We have all been fascinated with Virtual Reality (VR) technology at least once in our lifetime. VR provides a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world and has applications in entertainment, education, and business.
While it is still a relatively new technology, VR has evolved a lot. Initially, we experienced VR via a headset. Now VR projection rooms and VR projection domes have come into the market and completely changed the game. VR is no longer a solo activity that isolates the viewer from their surroundings but a shared group experience. Let us discuss the two technologies that make this possible in more detail.
VR Projection Rooms
A VR projection room is a, usually permanent, room where high-resolution content is projected onto the walls, and sometimes the floor or ceiling, or both, to create an immersive environment. VR projection rooms are used for:
- Automotive Engineering and Design
- Aerospace Engineering and Design
- Scientific Research
- Simulation, Training, and teaching
- Video Game Design
VR Projection Domes
A VR projection dome takes the projection room to the next level, replacing the walls and ceiling with a seamless hemispherical dome. Fulldome.pro have mastered the design and manufacturing 360 dome theaters and introduced the innovative VR Dome, with projection, almost to floor level. This creates 360º of immersive VR experience, without the distortions where walls and ceilings meet. Domes can also be portable – a twelve-meter dome, to accommodate up to 100 people, can be transported in a minivan and installed in just half a day!
VR projection domes can also be used for:
- Corporate events and trade shows
- Theme parks
- Planetariums and educational institutions
- Private parties and events
Which is better: VR rooms or VR domes?
VR rooms and VR domes are similar but can have slightly different use cases. Admittedly we are a little biased when it comes to comparisons but we think the VR domes are the winner.
Some of the benefits of VR domes over VR rooms are as follows:
FAST INSTALLATION & SETUP
A VR dome is generally easier and quicker to set up than a VR room. Thus, you can save a lot of time in comparison to VR rooms. Even setting up a dome inside an existing room will be faster than painting walls and installing a bespoke projection system.
360 DEGREES VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
A VR room is often made with only three projection walls, while a VR dome offers a 360º projection surface, without corners or edges where the image is distorted, thereby giving a better experience.
STABILITY & STRENGHT
“Pound-for-pound” domes are stronger and cheaper than a cube-like structure of a similar floor area. For outdoor use they are often the only practical option.
VR domes offer a stand-alone structure that can be easily installed, dismantled and transported from place to place, allowing you to take your VR experience to your audience.
VR is slowly taking over the infotainment industry with the immersive experience it offers. VR rooms and domes play an important role in this journey. VR projection domes have more use cases and many benefits over VR projection rooms
VR Dome 2.0
Welcome our new product that changes the game—the dome with 250 degrees projection. Watch the video to find out more.