Microsoft Maquette makes it easy to sketch and iterate ideas quickly in 3D space. Maquette is a virtual reality tool which aims to make immersive spatial prototyping easy and fast, all from within a VR headset.
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Release Date:
Jan 15, 2019

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April 8

Microsoft Maquette 2019. available in beta

Thank you for your support and feedback!

We are beta testing a new release of Microsoft Maquette containing a bug fix:

  • Fixed sporadic exceptions when releasing the orientation tool

Check it out by opting in beta and let us know of any issues or suggestions!
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April 3

Microsoft Maquete Update 2019.2.0.0 Released

Beta Version 2019.2.0.0
Released April 3, 2019


Surface Snapping

Link: Watch the video on the Maquette site.
  • Content can be snapped to surfaces in the scene using the surface snapping button, which appears on the controller when holding an object close to another object's surface.
  • While an object is snapped, it can be rotated along the surface by holding the rotation button.
  • Holding the surface snapping button locks the snapping plane.
  • Content snapped onto a surface will stay snapped the next time it's picked up, so long as the surface below it is still in position.


Link: Watch the video on the Maquette site.

  • Holding the grip button in empty space enables locomotion controls. A teleport ray appears, and viewpoints become visible as target destinations.
  • With the grip button held, press the trigger to teleport to the target destination.
  • Teleporting resets your scale to 1:1. This can be disabled in the
  • Locomotion tab of the Settings menu.
  • While holding the grip button, Left & right on the joystick or touchpad rotates your view in 45° increments, and up & down locomote you forward & backward.

The Orientation Tool

Link: Watch the video on the Maquette site.

Uses of the Orientation Tool
  • While holding a piece of content with Rotation Snapping on, use the Orientation Tool to align Rotation Snapping to a targeted piece of content.
  • Groups created within the Select Tool align their bounding boxes to the directionality set with the Orientation tool.
How to use the Orientation Tool
  • The Orientation Tool appears on your dominant hand when moving content with Rotation Snapping on. Hover on it with your other hand and use the grip button to pick it up.
  • While holding the Orientation Tool, press the trigger to activate it at targeted content. Activating the orientation tool at empty space will reset it.

360 Image Capture
  • Within the Camera Tool, select the 360° button to toggle on and off 360° image capture mode. 360°
  • Output images appear with other screenshots in ~Documents/Maquette/Screenshots

UI Numpad
  • Point at a number variable (i.e. RGB color) in Maquette's UI and select it with the trigger to invoke a numpad for numeric input.
  • The Maquette numpad accomodates basic mathematical operations.

Dimensional Indicators
  • Dimensional indicators display the measurement of object's bounding boxes when objects are picked up.
  • These can be turned off within the UI tab of the Settings menu.
  • Toggle the metric and imperial systems in the UI tab of the Settings menu.

Additional Changes & Fixes
  • Clock behind menu
  • Added floating tool tips
  • Support for Knuckles controllers
  • New 3D Geometric Primitives
  • Visual update to Start Space environment
  • Various bug fixes
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About This Game

Microsoft Maquette is a general purpose mock-up tool for spatial prototyping within virtual reality. It was built from the ground up to empower anyone to create fully immersive concept sketches in VR from inside your headset. Maquette includes a set of tools for importing, creating, composing, and storyboarding content in 3D space, complete with a library of primitives and UI icons. Among many other features, Maquette has fast and approachable UX, a text tool for annotations and spatial UI mockups, and easy selection and nested-grouping of content. Maquette has a complimentary Unity addon for importing Maquette content into Unity, which preserves materials and grouping hierarchy. Maquette's development process is guided by users' needs, so we want your feedback!

Maquette's Website

Bringing Maquette Content into Unity

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better

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