Lighting Design in VR

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This group project was an assignment from ARPA with TU Delft. The challenge was to create the lighting plan of 5 different places in the Villa Savoye: the entrance, the spiral stairs, the living room, the garden and the rooftop. This new lighting had to be visualized and presented at the end of the course.

We decided as a group to present our lighting both in Photoshopped images and in a Virtual Reality demo of the villa with our lighting in it. 

I was responsible for making the Virtual Reality demo of the lighting design plan.

This group project was an assignment from ARPA with TU Delft. The challenge was to create the lighting plan of 5 different places in the Villa Savoye: the entrance, the spiral stairs, the living room, the garden and the rooftop. This new lighting had to be visualized and presented at the end of the course. We decided as a group to present our lighting both in Photoshopped images and in a Virtual Reality demo of the villa with our lighting in it. I was responsible for making the Virtual Reality demo of the lighting design plan.

View of the Villa Savoye 3D model
Image of the Terrace of the Villa Savoye Lighting Design
View of the garden
Image of the rooftop of the Villa Savoye Lighting Design
View of the rooftop

The first step was to find a 3D model of the empty Villa light enough to perform well in Unreal Engine. Then, the goal was to learn how to work with Unreal Engine and understand its limits for lighting design in Virtual Reality. With the basics being covered, concepts could now be designed and represented in matters of minutes.

As the project went on, we co-designed both on paper and in real time in Unreal Engine to see if our lighting worked as envisioned. Finally, it was optimized for the HTC Vive. Navigation through the house was made possible with a PS4 controller and the HTC Vive allowed to look around and experience the Villa in real sizes.

Image of the Living room of the Villa Savoye Lighting Design
View of the living room
Image of the Stairs of the Villa Savoye Lighting Design
View of the staircase
Image of the entrance of the Villa Savoye Lighting Design
View of the entrance
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