Archive for the ‘Virtual Reality’ Category

Screaming at the Gods

August 21, 2015 Leave a comment

HulkI don’t know which gods I need to leave tribute around here in order to get my supplies. Somehow I still wait for computer, monitor and slew of other items in order to R&D and develop. I believe the gods are laughing at me and all I feel like is the Hulk screaming in frustration. The amount of process I deal with is enough to drive me insane. All I want to do is develop and design. HULK SMASH!!!

Leap Motion

August 19, 2015 Leave a comment

leap-motion-controllerWell while I wait impatiently for other things to arrive I can at least rejoice in the fact that I will get to unbox the Leap Motion and the VR Workstation today. Hopefully the monitor will arrive as well. We will see. Looking forward to what fun and wacky things we can develop with the hand tracking.

Waiting is the hardest part

August 18, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixI am expecting some cool stuff soon but soon is not now and it is not here. Everything takes forever to get here. Since everything is mostly imported it takes time. Add in that nobody is actually in a rush to get you what you need it is a little frustrating. The concept of rush is lost. So I look at invoices and dream of development.

Officially Registered

August 14, 2015 Leave a comment

oculus-connect-2Super excited. I got the approvals and I will be heading to Oculus Connect. Can’t wait to see the schedule for event. Stoked,

Reactions to Gear VR

August 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Gear VRIt is always fun to get other people to try VR devices and see their reactions. Watching their movements and how they observe their world while in the device is great. I let a few people try out 3 different experiences in the Gear VR to give them a sample of the types of experiences range currently out there. I did the Cirque piece, the Paul McCartney concert and the Marvel Avengers Tower experiences. The response was that of this is really good. This ok. This is awesome. I’m looking forward to more people trying it out.

Playing Around with the Gear VR

August 12, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixGot in a few hours of time on the Gear VR. I have to say the quality is a good bit of a jump over Google Cardboard. i sampled a bunch of the apps that arent on cardboard a long with ones that are on both. The experience is a lot more immersive. They have done a good job with multiple navigation and selection options. Bad VR is bad VR no matter the platform. After a few hours I had to stop because I was getting a little sick from a few bad experiences. Walking around and shaking it off is my best solution. It does kind of stick with you for a while which can be an issue. Still very happy with this device and glad I will be working with it. Great early entry to Virtual Reality. Looking forward to the commercial version which will hopefully be out this year.

I Lied

August 11, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixNot on purpose but I totally lied. Yesterday was not the day I would try out the Gear VR. It took forever to download all the apps and then I had to redownload the Oculus app so it would all work. Once I had everything downloading I still had to bring the device home with me to finish downloading. Another pain here in India is the slow speed of internet. Takes forever. Especially when some of these apps are a couple gigs. So today after I do a presentation or two internally I will get to play around with the Gear VR.