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LunarStudio was recently approached by a construction company in the Boston area to see if we could develop 3D scenes for their immersive virtual reality system. I would like to announce that we are able to develop 3D scenes for this platform. The construction company is using software and hardware from a company called World Viz. Their software system is called Vizard. They also make a virtual reality headsets and motion tracking systems. World Viz is a pioneer and leader in this field of systems.

Here is an example from World Viz of their Virtual Reality systems:

For those that are unfamiliar with immersive virtual reality systems, they are often comprised of headsets that you can wear and look around as if you were in an actual 360-degree space. With their motion tracking system, you have the added flexibility of actually walking around with the headset in an imaginary setting. Another option is a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) system in which the walls surrounding you are display monitors or involve projections to make it seem like you are standing in a 3D setting.

Here is an example of a CAVE system that was developed by iCube:

These systems are often being used for research and development in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Science
  • Training

In researching World Viz’s system, I spent about a day familiarizing myself with their technology and training resources. I also spent a significant amount of time on the phone and via email with their support personnel. They explained that a system can cost roughly $40,000 US. depending on which features you would choose to add. The majority of their proceeds comes from university laboratories which mostly concern themselves with neurosciences and brain imaging. Another big field for them is that of defense and military training. LunarStudio would be looking to help advance the field of virtual reality concerning architecture with their systems by helping create these 3D environments and models. We also specialize in 360-degree panoramic photographs at our sister website, HDRSource.

For more information regarding LunarStudio’s virtual reality solutions and services, please visit our website at:

www.lunarstudio.com