First of all, although I've just begun, I'm already completely obsessed with this app & the potential uses. I bought it because I love interior design, and also planning on building our 2nd personal/family home within 1-2 years. I thought this would be a fab way to try out and perfect plans..and so far it seems to be. In fact, I have 2 friends in the beginning stages off building, and I'm going to 'gift' this to them, I think they'll both love & find it very useful.
I was showing it to my husband, who is eager to play with his house plans on it. Upon further inspection & disovery-we both realized that this app could help in our business, sales of construction materials & installation, but primarily in remodels, not new construction. So, I have these questions, which could be translated to suggestions if the capability is not already there!
1. Can you import a picture of a home, either a room or the exterior, then overlay material options onto the actual 'home'........say I'm considering repainting the exterior of my current home. Can I import a clean picture of the exterior-then play with the colors or even materials: change the grey painted area of home in said picture to.....blue paint, or cream siding, maybe sand colored stone or brick? Thus, allowing me to see what my actual house, not a model-would look like with changes? If so-can someone please lead me to the tutorial? This capability would be beyond fantastic, and really turn this app into a valuable tool for commercial sales in home remodeling. I know we'd be willing to pay at least. 2-3x more for it, especially if the ability to import pics of actual materials/colors we sell, then transform them into app material, is there, which I believe it is.
If this is not already an option, I think you could include it in this app or create one with the existing features & the ability to import & manipulate pictures of actual homes & rooms, then market it to professional contractors & designers. It wouldn't really *have* to have the 3-D or walk-through functionality in order to perform well in the capacity I described, which is just basically a way to play with facades/walls in terms of color or materials, to paint or brick your home without just coloring over a picture, or putting a paint chip or siding sample up against your house & trying to guess if you'll like it or not. I think that many ppl would love it, considering how many homes are remodeled, rather than built from the ground up.