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Cape Town - Augmented Reality (AR) is integrating with mainstream technology devices and will change how we design our homes - among other things.

Planner 5D is an interior design app that is creating its own AR app which will be launched in November 2017. Alexey Sheremetyev, CEO of Planner 5D said: “We have been developing AR technology for a couple of years now.”

“Our goal is to create a tool that would allow visualizing any design project as if it was a physical 3D model. It would allow a user to see their future house, layout and all decor details with real-life precision.”

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What the App does is recognize walls, furniture and house design model created with the app by using image recognition technology.  It then creates a 3D model of the house from a simple photo.

All you need to do is take a photo with your Smartphone, which would be sent directly to a server and you will then have a 3D model of the house.

The 3D project then allows you to edit and rearrange furniture, change textures, virtually add new furniture or to delete old furniture and exchange it with new options.

Planner 5D is joining major technology companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and others, as they work on their own AR and VR technologies.

Alexey Sheremetyev said:” There is an exciting future for interior design, when Smartphone’s start integrating advanced AR technology,”  

This would be a huge leap  forward also for anyone designing their home, as this technology would allow to visualize such details as floor renovation, wall colour change, introduction of virtual paintings, and so on."