NVIDIA CloudXR Enables Wireless Streaming of VR, AR and MR via Google Cloud
NVIDIA is providing its CloudXR technology to the NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstations in the Google Cloud. The NVIDIA CloudXR has been built on NVIDIA RTX GPUs and will allow for the streaming of VR, AR, and mixed reality (MR) experiences from anywhere. This will enable organizations to easily set up and scale up their immersive experiences to any VR or AR device from anywhere.
CloudXR enables NVIDIA to stream VR and AR at a high technical level. Users will also be able to gain secure access to data from the cloud at any time and be able to more easily share their immersive experiences with other customers and teams. NVIDIA is cooperating with Google in this new project.
The streaming technology is currently purely aimed at the enterprise market for companies that want to use CloudXR to broadcast VR, AR, or mixed reality content to their own customers or organizations.
CloudXR streaming offers certain advantages. For instance, you don’t require a powerful PC on the receiver side to get a good XR experience. In the future, the hardware built into the glasses could also be reduced which would result in form factor advantages while simultaneously increasing the quality as more computing power is now available from the cloud in a standalone device.
3D Creation with VR Streaming in the Google Cloud
In partnership with the VR 3D production software Masterpiece Studio, NVIDIA is now showcasing a new streaming demo in the Google Cloud. With the Masterpiece Studio, designers and creatives will be able to create 3D assets for animations, games as well as films directly in virtual reality.
According to NVIDIA and Masterpiece Studio, the sophisticated 3D software can also be used anywhere as a result of the XR streaming, assuming a fast internet connection. CloudXR also provides support for wireless standalone VR headsets such as HTC Vive Focus 3. The video below shows the streaming technology, in conjunction with Masterpiece Studio, in action.
According to Masterpiece Studio CEO Jonathan Gagne, this will give creatives the freedom to work from anywhere on characters and 3D models in VR without being physically tethered to a workstation. The NVIDIA CloudXR will also enable Masterpiece’s customers to run their effective workflows in high-quality immersive environments from any location as well as on any device.
NVIDIA CloudXR Beta Starts, General Availability Soon
The CloudXR platform also features a development environment for all OpenVr apps and supports smartphones, tablets as well as tech glasses. In conjunction with NVIDIA’s AI technology, users should realize further improvements in performance and see a better immersive presence.
NVIDIA hasn’t provided precise indications of the streaming latency with CloudXR although there shouldn’t be a noticeable difference with a local connection.
NVIDIA plans to make CloudXR publicly available in the Google Cloud before the end of the year. A private beta is also set to start soon. For early access, you can register at NVIDIA.