How to Get Started with VR: Intro to Your First Virtual Reality Project

Solid VR use cases

Gaming

Steam VR store

Marketing

This Interstellar Oculus Rift experience encouraged moviegoers to float inside a spacecraft
Source:
USA Today
Screenshot from Expedia Cenote VR
Source:
Steam
Lowe’s Holoroom

Retail

VR technology in Audi dealerships
Source:
Audi

Training and education

Spacewalking in NASA’s Virtual Reality Lab
Source:
The Verge
ClassVR platform allows teachers to plan and deliver lessons, along with creating their own content
Source:
ClassVR

Healthcare

A study conducted by the University of Washington documented an effectiveness of using VR for pain distraction
Source: Human Photonics Laboratory at the University of Washington

Tourism

VR tour around Best Western Premier
Source:
BestWestern

Understanding VR development

Design and prototype tools

Example of a sketch for virtual reality
Source:
Volodymyr Kurbatov
VR interface created in Sketch
VR scene created using Cinema 4D
Source:
eyedesyn

WebVR libraries

A-Frame example
Primrose demo

Game engines

Unity interface
Source:
youtube.com/avrworks
Google Daydream development in Unreal Engine
Source:
Gamasutra
CryEngine interface

Platforms and SDKs

Sony PlayStation VR is the most popular vendor for headsets, followed by Oculus, HTC, and a small portion of other devices including Samsung and Google
Source:
Statista

Performance testing

Frame timing data shown in Unreal Engine
Source:
Intel

Get prepared: What slows VR adoption

Is it worth it? Main takeaway

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