The WRLD SDK in Unity provides you with a high-fidelity 3D representation of your surroundings, allowing you to build innovative Digital Twin and location-based experiences for buildings and their environments.
WRLD took center stage at Unity Unite Berlin 2018 - Unity’s annual European event where artists, developers, teachers, filmmakers, researchers, and storytellers got together to discover the latest developments happening in the leading content-creation engine.
During Unity Unite Berlin 2018, Faizaan Ghauri, CEO of WRLD, and Oliver Norton, CTO of WRLD, took the audience through a number of features and use cases of the WRLD SDK in Unity.
Unite Berlin 2018 by Unity on Youtube.
Building The Digital Twin
Faizaan Ghauri, CEO of WRLD, led the conversation and expanded on the company’s beginnings from being a cross-platform SDK for enterprises to the launch of the Unity SDK. He then explained how the latter was a stepping stone towards designing realistic indoor and outdoor environments that connect with sensors and IoT data, which ultimately allows us to run accurate simulations at a mass scale.
Oliver Norton, CTO of WRLD, took the baton and explained the difference between the local coordinate systems typically used in games and cartographic coordinate systems used when working at global scale. He then went on to explain how the WRLD platform helps developers move between these local and global paradigms with ease.
To see how a digital twin can be used for accurate mass scale simulations, check out Udacity Universe - a large shared simulation environment where students develop and coordinate self-driving and self-flying fleets to tackle the world’s most intricate autonomous transportation challenges at world scale.
Moving From Global To Local Scale And Back Again
There is a growing demand for indoor digital twin environments to understand building performance and the occupant experience. The improvement of Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) and the increase in IoT devices are making buildings smarter.
The challenge lies in gathering indoor mapping data at scale, not only because no technology can capture building interiors in an automated manner, but also because lots of building owners opt to retain privacy for security reasons. However, with WRLD you can upload your own floor plans to create indoor maps of the buildings you choose.
Once an indoor map is built, semantic labeling allows you to implement and view numerous objects and change their state. When fed with programmatic sensor data, the indoor map will come to life and will be able to showcase data such as occupancy of desks at an office, or even see where items are located in a warehouse.
Now that you know more about WRLD’s digital twin platform and how it depicts the most realistic representation of our outdoor and indoor environment, join thousands of other developers around the globe and sign up for a free account with WRLD today!