While 3D refers to the three-dimensional nature of visual content, VR goes beyond this by creating a simulated environment that can be explored and interacted with. So, although they both share some commonalities, they are distinct concepts, VR encompasses a broader range of immersive experiences beyond just 3D visuals or 360-degree videos.

In VR, users experience a sense of realism to the visual content. This can involve wearing a VR headset that displays stereoscopic images to create the perception of depth and dimension. VR systems often use computer displays or entire rooms equipped with sensors and tracking technology to create a sense of presence and the illusion of being physically present in a virtual world.