Free SimLab AR/VR Viewer is an important part of SimLab Soft’s goal to allow users to communicate 3D ideas with ease.
VR experiences can be created using SimLab Composer to enable Architectural tours, Mechanical training, Preview sales options, in addition to many other purposes.
SimLab Composer supports creating VR experiences from a wide range of 3D formats and applications including (SketchUp, Revit, Rhino, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, AutoCAD, Alibre, ZW3D, full list can be found at: http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-products/simlab-composer-supported-3d-formats.aspx)
VR experiences can be run on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Mixed reality sets, Desktop, and Mobile.
The process of creating VR experiences from 3D models is very simple and fast, it is described in the following tutorial: https://youtu.be/SIt76TzZaKQ
View modes in SimLab AR/VR Viewer
VR (virtual reality)
VR mode splits the screen of the mobile to two halves one for each eye, this mode can be used with Google Daydream, Cardboard or similar mobile VR sets, actions are executed by focusing your look at an object for few seconds.
AR (Augment reality)
The mode utilizes the camera of the mobile or tablet and allows the user to add 3D models to an existing scene, this is shown in the following video: https://youtu.be/taPHGgrkwLY
3D View mode allows the user to view and share 3D models with others.
The user can use finger gestures to rotate and zoom the scene.
In this mode, the user can select between Architectural and Mechanical navigation.
SimLab AR/VR viewer can be used to view 360/Panorama images created using SimLab Composer or other applications or cameras, simply add a JPG, or PNG panorama image and view it 3D or VR.
360 Grid is a new technology added to SimLab Composer 9, which allows the user to render multiple 360 images with cameras placed in different locations of the scene, the user can view the model in great details even using low end devices, the technology is described here: http://www.simlab-soft.com/SimlabArt/360-grid-blog/
The following video shows how to use 360 Grid in SimLab AR/VR viewer: https://youtu.be/XDzsFYihAwo