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Collaboration Tool Spatial’s Latest Update Adds 40+ Seat Auditorium & Better File Support

2020 has been an important year for remote collaboration tools and cross-platform app Spatial is no different. After a soft launch back in May followed by its official Oculus Quest roll out in September, today the app has introduced several new features to make it more versatile.

Spatial - Auditorium

The big addition is literally that, a new auditorium environment designed to seat upwards of 40 people; perfect for large presentations such as lectures or conferences. Previously, the apps three locations allowed for 30 attendees in VR with a further 20 via the web.

After that, all the other additions are fine-tuning improvements to make the tool easier to use. For example, Microsoft Office Suite files (2D files: .DOC, .PPT, .XLS) are now supported whilst Google Drive, OneDrive & SharePoint can be integrated to pull files from. If you need to bring 3D models into Spatial it’ll now quickly adjust models to their actual real-life size.

For those on Oculus Quest the hand tracking has been improved so you can teleport to a seat or hotspots in the Quest environments, plus on the controller side there’s now the ability to move objects with the thumbstick.

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Here are the rest of the updates:

  • Content:
    • Improved text readability on documents
    • Autosave for all rooms
    • Larger room boundary to allow for bigger group scenarios 
    • All MP4 videos now come with looping support
    • Improved pin button – hides “X” button when engaged. Pinned (locked) objects cannot be closed or edited
  • Avatar interaction improvements:
    • Including more responsive fist bumps
  • Tech Advancements:
    • Latest Oculus SDK
    • ARKit meshing and occlusion on lidar-enabled devices

Available in free and pro versions, Spatial has been designed for complete cross-platform integration. So someone giving a presentation using Oculus Quest can be joined by a colleague using Magic Leap, or by another through a browser via webcam. As Spatial continues to expand its collaboration tool, VRFocus will keep you updated.