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VR and AR Digital Resources Support: VR

Introduction

What is VR?‚Äč

From Wikipedia:
Virtual reality (VR) is an experience taking place within simulated and immersive environments that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment (i.e. gaming) and educational purposes (i.e. medical or military training). Other, distinct types of VR style technology include augmented reality and mixed reality.

From Oxford Dictionaries:
Virtual reality (VR) is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.

 

How does VR work?

VR uses a headset, such as the HTC Vive available in the Library.  Once the headset is put on, you are blocked from the outside world and will only see digital contents and displays within the headset, kind of interacting with the virtual world.

The headset usually comes with motion controls to control movements. As you look around with your head turning and following the scenes, the motion controls will be used to interact with the movements.

 

Popular uses of VR

Education, Games, Car test drive, Aviation piloting, VR marketing, ...

Example VR Creation using MAKAR

Procedures to make a MAKAR VR Project

  1. Go to the Library ad find a MAKAR pre-installed PC.
  2. Register a free MAKAR account via below link:

https://www.makerar.com/member-signup

  1. Leave the website when below message showed and start using pre-installed MAKAR software on PC using registered account

 

 

  1. VR Resource size for uploading to MAKAR:

Remarks:

Compression may needed before image and video uploaded, software e.g. used:

  • Image: paint, photopea
  • Video: HandBrake

 

  1. Crate new VR project

 

  1. Use the uploaded 360 images or 360 video for VR scene

P.S. the initial scene of the VR will be the 1st scene used and cannot be changed

  • New 360 image or video not in resource could also be uploaded using the button below:

 

  • Add other scenes in the VR by clicking the VR Scene button at bottom

  1. Renaming the project & scenes (click and rename)
    • Project name:

 

 

  • Scene name 

 

  1. Control Panel
  • Top panel

 Move element

 Resize element

 Rotate element

 Drag View

 Rotate View

 Focus

  • Scene Objects panel (left top corner)

 

  • Current View of VR scene (mobile preview on right bottom corner)

  • Initial view of VR scene

 

  • Mobile preview of the VR scene

 

  • Different view angle of VR scene

 

  1. Add connection between different VR scenes
    • Rotate the scene into desired view
      • Select “Rotate” button

 

  • Select the VR camera and set it by rotating different color wheel

  • Select “Rotate View” button

 

  • Hold the view to the left or right until desired view reached

 

  • Add scenes’ connection object, drag it into desired position

 

  • Rotate the object to desired direction

 

 

 

  • Move the object into VR camera covered area

 

 

 

  • Set the scenes’ connection
    • Select the object and assign action

 

  • Assign action by clicking “Add Trigger Event +” on right panel

  • Set to delay show will let the scene changing after load for a while

 

  • Add the return change scene object into the going scene

 

  1. Add objects into Scene (Coming soon)
    • Image
    • 3D model
    • Video
    • Audio

 

  1. Publish
    • Click the “Push” button on top right corner

 

 

 

  1. Download mobile / tablet MAKAR Apps to play the VR tour
    • iOS QR code

  • Andriod QR code

 

  1. Search and play the VR tour by your user ID