Category: XR (AR/VR/MR)

  • Oh yeah!

    Hey, so in case you haven’t heard already the Oculus Quest is a thing. It’s been a long time coming but we finally have proper PC free VR. I’m not going to go into any real detail about it other than to say I’m super excited to get my hands on one of these things […]

  • Time to go VR?

    Well the Oculus Go is out. I’ll likely be picking one up later this year just to give it a go (see what I did there), but being a 3DOF system it isn’t the VR system I’ve been waiting for. Having said that, the Go looks like an important step forward for VR and even […]

  • Udacity VR Nano degree retrospective ⏳

    When I started my Udacity VR Nano degree I knew I was in for a challenge. Now that I’ve successfully completed my final assignment I thought I’d share some lessons learnt. So in no particular order: Use version control. Thankfully I started doing this very early on. I had heard of the benefits and for […]

  • Done: Night at the museum ☑️

    Museum exhibit

    I’ve been AFK for a while (holiday) so I just wanted to post the details of the final version of “night at the museum” I finished a few weeks ago that I delivered as part of my Udacity VR course. The project went well (in that I passed) but I have to admit it was […]

  • Storytelling​ in VR 📖

    It’s hard to not have “all the feels” watching the above video (Ideally in VR if you’ve got a cardboard headset). The creators have done such an amazing job of crafting a great story with some seriously well thought out VR technique. For example transitions/cuts within a 360 video like this can be very jarring, and require […]

  • Optimising C# scripts in Unity 🏎

    The more I create C# scripts in Unity the more I learn about optimising those scripts. With code there are 100s of ways to solve a problem, not all of them efficient, so learning to check your codes performance seems like a must. Things to look for So far I’ve come across a few simple […]

  • Adding spatial audio in VR 🎧

    wave form

    Part of my Night at the Museum project is adding audio descriptions to the objects on display. To do this in Unity I’m making use of the spatial audio capabilities of the Google Cardboard SDK. As with most things in Unity, there’s a fairly reasoned logic to how this is done. You need three main […]

  • More progress 👨‍💻

    Managed to get everything to compile to the phone again. Also, I can move about the place now 🙂 The big issue was around the legacy Google Cardboard SDK junking up the project. Completely deleting all SDK related files, old and new, then reinstalling the new was the quickest solution. Once that was done, recreating […]

  • Getting back on track 🔧

    So that thing I broke, it’s getting fixed. Little by little, day by day. So far I’ve managed to get: VR working properly again (at least I think I have) select objects again the FPS back over 60 Unfortunately I still can’t compile to my phone but hopefully, the weekend sorts that. It’s funny how […]

  • Project: Night at the Museum 🏛

    I’m working on a project for my studies with Udacity. The goal is to create a VR experience that demonstrates my research into a VR company. I’ll do a series of posts on this as I progress along the path to completion. To start here’s my first crack at the initial documentation for the project: […]