Apple Chapel is an augmented reality application developed for iOS. The app is an art project I worked on during my senior year of college. Apple Chapel was created as a way of showing my love and appreciation for Apple and to draw parallels between technology and religion.
I made this project to push myself to learn new skills. I wanted to further my knowledge of 3D modeling and coding, as well as learn more about Photoshop and Illustrator.
Apple Chapel Walkthrough
Apple Chapel references different religious imagery to make the connection between technology and religion. Imagery from Holy Water to pews and stained glass help to round out this connection.
The building is based off of the Saint Florence Cathedral and a baptistry. The idea for the shape of the chapel is that we are born into the age of technology and live with it for all of our lives. The dome on Saint Florence Cathedral was a structure thought to be impossible to accomplish at the time it was built, just as Apple and technology are constantly breaking new ground and pushing society forward.
What it took to make
This project is a combination of coding, 3D modeling, particle effects and graphics. I used Autodesk Maya to 3D model all of the objects in the AR experience. Illustrator, Photoshop and Procreate were used to create the images and textures for all of the models.