Create VR Research Experiments Using Python 3 With the New Vizard 7
December 2, 2020
This Morning, WorldViz released Vizard 7, a new version of its Python-based VR development platform. WorldViz continues to focus its development in three main areas, python integration, hardware connectivity and data collection.
Vizard 7 is now updated to Python version 3.8. The update increases functionality of the application with access to a large range of Python community libraries. It also integrates with over 150 hardware devices including data gloves, projection VR systems and eye tracked headsets. Vizard 7 updated its hardware support for the newest version of Pupil Labs, the new Manus Prime 2 data gloves, and improved integrations for all the latest VR headsets. Collect data from any of these devices withVizard’s advanced data collection capabilities.
“Vizard 7 lets you leverage the latest Python 3.8 open source libraries that are widely used by the research community, all wrapped into a friendly, straightforward, and open user interface. Your Vizard VR application is supported by a range of the best virtual reality hardware peripherals and sensors that let you deploy an experiment or professional use case in no time,” saysMatthias Pusch, CEO of WorldViz.
In addition, Vizard 7 includes new avatar workflows for quality social interactions in VR, and improvements in artwork flows to allow for easy integrations across a wide range of 3D model creation programs and online content libraries.
“With its new avatar workflows for quality social interactions in VR, Vizard 7 is the perfect gateway for using Reallusion’s realistic digital characters and digital humans for academic research and professional applications such as training or virtual presentations,” said John Martin, VP of Marketing of Reallusion.
Vizard provides an adaptable and extensive development environment for scientific grade virtual reality ideal for those in the research and development community, whether in university or business settings. The upgraded virtual reality software allows researchers and innovators to build precise and complex simulations that connect to VR headsets,CAVEs and Power walls, head/hand trackers and motion capture systems, and speciality devices such as eye trackers, haptic feedback devices, and physiological sensors such as EEGs, EKGs and GSRs. And with an embedded Python interface, the user experience is friendly, straightforward, and open, which means users don't have to be a computer programmer to get started. The release of Vizard 7 builds on this foundation with features that cater directly to its core audience of researchers and innovators.
“At BIOPAC Systems we are very excited to see the launch of Vizard 7 for our customers. Vizard is the easiest professional VR creation toolkit for designing life science experiments withBIOPAC data acquisition and analysis tools,’ said Frazer Findlay, CEO of BIOPACSystems.
Additional features in Vizard 7 include the following:
Upgraded to Python 3.8
Upgraded Visual Studio 2019
Arc teleport transport with snap rotation
Python 2 to 3 conversion tool
Support for Vive Cosmos controllers
Support for latest version of Pupil Labs
Support for Manus Prime 2 data gloves
New, updated avatar workflows
Updated vizconnect configurations with support for latest hardware