NVIDIA VR Viewer Utilizes Google Cardboard For VR Purposes

Virtual Reality (VR) is definitely becoming a thing. A number of companies have already released their VR headsets, while Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are quite probably the best-known ones. Google is currently working on the ‘Daydream’ platform which will cater to VR, and the Mountain View giant had released Google Cardboard a while back which give you a bit of VR experience in the simplest way possible. Having that in mind, there are a number of VR apps out there already, and NVIDIA had released their own VR Viewer a while back.

This application is called the 'NVIDIA VR Viewer', and it’s currently in beta. The app is not exactly brand new, but if you’re looking for a VR Viewer, this app is a solid choice, at least based on the app’s rating and comment in the Google Play Store. This app lets you check out 360 stereo panoramic images on your smartphone, though you will need to own Google Cardboard though, of course. Anyhow, the app utilizes two NVIDIA technologies in order to offer the best possible experience with Cardboard. The NVIDIA Ansel technology actually lets you capture in-game screenshots. You can compose your shots from wherever you want, and adjust it with post-process filters. This tech also allows you to capture HDR images in high fidelity formats on your personal computer, and that was you can share screenshots in 360 in case you’d like to check them out on your phone later on.

The other tech NVIDIA included in this app is called NVIDIA Iray, which essentially utilizes NVIDIA’s GPUs, and lets you generate an even more immersive VR experience, says NVIDIA. The NVIDIA Iray utilizes ray tracking in order to deliver precision, and the company says that this can be quite useful to architects. This app is here to offer you a sneak-peak of some images you’ll be able to capture and view using NVIDIA’s tech. Now, in order to try out this app, you’ll need to own an Android smartphones which runs Android Lollipop (or newer), and also at least 2GB of RAM. If you’d like to get more info or download this app, click on the Google Play banner down below.

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