I recently finished working on Home Of The Future, a project for Rightmove with Epiphany. Home Of The Future takes industry expert’s opinions on technology that we may see in our homes in the not too distant future and presents it in a visual way that gives the user the ability to interact as they want.
Although I may be a little biased, this is a great example of a brand putting out some genuinely interesting content that is closely related to their sector.
From my point of view it was a great project to work on. I like any opportunity I get to work in 3D particularly where it crosses into digital design. My involvement on this project was essentially all the design – from the interface and implementation to the 3D modelling and rendering. Front end development was picked up by the very talented Lawrie Cape who I worked closely with throughout.
One of the first challenges I encountered on this project was how to show changes over a period of years in a single view. Initially I toyed with the idea of working on a room by room basis but it quickly became evident that this wasn’t a workable solution, I needed to show all the rooms together. I opted for a cross section in the end of a non-specific development type. Whilst I wanted the render to look realistic enough to be easily interpreted by anyone visiting the site, I also wanted it to fit the future purpose.
There were hundreds of renders involved in this project from start to finish. Every element that changes was rendered separately – not to mention the wireframe versions for the popups and also the base level empty rooms.
Here a gif I threw together whilst working on the initial model. You can see the way I developed the layout and some of the decisions I made like dropping the stairs out completely.
Take a look at the site and see what you think.