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Virtual Reality

With our developers, we work on Virtual Reality and implement projects fast and successfully. On our topics page, we provide all details of a VR project from the definition to the costs.
How can the new direction GmbH support you in the area of Virtual Reality?
  • You want to present your company as an emotional experience?
  • You have a use case and want to have it evaluated?
  • You plan an own application and need a team with the necessary technical know-how?

Virtual Reality consulting and programming are part of our service portfolio. We specialize in fundamentally understanding projects and to implement them exactly according to your wishes. With our own developed method, we take an efficient and professional approach in software development.

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Definition: What is Virtual Reality?

In Virtual Reality (VR for short) a computer-generated world is created which the user can access by putting on special VR glasses or entering a special room.

VR technology reacts to interactions of the user. When the user is in the computer-generated reality and turns his head then the movement and the appearance is simulated by the glasses.

Via controller and input devices such as a 3D mouse or a data glove interactions in the virtual world can be performed.

Virtual Reality must be separated from Augmented Reality. In the case of AR, reality is enhanced by computer-generated objects. Together the two technologies are referred to as mixed reality.

Technologies for programming of Virtual Reality applications

We program applications for the virtual reality with our team. We have numerous data glasses in our lab, where our developers have the possibility to test the newly designed VR applications and to optimize them until release.
VR projects can be implemented faster and more successfully with this equipment. Proportions appear differently and the feeling is significantly better than with just programming on the screen. For the development of VR software our developers rely on the following three technologies:
  • WebVR 
  • Unity 3D 
  • Unreal Engine

WebVR

For web applications, the framework of WebVR is best suited applying HTML and JavaScript. A virtual reality can be generated in the browser thus making it fairly easy for the user to gain first experiences with VR. For more comprehensive projects we use one of the following technologies.

Unity 3D 

Unity 3D is also a game engine. Many of the current VR games are programmed in Unity 3D. The technology is top performing and therefore well suited for interactive 3D graphics application. As programming languages are used C, C++ and C#. 

Unreal Engine 

The Unreal engine is based completely on C++. However, with the blueprint feature there is the possibility to use the framework also with less programming experience. Behavior and rules in the virtual world can be established by visual components. In general, with the Unreal engine you can work more exactly on the graphics.

Specialization on VR learning contents

With Virtual Reality, the learner is put into an environment in which he playfully understands how to screw together a robot. The scenario offers an optimal learning environment to internalize working processes and knowledge.

Virtual Reality allows for illustrating the theoretical basis in a relevant and practical way, thus facilitating learning. The same principle applies to many other use cases, from learning to practical application as simulation.

Overview of VR glasses

The technology Virtual Reality is rapidly advancing. Both hardware, applications and software get better and more efficient.

The currently popular VR glasses are these:

  • Oculus Rift 
  • PSVR 
  • HTC Vive 
  • Samsung Gear VR 

The VR glasses or also VR headset is a device with which you can immerse into the virtual world. The glasses are connected to a games console, computer or smartphone on which the VR application is running.

The differences of the glasses lie in the quality of the resolution and the tranquility of the image. These factors determine how strongly the immersion respectively realness of the VR application affects the user.

Costs for a Virtual Reality project

The costs of a VR project depend on the scope of the project.

For a price indication of the development costs we need information regarding the technical devices as well as the complexity of the environment and general requirements.

Do you have own ideas for a Virtual Reality application? Let’s talk about this idea and its successful implementation.

Prediction: More VR applications for users

Virtual Reality has arrived in the mass market. Thanks to game consoles and smartphones there are the first applications and the price for the devices is affordable.

According to a forecast of the consulting company Digi-Capital the market of VR and AR technology continues to grow heavily.

Augmented Reality is said to receive stronger attention. After all, apps are easier to integrate in society and without using big hardware.

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