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Autodesk VRED 2025.1 Now Officially Supports Varjo XR-4 Series, Elevating Automotive Design with Advanced Mixed Reality Capabilities

Helsinki, Finland – July 5, 2024 – Varjo, the world-leading provider of enterprise virtual and mixed reality solutions, is thrilled to announce that Autodesk’s VRED 2025.1 now natively supports the Varjo XR-4 Series. This integration unlocks the most advanced virtual and mixed reality features for automotive designers, engineers, and marketing professionals, providing unparalleled tools and capabilities to innovate and streamline their workflows.

With the integration of VRED 2025.1, Varjo XR-4 Series users can now leverage a suite of advanced features including depth occlusion, QR codes for virtual markers, and hand tracking. These capabilities enable designers to create and manipulate virtual models with greater precision and realism.

Advanced Mixed Reality Features at Your Fingertips

The integration between Varjo XR-4 Series and VRED brings together the best of both technologies, offering features that significantly enhance the automotive development process:

  • Hand Tracking: Allows users to interact with virtual models intuitively and naturally.
  • LiDAR/Depth Estimation: Provides accurate spatial awareness, crucial for realistic model placement and interaction.
  • Varjo Markers: Enables the attachment of virtual objects to real-world items, facilitating seamless mixed reality experiences.
  • Switching Between VR/XR: Users can effortlessly switch between virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (XR) to view their models in various contexts.
  • Highest-Quality VR and XR: Foveated rendering ensures high-quality visuals without compromising performance.
  • Eye Tracking: Combined with analytics software like iMotions, provides insights into user behavior and design effectiveness.

For a recap of all the new additions in VRED 2025.1, refer to Autodesk’s video overview.

Varjo x Autodesk VRED

Empowering Automotive Professionals

Automotive designers, engineers and marketers are already benefiting from these advanced features, using them to visualize and iterate on their designs with unprecedented clarity and realism. Through the XR-4 Series support of VRED 2025.1, users can now place their virtual models in real-world environments, switch contexts to see how their designs look under different conditions, and gather valuable eye tracking data to refine their work.

“We are excited to support the Varjo XR-4 series with VRED 2025.1. This integration brings a new level of realism and interactivity to automotive design, engineering and marketing, enabling our users to visualize their ideas with unmatched precision and depth,” said Lukas Fäth, Sr. Manager, Product Management – Automotive Visualization and XR at Autodesk.

“Our partnership with Autodesk VRED exemplifies our commitment to providing the most advanced mixed reality tools for our enterprise users. With the Varjo XR-4 Series support of VRED 2025.1, automotive designers can push the boundaries of what’s possible, creating more detailed, accurate, and immersive designs than ever before,” said Miika Jokinen, Head of Software Partnerships at Varjo.

Best Settings for Optimal Performance

To ensure users get the most out of this powerful integration, Varjo and VRED have collaborated to provide detailed documentation on the best settings for features like anti-aliasing and environment configurations. This guidance will help designers optimize their workflows and achieve the best possible results. Please see the documentation.

The Varjo XR-4 series, combined with VRED 2025.1, is set to revolutionize the automotive design industry, offering tools and capabilities that empower designers to create the cars of the future with greater efficiency and creativity.

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