Walk through 3D without wires.
IrisVR specializes in creating virtual reality software that allows the construction industry to visualize its 3D projects with the ability to scale, improving design workflows for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. The application is called Prospect and supports HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Soon, the company will extend this support to Oculus Quest, for the first time giving users the freedom of an all-in-one wireless connection.
Opportunities Prospect – streamlining workflows to improve the efficiency of construction projects and help minimize the cost of reconstruction and project delay. Customers can view their 3D models created from various file formats, including Revit, Navisworks, SketchUp and Rhino, on a 1: 1 scale at any time, and soon thanks to Oculus Quest, and anywhere.
The software cannot be used directly with Quest; instead, users will need a Windows PC with Prospect installed to create an IrisVR interface, which can then be synchronized with a stand-alone headset. The reason is that due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, only small files are supported inside the headset. “Factors affecting performance include texture size, geometry complexity, and the number of individual elements in a scene,” notes IrisVR. “With each new version, we will continue to improve our optimization engine.”
Smaller compatible files can be uploaded to Oculus Quest and then to the site, allowing subcontractors to make changes to the model on time and often — so the installation is done right the first time (detection of possible dangerous or costly errors that are not always noticeable using traditional 2D QA / QC methods).
Prospect is not only the ability of companies to meet with companies in VR, using several headsets, thanks to multi-user features. Up to 12 people can join from anywhere in the world and try together one model.
The launch of Oculus Quest starts on May 21, and pre-orders are already available. IrisVR has not yet confirmed when Prospect will be compatible with the headset. For corporate use, Quest will be available through Oculus for Business.
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