Enhancing BIMaire's Virtual Reality Home Tours

Enhancing BIMaire's Virtual Reality Home Tours


BIMaire, A Berkshire Hathaway

  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • 3D Asset Optimization
  • Unreal Development
  • VRDM Deployment
  • VR Development
  • User Experience Design
Enhancing BIMaire's Virtual Reality Home Tours
BIMaire, a Berkshire Hathaway company leading in home building technology, ventured into Virtual Reality home tours using Unreal Engine 4.27. Despite the promise, the project was marred by technical inefficiencies. CXR.Agency was brought in to optimize the application for the Oculus Quest 2 platform, focusing on asset optimization, performance, and user experience.
  • Application Stability: Crashes occurred during transitions between the project's 126 additive-loaded levels.
  • Performance: Frame rate drops in larger rooms, high level loading times (15ms against a standard of 5ms)
  • Asset Complexity: High-poly 3D models were not optimized for mobile VR rendering.
  • User Interface: Non-intuitive design, lacking effective hand-tracking and UI elements.
  • Time Constraints: A stringent timeline for deployment.
  • 3D Asset Optimization: Reduced poly count by 49%, and optimized materials from 105 to fewer than 20 using Texture Atlas Techniques.
  • User Interface: Implemented Oculus Quest 2's hand-tracking capabilities and designed intuitive gestures.
  • Performance Tuning: Utilized occlusion culling techniques and optimized level loading times to meet Oculus Quest 2 standards.
  • Shader and Texture Optimization: Replaced complex procedural shaders with optimized versions and employed texture atlasing.
  • Compliance: Ensured the application met all Meta Store Guidelines.
  • 3D Asset Optimization

    Essential for improving VR rendering performance without compromising visual quality.
  • Hand-Tracking Navigation

    Allows users to navigate the virtual space using hand gestures.
  • User Onboarding Tutorial

    A step-by-step guide to facilitate a smooth user experience.
  • Light Baking

    Implemented to achieve realistic lighting effects.
  • Meta Store Compliance

    Ensured adherence to industry standards.
The optimization led to a marked improvement in application performance. Frame rates stabilized at 72 FPS, meeting BIMaire's performance benchmarks while maintaining high visual quality. Level loading times were optimized, and the application is now fully compliant with Meta Store Guidelines.

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