Modus Photo

Jun 30. 2020
By: Scott Edwards

Introduction

Introducing Modus Photo, a sister application to Modus VR that helps you create beautiful images of your projects instantly. For a long time we've recognized the need to provide more ways to engage clients outside of VR. Modus Photo helps fill that need perfectly by providing a way to engage clients outside the headset. It's an opportunity to enhance proposals, create marketing materials, and pitch clients who aren't able to make it into VR.

In this article, we've created a tutorial video covering each setting and aspect of Modus Photo. After that we'll go through a room and take several different shots. First the video:

Example of Using Modus Photo

If you watched the tutorial video above, you have a basic understanding of how Modus Photo works. For the rest of this article, we'll put together a bunch of example photos that could be used for a client design package, marketing materials, or keeping a client engaged that may not be able to make it into VR. To start, we'll grab an overview shot of the room. In this shot, we'll change the resolution to 4k and the focus range to f/22 so everything is in focus.

Camera tab with zoom, focus range, and resolution settings
Camera tab with zoom, focus range, and resolution settings
Room shot with focus range at f/22 and 4k resolution
Room shot with focus range at f/22 and 4k resolution

Next let's grab a couple shots from the seats. To cycle seats you can press 'q' or 'e' on the keyboard. With these shots we'll also turn on a movie and change some of the lighting settings.

Media and lighting tabs - the lighting tab has several different sliders. The top two control ambient lighting, the next section controls the different types of lights, and attenuation controls how far away a light has influence
Media and lighting tabs - the lighting tab has several different sliders. The top two control ambient lighting, the next section controls the different types of lights, and attenuation controls how far away a light has influence
Front row
Front row
Back row
Back row

We can also take a couple photos with assistants turned on. These are great for marketing purposes to show what your company can do and to highlight areas of concern for clients.

Assistants tab
Assistants tab
Sight lines and horizontal viewing angle
Sight lines and horizontal viewing angle

Lastly, let's take a couple style and marketing shots. For the second and third shots, we've adjusted the focus range in the camera tab of the menu to put certain parts of the room in and out of focus.

Fortress Matinee
Fortress Matinee
Foreground out of focus
Foreground out of focus
Background out of focus
Background out of focus

Summary

Modus Photo is a great tool to enhance the client experience. Try it out and see how you can best implement Modus Photo into your sales process. We hope you enjoy this new application!

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