Envelop VR announced today that Envelop for Windows is now available to the public through a free download. The software has been in private beta development for the past several months and is compatible with HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift VR headsets.
Envelop for Windows allows developers to turn two-dimensional applications and web sites into an immersive computing experience, and easily “VR-ify” legacy content. The software requires Windows 10 operating system and a virtual reality-ready graphics processing unit.
“We believe that we are enabling the next wave of computing here at Envelop VR,” Bob Berry. CEO and co-founder, said in a statement. “No other virtual reality software company is actively pursuing such a broad view of what is necessary to bring immersive computing to the masses.”
The software gives users individual control over size and placement of Windows applications, and allows for a mixed reality view that enables users to look at their hands, keyboards, and mouse while still viewing virtual reality.
“I look upon Envelop for Windows as the ‘SuperGlue’ of VR and an essential step in exploiting what virtual reality can bring to current users of the Windows platform,” Tom Furness, grandfather and pioneer of AR/VR, said in a statement. “If you are going to make a significant investment in a VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE, Envelop will help you get the most out of your technology. You not only have better access to content, but you can use your computer while gaming and doing other tasks… and all this while you are immersed in three dimensional VR….it is magic.”