Scheduling a VR Meeting with someone who doesn't have a headset?
Need a quick preview of your model's appearance in VR without connecting your headset?
If so, you can do all of these things with Prospect on your desktop! The ability to use Prospect without a headset is available on all subscription tiers and on our free guest viewer.
How it works
Whenever you launch Prospect it will check your computer for a headset, if no headset is connected then it will open in the no-headset mode. If you are joining a Meeting file (.IVM) that has been shared with you, you will be able to hear and chat with other participants, see Meetings without Headset below for more details.
When you use Prospect without a headset not all in-VR features will be available to you but you'll be able to move freely plus access our most popular features. Here's a comparison of features available without a headset, as compared to with one on our Pro Plus tier:
|Without Headset||With Headset|
|Scale model mode||View only||Ability to scale / modify model|
We still recommend that you use a VR or MR headset to view your models with Prospect to take advantage of immersive review, our full feature set and experiencing your pre-built work on a 1:1 scale.
You'll have three different options for moving around the file:
Use Q (UP), W (Forward), E (Down), A (Left), S (Back), D (Right) to move yourself around. Plus, turn on Ghost Mode (G) to walk through solid geometry
Using your mouse click and drag to look around. Then double click to teleport to a location, and scroll to shift forward and back.
If the 3D model you are exploring has set viewpoints, you can use those to jump from scene to scene by expanding the menu on the bottom right corner, then clicking viewpoints.
Meetings without Headset
Prospect Meetings allows up to 12 individuals to be within the same virtual reality environment regardless of their physical location in the world. When you create a Meeting and share the .IVM file with others, they can join the session either with or without a headset. Participants without a headset will have limited capabilities, but will be able to hear and chat with other participants.
Minimum Computer Requirements
To use Prospect without a headset you'll still need a computer that meets some minimum requirements:
- Windows based computer
- Dedicated Graphics Card
- Speakers & microphone OR ability to connect headphones with a mic (for Meetings without a headset)
If you encounter any issues, do contact us for help!
NOTE: To use this feature you must be on Prospect V2.1.0 or later.