POTSDAM, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - Roomeon is the new startup for 3D interior design software, totally dedicated to the intuitive design and visualization of rooms. What makes it so special: furniture of well-known brands can be placed just by drag and drop to the photorealistic 3D view. Arranging your interiors has never been easier! When it comes to the quality of the real-time 3D rendering, roomeon is already setting the benchmark. Now the cooperation with the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is targeting the research and development of mobile apps and 3D technology.
The roomeon desktop software, which can be downloaded at www.roomeon.com for free, will be complemented with specialized apps for smartphone and tablets.
"Our vision will be the inspection of your new, yet empty home, which will be furnished on your smartphone with your favorite interiors as if by magic," gushes Sebastian Heinzel, managing director of roomeon. "Most of the apps on the market are just too complicated. We think that for example new special AR glasses will enable us to offer a completely different user experience -- a 3D visualization that can be explored by actually walking."
This so-called augmented reality (AR) approach, that is, to enrich the reality by virtual data, will be one of the technical fields in which HPI and roomeon are cooperating. The research group for Computer Graphics Systems at the Institute is specialized on real-time rendering of complex, virtual 3D worlds and already developed prototypes to visualize whole 3D city models on simple mobile devices. As smartphones are usually too slow to do sophisticated 3D rendering, the high end rendering service is running on a webserver and will stream, without any friction, top notch views to the smartphone.
Roomeon intends to present an initial mobile app later this year that will enable people to explore the numerous room designs of the roomeon community. The over 50,000 roomeon users to date will thus soon be able to discuss their design ideas and discover new pieces of furniture in arranged settings while on the go.
About Hasso Plattner Institute
Endowed by SAP founder Hasso Plattner and affiliated with the University of Potsdam, HPI is one of the world's leading research institutions in the field of software systems engineering. As a university excellence cluster the institute not only trains IT engineers and design thinkers but also conducts practical research with locations in Potsdam (Germany), Palo Alto (USA) - Stanford University, Cape Town (ZA) - University of Cape Town, Haifa (Israel) - Technion as well as Nanjing (P.R. China) - Nanjing University.
Roomeon is the first easy to use 3D software in the world that is geared towards interior designers, architects, and anybody else who wants to design rooms.
Roomeon makes this process incredibly easy: new furniture, flooring, and wall designs can be selected simply by using drag & drop, and then matched with another. With roomeon, anyone can design rooms and atmospheres, find just the right furniture, and get a clear, virtual picture of their own home or of the newest creations for their customers. Roomeon offers a photorealistic 3D view, right from the beginning to give you the most intuitive design experience.
The furniture is loaded from an online live catalog, providing you with all the product information you need, even prices and links to online shops. The stock of actually existing objects is steadily growing and already contains many well-known brands, such as Vitra, Thonet or Lignet Roset. But you will even find your favorite piece of IKEA and new creations of aspiring design studios.
- For private users the signup and usage of roomeon is completely free -- including 10 slots to save your room projects. Professional users can upgrade their accounts at a 15 EUR monthly subscription fee to unlock more functions and use roomeon commercially.
- For product designers, merchants and manufacturers, roomeon offers a 3D modeling service, to create virtual 3D products and optimize them for the perfect result and quick download. Every catalog entry can be linked directly to an online shop.
- For enterprises, roomeon is developing tailor-made B2B solutions, which can be connected to existing crm or shopping solutions.
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