Take a first look at Vision Pro's 3D virtual 'Yosemite Environment'

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Apple Vision Pros 3D wallpaper has now been shown off by a developer, revealing how the headset can present apps and controls as if floating in a 3D environment like a wintry Yosemite.

Vision Pro controls floating in a wintry Yosemite environment
Vision Pro controls floating in a wintry Yosemite environment

Apple Vision Pro is now expected to launch in March, according to the latest rumors, and users will initially see apps as if they are floating in your own room, or whatever space they are in. But just as
Mac and iPad can have different wallpapers and desktops, Vision Pro can present your apps immersed in a totally different environment.

This is the Yosemite Environment on Apple Vision Pro

A deep winter's embrace stills you in the valley of Yosemite, guarded by massive, granite cliffs and held by the pristine grip of fresh snow. pic.twitter.com/Xtx9zDnTky

-- M1 (@M1Astra)



"This is the Yosemite Environment on Apple Vision Pro," said @M1Astra on Twitter/X. "A deep winter's embrace stills you in the valley of Yosemite, guarded by massive, granite cliffs and held by the pristine grip of fresh snow."

The video is necessarily a 2D representation of what is an all-encompassing 3D view in Apple Vision Pro. Later in the discussion thread, M1Astra shows a "dark version of Yosemite," plus a longer version that reveals "cloud movement and the sparkle in the snow."

Watching a video in the Yosemite Environment
Watching a video in the Yosemite Environment



A commenter who claims to have used the Yosemite Environment in an Apple Vision Pro, described it as being "really powerful."

"The first time I tried it [I] almost felt the cold!" wrote Piotr Baczynski on Twitter/X.

Most recently, @M1Astra has revealed that a new Persona Environment video has been added to the Vision Pro beta. It shows how to set up the view that other people see of you, the eyes and facial expressions that get shown on the headset's external display.

While this is the first time that a Vision Pro has been shown publicly, people had a limited chance to try out the headset's environments when it was launched. AppleInsider's Andrew O'Hara reported that at that time, there were 14 such environments, which were a mix of specific locations such as Yosemite and Haleakala, or more abstract views like "summer light."

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    All very cool tech, and I am tempted to buy, but is this useful in terms of productivity or a distraction?
  • Reply 2 of 7
    You will always know it’s not the real Yosemite Valley if you can’t see people or hear cars going by. 😜
  • Reply 3 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,271moderator
    All very cool tech, and I am tempted to buy, but is this useful in terms of productivity or a distraction?
    It will be more useful for meditation apps and movies.

    There will probably be virtual fishing games from 3rd parties. Controllers will be needed for some games.



    For relaxation, it will be useful to fade out a dull room for a nice landscape, turn on the noise cancelling headphones and chill out for a bit maybe listening to some music. They can have a beach, lake, mountain views, a forest, ocean (+underwater), space etc. These have been done in VR but Apple's version will be much higher quality:



    Movies can have a variety of backdrops in different scenes:



    Headsets are primarily for entertainment rather than productivity but there will be some use cases where an environment helps. Writers and researchers get distracted in their normal environment and often move to a more isolated place to be able to focus on their writing.

    https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/george-r-r-martin-the-winds-of-winter-remote-cabin-writers-block/

    Not only can they go to an isolated virtual environment, they can use a virtual world similar to the book they are writing.
    williamlondonrmusikantowFileMakerFellerbyronl
  • Reply 4 of 7
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 1,012member
    What we need is the ability to walkthrough environments. Imagine if there was an app that has mapped much of the Yosemite valley so you could be 100% immersed in the valley. An open world if you will.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    I'd be really interested in using the Vision Pro as a monitor connected to my Macbook Pro for daily creative work projects.  Wearing 8+ hrs a day.  Is this a realistic option I ask myself.  Appears the potential is there.  Leaves the question does this create more or less of a distraction to focus and workflow. 
    jas99byronl
  • Reply 6 of 7
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,683member
    reviloa said:
    I'd be really interested in using the Vision Pro as a monitor connected to my Macbook Pro for daily creative work projects.  Wearing 8+ hrs a day.  Is this a realistic option I ask myself.  Appears the potential is there.  Leaves the question does this create more or less of a distraction to focus and workflow. 
    Many users will give it a try.
    byronl
  • Reply 7 of 7
    tyler82tyler82 Posts: 1,094member
    This may be a minority opinion, but I'd actually rather go to Yosemite.
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