The Evolution of Events and Experiential Industry: 2D, 3D and Metaverse Events
With the evolution of technology, every aspect of our lives has been impacted, including how we receive and share information and how we see the world. Due to the abundance of gadgets and applications, the event industry has taken advantage of technology to communicate with visitors and promote events.
While virtual reality technology has brought many changes to the ways we live our daily lives, there is still a large space to be filled in creating a convincing and immersive metaverse. This is because combining all of the existing XR programs and tools into one place will likely experience it as one big open world instead of thousands of individual online games. With this understanding in mind, it allows you to decipher how people use these different types of technologies.
In this article, we will look at how technology has changed the event industry over the last few years and how the metaverse events are different from 2D and 3D events.
What is the difference between 2D, 3D, and Metaverse Platforms?
Understanding the difference between 2D, 3D, and Metaverse platforms is important. Let’s explore this concept and see how they differ to determine which one is better for you.
2D Event Platform
A 2D virtual event platform comprises a flat grid layout, which combines graphics and labels. The flat design leads the user through the space in an intuitive, step-by-step process. These event platforms offer users an online dashboard to organize their events, collaborate with other team members, send out invitations and RSVPs, track and manage the attendance, and more.
Some 2D hybrid event platforms such as Hubilo, Almond Virtex 1.0, Hopin, and Airmeet are web-accessible, making it simpler for participants to participate in the event from a desktop or smartphone.
3D Event Platform
3D virtual event platforms create a dynamic and engaging experience. With 3D virtual event platforms like Samaaro, Almond Virtex 2.0, and vFairs, you can retain your audience’s attention by creating life-like spaces in a virtual environment. These virtual or hybrid event platforms are meant to provide a full-immersion digital experience for an audience.
As the popularity and frequency of events continue to grow, many event organizers are looking for more ways to provide an immersive experience. The Metaverse provides a major opportunity for such events by incorporating blockchain, AI, NFTs, 3D designs, and other digital technologies to power the event platform.
Why is there so much hype around Metaverse?
Metaverse seems to be the hottest thing in tech these days. Google, Sony, and other giants are jumping into this space with all kinds of ideas. And many people are now talking about a metaverse as if it would be another internet that works inside a virtual environment.
The metaverse — a simulated 3D environment that allows users to interact with one another and their surroundings — promises to be a game-changer for the events industry. As a utility, metaverse can be used as an effective way to communicate information and ideas and for education.
Can you imagine walking up to a keynote speaker or an industry giant on the other side of the planet and asking for advice or just chatting with them? The metaverse can enhance the digital experience of going to an event and lead to more spontaneity for the event-goers. Physical construction costs or building codes don’t limit the metaverse. You can create events with an unlimited number of rooms and meeting places so people can attend events or interact with other attendees seamlessly.
Organizations will use Metaverse gatherings to enhance their brand equity, drive social media engagement, develop new customers, expand distribution channels and generate new revenue streams.