Community Highlights: 4th edition
For the 4th edition, I thought it fitted to devote the community highlights to 3D!
That is actually a lie, the 3rd edition would have been much more fitting, but was hijacked by Paulus ;) At least it’s my 3rd community highlight writeup, so that counts, right?
Ready for some highly inspiring and mind-blowing 3D creations?
3D home navigation and control, using Unity
Are you sure you ready? Because Harrie de Groot created a fully navigatable 3D model of his home using Unity, accessible from within Home Assistant.
You really need to watch the video below now…
Well done, Harrie! That looks slick!
More details on his creation can be found on the Home Assistant Community Forum.
3D printed interactive floorplan
If you have been around a bit, you might have come across a screenshot of someone with an interactive floorplan in Home Assistant. Ryan Connolly took that idea straight into the real world by 3D printing his floorplan, wired it, and hooked it up Home Assistant.
Talking about taking things into another dimension…
A janky video of my 3d printed @home_assistant floorplan running @NervesProject on a @Raspberry_Pi pic.twitter.com/jrLyrR5TNO— Ryan Connolly (@rynam0) February 26, 2020
Getting started with your own 3D floorplan
Ok, so the above two, rather impressive, listings might be a bit out of reach for the most of us. Still, with some help, you could still achieve some pretty nice looking 3D floorplans. Aaron Godfrey wrote a couple of excellent blog posts on this.
In his first blog post, Aaron shows you what his floorplan looks like
He followed up with two blog posting on how to achieve this:
- Tips for creating a Floorplan in Sweet Home 3D
- Creating an Interactive 3D Floorplan in Home Assistant
Bonus tip: HomeByMe
I’ve personally got recommended a tool for creating a 3D floorplan with a tool that is generally lesser-known, but actually pretty awesome! HomeByMe
This is a result of a 3D floorplan created with HomeByMe.
It works fully in the browser and I enjoyed the experience using that. So credits where credits due: Thanks for recommending me this sweet little gem Andrea Donno!
Got a tip for the next edition?
Have you seen (or made) something awesome, interesting, unique, amazing, inspirational, unusual or funny, using Home Assistant?
Click here to send us your Community Highlight suggestion.
Also, don’t forget to share your creations with us via Social Media:
- Twitter it! Be sure to mention @home_assistant
- Share it on our Facebook group
- Post it to our subreddit
- Tag @homeassistant on Instagram
- Or via chat, drop us a line in the #lounge at Discord
See you next edition!