Nvidia announced this week that it has opened early access to Nvidia Holodeck, its intelligent virtual reality platform, for select designers and developers.
Nvidia Holodeck brings designers, developers and their customers together from anywhere in the world to discover, build and explore creations in a highly realistic, collaborative and physically simulated VR environment.
The platform’s immersive, photoreal experience drives creativity, provides a faster and more accurate understanding of a scene or model, streamlines the review process and reduces the need for physical prototyping. Because of its realistic graphics, accurate real-world physics and multi-user collaboration, Holodeck is already used as a powerful design lab for AI agents trained with the Nvidia Isaac simulator.
“Nvidia Holodeck empowers designers to bring peers, partners and customers along the design journey to explore intricate, life-like 3D worlds together and ensure that the best ideas are discovered,” said Bob Pette, vice president of Professional Visualization at Nvidia. “It’s an unparalleled environment for deploying and testing AI-based agents — and will only get better as we add more AI capabilities.”
“Virtual reality is one of the leading opportunities for design,” said Hao Ko, principal architect at Gensler. “This technology, such as Nvidia Holodeck, allows architects to explore their designs in photorealistic fidelity and at life-like scale. Being able to ‘walk the halls’ of a building that is yet to be built brings new understanding to the design choices.”
“During our design process, teams of our engineers and scientists work together to imagine an idea, plan a design, create that model, experiment and test that solution, then take time to reiterate and improve the original — all steps that are crucial to mission success at NASA,” said Frank Delgado, lead for NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab. “With Holodeck, we will be able to clearly visualize our models, easily collaborate in a physically simulated environment, and review to ensure the efficiency and safety of our designs.”