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Virtual Reality Viewing of 3D Models Using Autodesk's View and Data API

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    2015 is the year in which virtual reality (VR) is finally ready for the masses. Google Cardboard was perfect for democratizing VR, while products like Samsung Gear VR have helped increase the quality for scenarios that require it. Importantly, both technologies are powered by mobile phones. This session will look at the steps to create web-based VR for design visualization using Autodesk, Inc.’s, View and Data API, and how you can extend this core implementation via native Android SDKs for both Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR. We will also spend time looking at Augmented Reality technologies such as Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens to understand the implications for design and engineering.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to use the View and Data API to implement a simple, web-based, VR object viewer
    • Learn how to coordinate views to maintain a stereographic effect and respond to HTML5 tilt events
    • Discover the value of using SDKs for Google Cardboard and Gear VR to embed WebViews for VR
    • See how AR differs from VR and understand how both might be used to change our industry