I have designed a very early prototype with an avatar walking around the room and a projector shining on a screen. I will post screenshots when I get it to the point I am comfortable showing it a little (not yet, it looks too "wire-meshy" right now).
This isn't going to make a me a ton of money (maybe a little), but it will be really cool
I will complete it eventually, god willing shortly unless I get too busy at work which in that case could take 2 years instead of 6-12 months, but eventually I will have something. Plus I am going to sell professional licenses to HT installers, but enthusiast licenses will be very low-cost (less than a video game). There will be a free trial (60 day) license for sub-$1000 projectors that will NOT include the room design components but only allow a generic rectangular or square room.
Keep in mind the web version is also going to be VASTLY improved and will REMAIN free but have a "SIMULATE" button on it which will launch the simulation, though I have re-designed the web version as well with a simpler GUI for newer folks (took a lot of the technical jargon and moved it to "advanced tabs"). I am doing a bunch of stuff at the same time, so yah I know I'm slow (I'm in no hurry, I just want to make the best product possible).
A few "select" AVS members will be helping me test a pre-alpha prototype in about 3-6 months.
That is the plan, for now...Edited by coderguy - 4/24/13 at 8:13am