Category Archives: VR

Dueling Dragons Roller Coaster

Dueling Dragons (US spelling) is a two track “duelling” (UK English) B&M suspended roller coaster at Islands of Adventure in Universal Studios Orlando. The ride is themed as two dragons… Chinese Fireball (Fire) and Hungarian Horntail (Ice). It was opened … Continue reading

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Virtual Oil Rig – Enhancing Higher Education

A poster of the work on the RGU Virtual Oil Rig and related educational experiences to enhance learning and training for offshore oil rig workers was presented at the 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference: Inspiring Excellence – Transforming … Continue reading

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360 Degree Snapshots in Second Life and OpenSim

This is a resource area for experimentation with the production and publishing of 360° snapshots in virtual worlds such as Second Life and OpenSim. Blog Posts Panoramic 360 Degree Image Capture Coming to Second Life Viewer – Blog Post 2016-10-08 … Continue reading

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Engage – Educational VR Platform

Immersive VR Education in Ireland, who have produced the Apollo 11 VR Experience, have created a platform for multiple users to meet and share experiences in a range of environments in VR via their avatars. Engage works with the Oculus … Continue reading

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Unity with OpenVR for Vive and Oculus via SteamVR

It is straightforward to start a Virtual Reality (VR) application using Unity 5.4 for SteamVR which supports both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift head-mounted VR displays. Getting Started Tutorial: http://unity3d.college/2016/04/29/getting-started-steamvr/ Unity – SteamVR Plugin: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/32647 Follow the above tutorial … Continue reading

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Supercar in Second Life through VR

CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 has provided 3D/VR access for the Oculus Rift in Second Life and OpenSim. VR Performance using Oculus Debug Tool With “Ultra” graphics levels (including shadows) and 256m view distance, the performance is excellent and with exterior or … Continue reading

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Steam VR Destinations Experiment

Destinations lets you create, share and explore different worlds in VR: photogrammetry scenes, game worlds, or anything else that can be represented by a 3D model (using OBJ and FBX formats). Destinations Workshop Tools is the toolkit for creating destinations. … Continue reading

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On AiLand Black Rock Region with Supercar via VorpX

As described in this blog post virtual world viewers can be used to visit Second Life and OpenSim grids and regions in VR on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive using VorpX. These are images of Gerry Anderson’s Supercar in the … Continue reading

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Second Life and OpenSim in VR using VorpX

While CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 has provided 3D/VR access for the Oculus Rift in Second Life and OpenSim, there is another way to explore virtual worlds in VR – through VorpX. VorpX allows some applications and games not specifically designed for … Continue reading

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Supercar in VR

This is Gerry Anderson’s Supercar mesh model (with non-physical flight scripts) in Second Life viewed in VR via the CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 for Oculus Rift DK2 and CV1. The Supercar mesh has a “prim equivalent” of 705. More information on … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters in VR using CtrlAltStudio

Now here is a nice test of the CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 for Oculus Rift DK2 and CV1 for Second Life and OpenSim. On OSGrid’s Cuteulala Park region which includes a range of theme park rides and roller coasters. hop://login.osgrid.org/Cuteulala Park/148/81/22 … Continue reading

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VRLand – A Community and Test Region for Virtual Reality in Virtual Worlds

“VRLand” is a region on the OpenSim-based OSGrid provided to act as a meeting place and community hub for those wanting to test virtual reality in virtual worlds like OpenSimulator (OpenSim) and Second Life. hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/VRLand/128/128/20 You can visit over the … Continue reading

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VR Campfire in OpenSim

A number of “Social VR” applications like vTime are now appearing for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive which provide a meeting space in which a small number (4 to 8 typically) people can meet via avatars in a scene … Continue reading

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Oil Rig Training Environment in VR

To be honest, this blog post started out as a test of the performance with various graphics options to try CtrlAltStudio viewer with an NVidia GTX1080 GPU. But the performance even on maximum “ultra” graphics settings with shadows was so … Continue reading

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CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412 Performance Testing

As noted in an earlier post CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412 was released by David Rowe on 18th July 2016 to allow VR access to Second Life and OpenSim via the Oculus CV1 and DK2 using Oculus SDK/Runtime 1.5.0/1.6.0. This blog posts … Continue reading

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Testing CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412

CtrlAltStudio is a version of the virtual worlds viewer for Second Life and OpenSim created by David Rowe. It has been updated to CtrlAltStudio 1.2.6.43412 to run with the Oculus Rift CV1 (as well as the previously supported DK2) under … Continue reading

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Testing CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43402

CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43402 is an early test version that has been replaced with the updated CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412 to address some issues, support the X-Box One controller, and provide further graphics experimentation options for the Oculus Rift. These notes were … Continue reading

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vTime – Social Gatherings in Virtual Reality

vTime (http://vtime.net) provides a facility where up to four participants can connect in VR (e.g. via the Oculus Rift) and voice in a range of 3D environments which include a campfire in a cave, an outer space scene, underwater, a … Continue reading

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Ocean Rift VR Experience

Ocean Rift (http://ocean-rift.com) is a virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. The controls are as follows:

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Project Cars in VR

Project Cars (http://www.projectcarsgame.com/) has been available since May 2015 [Wikipedia] along with regular add-ons and downloadable content. Support for VR headsets has been included for a while. Project Cars “Game of the Year” edition was released on 6th May 2016 … Continue reading

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X-15 VR Experience in Unity3D

As a variant on my recent Unity3D Gerry Anderson’s Supercar-themed “Avgas, Will Travel” VR Experience for the Oculus Rift… I added a 3D model of the X-15A-2 by TaffGoch. Although, of course, the X-15 was not an orbital craft (See … Continue reading

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2001 VR Experience in Unity3D

As a variant on my recent Unity3D Gerry Anderson’s Supercar-themed “Avgas, Will Travel” VR Experience for the Oculus Rift… I added 3D models of the 2001 Space Station by Filip and the Orion III PanAm Shuttle made by Daniel M. … Continue reading

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Thunderbirds in VR

And just because we can… instead of using NASA ISS and spacecraft models as in the ISS VR Experience, I substituted Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds models obtained from the 3D Sketchup Warehouse (search for Gerry Anderson). Try the web player version … Continue reading

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Space Walk – Follow along in Virtual Reality

EVA #35 on the International Space Station is a space walk performed by NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and ESA astronaut Tim Peake on 15th January 2016, with a focus on the replacement of a failed voltage regulator. An animation of … Continue reading

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Eve Valkyrie Pre-Alpha Testing

Eve Valkyrie from Iceland-based CCP Games is a multi-user space shooter style game based on the Eve Universe but designed for next generation virtual reality headsets and input controllers such as the Oculus Rift. “Pre-alpha” testing for those with appropriate … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 VR Experience

Immersive VR Education have produced a virtual reality (VR) “experience” for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. The full experience is still under development, but a free short demonstration for the Oculus Rift is available via http://immersivevreducation.com/the-apollo-11-experience/.

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VR Spacewalk at ISS

Scroll down to the “Try the ISS VR Experience” section for the web demonstration link and the download link for the Windows standalone version which will work in flat screen mode or in VR if you have an Oculus Rift … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Experience in 10 Minutes

Scroll down to the “Try it Yourself” section for the web demonstration link and the download link for the Windows standalone version which will work in flat screen mode or in VR if you have an Oculus Rift attached. While … Continue reading

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Eve Valkyrie in VR – Pre-alpha Testing

Eve Valkyrie from Iceland-based CCP Games is a multi-user space shooter style game based on the Eve Universe but designed for next generation virtual reality headsets and input controllers such as the Oculus Rift. “Pre-alpha” testing for those with appropriate … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality for Gerry Anderson Locations

Gerry Anderson locations for the TV series Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray have been recreated using fan produced 3D models of the buildings, scenery and vehicles used in the TV shows. These have been used in OpenSimulator to create 3D … Continue reading

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