Is your company fully leveraging your virtual reality (VR) system? And—more importantly—are you seeing the return on investment you expected? Unfortunately, a lot of organizations suffer from poor technology utilization when it comes to VR.

One primary reason that VR systems go underutilized is that users find it too hard to create or transfer data, simulations, models, and other content into VR systems. Proprietary tools that many organizations purchase with their VR system are complicated or don’t have the capabilities to produce the desired experience. This leaves your users feeling frustrated and disenchanted with the technology.

Bring your designs, training, and workflows to life by using readily-available game engines instead of proprietary or niche tools. Game engines like Unity and Unreal play a critical role in providing enterprises capabilities beyond what they are currently able to do. Users can interact with and simulate content more easily than with proprietary software. Plus, by utilizing readily-available game engines, users can create highly dynamic, custom, and interactive visual experiences.

Organizations that choose game engines to proprietary tools see the benefits firsthand. Game engines allow you to:

  1. Create custom interactions and behaviors. Don’t limit yourself to what you can create. Game engines provide options for automated or user-direct navigation through a scene, collision- or proximity-based triggers, and scene and model loading including switching among assemblies or modules. Users can take advantage of graphic interfaces for common elements, like text or widgets. Instead of being limited to just what a proprietary tool can offer, users can truly build whatever they need.
  2. Leverage advanced rendering for high-quality lighting and materials. Game engines provide realistic and lifelike graphics that you can’t find in most proprietary tools. Build behaviors like shadows, advanced lighting, and animations into the content. As a result, users have a much more realistic experience.
  3. Have the support of a global user community. With a game engine, you have an entire global community of users and developers on your side, not just a couple of experts. Community-contributed plug-ins provide exciting capabilities, and widespread support and content to pull from is at your fingertips. This makes building content and asking questions much less intimidating than with a proprietary tool.

Organizations in any industry experience the value of game engines. Users create realistic and simulation environments that are immersive, interactive, and provide true-to-life experiences. Industries include:

  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Architecture
  • Higher Education

Once your content is finalized, transfer it into any VR environment —from desktop to head-mounted displays, or immersive environments like the CAVE. Mechdyne’s getReal3D plug-in makes Unity and Unreal game engine content compatible with VR displays. getReal3D allows organizations to harness a game engine’s capabilities to create rich and engaging VR content that can be run in a cluster or multi-GPU system.

Game engines aren’t just for games anymore. They can significantly impact and improve enterprise organizations and workflows to maximize your return on investment.