Virtual Reality

We are developing a tool (PointCloud XR) for viewing point-clouds and vector data in Virtual Reality. We have chosen to use the HTC-Vive and Unity for our development. Here is the plan for the development:

Our goal is to be finished in the autumn 2019. The blue dots is a priority where 1 is the highest priority and 4 the lowest.

The status of the development was updated on 2 October 2018 with the following colours:

  • Green = Development is finished
  • Orange = Under development
  • Red = Planned, but development not started

Download and try

We have released a beta version available for testing. Read more and download here. If you want a notification when we release new versions, please send an e-mail to: vr@rslab.se.

Examples

Some students tried the VR-application on the 19th of October 2018 and here is a short clip showing their excitement about the 3D point-cloud the “flew” around in. The data is from teresterial laser scanning of a forest test site in Remningstorp.

Here is a short video from a Ljungbergseminar where Henrik tries out the HTC Vive (Virtual Reality), November 2016. This was before we started to develop our own application. This is a point cloud created from drone images. On the screen in the background you can see what Henrik sees in the headset. In the headset, you see it all in 3D as well.

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Oscar, one of the master thesis students, walks around in a 3D point cloud from a forest scanned with our Trimble TX8 laser scanner.
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This is what you see in the VR headset.