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Hyperion is a 3D visualization platform for optical design. It provides a fully immersive, intuitive, and interactive 3D user experience by leveraging existing AR/VR technologies. It enables the visualization of models of folded freeform optical systems in a dynamic 3D environment. The frontend user experience is supported by the computational ray-tracing engine of Eikonal+, an optical design research software currently being developed. We have built a cross-platform light-weight version of Eikonal+ that can communicate with any user interface or other scientific software. We have also demonstrated a prototype of the Hyperion 3D user experience using a Hololens AR display.Keywords — Unreal Engine, panoramic video, games, Cinematography, Lighting, Composition, VR.