I am really looking forward to scanning environments in 3D and also shooting them in 3D 360 video. I really like the idea of having both as options for my work. Being able to step into a space and get all the footage I need and reference to take away is awesome. I think it will be a great addition to my workflow and add some new potential to creating projects.
Was able to get the tracker working with a fix to the drivers. So we have a mostly fully operational battle station. Still have a few pieces of software to install but was able to test out the leap motion and the Oculus. Mostly novelty stuff I have seen so far. Really hoping to find some more innovative works or just work on them ourselves. Today I will be exploring more of the Share store and seeing what else is out there. It is one thing to read about these experiences but totally different to actually experience them.
Because it would be too easy if everything was plug and play we spent most of our first day trying to solve what seems like a pretty common problem of the tracker not being identified. Sadly there appears to be no one solution for this problem and all of our attempts using what others have tried have failed. So we continue to hammer away at trying to get the tracker working on our Oculus Rift Dk2. Still able to use the HMD without the tracker but it would be nice to have it all working.
Do you like food? Do you like Wrestling? Do you like food trucks? Do you like supporting small business? Do you like Freedom? Do you know anyone who does? If your answer is yes to any of the above questions you should totally check out Hot Tag Mobile Food’s GoFundMe page. They are a small business opening up soon and looking for a little help to get things going smoother. They are even offering some fabulous prizes to go along with donations so its not even like you are donating you are just buying some really cool stuff and food from some awesomely talented folks.
Seriously I watched the movie Chef the other day and I was like how cool is this. Then I remembered these awesome folks are trying to live their dream just like that. Its like Chef meets The Wrestler. How cool is that?
I was reminded of the idea that when one is following their destiny the whole universe conspires to helping you achieve it. Well let’s all do what we can to see that their destiny is achieved. Donate if you can or at least share with others who might be interested in supporting.
I believe the most important role of a manager is the ability to go to bat for your team. Your team should know you support them even when they aren’t around to see it. Even when you don’t 100% agree you should be able to put the team first and defend them. You shouldn’t be blind to their faults but their failings are just as much your responsibility as theirs. If someone is part of your team and you are keeping them there then you are vouching for them. Own it. Share the glory and own the defeats. Grow together and always go to bat for your team.
One of my favorite tricks for sales and negotiating is the secret that’s not a secret. People really like to feel special and so when you offer them information that they think is “secret” it makes them think they are being gifted with something special. I mean you can totally tell them a true secret but often times we aren’t really allowed to talk about certain things with clients and vendors. Even with an NDA in place. So add the phrases “In all honesty”, “Between you and me” or “I shouldn’t really be telling you this” to your conversations and you have made the other person feel like they are in a special club. With this new bond you can ease in to a new level for your negotiations. It is one peace to a larger puzzle of negotiating but try adding it to your repertoire.
I was traveling for work yesterday but today I came in to see my monitor and computer set up, I still need all of my software loaded onto the machine but one step closer and now it is here with me. I also got an update that my 360 cameras are in route to me so that makes me happy too. Another step closer to making some AWESOME content. Baby steps but steps none the less.