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Collaboration in VR is among the top use cases for immersive technology. According to a 2020 industry report by the XR Association, collaboration is among the top five enterprise applications of AR/VR, with implementation in 47 percent of organizations.

VR could power 3D photorealistic environments where professionals come together to work together and develop new ideas. It also allows us to visualize design blueprints and prototypes in astonishing detail, simplifying the product development process.

There are several photorealistic VR solutions available driving collaborative workflows:

NVIDIA Holodeck

Hi-tech company NVIDIA launched its photorealistic VR collaboration platform in 2017. Holodeck provides users with a virtual environment where to develop 3D replicas of designs with exacting detail.

Before the launch, architects, designers, and NASA engineers tested the platform for product development. Its primary use cases are in manufacturing, particularly in the automotive, transportation, and aerospace and defense sectors. Its key features include:

Unreal Studio

Unreal Studio is a photorealistic VR design solution from Unreal, part of Epic Games. It first launched in 2019 to help architects, engineers, and product designers reimagine their design process.

Users will be able to access the VR development tools included in Unreal Engine as well as the Unreal Editor interface. The platform can render images of real-world objects and 3D designs photorealistically in a VR environment. Its key features include:


Trezi is a virtual reality design software for the architecture, engineering, and constructions (AEC) industry. It includes two core products – Lens for architects and designers and Showcase, which help building product manufacturers showcase their offerings.

Non-VR users can also participate in Trezi sessions and collaborate with users in a virtual environment. In 2020, Trezi further expanded its platform and launched Trezi Academy for design students and aspiring professionals. Its key features include:


Brio is an interactive AR and VR creator platform that offers users a no-code, cloud-based design environment. Its primary use cases span retail, e-commerce, brand design, and marketing, and the company is part of the AWS partner network.

Brio is ideal for creating 3D renditions of e-commerce products instead of the traditional 2D catalog. Once designers collaborate, develop, and finalize their work, they can publish it on the web and share it on social media through a connected workflow. Its key features include:

The Wild

The Wild is a VR design platform that first launched in 2017. It has gained new momentum in the last two years, raising $2 million in fresh funding in 2021. It offers a collaborative design environment for the building industry, with photorealistic VR capabilities.

It is a cross-platform solution and compatible with all major VR headsets, AR on iOS, and desktop environments. The Wild is purpose-built to inspect and render building information modeling (BIM) data. Its key features are:


VISIONxR is an immersive platform that allows multiple collaborators to work together in a virtual space, logging in via VR, AR, desktop, or mobile devices. It features use cases across industries, including the retail, gaming, and entertainment sectors as well as training and education.

Users can easily import their design assets to the platform and share them with others to power real-time collaboration. It supports unlimited users, although the number of maximum concurrent users is available on request. Its key features include:

KeyVR Connect

KeyVR is a design platform by rendering, animation, and lighting technology provider Luxion. While KeyVR helps import 3D assets and visualize them in a virtual environment, KeyVR Connect is meant for multi-participant collaboration.

It supports a wide range of files, and once the user imports them into the platform, other meeting participants can view them in real-time. The environment offers multi-material support, along with animations. Its key features include:

VR collaboration is one of the most promising applications of immersive technology in the enterprise, and additionally, there are a variety of general-use VR environments that can double-up for design and collaboration.

For example, Meta’s Horizon Workrooms can enable tailored workspaces where remote professionals can meet, brainstorm, and create. Spatial is another such collaboration platform for VR that’s best suited to virtual meetings and events.

The advantage of the top seven tools is that they provide photorealistic capabilities, meaning that design renderings are precise and accurate, and ready for conversion to real-world prototypes. They have the underlying computing power necessary to render high-quality graphics at scale, without any loss of detail.

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