Virtual Reality Development Brisbane


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Virtual Reality Brisbane. Virtual reality is a technology that has suffered more from the hype cycle than perhaps any other. Early demonstrations and cinematic use promised a future where we could all step inside an alternate universe, living out our dreams and fantasies in any way we wanted to. These first glimpses of the technology in the 1980s and 90s were just ideas of what might happen. The reality of that capability is still one for the future. However, as a result, virtual reality was written off as a flash in the pan. A silly idea that would never come to fruition. But as you’ll see, VR Brisbane is making an impact in businesses in the city. Maybe not in the way the movies would have had us believe but in far more practical, useful and down to earth ways such as demonstrating how the Queen’s Wharf Precinct will look when completed.

What are the benefits of Virtual Reality for your business in Brisbane?

Creates an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, leading to increased engagement.

Provides a realistic preview of products or services, increasing sales.

Train Australian employees in a simulated environment like the metaverse.

Improve communication and development between Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast-based and global company members.

Help businesses reduce costs associated with travel and training.

Create VR marketing campaigns that are more engaging and memorable.

Help businesses to assess customer reactions to new products pre-release.

Improve customer service by providing real-time support and assistance.

Help Brisbane companies reduce failure by testing in simulated environments.

Revolutionizes the way Queensland businesses operate with automation.

What types of VR services do we offer??

Our team of award winning VR designers, developers and CGI artists can help make your ideas a (virtual) reality. Whether you’d like to create a proof of concept to present to stakeholders or are ready to launch a full blown application to employees or clients then we can help. Give our team a call today and we’ll brainstorm your ideas and help formulate them into a defined plan with clear deliverables.

We specialise in building complex custom VR experiences and applications using the latest in game engine technology such as Unity and Unreal Engine. Bringing the latest in game engine functionality and features to help people experience real world environments. These platforms can then be used for a range of purposes from training and education to marketing and sales.

Why is Virtual Reality important?

Essentially, virtual reality is important because it is the technology of the future but is happening today. You might have seen virtual reality on TV, with people wearing sensory gloves and headsets experiencing wild and exciting fully-immersive experiences in other worlds. The truth is that we are a way off that (although some of that technology is being pioneered as we speak). However, virtual reality already has an incredible amount of practical applications in the actual world.

VR is already being used in computer games and enables players to immerse in the experience using headsets and headphones. There are applications in medicine and education, with training being a particularly useful area for virtual reality use. It is possible to create virtual learning environments that would not be possible in real life – for example in training staff at the Gabba to deal with crowd control and emergencies.

There are entertainment and cultural advantages. Just imagine taking a VR tour of the Museum of Brisbane or Gallery or Modern Art and being able to interact with the exhibits and learn in a new way. But perhaps the most practical uses are currently in architecture, property and construction industries.

Virtual reality can help to bridge the gap between architects and builders, allowing more accurate and immersive interpretations of designs to prevent miscommunication and identify any issues at an early stage. In fact, all stakeholders in a design or build project can be brought on board early on, without having to wait to the later stages before they can offer input.

Estate agents can use a virtual reality experience to help give potential buyers a much clearer picture of what they can purchase. Rather than having to look at two dimensional plans or even small scale 3D models, a virtual render can allow buyers to ‘step inside’ a potential property in Hawthorne or Pullenvale, look around and get a feel for the space and layout. The designs can even be altered to reflect colour schemes, personal taste and more building emotional attachments.

What is a VR experience?

Computing has always been a mediated environment. You pass information back and forth through screens, keyboards and other interfaces. Virtual reality shatters this interface and allows users to immerse themselves in experiences where they can interact with a simulated world all around them. They can see in all directions, as in the real world, and their actions in this virtual realm can have consequences too.

Here in Brisbane, VR experiences could be taking a tour of a virtual apartment for sale in Albany Creek or working with a designer could mock up interiors for a Kangaroo Point cafe for the client to choose between. Use it to virtually ‘test drive’ a product in the Queen Street Mall or understand potential surgery options in Mater Hospital. The current and future VR experience is finally starting to live up to the hype.

Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality

Virtual reality differs from the augmented reality (AR) experience in that it is completely immersive. Where AR overlays digital ideas and images onto everyday life, a virtual reality experience is a 100% simulated environment. You can play games, explore spaces, interact and more. Everything you see has been designed and rendered as a digital 3D image.

While VR and AR are different, there is a combination of the two called Mixed Reality. This hybrid technology makes ipossible to see virtual objects in the your actual surroundings and build environments that are practically indistinguishable.

To find out more about VR, AR and mixed reality, you can get in touch with a member of our team here at 3D Walkabout. We specialise in creating virtual experiences that have practical and real world applications for Brisbane businesses. If you’re interested in VR in Brisbane, then we look forward to hearing from you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does PlayStation virtual reality cost?

In Australia, the PlayStation VR2 console is currently available to preorder, with prices ranging from $879 to $960.

Can you still buy PlayStation VR?

While the original PlayStation VR is still in production, it’s not currently available at any Australian retailers. The upcoming virtual reality headset, the Playstation VR2, is set for release on the 22nd of February 2023.

Does Sony do virtual reality?

Sony is indeed involved in the development and production of virtual reality (VR) technology. Sony has released several VR products, including the PlayStation VR headset, which allows users to experience immersive virtual environments.

In fact, Sony has been deeply involved in the VR and AR (augmented) reality scenes since 1996—and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. It has recently new VR goggles known as the PlayStation VR2, which will open up new opportunities for the current PlayStation 5 console.

Is HoloLens 2 VR or AR?

Hololens 2 is an AR system, with AR glasses differing from virtual reality headsets in one key way. A VR headset blocks out the world around the viewer, leaving only the view of the metaverse and graphical environment around them. Augmented reality glasses, meanwhile, are see-through and mean that people can see both the real world and the virtual landscape.

Is Meta going to be VR?

Yes. The Meta Quest 2 is leading the VR world with its immersive gaming and virtual experience opportunities. Meta’s also working on a high-end VR headset, under the codename “Project Cambria”. This headset will overtake the Quest in terms of its capabilities and will be more suitable for workers who could even replace their laptop or PC with this interactive hardware.

Does the HP Reverb work with SteamVR?

Yes, the HP Reverb is compatible with SteamVR. All you need to do is download and install the Steam app, plug in your HP Reverb G2, and launch the Steam app. Next, click the VR icon within the Steam interface and follow the instructions to connect your headset.

How do I use my HP VR headset?

The HP VR headset is easy to set up. Just connect your headset to a compatible computer using the included cables and install the required software by following the on-screen instructions. Next, turn on your controllers and follow the guide to set up your VR space.

Is HP compatible with VR?

Yes, many of HP’s hardware offerings are compatible with their VR and MR headsets, including many of their desktop PC and laptop models.

Why did Google stop VR?

Google began its VR shutdown in 2019. In its statement, Google claimed there was difficulty encouraging consumers to use their phones for VR, and this meant limited access to apps. The company also said they hadn’t benefited from the reach or adoption among consumers or developers that they’d hoped for. It’s around this time they also open-sourced their Cardboard project.

Does Google have a virtual reality headset?

Yes. The Google Cardboard is an extremely accessible, affordable (available for under $10 on Amazon) headset which users can easily put together themselves before entering into a quality immersive VR experience.

Does Apple have VR glasses?

Not yet, but Apple’s VR and mixed reality headset is in the works. It’s likely to stand up as a strong competitor to established VR headsets in the industry and to be the company’s predecessor to its AR glasses.

Is Apple VR a thing?

Definitely. Apple’s confirmed they’re working on VR, and their proposed headset is rumoured to be a real competitor with the Meta Quest 2, the PSVR 2, and all other leading headsets within the space. The headset’s rumoured to be Apple’s precursor to AR-focused glasses.

Is Amazon working on virtual reality?

Amazon has been working on VR hardware since 2017, and is expected to fight to become one of the world’s leading VR brands. Amazon XR is already widely used for commercial purposes, and we can expect further Amazon MR brands and AR brands to tether more towards entertainment use.

How does Amazon use augmented reality?

Amazon currently allows shoppers to liaise with AR brands to place digital products in the home. This helps consumers to assess if things like the colour or size of an item will work in a room. However, Amazon is expected to grow its Amazon VR and Amazon AR business models further in the near future.

Why did Google stop VR?

Google began its VR shutdown in 2019. In its statement, Google claimed there was difficulty encouraging consumers to use their phones for VR, and this meant limited access to apps. The company also said they hadn’t benefited from the reach or adoption among consumers or developers that they’d hoped for. It’s around this time they also open-sourced their Cardboard project.

Is mixed reality the future of AR & VR?

Yes. Mixed reality takes the best features of AR and VR and blends them into an incredible user experience. Users can interact with the physical and virtual world seamlessly, with MR replicating their natural behaviour and changes in perspectives. This goes beyond the traditional approaches of VR and AR, which place users within a space or overlay the physical world with additional information.

What are the disadvantages of VR?

VR does have a few notable disadvantages for users, such as the risk of dizziness and nausea when inhabiting the virtual environment. There are also concerns that too much time spent in virtual reality can damage eyesight. Some of the headsets used to enter virtual environments are also quite heavy and uncomfortable to wear.

What is the difference between AR and VR?

Although augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are similar in their concept, they have a few notable differences. AR requires a real-world environment to function, whereas VR creates a virtual world. AR allows users to manipulate real-world surroundings, but VR can’t do this. VR uses specialised hardware such as headsets, while AR doesn’t.

What is the price of VR?

Prices for virtual reality vary dramatically depending on the type of virtual reality hardware used. Off-the-shelf virtual reality headsets currently cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 for a standard VR setup. However, more bespoke options are much more expensive due to the customisation and capabilities of the systems.

Who invented virtual reality?

Virtual reality was initially conceived in 1968 by Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull. Together, they created a head-mounted virtual reality display known as the Sword of Damocles that was directly connected to a computer. It was a cumbersome device that was suspended from a ceiling, which is where the name came from.

What is the future of virtual reality?

The future of virtual reality looks very promising thanks to further innovations and technology associated with virtual worlds. Many of the barriers that virtual reality presents, such as motion sickness or asset clipping, will be removed due to improvements in the technology and tools applicable to virtual reality.vr

I have an idea for a VR application but don't know where to start?

That’s an easy one. Our team are used to dealing with very early stage conceptual ideas. We’ll brainstorm the best solution for your business given it’s desires and constraints. Once we’ve decided on the best way forward together we’ll put together a quote and start making your idea a (virtual) reality.