So I took the plunge at last and invested in what has to be said, is the cheapest VR equipment. After a little fiddling (not much really) I was able to get it working. Wow, it is so strange to be in the building I’ve been designing, the more detail the better.
I also imported an older model of a 24 unit housing estate I designed, it is a real eye opener to say the least to walk around a virtual neighbour.
I have to say though, “Mixed Reality” isn’t really the correct description surely?
Going forward, I intend to get Enscape, reasons being:
- It does the VR thing, but adds a rendered model.
- It can do ‘good enough’ renders for customer purposes, and I think it provides a good balance of time and render quality (I’ve yet to test it though, as SU2020 is not compat’ with it at the moment).
The only minor downs side, which isn’t a financial downside, is that using this combination of software, I won’t need to get a AMD Ryzen 9 3950X anymore. I was originally thinking of using CPU Rendering, but a quick check reveals Enscape uses the GPU. I was kinda looking forward to going back to AMD after many years, and having such a core count that I wouldn’t have to worry about huge multitasking when it happens. So I’ll probably go with a 9900K or similar, along with an RTX 2080’ish - depends on price really as I can only justify so much!
Anyway, just thought I’d mention this. Any comments very welcome.