The ability to take a high-end VR experience with you anywhere used to be impossible, but thanks to mobile VR Headsets like the Meta Quest 2 (formerly known as the oculus quest), it’s now possible to experience VR pretty much anywhere. Thanks to Meta, many businesses have been able to use their quest devices to bring VR to client meetings, trade shows, and more to enhance presentations and get more engagement.
Anyone who uses a CAD program, such as Enscape, and wants to demonstrate Architectural projects in VR is probably looking to use the Meta Quest 2 or a similar device to do so. But how do you use the Meta Quest 2 with Enscape and easily share projects with clients? For those looking to use the Meta Quest 2 with Enscape, Yulio has made it easy to download your projects right onto a Meta Quest headset to view them in stunning VR no matter where you are.
Yulio’s Meta App – Easily Share Your Enscape VR on the Meta Quest 2
For architects and others who are looking to use the Meta Quest 2 Headset with Enscape, we’ve developed the Yulio Meta App. This app is available to download on the Meta store and allows you to connect your headset directly to a Yulio account. This means any VR project you have on your Yulio account can be directly downloaded onto your Meta Quest 2 device. Follow the steps below to get a high-level overview of how you can use the Meta Quest 2 with Enscape and start bringing your projects with you where you go.
Step one - Create a Yulio Account
First and foremost, you will have to create a Yulio account. We do start with a 30-day free trial available to anyone so you can easily try out the Yulio process. After those 30 days we do have a pricing plan set up so that you can continue with the features you need. Check out our pricing page for more information
Step Two – Add VR Projects to Your Yulio Account.
You are going to need VR projects uploaded to your Yulio account to be able to download them to your Meta Quest 2. Yulio is compatible with many popular rendering programs such as Enscape but also Twinmotion, and Lumion. It is easy for you to upload your files and use them on Yulio as long as you make sure you meet the file upload requirements.
Uploading and preparing files from these programs for Yulio is a straightforward process. Yulio uses stereoscopic or monoscopic cubemaps to facilitate VR experiences. If a program can natively create a cubemap compatible with Yulio, it will work just fine. You just will need to ensure they are formatted properly so please refer to our cubemap tutorial to make sure you have the correct format.
Once you have your cube maps of your scene you can upload as many scenes as you want for a project. You can add a floorplan layer to make navigating between these scenes easy for your viewer.
Step Three – Download the Yulio App and Connect Your Account
After creating your account and creating a VR project in Yulio, you can go to the Meta app store and download the Yulio VR application. Once downloaded you can log into your Yulio account on your desktop and go to the headset section of your profile and start going through the pairing process. You will be going in and out of your headset so make sure to have it nearby.
Once connected you can go to any of your VR projects in your Yulio Account and simply press the “add to headset” button. This will download the project to your headset and allow you to view it offline. Just note that you can only have 10 Projects stored on a single device so keep that in mind. You may also want to create a custom lobby for your headset that will allow viewers to explore any of your projects on the Meta Quest 2.
So that’s the high-level overview of how you can use the Meta Quest 2 with Enscape and the process of using Yulio to do so. It’s a great option to reduce the issues of some of Escape’s large file sizes while also making things much more convenient with offline access and viewing.
Enhance your Enscape Project with Yulio.
Yulio is more than just a tool to share VR projects. Yulio has many presentation features built into it that allow you to enhance your VR projects and make them more engaging for your audiences. So, while we allow you to upload to meta quest devices, you can take things a step further by enhancing your projects with hotspots and taking advantage of our collaboration tools.
Yulio allows you to add interactive hotspots to your VR projects that give your viewers something to interact with while in VR. These hotspots include:
- Text hotspots – Allow your users to get some background information about your project by clicking on one of these hotspots to bring up a box of text.
- Audio hotspots – Create some narration to go along with your project and even provide guidance to your audience.
- Image hotspots – Provide supplemental imagery to help showcase your vision or provide options for your projects.
Yulio was designed with meetings in mind and our Collaborate feature is a great way to have multiple viewers in the same project. The host can see what other users are seeing and direct them through the VR presentation. They will have tools to draw attention to certain aspects of the project as well as showcase different scenes.
Start Taking Advantage of Mobile VR
Now that you know how to use Yulio to showcase your Enscape projects on a Meta Quest device you can start planning your presentations and taking advantage of the power of being able to bring VR with you anywhere. We can’t wait to see what you will do and how you will wow your clients with your stunning projects.