GearVR tours

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RBirket
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GearVR tours

Post by RBirket » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:32 pm

It has been suggested I pop over onto this forum to see if there are any commercial offerings for creating stereo-panorama tours using the GearVR. I am generating the content etc, but the only way I can get stereo panoramic tours on the GearVR is using ORBX which is both tricky and limiting.

Anyone working on something that would work?

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Re: GearVR tours

Post by 3DV » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:04 pm

VR Tourviewer : http://www.vrtourviewer.com

It's still under development, but in the past two weeks some good progress has been made.

It currently supports 2D and 3D online and offline (from sdcard/phone) tours that have been generated with Pano2VR. It only handles basic tour functionality though, navigation from node to node using hotspots. Basic support for lensflares, audio will be added soon.

Offline storage menu indexes up to 9 tours from your device and shows previews to choose a tour to show.
A featured section shows tours shared by/with the community.

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If you're interested in beta testing this app, send me an email at info@vrtourviewer.com

Adding your own online tours in-app isn't finished yet, but I can 'hardcode' one tour URL you specify in the app. A VR keyboard will be added soon, to be able to add your own online tours then.

Greetings, Ruud
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http://www.vrtourviewer.com - View Virtual Reality tours from Pano2VR with full functionality of Samsung Gear VR

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Re: GearVR tours

Post by malaga360VR » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:47 pm

I am testing now only the best results on panorama 3d, not tours yet, just 3d panoramas and orbx is a detail eraser.

I get much sharp images on Photos360

I started a thread on Gear VR Oculus , https://forums.oculus.com/community/dis ... rvr#latest


RBirket wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:32 pm
It has been suggested I pop over onto this forum to see if there are any commercial offerings for creating stereo-panorama tours using the GearVR. I am generating the content etc, but the only way I can get stereo panoramic tours on the GearVR is using ORBX which is both tricky and limiting.

Anyone working on something that would work?

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Re: GearVR tours

Post by stalwart » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:15 pm

3DV wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:04 pm
VR Tourviewer : http://www.vrtourviewer.com
It's still under development, but in the past two weeks some good progress has been made.
Does exactly what it says on the tin - works for me! :D

Thanks Ruud - speak soon.

Stu

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Re: GearVR tours

Post by 3DV » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:14 pm

A new version of the VR Tourviewer for Gear VR has been released today:

With an added VR keyboard you can now easily add your own online Pano2VR tours, and add them to favorites for easy access.

For more info, or to join beta testing, just send an email to: info@vrtourviewer.com and I'll get you hooked up.
http://www.3dv.nl - Artist impressions and animations
http://www.vrtourviewer.com - View Virtual Reality tours from Pano2VR with full functionality of Samsung Gear VR

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Re: GearVR tours

Post by 3DV » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:20 pm

Another version has been released, with feature additions like:
- support for overlay images and video, like in this example: https://ggnome.com/samples/pano2vr_5/blacksmith
- support for hotspot popup images, videos and text
- 3D scenery effects: snow, rain and leaves

This version can be branded and customized for your business: use your own launch icon, splash screen, hotspot colors and even a custom panorama for the menu area can be used.

The VR Remote Tourviewer for Windows has been released too, to be able to see what a GearVR user is seeing on a laptop or big screen. With normal screencasting applications, a videostream of the screen has to be transmitted. Due to the high CPU/GPU and traffic intensity of this technique, this results in lag in both the VR experience and the casted result. I strongly advise not to use such apps to avoid ruining the VR experience.

With VR Remote Tourviewer this has been solved by running an identical (non-VR) tour on the Windows computer, and only synchronizing the camera movement and user clicks. This results in a very high quality, low latency, synchronized view of the tour on a big screen, fullscreen ie: without the 'binoculor vision' of a screen casting app.

If you're interested in trying this yourself, please contact me at info@vrtourviewer.com
http://www.3dv.nl - Artist impressions and animations
http://www.vrtourviewer.com - View Virtual Reality tours from Pano2VR with full functionality of Samsung Gear VR

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Re: GearVR tours

Post by 3DV » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:30 am

You can now download VR Tourviewer for Samsung GearVR compatible Android devices here: http://www.vrtourviewer.com/forum/index ... ew;down=13

Information on how to install and use VR Tourviewer can be found here: http://www.vrtourviewer.com/forum/index.php?topic=38

The VR Remote Tourviewer for Windows will be made available soon too.
http://www.3dv.nl - Artist impressions and animations
http://www.vrtourviewer.com - View Virtual Reality tours from Pano2VR with full functionality of Samsung Gear VR

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