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TrueScale (Steam VR)

TrueScale (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £15.49
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Tool
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50

Description: TrueScale is a groundbreaking interior design tool that can simultaneously create 2D floor plans, 3D mockups, and full room-scale environments in VR. With TrueScale, anyone can design their house, office or apartment in minutes, and then virtually experience it first-hand in real scale. Additionally, this particular version of TrueScale leverages Wayfair’s 3D model API, enabling users to furnish their designs from a robust catalogue of actual furniture and décor.

As the user creates, the app automatically generates a replicated 3D environment so that they can instantly be transported into their designs using a VR headset. By entering the real scale model, users gain a sense of depth that cannot be achieved through traditional renders, and with Vive’s room-scale technology, users have the freedom to walk around and explore a design space while making changes in real-time. Using VR in this stage of the design process allows the user to gain a realistic picture of the final design as opposed to relying on their imagination, blueprints or storyboards.

Review: While I am not the most qualified to talk about 3D creation programs I think I know why most of them get so many negative reviews. You see, 3D creators are a talented bunch of people and each of them has their own set of requirements that they look for in a 3D creation program (much like TrueScale). If those requirements are not met they will often leave a negative review and for good reason as most of these programs are not cheap and indeed TrueScale costs £15.49! All I can suggest is that you read all the steam reviews carefully and come to your own conclusion. All I know for sure is that it works and seems to be easy to use.

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