Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Using VR with the Samsung Odyssey HMD + Dell Inspiron 15 with GeForce GTX 1060

At home, I've been using the Samsung Odyssey HMD for about a year so far, with a Dell Inspiron 15 and 1060 GeForce GTX and I'm extremely satisfied with this configuration.

What is to love?

1) Mobility: I can go anywhere with my VR setup and play at friends homes.

2) Windows Mixed Reality: with the PC configuration I'm able to use Oculus, STEAM and Viveport games; I have the best of all worlds combined.

3) Not only for VR: I still have a superb laptop that I can use for heavy duty stuff (3D, video editing, real time, gaming, etc.)

4) Controllers: the helmet captures the controller movements (6Dof) with inside-out cameras mounted in the front of the HMD. It is limited to the range of the cameras angles, but it more than enough to have a great experience.

5) Content: The immersion and experience obtained while using VR makes me hesitant to play any tripleA game in normal way (flat screen); I'm more engaged to buy TripleA games that support VR than any other option; my next buy probably will be SkyrimVR or FalloutVR. On a rocky start with Doom VFR, after some patches and new locomotion solutions, I'm having a blast with the game. So, VR is my new gaming platform from now and ahead; not going back to flatty, this is my dream come true.

6) Helmet: The image and resolution is excellent; the "screen door" effect is minimal. The audio is also great; it has headphones included in the frame. The nose part needs to be improved; this is my only complain.

Now, it required some time to setup everything to run nice and smooth; since I'm a techy guy, I felt comfortable with it. The setup is not perfect, but I'm having a big win on the ratio between benefits vs setup headaches; it worth it.

Just wanted to share this experience, hope it helps when planning to buy or update a VR setup.

Marvel HeroVision Augmented Reality Iron Man

I was able to help with this AR/MR project.

Marvel Hero Vision Augmented Reality Iron Man

Avengers: Infinity War Hero Vision Iron Man A/R Experience from Hasbro

Hasbro Marvel Avengers: Infinity War Hero Vision AR Toy

Monday, November 6, 2017

Military Base Doll House

I just notice a new play pattern on my daughter, or just a new change on the content that she is consuming?

Here is her version of a "Military Base":

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bohemian Rhapsody Experience

What is good:
-The mix between 2D and 3D is well done. This is a great reference for future VR developments mixing media with 2D comics and 3D experiences.
-The way the music makes the narrative and creates the immersion.

I can be biased because I like Queen's music, but the whole experience worth to try it indeed.



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