Arvizio launches Augmented Reality hybrid rendering for multi-user streaming of complex 3D models

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July 14, 2020 – Arvizio has today announced the introduction of new capabilities to its enterprise XR platform with GPU accelerated hybrid rendering to stream massive 3D models and LiDAR scans to multiple participants on mobile augmented reality (AR) devices.

The latest Arvizio XR release includes fully automated 3D model optimization and hybrid rendering for large and complex BIM and CAD 3D models, LiDAR scans and photogrammetry models with multi-model alignment to allow multiple objects to be placed in a scene, for example buildings and machinery may be positioned within a point cloud and visualized as a combined experience.

Customers using Arvizio’s XR platform are able to seamlessly import more than 30 spatial data formats including numerous design and modeling tools, LiDAR scans, and photogrammetry models. The XR platform also offers seamless integration with Autodesk BIM 360, allowing models to be imported and visualized in augmented reality on location. 

According to Arvizio, point clouds and large 3D models can present challenges due to the high number of points or polygons that must be rendered, well beyond the CPU and GPU limits of mobile devices. Through a combination of dynamic level of detail processing and GPU accelerated rendering, Arvizio states it is able to stream industrial scale models to mobile devices and tablets as well as head worn AR devices. Furthermore, the advent of 5G networks and edge-based computing helps to deliver the increased bandwidth and low latency required for this level of on-site multi-user XR experiences.

Factory LiDAR scan, 400 million points (left), and City of Melbourne photogrammetry scene, 70 million polygons (right), streamed to iPad from the Arvizio XR platform using hybrid rendering.

The company states that the ability to stream massive models and point cloud data to iOS and Android mobile devices will help to expand stakeholder participation in collaborative sessions, and will allow for shared experiences that combine mobile and AR devices. Users of Arvizio’s Immerse app for mobile AR will be able to benefit from interactive capabilities including real-world alignment at scale and the ability to teleport into their content for life size walk-throughs. Content can be shared and synchronized across all types of devices.

Another aspect of the Arvizio XR platform is operation in standalone, edge or cloud-based environments. Arvizio’s hybrid rendering solution can be deployed on a laptop, edge computing server or cloud-based server allowing 3D visualization in situations where Internet connectivity may be limited. 

Commenting on today’s announcement, Arvizio CEO, Jonathan Reeves, said: “Customers can now enjoy more efficient project planning by visualizing their content at the project site using their mobile device”. He added, “The ability to visualize, interact with and navigate 3D point cloud, photogrammetry and CAD or BIM content streamed to smartphones and tablets improves project risk assessment, accelerates project completion and significantly improves operational efficiency.”

The Arvizio mobile XR hybrid rendering and streaming for iOS and Android devices can be seen in the above video. For more information on Arvizio’s XR platform, visit the company’s website.

Image / video credit: Arvizio / YouTube

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Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he has been covering XR industry news for the past seven years.