Yulio Launches Market-first ‘Audio Hotspots’ Feature for Virtual Reality Experiences
Leading VR for business firm Yulio Technologies today announced the launch of ‘Audio Hotspots’, a market-first feature which enables its users to add audio clips to virtual reality experiences created on its platform.
Sample VR experience with Text to Speech (TTS), Human voice and ambient sound audio hotspots: https://www.yulio.com/Vi36c3a0FB
Used by a growing number of architects, interior designers, construction firms, real estate professionals and retailers, Yulio’s technology enables the near-instant construction of rich, detailed and immersive VR experiences (VREs) from 2D designs that have been created with any of the leading computer aided design programs such as Sketchup, Revit, 3DS Max, etc. Created VREs can then be shared easily via a web link and toured and collaborated on in real time via Yulio’s cloud-based collaboration technology.
The launch of the new ‘Audio Hotspots’ feature enables designers to add audio files of up to two minutes each to specific areas or products within their virtual environments. These clips are activated by a user’s gaze and may include, descriptions of specific design choices, answers to frequent questions, or to provide information about products used in the design.
Some of the best use cases for audio in architecture and design VR are about imparting information while maintaining immersion. These include;
Consistent presentations – designers who are absent during presentations are able to ensure they maintain control over the information offered around key areas of their work.
Client feedback – designers are able to add audio clips to specific parts of a design in order to respond to previous client questions or add commentary to areas where changes had been made and issue addressed.
Product descriptions – users are able to gaze at products within the design, such as a specific chair choice in an office, and trigger audio clips relating to its features and benefits at the same time they are checking out its aesthetics.
Ambient sound – adding real world audio increases the level of immersion with a design and helps bring it to life. Office designers can add ambient workday noise, while neighbourhood scenes may benefit from the sounds of children playing.
Beyond architecture and design related use cases, Yulio’s VR technology with audio integration also heralds the ability for retailers to create next-generation virtual catalogs. Using their own mobile devices and a simple VR headset, shoppers will be able to browse curated virtual environments triggering audio commentaries attached to products they’re interested in.