Leepa-Rattner Museum Sim (Storyline360,VR)

This project holds a special place in my heart, as it was a passion project aimed at increasing attendance at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. I embarked on this endeavor with limited resources, having no blueprint of the museum available to me. However, with hundreds of photographs as reference, I meticulously reconstructed not just the walls, but also the paintings, frames, and sculptures within the Rattner, Leepa, and Gentle permanent collections. It was a true labor of love and I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience throughout the process.

My 3D reconstruction of the museum was showcased in a video podcast by VR company SPATIAL, with Dali protege Louis Markoya providing a walk-through of the space. There are three versions of this interactive model, each created using different techniques. The first version, built using WebGL, is embedded in Storyline and is intended for web use. The second version, which includes a walk-through VR feature, was highlighted by SPATIAL in their webcast (guided by LRMA Director Christine Renc-Carter) and is designed for touring purposes. Lastly, I created a final iteration specifically for the LRMA curators to use for planning upcoming exhibitions in 3D.

If you’re interested in exploring the museum in 3D, you can check out the original Storyline embedded version below or the newer collaborative walk-through by Spatial which allows multiple students to visit in real time. It’s worth noting that this version can be connected to SCORM or Xapi, and you can easily switch to full-screen mode by clicking on the square in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.