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Oculus Quest 3 Support

ChrisZolezzi
Participant

With the release of the Oculus Quest 3 there is an amazingly missed opportunity if you do not create a way to access the ArchiCAD models in VR. The processing power and GPU capabilities of these next generation VR displays really require a whole new concept of how we all work on projects and evaluate our designs. There is going to be a point where the highest end devices will be VR headsets and the possibilities of manipulation of objects and designing of spaces within a virtual interface that also has a traditional parallel process for design is going to be a requirement. 

 

Right now I am already using Twinmotion to render VR presentations and walkthroughs for use in the Quest headset. I am also using the Questlink to run interactive presentations from directly within Twinmotion. So by not having a way to run either BIMx or ArchiCAD on these new platforms seems like a waste of a opportunity to be ahead of the curve since this is becoming a must have that clients are starting to expect. Not to mention the amount of BIM site coordination that VR capabilities and mixed reality provide. It is a shame that there is not a way for ArchiCAD to also have these capabilities. 

Windows 10 pro 64, HP Z840, Dual Xeon E5-2643 3.4 GHz (24core), 128GB Ram, 2TB primary, 3x 2TB secondary, Dual Bridged NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU
Oculus Rift, Quest 2 and Quest 3 VR Headsets.
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Andreas81ch
Expert

I have another question, its possible to do 3D visualisation with Meta Quest 3 with BimX Viewer?

When yes, how does it work?

 

 

ArchiCAD v6.5 - 27 / macOS / Windows
Switzerland (Schweiz)
OwenAsher
Newcomer

@ChrisZolezzi wrote:

With the release of the Oculus Quest 3 there is an amazingly missed opportunity if you do not create a way to access the ArchiCAD models in VR. The processing power and GPU capabilities of these next generation VR displays really require a whole new concept of how we all work on projects and evaluate our designs. There is going to be a point where the highest end devices will be VR headsets and the possibilities of manipulation of objects and designing of spaces within a virtual interface that also has a traditional parallel process for design is going to be a requirement. 

 

Right now I am already using Twinmotion to render VR presentations and walkthroughs for use in the Quest headset. I am also using the Questlink to run interactive presentations from directly within Twinmotion. So by not having a way to run either BIMx or ArchiCAD on these new platforms seems like a waste of a opportunity to be ahead of the curve since this is becoming a must have that clients are starting to expect. Not to mention the amount of BIM site coordination that VR capabilities and mixed reality provide. It is a shame that there is not a way for ArchiCAD to also have these capabilities. 


Is Graphisoft, the makers of ArchiCAD, aware of the growing demand for VR in architecture?

TylerJesus
Participant

@ChrisZolezzi wrote:

With the release of the Oculus Quest 3 there is an amazingly missed opportunity if you do not create a way to access the ArchiCAD models in VR. The processing power and GPU capabilities of these next generation VR displays really require a whole new concept of how we all work on projects and evaluate our designs. There is going to be a point where the highest end devices will be VR headsets and the possibilities of manipulation of objects and designing of spaces within a virtual interface that also has a traditional parallel process for design is going to be a requirement. 

Wesley Financial Group

Right now I am already using Twinmotion to render VR presentations and walkthroughs for use in the Quest headset. I am also using the Questlink to run interactive presentations from directly within Twinmotion. So by not having a way to run either BIMx or ArchiCAD on these new platforms seems like a waste of a opportunity to be ahead of the curve since this is becoming a must have that clients are starting to expect. Not to mention the amount of BIM site coordination that VR capabilities and mixed reality provide. It is a shame that there is not a way for ArchiCAD to also have these capabilities. 


As a user of ArchiCAD, I'm currently utilizing Twinmotion for VR presentations on Oculus Quest headsets. However, I wonder if there are any plans to directly integrate ArchiCAD or BIMx with these platforms. Given the increasing demand for VR capabilities in design and site coordination, it seems like a missed opportunity not to extend ArchiCAD's compatibility to these powerful VR devices. Are there considerations or developments in this area?

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

There is a "BIMx on VR headsets" item in the "Idea Pool" category of the Graphisoft Public Roadmap:

 

https://graphisoft.com/product-roadmap/bimx-on-vr-headsets

 

However, since it is an idea, it is hard to tell when it will be implemented.

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mbrf
Booster

That's really a shame that there is no further information about the implementation plans of the BIMx-platform to Meta Quest 3. 

It's currently in the "idea pool" - phase...

 

I hope that Graphisoft will not miss out on that!

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