View 3D images in Virtual Reality (VR)

If you would like to see your image data in virtual reality (VR), check out ConfocalVR, free to not-for-profits. Download from here: . It requires a good VR system (i.e., Vive, Rift, WMR) and a good GPU (>= NVIDIA 1070). You will be immersed.

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Hi T,

Greetings! Nice work!! We have also developed VR for light-sheet imaging. Please check our paper via


Hi Yichen,

Greetings and nice work to you too!! It looks like you focused on an approach that let you use cell phone-based VR. That certainly gives you a much bigger potential impact than mine. Because I wanted to render the raw 3D image stacks, as volume elements, not surface polygons, I needed to stay with GPU based VR systems like Vive, Rift, and WMR. Certainly room for both approaches.

Did you have a chance to download ConfocalVR and try it out? has a Version 2 of ConfocalVR now available for sale, so if that is of interest to you, just let me know and I can send you more info or a formal quote.

All the best,


Hello Tom,

I would love to, but I do not have a Rift or other headsets on hand. I will prepare some .nii files and get a headset for it :smile: