Types of virtual reality and which one is best for you

Types of virtual reality and which one is best for you


Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality have been very popular topics in the last year.

Especially because we see how large companies are betting on them to renew and offer new products and services.

Knowing which option best suits your company and what you are looking to provide to users is not as simple as you might think.

To do this you must first know the different types of immersion that you can apply to your project:


Non-Immersive virtual environments (Non-Immersive)

In non-immersive virtual environments (Non-Immersive) they allow the user to

or potential customer to appreciate the project without the use of any special equipment.

In addition, these can be viewed from any screen, making it a very convenient alternative.

The mobile versions have the lowest quality in order to fit perfectly in the reduced screen size,

and support much faster connectivity.

They are ideal for when you need a “quick view” and to decide on the spot.

Likewise, non-immersive models are also highly realistic.

and their creation time can take the same amount of time to produce as semi-immersive or fully-immersive.

The amount of details that must be taken into account make non-immersive projects the most expensive.


Semi-immersive virtual environments: augmented and mixed reality

On the other hand, semi-immersive include augmented and mixed reality, resulting in a balance between both worlds (virtual and real).

In them, virtual elements are seen in the real environment, a feature that gives a preview of how things will look in the future.

Semi-immersive projects are a great tool for real estate agencies,

where they already use it to show their buyers what the final result of the house that is still under construction will be, for example.

Another good example is an application that allows users to take a picture of their home to see how the furniture or new paint will look in the space already created,

before proceeding with the purchase or making changes.

Semi-immersive technology is still under development.

and testing but some companies have already taken on the task of positioning it in the market, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens.

While it is true that hardware tends to cost much more than non-immersive platforms, semi-immersive projects do not need “extra” elements and even provide a better user experience.

Semi-immersive technology also includes wearable devices such as the Daqri Smart Helmet,

a product created for engineering and construction workers that came to revolutionize occupational safety.

As for cost, many of these products are affordable, but what really counts is time.


Total immersion or fully-immersive technology : virtual reality

Total immersion or fully-immersive technology is nothing more than total interaction in a virtual reality world through a closed headset.

In simpler words: users are transported into a virtual world thanks to a pair of glasses.

Its main advantage over the other two types of immersion is that the person can experience such a VR environment without the need for a computer monitor or television screen.

Some projects include 360-degree panoramic videos and photos,
interactive trainings, simulations, among others.

This type of virtual reality can be seen through very basic graphics or highly realistic renders,

everything will depend on how much money is invested in it and, of course, the time devoted to the production of the project.

As you can see, each of the options has features that make it a good alternative.

and what will make you choose one of them will be the impact you are looking to create.

Whatever your decision,

At TwoReality we have a great team of experts capable of using any of the three types of technology in your project, and achieve incredible results.