In the recent WWDC Apple announced great news regarding Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The first, is the launch of new computers prepared for these technologies, the second is that they have improve the 3D graphics with Metal 2, but the most interesting is what has not been announced, Apple does not launch its own VR platform, nor its own HMD (Virtual reality glasses).
Virtual Reality is gradually becoming a reality within the reach of everyone. Now Google has taken a big step to make it possible, Daydream. This new platform from the creators of Android, aims to turn each of our smartphones into an RV set.
Daydream consists of a Headset, a remote controller and a platform for the software. But it goes further, Google pretends that the next generation of phones is really prepared to offer VR seriously. So little by little we will see how the manufacturers will launch their new devices as Daydream Ready, or ready for the future.
Today we are glad to launch a new video of the Virtual Hall from Moøkan. On this new video we not only show an improvement of the video quality due our new equipment but also a redesigned user experience including the updates we have been talking the past days.
With these last adjustments ready we are about to launch a new version of this project, that will be available to download from our website.
In Moøkan we have joined the Snaptank, this 3D scan community, to commercialize our photogrammetry models in a high quality version for professional use. We took the decision after being asked by some users about the original or more detailed version of the models we freely share in Sketchfab.
We hope you find these high definition models useful and we will be glad to hear your comments.
We start with the following two models:
On this article we are going to talk about these two new 3D models created by drone photogrammetry, where we can appreciate the Villalonso´s castle, on one with the surroundings and on the other with more detail. We share a free light version through Sketchfab, ideal to visualize it from the smartphone with a low consumption data, while the complete version is available for sale on Snaptank.
The sculpture collection we have used at the Virtual hall project comes from Sketchfab. All of them have been modified and optimized by our team to ensure a fluent simulation and the best quality. We would like to mention the original authors according to the Creative Commom license that they use to share their models and thanks their generosity.
The sculptures come in a big variety of qualities, usually between 50 000 and 200 000 polygons. our Team have optimized them to 15 000 polygons the small models and 30 000 the big or complex ones. To do it the process have three phases: Correction of original models, Reparametrizations and polycount reduction, Detail textures baking.
We love Sketchfab, and we would like to share it with you. Sketchfab is a website to share 3D models as we share video in Youtube or Vimeo. It is a light 3D engine on the web that is perfect to show 3D models and sites. It is a fantastic tool for artists and it is becoming popular also for museums, to share their collections with all the world. Some models can be downloaded to share the 3D files, so other artists can use them for their own creations.