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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: rong on February 13, 2021, 03:43:41 pm

Title: Virtual Realities
Post by: rong on February 13, 2021, 03:43:41 pm
Any of you yahoos monkey around in VR?

I got a headset about 8 months ago - the games are quite impressive, but I'm not really much of a gamer.

What I've really become enamored with is Altspace (some prefer VRChat, but there's too many squeakers in there for me)

There's some genuinely interesting folks that hang out in there and you can build your own worlds if that's your thing.

There's also some other more interesting things that happen - the story of the black robots being one of them.

anyhow - just wondering if i might run in to a PD'er in there some day.  I was thinking about making a Chapel Perilous world, but it would be fun to collaborate.
Title: Re: Virtual Realities
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 18, 2021, 11:56:18 am
VR is a massive part of my livelihood right now. It's the reason I got invited down to facebook HQ in London the year before last and led directly to my career taking off. I'm currently working with one producer, in the health sector, using VR in areas like palliative care and trauma rehab and I'm holding about 600 quids worth of Decentraland Mana, which I bought at 100 last month, on spec and watched shoot through the sky when atari bought up some land parcels a few weeks back.

Yeah, I kinda monkey around a bit  in VR  :lol:

The product (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGgCPttyvWM)

Another day at the office (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THf2qdcP3mw)

Title: Re: Virtual Realities
Post by: rong on March 18, 2021, 01:31:02 pm
cool stuff - I'd not heard of oculus medium but I am slowly learning Gravity Sketch and I'm absolutely enthralled with it.  I've used it to make a few worlds in Altspace and I can't get over how well it works.

It does seem the healthcare sector is warming up to VR the fastest.  There's a weekly meetup in Altspace (do I maybe spend too much time in altspace, oh probably . . .) on Thursdays called Health Systems chat.  If you haven't been it may be a good networking opportunity for you.



Title: Re: Virtual Realities
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 19, 2021, 12:08:49 pm
cool stuff - I'd not heard of oculus medium but I am slowly learning Gravity Sketch and I'm absolutely enthralled with it.  I've used it to make a few worlds in Altspace and I can't get over how well it works.

It does seem the healthcare sector is warming up to VR the fastest.  There's a weekly meetup in Altspace (do I maybe spend too much time in altspace, oh probably . . .) on Thursdays called Health Systems chat.  If you haven't been it may be a good networking opportunity for you.

Here's a couple worlds I've made if you're interested in checking them out:

https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1687287820437159965 (https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1687287820437159965)

https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1671215999967297633 (https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1671215999967297633)


I've got a lot of mates who work in GS. Been meaning to get around to playing with it for long enough but not enough hours in the day right now. For now I'm still doing all my subsurf modelling in flatscreen using Blender but when I get a minute I'll totally be looking at bringing it into my pipeline.

I don't have altspace installed for now. Socialising in VR is something I have to restrict to a bare minimum because it's a fucking time sink. Even more so than all these fucking zoom meetings that sometimes seem to be my entire working day right now. Cheers for the heads up, tho, I'll defo pass the info on to my producer. If she's not part of that scene already she'll defo want in on the action. Unlike me, her entire fucking reason for existing seems to be zoom meetings and other press-the-flesh opportunities. I don't complain, tho, whatever the fuck she's up to keeps the wolves away from my door :D

Medium is a fucking epic piece of software. It's outerface is so far ahead of the game, it's not even playing the same sport at this point. Devs are friendly as hell and actually listen to the community. They've just been bought by Adobe tho so no doubt it'll turn into the same corporate shitfest that all their other warez are. It's free with oculus headset right now or 25 quid or so on the store. I'd get in before it's rolled into fucking CC although, to be fair, I can't see that happening any time soon ;)
Title: Re: Virtual Realities
Post by: rong on March 19, 2021, 07:10:13 pm
cool stuff - I'd not heard of oculus medium but I am slowly learning Gravity Sketch and I'm absolutely enthralled with it.  I've used it to make a few worlds in Altspace and I can't get over how well it works.

It does seem the healthcare sector is warming up to VR the fastest.  There's a weekly meetup in Altspace (do I maybe spend too much time in altspace, oh probably . . .) on Thursdays called Health Systems chat.  If you haven't been it may be a good networking opportunity for you.

Here's a couple worlds I've made if you're interested in checking them out:

https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1687287820437159965 (https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1687287820437159965)

https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1671215999967297633 (https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1671215999967297633)


I've got a lot of mates who work in GS. Been meaning to get around to playing with it for long enough but not enough hours in the day right now. For now I'm still doing all my subsurf modelling in flatscreen using Blender but when I get a minute I'll totally be looking at bringing it into my pipeline.

I don't have altspace installed for now. Socialising in VR is something I have to restrict to a bare minimum because it's a fucking time sink. Even more so than all these fucking zoom meetings that sometimes seem to be my entire working day right now. Cheers for the heads up, tho, I'll defo pass the info on to my producer. If she's not part of that scene already she'll defo want in on the action. Unlike me, her entire fucking reason for existing seems to be zoom meetings and other press-the-flesh opportunities. I don't complain, tho, whatever the fuck she's up to keeps the wolves away from my door :D

Medium is a fucking epic piece of software. It's outerface is so far ahead of the game, it's not even playing the same sport at this point. Devs are friendly as hell and actually listen to the community. They've just been bought by Adobe tho so no doubt it'll turn into the same corporate shitfest that all their other warez are. It's free with oculus headset right now or 25 quid or so on the store. I'd get in before it's rolled into fucking CC although, to be fair, I can't see that happening any time soon ;)

Medium must be restricted by country - i doesn't show up at all when I check the oculus store.  I haven't made the leap to developer mode and side loading, but I imagine if I really wanted it, i could get it that way.  but, i'm happy enough with gravity sketch.  you are 100% right that socializing in VR is a major time sink.  altspace is the best bar I've ever been to - cheapest beers in town and you don't have to wear pants.
Title: Re: Virtual Realities
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 21, 2021, 05:03:46 pm
True story, I met my producer in recroom, mate introduced us. First thing I did was shot her in the face with a crossbow and then mocked her cos she looked like a fucking dalek. This is my kind of future!
Title: Re: Virtual Realities
Post by: Drake75 on March 31, 2021, 07:50:05 am
If I were ever told that I could perpetuate my existence by breing a monkey at a typewriter, opposition to my irl fathers words, then idk how far I could actually go. Sharing since this was the last post I read upon this particular night and want3d to share with its inhabitance.