Rio Tinto has made a virtual truth representation of its mines and distant operations centre in Perth that is remaining made use of as a recruitment tool by the miner.

The virtual truth application was made by Viewport, a Perth-based VR/AR studio, and is remaining distributed by using the Oculus keep, nevertheless it is not publicly viewable.

Viewport stated in a weblog article that the application “was formulated about a interval of three months … and is now remaining made use of all all over the environment by Rio Tinto.”

Application people locate on their own in “the center of a vivid, scaled down mine internet site.” 

“The person seems all over in virtual truth working with their gaze to result in the wished-for movie file by quite a few icons placed in the atmosphere,” the developer stated.

“Viewport customized-crafted a range of vehicles most likely to be identified on a typical mine internet site like dump trucks, an ore hauling coach and assistance vehicles.”

The company stated it shot movies made use of in the application “on locale at Rio Tinto websites positioned at Paraburdoo, Karratha and the Rio Tinto Operations Centre in Perth”.

“Filming at Rio Tinto areas this sort of as Paraburdoo and Karratha has its troubles, 12 hour extended shoots, pink dust constantly threatening to coat and clog the tools and blistering warmth,” it stated.

Viewport also made a publicly-viewable walkthrough of the application, and stated that far more material would be added to it in 2020.

It also stated that the way the websites experienced been filmed enabled the application people to “sense the scale” of machinery functioning at the mines.