reward you with special unique content. This content is cosmetic only, but it will be desirable and look good when it is released. We plan to make and release this content over the next year and many others that includes like:
1. Access to the Beta
2. Special Founders Club Online Badge
3. Get Your Name in the Backers Section of the Credits @ www.inspiredesigner.com
4. Access to Inspire Deco Gallery where there are many wonderful designs by other established companies.
1. Follow us at www.inspiredesigner.com
Twitter followers at https://twitter.com/InspireDesigne1
FAcebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inspire-Designer/130754533763055
ADDITIONAL CREATIVE GOALS
With additional funding, we will go the extra mile to make this excel. Please support us and get more rewards.
ADDITIONAL REALTIME RENDERING.
We went further with the testing of additional models from other sites.
Thanks for those authors.
Below is the list of images.
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Please Support US! Any amount is fully appreciated.