City of Watsonville VR
Tangram 3DS created a set of 360-VR panoramics for City of Watsonville to help residents visualize alternative streetscape design options. To meet their target audience, we included a splash page from which to choose English or Spanish language options, as well as embedded audio files in each VR file explaining the proposed changes. The “before and after” 360 VR panorama scenes can be watched with VR goggles like the Oculus Go as well as on smartphones and web browsers. After recreating the existing environment, we went above and beyond to add more than just new design options: these VRs include several animated components like vehicles, birds, and pedestrian traffic. The sights and sounds interact with the viewers and immerse them into the experience, with the goal of helping city residents decide which streetscape design they prefer.