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The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments.

The Wild, a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision to open up new avenues for collaboration and experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Igloo Vision designs and develops immersive 360° projection spaces, along with the enabling software and technology.

The Wild, a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision Click To Tweet

Tech Trends Igloo The Wild XR Collaboration

Igloo Vision designs and develops immersive 360° projection spaces, along with the enabling software and technology Click To Tweet

The Wild allows architecture and design teams to experience their work together at human scale, in real time, from anywhere in the world, in virtual and augmented reality. Now the experience can take place in Igloo’s Shared VR environments, in addition to desktop, iOS, and VR headsets. Teams will be able to share their experience in The Wild with others while viewing and interacting with their content in a large-scale immersive space.

Teams will be able to share their experience in The Wild with others while viewing and interacting with their content in a large-scale immersive space Click To Tweet

Tech Trends Igloo The Wild XR Collaboration

“Stepping into an Igloo is like stepping into a giant VR headset. Because entire teams can get inside, it’s always a shared experience,” says Gabe Paez, founder and CEO of The Wild. “Now you can experience The Wild from Igloo, connecting that room to collaborators in VR, AR, PC, or Mac from anywhere.”

The Wild allows for multi-platform access from anywhere in real time, so a team might be in an Igloo in the UK, while more stakeholders join with their HMDs on the other side of the world Click To Tweet

With the prevalence of BIM, the high cost of business travel, and the time lost due to errors and lack of alignment, it’s more important than ever for businesses in AEC to take advantage of collaboration tools like The Wild and Igloo Shared VR. You can work together with your team in a shared virtual space, and gain the critical context and insights that only come from experiencing your work at human scale.The Wild allows for multi-platform access from anywhere in real time, so a team might be in an Igloo in the UK, while more stakeholders join with their HMDs on the other side of the world.

One of the real strengths of Igloo Shared VR is that it's an open, content-agnostic platform, enabling teams to work with the tools that are already part of their everyday workflows and discover new ones Click To Tweet

Tech Trends Igloo The Wild XR Collaboration

“One of the real strengths of Igloo Shared VR is that it’s an open, content-agnostic platform, enabling teams to work with the tools that are already part of their everyday workflows and discover new ones,” says Jake Rowland, Head of Business Development at Igloo Vision. “This integration with The Wild is particularly exciting because the potential for collaboration is heightened by being able to bring entire teams into models, where everyone can see what each other is looking at and can gauge reactions easily.”

Tech Trends Igloo The Wild XR Collaboration

Companies using The Wild include adidas, Bora Architects, BNP Paribas, MacDonald Miller, and Arc’teryx Click To Tweet

The Wild, who launched their VR/AR collaboration platform in the fall of 2019, integrates seamlessly with Revit and SketchUp, the most popular 3D design software applications on the market, and supports all major 3D file types. Now it’s easy to use The Wild to collaborate and experience these models together in an Igloo Shared VR environment. Several AEC, property, and utilities clients, including Lanes Group plc, Cushman & Wakefield, Lendlease, and asBUILT Digital, have used or are using Igloo to set their models free. Companies using The Wild include adidas, Bora Architects, BNP Paribas, MacDonald Miller, and Arc’teryx.

The Wild, who launched their VR/AR collaboration platform in the fall of 2019, integrates seamlessly with Revit and SketchUp, the most popular 3D design software applications on the market, and supports all major 3D file types Click To Tweet

Tech Trends Igloo The Wild XR Collaboration

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Alice Bonasio is a VR and Digital Transformation Consultant and Tech Trends’ Editor in Chief. She also regularly writes for Fast Company, Ars Technica, Quartz, Wired and others. Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow @alicebonasio on Twitter.