Cintoo Cloud streams high-resolution 3D meshes from each scan position in a WebGL-compatible browser and you can move from scan to scan by clicking on the scan locations displayed with an icon. VR Streaming is all about the same workflow: high resolution 3D meshes are streamed in a WebGL browser that is WebVR compatible, which will generate the 2 stereoscopic viewpoints that can been displayed via the VR app into the VR display device.

Added Value of Cintoo’s Technology for Virtual Reality

  • Highest possible resolution for the 3D mesh, coming from terrestrial laser scanners
  • Fast streaming of the 3D mesh from each scanning positions
  • Display modes: RGB, Surfaces, XRay
  • Streaming of the mixed scan data + BIM content with possibility to display them separately or together
  • Cloud-based or private-server-based solution for collaborative experiences

Recommended Configuration to run Cintoo’s VR Streaming feature

Supported VR Devices

  • Oculus Rift or Rift S with 2 touch controllers
  • HTC Vive, Vive Pro, Vive Pro 2 with 2 controllers
  • Meta Quest 1 or Quest 2 with 2 touch controllers (must be tethered to a VR-ready PC with a compatible USB-C cable)

Required Web browser

  • Mozilla Firefox

Required software

  • Oculus desktop app (if using an Oculus/Meta device)
  • SteamVR desktop app (if using an HTC/Vive device)

VR-ready laptop or desktop

  • Equipped with a ‘good’ graphic board (such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or better, or the equivalent from AMD)
  • HTC Vive provides detailed information about VR-Ready devices here:
  • You can also test your PC in this page by clicking on ‘Test my PC’.

Please follow these instructions to make your Cintoo’s VR streaming work within Mozilla Firefox:

  • If you are using a laptop with dual CPU (one NVidia graphics card and one Intel card), in the NVIDIA Control Panel, set your web browser(s) to use the high-performance NVIDIA processor:

Please follow these instructions to make your Cintoo’s VR streaming work with Oculus devices:

Please follow these instructions to make your Cintoo’s VR streaming work with an HTC Vive device:

Running the VR Streaming experience:

  • Launch Oculus Desktop or SteamVR, and make sure your VR device is connected and active
  • Login to Cintoo Cloud using Mozilla Firefox.
  • Select the project that you want to experience in VR.
  • In the 3D View, click in the bottom right on: ===============>
  • Click on the VR mask at the bottom right of the Window. =====>
  • This will start the VR app and display the content in the VR headset.

Cintoo VR – Troubleshooting

I. Windows Graphics Settings
In addition to setting the Firefox browser to use the high-performance NVIDIA processor within the NVIDIA Control Panel, assigning the same setting in Windows Graphics Settings may resolve some issues that occur when using Cintoo’s VR feature:

1. Open Windows Graphics Settings:

2. Under “Choose an app to set preference”, select Desktop app from the menu and click Browse:

3. Select Firefox from the list of apps and click Add:

4. Under Firefox, click Options, select High Performance, and click Save:

5. Re-launch Firefox

ii. Enable VR in Firefox
Firefox browser versions 97.0.1 and newer may have some VR settings disabled by default. The following instructions show how to make sure VR functionality is enabled in Firefox:

1. Launch Firefox and type “about:config” in the address search bar:

2. Type “VR” in the search bar, and press ENTER
3. Toggle “dom.vr.enabled” to “true”:

4. Close and re-launch Firefox
5. Open your Cintoo project, navigate to the 3D View tab, and click the Virtual Reality button:

6. Click “Allow” if prompted to allow Cintoo to access your VR device:

7. Click the “Switch to VR” icon to enter VR mode. In some instances, you may need to click the icon more than once to push the scene to your headset:

III. Disable Fullscreen in Firefox
In some cases, the Firefox Fullscreen API will interrupt Cintoo’s VR view from displaying in the VR headset. Disabling Firefox from entering fullscreen mode can resolve this issue:

1. Launch Firefox and type “about:config” in the address search bar:

2. Type “full” in the search bar, and toggle “full-screen-api.enabled” to “false”:

3. Close and re-launch Firefox


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