The last but not the least: industrial use of VR – VR is changing the industry with new potential. Especially in architectural engineering and construction. The best quote to describe the VR in industrial use is: “Experience it before making it.” Imagine that you can walk through a building, move things around, or just to take measurements as if they were in the actual space. The benefit of VR means to remove potential issues with a no extra cost. Real-time feedback on complex construction projects saves time and includes more people than it would be physical possible. Another benefit is better communication with the client and a better understanding of their needs from one side, and product on the other side. Using 2D plans or putting someone inside the 3D model can provide great visual help where you’ve got so far and what you did on a project. As a good example, we present VR Lafarge app which created the effect of better understanding how is to be inside the manufacturing process of a factory, because usually only people who work in those venues can thread and explore there. Another fantastic example is Paracosm’s 3D mapping solution which encompasses mobile reality capture, progress monitoring, and visualization to allow construction teams to capture job sites on a daily or weekly basis. Generating BIM models frequently and comparing them to actual onsite work allows teams to keep a close eye on projects, to make sure the work happening is in line with the original design.
We showed some great examples of how VR can be implemented in various fields. It has a lot of influence in education gaming and the car industry and also great use cases in marketing. Video or regular promotion puts you in the position of a viewer, but VR can give you an opportunity to be really involved and to have a real connection with some products. For example, if you want to buy a pair of new shoes, it is going to be great for you to have an option to try them on at least in the virtual world.
If this text gave you inspiration and you would like to create something new, then you should try to make useful VR apps which can help you even if you have zero experience. Create a VR experience for VR platforms such as Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, Google Cardboard (iOS, Android) and Web as a Native White Label app. If you wish to collaborate, let us know!