What Can I Import Into Vizible?

3D Models: (including scanned or point cloud data).osgb, .gltf, .fbx, .ive, .obj, .wrl, .dae., dp, .ply

2D Videos: (2D and Spherical [monoscopic and stereoscopic]).avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4

Videospheres (monoscopic and stereoscopic): .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4

Images: bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .tif, .gif

Photospheres (monoscopic and stereoscopic): .jpeg, .png

PDFs: (including multi page documents and PowerPoint presentations saved as PDFs).pdf

Audio: (ambient and spatialized) .wav, .mp3

This article gives an overview of the different file formats that you can bring into Vizible and a few things to pay attention to as you import them. Each section links out to an individual article dedicated exclusively to that file type.

3D Models

Vizible supports a wide range of 3D models. Our recommended format is .osgb or .gltf, but .fbx, .obj, .3ds, .wrl, and .ive could also work if they’ve been formatted correctly. You can take any of these model types, bring it into our free Vizard Inspector Tool (you can read about this in the Vizible documentation), and export it as a .osgb. Then, you can drag it into Vizible Presentation Designer and add it to your presentations. Read more about importing 3D models.

Images 

When importing images to embed throughout your VR presentation, Vizible supports .png, jpg/.jpeg, .bmp, and .tiff/.tif. All of these formats support alpha channels besides .jpg/.jpeg. Once you drag images inside your Vizible asset library and then into your scene, you can position, rotate, and scale them as you see fit. Images in Vizible give you an easy way to drop some branding, infographics, and other helpful info or 2D designs into your presentations. Combined with proximity sensors, you can create a great custom UI with imported images. Read more about importing images.

Photospheres

You can import photospheres into Vizible by dragging them in to your asset library and tagging them as "spherical". If the photosphere is stereoscopic, give it the "3D" subtag. See this article for more details on bringing photospheres into your Vizible presentations.

Documents 

You can embed single or multi-page documents inside Vizible with .pdf files. Most file formats for documents or presentations like .docx, .ppt, or .pages can be exported as a .pdf directly from Word or Powerpoint or otherwise converted to .pdf with free tools like Google Docs.

When you drag a multi-page .pdf into the Vizible Presentation Designer, it’s stored as a single asset that you can drag into your scene. You can set the starting slide or page, and once inside Vizible you can point your remote control tool at it and tap the forward or back buttons to navigate through the slides.

You can do some neat things with these embedded .pdf presentations. For example, try adding animation effects to slide transitions like fade-ins, or have the slide change as the result of a user clicking particular objects in the environments.

If you want to place the different pages of a PDF in the environment individually, you would simply want to drag separate .pdfs into Vizible and then drag them in individually, placing them where you want in the environment. Read more about importing documents.

Videos 

To import standard, 2D videos you can drag in .avi, .mp4, .mpg, or .mpeg files into the Vizible Presentation Designer. Once you bring them into your scene, you can give it a frame, scale it up to movie theater size, or make it grabbable to that people in Vizible can pass it around to each other. You can read more about video in Vizible here.

Videospheres 

You can import spherical videos into Vizible with the file formats avi, mpg, mpeg, and mp4. See this article for a guide on creating or converting your spherical videos to optimize them for Vizible.

Point Clouds  

Point clouds are a set of data points in a coordinate system. In 3D applications this coordinate system is designated by X, Y, and Z coordinates and shows the external surface of an object represented as individual points. Point clouds are created using 3D scanners, such as DotProduct, Faro, Matterport, and many others. Vizible supports .dp and .ply file formats for point clouds. For larger scans, you might want to optimize the number of clouds in your file for optimized real-time rendering. There are free tools such as CloudCompare that can quickly help you get that done. Here are some more tips and tricks to help you get your Point Clouds prepared and optimized. Read more about Point Clouds in Vizible here.

Audio 

Sound is an integral part of immersive environment. You can use .wav or mp3 files, and if your .wav file is mono then you can set it to be “3D” and the sound will emanate from where it’s placed in the environment. You can toggle between “3D” and “ambient”. Read more about audio in Vizible here.

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As you can tell, you’ve got a lot to play with. Given its broad support for a wide variety of file types, creating immersive presentations has never been easier. Once you’re done, publish your presentation as a session and then invite anyone around the world to join your Vizible presentation for real time communication and collaboration in virtual reality.