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Now visit Hawaii in VR

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Thursday June 1 2017

When it's not been too warm, the weather's been decent enough in Seattle - but if it does start raining again, I can always retreat to the simulated baleful glare of the vicious day-star courtesy of a ...

Archive for May 2017

SteamVR Home

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Sunday May 21 2017

That oft-mentioned Destinations is going away - and is being​ replaced by SteamVR itself. Concrete on the right is 'borrowed' from a bus station in Seattle. The previously unannounced SteamVR Hom ...

Archive for March 2017

Still another non-photo

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Wednesday March 22 2017

Yet another digitised segment of Derbyshire to explore in room-scale VR, this time some wintry Beech Woodlands on the Destinations Workshop. I really do need to digitise more of Seattle some time. ...​

Archive for January 2017

Yet more non-photos

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Sunday January 8 2017

It's 2017? Crikey. Have some more non-photos on Destinations: Raufarholshellir Lava Tube, Iceland - or a close simulation thereof Raufarholshellir Lava Tube, Iceland - as seen in The Lab, only rep ...

Archive for October 2016

Also not photos

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Saturday October 29 2016

More work on that increasingly world-spanning Destinations -​ a couple more non-photos for you to explore. The full-3D versions are included with recent Destinations updates, while those of you lacking ...

Archive for June 2016

This is not a photo

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Friday June 17 2016

I think you're all witnessing the future of my holiday photography - here's a VR-enabled, photogrammetric scan of Thingvellir National Park, Iceland as photographed in August​ 2015 and processed just r ...

Get your arse to Mars - and now everywhere else too

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Friday June 10 2016

Anyone for a Workshop-enabled, virtual reality scene-sharing​ system? In an initial step towards some sort of dystopian metaverse (that, or glorious virtual tourism across our planet and beyond), pleas ...

Archive for April 2016

That 'reality' thing was overrated anyway

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Tuesday April 5 2016

Something I've been busy with for a while is finally released: A glimpse of the future. I've been using the HTC Vive (from dodgy 3D-printed prototypes onwards) for over a year now, and it still ...

Archive for September 2015

Teleportation, today

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Friday September 25 2015

Who needs a holodeck? Fellow adventurer in photogrammetry David Finsterwalder has recorded a video of my scanned scenes as uploaded to Steam. The first two are office scans (while he merely gets th ...

An elaborate ruse to get people to look at my holiday photos​

posted in Virtual Reality by Cargo Cult on Monday September 21 2015

Oh, hello again. I've been busy. Viewing this at home melted my brain. That brief mention of photogrammetry in an earlier article turned into a fully-fledged obsession. Viewing things on a fl ...