Revit 3D models in VR

To watch 3D models in VR you need a VR Headset. A thettered headset like a HTC vive or HP Reverb G2 are direct connected to the pc with Revit installed. use Enscape or Vred to watch in VR. These headsets are more expensive thean a Oculus Quest2 standalone headset.

Using a Quest it’s posible to connect your PC in the same network segment over WiFi. You are totaly free to move and can sit everywhere. Connect a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to the headset. The Quest can connect with VRdesktop. On the PC runs the streamer application from VRdesktop. Choose an envirionment in VRdesktop and you see the real desktop from the physical PC. Even the mouse is working!

An drawing opend in Revit is also opend in Enscape as a plugin for Revit. Enscape makes a rendering in VR. Choose the headset and SteamVR is opening.

The file in Revit is a demo from HvA (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) thanks Richard de Nier, BIM consultant.

Revit 2022 and Enscape 3.0 are 14 day trial versions.

16:9 video in Quest2

Normal video recording in Oculus Quest is a square format. If you want to produce 16:9 format videos, run several scripts in SideQuest. (link: https://sidequestvr.com/ )

Install SideQuest on your PC and set Oculus Quest in Developer mode. After connecting your Quest to the PC, run an custom ADB command:

adb shell setprop debug.oculus.capture.width 1920
adb shell setprop debug.oculus.capture.height 1080
adb shell setprop debug.oculus.capture.bitrate 10000000
adb shell setprop debug.oculus.foveation.level 0
adb shell setprop debug.oculus.capture.fps 60

One by one is a lot of work so al together:

adb shell “setprop debug.oculus.capture.width 1920 && setprop debug.oculus.capture.height 1080 && setprop debug.oculus.capture.bitrate 10000000 && setprop debug.oculus.foveation.level 0 && setprop debug.oculus.capture.fps 60”

Copy and Ctrl-V in the command line (paste doesn’t work) and click RUN COMMAND.

If the headset is turn off, the settings are back to square video!