I’ve been working for architecture practices for a couple of years and I wanted to make a proof of concept for the use of VR in Architecture.
So I made “Ty Hedfan” a real house in Wales (www.ty-hedfan.co.uk) which won a Royal Institute of British Architects award in 2011.
I worked for plans and photos I found on internet so this is an accurate 3d model of the house (you can see the comparison between Unreal Engine and photos).
Thanks to the Oculus Rift, you don’t need to go to Wales anymore to visit the property:)
I used the VR template blueprint in order to have a proper body and to have the feeling you are really inside the house.
I made also the programming in order to have all the lights and doors working (see second video).
Real time global illumination is not yet ready in UE4 so I had to make a daylight version and a night version.
Feel free to give me your feedback!