Gert-Jan van der Wel

Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.

Here I share what I'm up to and working on at the moment. I aim to update it every few weeks. If you want me to send you an email whenever I wrote something new, you can sign up here.

Virtual Reality Panoramas

work - 03 Aug 2018

Last time I wrote about my work it was about creating photo-realistic interior images straight from your Floorplanner floor plan. Now I’m excited to tell you that we are experimenting with panoramas. A still image shows you an interior design at one specific angle, but a panorama let’s you to look around and experience the whole interior from every angle! You can click on the image above to see a sample.

What’s even better than a panorama? A virtual reality (VR) panorama! A VR panorama shows the interior in 3D, which gives you the immersive feeling of actually standing inside a room. All you need to do to experience a VR panorama is to watch it on your phone, select the VR mode and view it in a Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR. For the best experience you should try a (standalone) VR device from Oculus, Vive or one of the other manufacturers.

By the way, we are working on an Oculus app to make it as easy as possible to view your Floorplanner VR panoramas on a Oculus Go. If you want to give it a try, let me know!