Render Purports to Present Manufacturing Mannequin of Meta’s Venture Cambria



YouTuber SadlyItsBradley claims to have seen precise photographs of the manufacturing mannequin of Meta’s next-gen combined actuality headset, Venture Cambria. Although they aren’t sharing the supply photographs, they labored with a 3D modeler to create an in depth rendering of what the photographs confirmed.

SadlyItsBradley is an XR {hardware} analyst who has spent appreciable time digging deep to trace down rumors and data relating to imminent VR {hardware}. Lately they claimed that Meta’s upcoming combined actuality headset, at present generally known as Venture Cambria, reached its ‘DVT’ part which signifies that it’s practically prepared for manufacturing.

SadlyItsBradley additionally claims to have seen precise photographs of the production-ready Venture Cambria, and whereas they couldn’t share the photographs themselves, they labored with a 3D modeler Marcus Kane to recreate what was seen intimately. Beneath are the renders that resulted.

Within the video accompanying the renders, Bradley talked concerning the array of cameras on the headset, together with a pod of 4 sensors hidden beneath the entrance cowl. In keeping with them, the pod incorporates two cameras and two non-camera sensors that are theorized to be some form of depth-sensor:

What’s particularly notable concerning the renders is how compact the optics and show housing is in comparison with present VR headsets. If the renders are pretty correct, this affirms that Venture Cambria is probably going transferring to a brand new optics system in comparison with previous headsets (seemingly a ‘pancake’-style optic).

Picture courtesy SadlyItsBradley

A few of this data and hypothesis—and even a lot of the look of the system—was teased by Meta itself final yr. On the time the corporate stated Venture Cambria would come with “high-res shade combined actuality passthrough,” new optics, eye & face monitoring, and controllers which cast off the monitoring rings (seemingly transferring to on-board inside-out monitoring). The corporate additionally confirmed that Venture Cambria would launch in 2022, although no additional particulars on a launch date or worth have been introduced.