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Companies bring real-time VR/AR collaboration to immersive shared VR environments

Igloo Vision and VR/AR collaboration platform The Wild have announced their integration, in a move that will open up new possibilities for collaboration and experiential design review for teams that are working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).

Igloo Vision designs and develops immersive 360° projection spaces, along with the enabling software and technology. Users have said that stepping into an Igloo is like stepping into a giant VR headset - entire teams can get inside and it is always a shared experience.

The Wild allows architecture and design teams to experience their work together at human scale, in real-time, from anywhere in the world, in virtual and augmented reality. Now the experience can take place in Igloo’s Shared VR environments, in addition to desktop, iOS, and VR headsets.

Teams will be able to share their experience in The Wild with others while viewing and interacting with their content in a large-scale immersive space.

“Igloo offers a compelling solution for a premium Shared VR experience inside of their immersive rooms,” said Gabe Paez, founder and CEO of The Wild. “Now you can experience The Wild from Igloo, connecting that room to collaborators in VR, AR, PC, or Mac from anywhere.”

With BIM (Building Information Modelling) and collaborative design being hot topics (and BIM Level 2 a necessity for UK government-funded projects), it’s more important than ever for businesses in the AEC sector to take advantage of collaboration tools like The Wild and Igloo Shared VR. The Wild allows for multi-platform access from anywhere in real-time, so a team might be in an Igloo in the UK, while more stakeholders join from VR headsets on the other side of the world.

“One of the real strengths of Igloo Shared VR is that it's an open, content-agnostic platform, enabling teams to work with the tools that are already part of their everyday workflows and discover new ones. We're really excited to add The Wild to our ever-growing list of software integrations,” explained Jake Rowland, Head of Business Development at Igloo Vision. “This integration with The Wild is particularly exciting because the potential for collaboration is heightened by being able to bring entire teams into models, where everyone can see what each other is looking at and can gauge reactions easily."

The Wild, who recently launched their VR/AR collaboration platform, integrates seamlessly with and supports all the major 3D file types.

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Neil Tyler

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