Oculus Rift, Unity, and webcam.
Recursive Reality class taught by Kyle Li and Robert Young has been one of my favorite classes at Parsons DT. Our class was held in room D1208 weekly where had been a fun and loud place that people put on Oculus Rifts and yelled “This is awesome”.
However, besides the class time, room D1208 is a quiet place where not so many people go work inside. I sometimes like to spend time there myself just to stare at the illustration on the windows and daydream.
With this project, I re-created a replicated virtual reality with one’s solitude.
Users will be able to put on the Oculus Rift attached with a webcam on the top during the class time with a lot of classmates around. After putting one the Rift, users’ vision will be replaced by the empty class room where no one is around. Only the monitor on the front wall is the connection to the real reality. The monitor will show the live stream capture from the webcam on the user’s head.
In order to create realistic models, I 3D scanned the room to get the scale first, and then created the 3D models in Rihno applied with photo textures.
views in Oculus Rift:
by moving the live stream webcam I can see myself using Oculus Rift in Oculus Rift.