For a future client project I’m going to create a high-quality 3D vehicle configurator for use on a 55" - 65" touchscreen table in car stores. The client will also have an online store (Shopify), where customers can configure and order the vehicle from the website. This online store is planned to be the main hub of taking orders, sending order information out to the factory, suppliers and so on. It is being created right now from a web-agency.
My UE4 configurator is there to be a special experience when you go to the car store instead of just sitting at home and ordering the vehicle online. You will be able to experience and learn about the vehicle in a very appealing and fun way.
So far the basics.
My “problem” is now: Is there a way (maybe some “turn-key-solution”) to connect a UE4 application with the shopify store?
So when the customer configures the vehicle with these tires, these addons - UE4 tells the shopify store to make that order?
I’m pretty well versed in all things 3D and UE4, scripting in Blueprints only (no coding experience unfortunately), but pretty new to Shopify. I thought that maybe product-codes stringed together to a link, that places all of the items in the shopping cart, could be a solution. I mean, we can open links from within a UE4 application, even within the built-in browser widget in UMG. But I have no idea if Shopify supports something likes this, or if there might be an easier way.
Tagging @astonish in here, since you created the “Thread Studio” app for Shopify, didn’t you? Maybe you or someone from your team has some insights?
Or maybe anyone else have already had experience with creating car-/vehicle configurators and might tell about their solutions.
Thanks in advance!