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Virtual Reality Blueprints

By : Charles Palmer, John Williamson
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Virtual Reality Blueprints

By: Charles Palmer, John Williamson

Overview of this book

Are you new to virtual reality? Do you want to create exciting interactive VR applications? There's no need to be daunted by the thought of creating interactive VR applications, it's much easier than you think with this hands-on, project-based guide that will take you through VR development essentials for desktop and mobile-based games and applications. Explore the three top platforms—Cardboard VR, Gear VR, and OculusVR —to design immersive experiences from scratch. You’ll start by understanding the science-fiction roots of virtual reality and then build your first VR experience using Cardboard VR. You'll then delve into user interactions in virtual space for the Google Cardboard then move on to creating a virtual gallery with Gear VR. Then you will learn all about virtual movements, state machines, and spawning while you shoot zombies in the Oculus Rift headset. Next, you'll construct a Carnival Midway, complete with two common games to entertain players. Along the way, you will explore the best practices for VR development, review game design tips, discuss methods for combating motion sickness and identify alternate uses for VR applications
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Creating the Gallery prefab

When it runs, our project will house multiple images in individual galleries. Each gallery will be a self-contained prefab containing thumbnail previews, scripts for user interaction, and a category title. The next several steps will involve building the first gallery. Once completed, these objects will become prefabs for creating additional image galleries with their own unique content:

  1. Make an empty GameObject and title it GalleryHolder.
    This object is the primary receptacle for the individual galleries. All images and canvases will exist inside of this container.
  2. Move GalleryHolder to (0,0,0).
  1. Add a Canvas to the GalleryHolder GameObject and name it Gallery.
    Do this by right-clicking on GalleryHolder in the Hierarchy window and choosing UI | Canvas.
  2. Rename the Canvas GameObject Gallery in the Inspector.

This canvas will be the parent of the individual...