VIRTALIS - Virtual Reality

Make Virtual a reality

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Virtalis is a world-leading Virtual Reality (VR) and advanced visualisation company.

Our products and systems enable real understanding of information and data, with 3D interactivity giving every project a new dimension.

Advanced visualisation, simulation and VR offer an immersive experience, as well as delivering a valuable return on investment.

Virtalis will arm you with an essential set of tools to improve your competitiveness.

CADMicro TV meets Virtalis

CAD Micro TV learned all about virtual reality at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in LA. Virtalis provides Visionary Render software that allows users to access and experience a real-time, interactive and immersive Virtual Reality (VR) environment created from huge 3D datasets.

Video: CAD Micro TV - ep 6. SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Virtalis
IMAGE: ACTIVEWALL – THE INTERACTIVE 3D VR SYSTEM

ACTIVEWALL is an installed, immersive, interactive 3D visualisation system that is the industry benchmark for both price and performance. ActiveWall is Virtalis’ best selling interactive 3D visualisation system and probably the best selling VR system in the world.

APPLICATIONS OF VR

DESIGN

Virtalis creates turnkey VR systems that provide seamless CAD integration to help businesses radically improve their design processes. Virtalis’ systems and services reduce design errors, foster understanding and communication, reduce or eliminate physical prototypes and, above all, reduce risk.

MANUFACTURING

Better understanding and communication lead to more efficient manufacturing. This is exactly what VR does, as companies like BAE, Leyland Truck and Rolls Royce attest.

Operations teams can review virtual prototypes to highlight manufacturing issues earlier, to better understand the human factors implications and to be able to train production line staff to get it right first time. This improves product build quality and reduces errors and levels of rework. It also reduces end-user issues and warranty claims.

MAINTENANCE

Virtalis VR has radically improved maintenance procedures and training for maintenance in both industry and in the defence sector, saving time and money and increasing safety.

Customers often describe their Virtalis VR system as a communication hub, where barriers are broken down and everyone is able to interact and speak the same language. This is never truer than in this area.

ACADEMIA

VR is an extremely powerful tool for research, helping academics, scientists and students do their jobs more efficiently and effectively, thanks to its power as a communication tool.

Virtalis has worked with many of the world’s leading research and academic bodies. Our technology can be harnessed to a wide number of applications within education and research, as our range of case studies demonstrates.

Some of the most intriguing are in the sphere of psychological research, as virtual worlds can be created that give reliable repeatability without any variation, enabling the researchers to focus solely of the reactions of their subjects.

TRAINING

Virtual training enables risks to students and equipment to be completely eliminated. Add tracking, sound and possibly virtual touch (haptics) too and information becomes assimilated easily through life-like experience.

Customers routinely use VR for training their staff. The British Armed Forces use Virtalis’ Helicopter Crew Reality trainer, seen worldwide to be the blue riband of helicopter crew training.

MARKETING

Clients repeatedly say that the deep understanding our systems bring is truly transformational to their marketing efforts. The queues at their exhibition booths and the audible “wow” provide clear evidence of this. They have also proved to be invaluable for market research and focus group exercises. Being memorable and being seen as innovative are good for differentiating you in your market and adding value to your reputation and brand.

The wow factor is down to the software and the systems we supply. We can work with just about any data from major CAD packages to specialist niche providers. Our developers have created software bridges that maintain the fidelity of your existing data, but render it smoothly in 3D. It is as simple as that once you add the key elements of Virtalis know-how and experience.

VR4CAD

Easy to Use, Plug-and-Play VR with Direct CAD File Readers

VR4CAD is entry-level VR software designed to make it quick and easy for CAD engineers and designers to view, investigate and annotate their CAD models using PC-based HMDs or 3D screens.

VR4CAD is a low-cost VR viewer based upon the industry-leading Visionary Render software from Virtalis. VR4CAD directly reads the 3D CAD file to quickly import and build a VR scene for viewing in low-cost PC-based HMDs such as the Oculus Rift™ or HTC Vive™ or on a zSpace™ or other 3D screen.
Unlike games engines that require considerable know-how to make a VR experience, VR4CAD adopts a plug-and-play approach, instantly recognising which VR viewing device you have installed and presenting you with a start window that directly reads the 3D CAD file.
Like its high-end sibling, Visionary Render, VR4CAD speedily transforms CAD models into full 3D VR ready to go. Users can save viewpoints, annotations and snapshots, and VR4CAD boasts ambient occlusion and shadowing.

Key Benefits:
  • Plug-and-Play viewing device support
  • Directly reads 3D CAD files
  • Wide range of CAD formats supported
  • View, Move, Annotate and Slice objects
  • Save scene data for rapid re-importing
  • Cost-effective licensing
  • Editable materials library
Video: VR4CAD: CAD to VR in seconds

ACTIVEWALL

The Interactive 3D VR System

ACTIVEWALL is an installed, immersive, interactive 3D visualisation system that is the industry benchmark for both price and performance. ActiveWall is Virtalis’ best selling interactive 3D visualisation system and probably the best selling VR system in the world.

You can find them all over the globe and they are as popular with academics as with industry. They are scalable, easily upgradable and our users consider them extremely cost effective to run and virtually future proof.
ActiveWall draws on active stereo technology and features a custom screen, specialist computer, Virtalis custom software and powerful projectors.

ACTIVEMOVE

The Transportable VR System

ACTIVEMOVE systems are transportable, interactive, fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) solutions that set the industry benchmark for price, performance and portability. There are two variants:

ACTIVEMOVE INTERACTIVE 3D visualisation systems deploy stereo projection technology combined with a transportable screen enclosure.

ACTIVEMOVE CVR integrates a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) with VR-ready laptop and peripherals within a rugged case to deliver a turnkey VR solution in a box.

In ACTIVEMOVE systems, data can not only be visualised in stereoscopic 3D, but also as fully immersive and interactive virtual environments. This added functionality alters the perspective of the visuals according to the user’s position and orientation within the scene. The hand-held controller, or controllers, allows the immersive experience to be enhanced further – the user can navigate through the virtual world, pick and manipulate component parts in real-time and make decisions on the fly.

Order Online: Portable Immersive Display Kit (PIDK) – Includes everything needed for Enterprise VR on the go.

ACTIVEWORKS SUITE - VR SYSTEMS

ACTIVEWORKS visualisation systems form the technological core of Virtalis’ advanced visualisation installations and stereoscopic 3D displays.

The ACTIVEWORKS portfolio of immersive display systems are flexible and scalable and can be configured and specified to meet your needs, based on what you want to visualise, the space available and the numbers of users involved. Our in-depth knowledge of many industry sectors, together with our unparalleled visualisation experience and development resources, will allow you to access the most advanced technologies.

Virtalis’ world-famous development team has created a portfolio of powerful software designed solely with the 3D environment in mind. These tools allow users to access and experience a real-time, interactive and immersive VR environment created from their huge 3D digital datasets, ranging from engineering CAD to geodata. With VISIONARY RENDER at its core, we have created GEOVISIONARY with the British Geological Survey, and various modules and add-ons to support specific markets and uses.

ACTIVEWALL

THE INTERACTIVE 3D VR SYSTEM

ACTIVEWALL is Virtalis’ best-selling interactive 3D visualisation system, providing a scalable immersive and interactive installed VR environment. You can explore information and data and stimulate intra and inter-disciplinary communications, facilitating a level of understanding often unattainable using conventional methods. The improved understanding our systems bring will transform your design reviews, manufacturing processes, training programmes and marketing efforts.

Systems can be single or blended multi-channel, with optional head and hand movement tracking. An ACTIVEWALL can be linked to other ACTIVEWORKS systems so that remotely located participants can interact together simultaneously in the virtual scene.

ACTIVECUBE

THE IMMERSED MULTI-WALLED VR SYSTEM

ACTIVECUBE is considered by many to be the ultimate interactive 3D visualisation system. It achieves a high level of immersion thanks to the stereoscopic images fired at multiple screens surrounding the user. Believability is further reinforced by the integral tracking, which allows entirely natural, real-time interaction with objects in the virtual world.

“The main reason we chose Virtalis is because they have the experience and expertise to support us, not just with their immersive displays, but in developing specialist software applications that will benefit our students and the wider business community.”
Stuart Wayne, NVision’s Manager

ACTIVESPACE

THE INTEGRATED TRACKED VR SYSTEM

ACTIVESPACE is a head-mounted display (HMD) interactive 3D visualisation system that provides commercial and academic users the ultimate immersive 360° experience for an affordable price using professional or consumer HMDs. You have the flexibility and freedom to move around in your virtual environment, totally unrestricted. Many people who would like to bring the power of 3D into their organisations are constrained by the space available for a VR system. ACTIVESPACE is the perfect solution, enabling you to benefit from all the power of fully tracked Virtual Reality in a tiny area.

“We turned to Virtalis because we trust their VR advice. Our ActiveSpace is used to help inform and develop the layout, design and narrative of the next generation of computer games.”
Dr. Kenneth Scott-Brown, Psychology Lecturer at Abertay University

ACTIVEDESK

THE ACCESSIBLE PERSONAL VR SYSTEM

ACTIVEDESK provides a wholly immersive and interactive virtual environment in which to better explore and understand information and data at and around your desk. Immersive environments stimulate multi-disciplinary communications, facilitating a level of understanding for you and others before linking up in a larger display system.

Huge advances in 3D desktop visualisation tools mean Virtalis has been able to draw on this technology and integrate them to create ACTIVEDESK. We have developed drivers that bring Visionary Render models onto the zSpace and into a range of head-mounted displays for commercial and academic users.

ACTIVEMOVE

THE TRANSPORTABLE VR SYSTEM

ACTIVEMOVE is a transportable, interactive 3D visualisation system that is setting the industry benchmark for both price and performance. ACTIVEMOVE is transported in two, custom, wheeled cases specifically designed for local and international shipping, making it easy to share between locations. It is ideal for delivering and supporting marketing events and training workshops.

“With VR, we’ve moved from a PowerPoint to a hands-on model. We can even show it at 1:1 scale, to teach students how it works without having to climb to the top of a utility pole. The technology is familiar to our students, as they grew up with virtual world computer games.”
Patrick Hallihan, Senior training and engineering instructor, National Grid, US