VR hardware options are growing by the day. The industry’s top VR headsets – The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive – both provide quality, immersive experiences in virtual reality. Both the Rift and the Vive can be used with Prospect to view 3D models in virtual reality. VR provides an immersive setting for architects, engineers, and the construction industry to view their work. VR can also be used to document and understand the construction process, identify changes or modifications that need to be made to projects before they get built, and help teams make fast, productive decisions.

Here are your VR hardware options:

HTC Vive

The HTC Vive offers powerful, full immersion in virtual reality (VR). The headset’s easy-to-use controls allow you to navigate any landscape with ease. Additionally, the headset uses room-scale tracking, allowing users to fully engage in the real and virtual worlds.

Coming soon, HTC will also release the Vive Pro, featuring improved resolution, a built-in amp, dual front facing cameras, and a wireless adapter for cordless immersion.

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift features advanced display technology that envelops users in an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience. Using a constellation tracking system, the Oculus Rift makes users feel consumed in VR when they’re really sitting in front of their computer screen. This tracking combines with 3D audio to let users fully engage in the virtual world. It’s similar to the HTC Vive in that it also provides a fully immersive experience.

Oculus Go

The Oculus Go, the next installment to Facebook’s VR line, marks the debut of a standalone, wireless headset. With no need to connect to a smartphone or computer, the Oculus Go allows for extremely fast and easy setup. New lenses, a 2560×1440 screen, and built-in spatial audio provides the most immersive experience in its over 1000 games, social apps, and 360° content.

Upcoming Releases:

In an industry that’s constantly growing, keeping up with new developments is important. We’re looking forward to tons of new headsets in the future, including:

Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest, Facebook’s latest development in VR headsets, features the best of the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go all in one. This headset will provide a visual experience similar to the Rift but is completely wireless, using four onboard cameras and infrared LEDs for accurate inside-out tracking. Hand and head tracking tracks the position and movement of the user with six degrees of freedom for extremely accurate and immersive play in any virtual landscape.

The Oculus Quest is available for purchase now – and is compatible with 3D modeling softwares like Revit, Navisworks, Rhino, Grasshopper, and SketchUp.

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