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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)

Building the application

I am still amazed at how easy it is to build an executable application in Unity. This is a testament to the constant improvements made by the development staff. These improvements aid in all aspects of development, including building the application:

  1. Choose Build Settings from the File menu.
  2. Confirm that the target platform is set to Windows and the current scene is listed in the Scenes In Build panel.
  3. Click the Build button and save the .exe file to a new location. It is common practice to create a Builds directory at the top level of the project folder, alongside (but not inside) the Asset directory.
  1. Launch the application and marvel at your work:
Figure 8.9: Carnival booths