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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)

Backing up the project

We have done a lot of work on this project. And according to Murphy's, Sod's, or Finagle's law, something bad is bound to happen at the worst possible moment. Computer crashes, corrupt files, lost data, and the like are inevitable in our computer-centric life. We can't avoid these things happening, but we can take precautions to mitigate the damage. The first step is to save often, while the second is to back up our work.

There are three primary types of backups we can create. Although the methods are generally related to your level of experience, we should always look for the method that is best for a given situation.

Local backup

This is the simplest method and ideal for novice...