Kean Walmsley, Autodesk Research
One of the issues with VR today relates to the largely solitary experience it delivers: the user is by definition immersed and isolated from the people around them. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Web technology allows us to enable collaborative design reviews in VR, where one person guides others through a virtual experience.
Google Expeditions allows teachers to take their students on virtual field trips to the Great Wall of China or to the bottom of the ocean. We’ll be showcasing a comparable solution – using Forge – for the design industry, whereby architects and engineers can lead a group of participants – each using Google Cardboard – through a design review in a virtual space.
This session will demonstrate a prototype, collaborative VR solution created by a cross-divisional Autodesk team as part of the 2015 VR Hackathon in San Francisco.