Well. From the basics I reckon.
I have been looking at VR sets because I want to play with these things so much. I was considering buying an Oculus but then I realized that I’d also have to upgrade my computer, which is something I haven’t done in the last 2-3 years. And just thinking about getting a new processor, motherboard and moving all my files and reinstalling programs and what not, gave me a very big headache.
So, instead of aiming for the high end products, I was thinking about the mid range. The Zeiss VR One caught my eye, but then quickly lost it when being compared with other things. It’s basically a fancy Cardboard without a button. I haven’t tested it myself yet, but I imagined 3d printing trays over and over in the future. How about no.
The question became: A powerful VR set that I can connect to the computer and test developing games and environments in, or a low-cost viewer that will facilitate showing stuff to people. The portability and accessibility of the cardboard set won in the end for now. Let’s face it, showing family and friends things that you have done with a quick portable visor is good enough for an entry leveler as myself.
So, I ordered this pretty little thing and now I’m just waiting to receive it. But why wait?
I chose to start from the basics, so the thing I knew I could get done easily and fast was to make Photospheres. I downloaded the Cardboard App to my phone and started fiddling around with how to get my images displayed. True, without the visor I can’t tell if they are working perfectly or not, but after a few test scenes I have learned very valuable things.
So far I have some different scenes rendered at different sizes, qualities and dimensions. I have a space scene, water/islands, desert, my Ancient Crash Site scene, and also my Skullcap scene. I will soon make a gallery for these images on my 3d Images Section for anyone to download/view.
Just waiting here… Staring at Space.