After announcing support for Oculus Quest a couple of months ago, virtual reality (VR) collaboration tool The Wild has announced its next step, partnering with Igloo Vision, a specialist in immersive 360° projection spaces.
The Wild and Igloo Vision are integrating their technologies to help improve enterprise collaboration when it comes to experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Igloo Vision builds these 360° projection spaces (called Igloos) which can now run The Wild, making the process a shared user experience for entire teams.
Thanks to the integration this also means multi-platform access from anywhere in real-time, so a team can be in an Igloo in one country while a client can be viewing the same content in VR or augmented reality (AR) – via iOS devices – elsewhere.
“Igloo offers a compelling solution for a premium Shared VR experience inside of their immersive rooms,” notes Gabe Paez, founder and CEO of The Wild in a statement. “Now you can experience The Wild from Igloo, connecting that room to collaborators in VR, AR, PC, or Mac from anywhere.”
Supporting popular 3D design software applications like Revit and SketchUp, The Wild supports all major 3D file types. Companies already using The Wild include Adidas, Bora Architects, BNP Paribas, MacDonald Miller, and Arc’teryx. While Lanes Group plc, Cushman & Wakefield, Lendlease, and asBUILT Digital, have used or are using Igloos for design review purposes.
“One of the real strengths of Igloo Shared VR is that it’s an open, content-agnostic platform, enabling teams to work with the tools that are already part of their everyday workflows and discover new ones,” says Jake Rowland, Head of Business Development at Igloo Vision. “This integration with The Wild is particularly exciting because the potential for collaboration is heightened by being able to bring entire teams into models, where everyone can see what each other is looking at and can gauge reactions easily.”
For businesses interested The Wild offers a free trial on a request-access basis. To hear about further updates on the latest VR enterprise applications as well as future The Wild announcements keep reading VRFocus.
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