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BCM325: Future Cultures Research Project Post 2 – VR The New Social Media

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Following up on my first blog post I have began my attempt in re-creating my lounge room in virtual reality. I have downloaded Unity and began my attempt. When i first opened the program I was instantly confused so decided to devote a few hours to playing around with the program I came to find it similar to a plugin I use in After Effects called Element3D.

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The layout of Element3D as you can see in the image above is similar to Unity with the models and materials presented the same in the bottom of the screen. Once i noticed this similarity, using the program became more comfortable. After some playing around – not focusing particularly on the lounge room but more on just getting used to the program I created this. 22221.png

Figuring out how to insert a model was embarrassingly a challenge. It took me a while to find…

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BCM325 Future Cultures Research Project Post 1 – VR The New Social Media

BCM32 – VR The New way to communicate?

Boos

For my independent research project, I’m going to focus on Virtual Reality (VR). So what is VR? According to Dr Jackson of Marxent VR is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. By simulating as many senses as possible, such as vision, hearing, touch, even smell, the computer is transformed into a gatekeeper to this artificial world. VR is viewed through specially designed headsets amongst other capabilities including through your mobile phone. There is plenty of variety in choosing a VR device with Google Cardboard, Magic Leap & Samsung GearVR and many more.

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VR is something in which I have always been interested and curious into learning more about. I have not personally ever made or done any research into this topic so this…

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