About the Product

VR17 Release – Upgrade for Design 3D CX 8 Mac Users
For buyers of Design 3D CX 8 Mac prior to May 1, 2017, this release provides many bug fixes and improvements – and two major new features:

Render VR new camera type (VR 360° Stereo) generates images that allow you and your clients to step directly into your projects for a fully immersive experience.

Publish VR makes it easy to interactively experience your designs in a full VR environment using Strata Spaces VR. Just select your model in Design 3D CX and hit the Publish to VR button.

Looking for the Windows PC version of the VR17 Release Upgrade? Find the Windows version here.

Before you buy: Make sure you use the same email address for your upgrade purchase that you used for your Design 3D CX 8 purchase. Your email address is used to match the VR17 Release upgrade to your Design 3D product license and won’t work with a miss-matched address. The VR17 Release Upgrade requires a valid Design 3D CX 8 Mac license.

Subscribers: Design 3D CX subscribers get this release free as part of the subscription benefits (free updates, access to the Strata 3D University – a $9.95 monthly value, and Premium Support – a $5.95 monthly value – plus the latest version of Design 3D CX – all for less than $20 a month). To get the upgrade, in Design 3D CX 8 just select the “Help” menu and choose “Check for Updates…” Download the Strata Update application and run it.  When the update is installed you’ll see the VR17 logo in the “Manage License” dialog when you relaunch Design 3D.

Converting to a Subscription: If you’re not a subscriber but would like to switch your Design 3D CX 8 license to a subscription – and get this upgrade free – just contact sales@strata.com for a special offer.

VR17 Release Overview Video

Render VR 360° Stereo Camera

[vrview img=”https://www.strata.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/VR-Interior-blanc-v0396-hi-A.jpg” pimg=”https://www.strata.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/VR-Interior-blanc-v0396-hi-A.jpg” stereo=”true” width=”100%” height=”300″ ] The above image (created by Xavier Mestres) was rendered using the new VR 360° Stereo camera. Click and drag on the image to rotate around in this full 360° environment – which is impressive and useful on a 2D monitor. If you really want to step into this project, use a VR viewer (such as Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR and similar) along with your smartphone and you’ll be immersed into this environment. One of the reasons this creates such an immersive experience is that unique images are generated for both eyes and for full 360°. Unlike previous simple spherical images, the VR 360° Stereo camera creates a full sense of “presence” when viewing the images with a VR viewer.

Here’s a sample list of projects you can view in VR:

You can use the VR 360° Stereo camera to produce images for marketing projects, client approval, design review and more. All of Design 3D CX’s photo-real rendering technology can be used in producing VR images – so let your imagination run wild. You can get VR viewers for yourself and clients here.

Publish VR connection to Spaces VR

Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to step into your design projects? What it would feel like to hold your creation in your hands – with just the push of a button? With this VR17 Release and the new Spaces VR you now have the power to not just visualize, but to truly experience your ideas. No need to 3D print or build expensive prototypes – Spaces VR can put you there in seconds.

Fixes and Enhancements

In addition to the VR features outlined above, there are many bug fixes and updates to this release that makes geometry work better and in more circumstances – along with other areas that have been enhanced.