Mixed Reality a New Way to Experience VR with an iPad
Ever wonder what people are doing in a virtual reality headset? We created a new way for spectators to view a VR experience. In this video, you can see how we are using an iPad as a viewer into their world. The iPad acts as a camera inside of the 360 space. We can have one or more iPads running a the same time. A spectator can be anywhere in the space. They can move freely around the person as well.
The experience requires us to integrate the iPad view into the source code of the experience. We then utilize HTC’s VIVE Tracker system to allow the iPad to view positionally in the real world space. It is the positional tracking that makes this experience great.
Just like a multiplayer experience, this allows people to observe what you are doing in VR. Which opens up new opportunities, especially for training. Instructors can observe a user through the iPad, making annotations on the iPad or even adding new elements and interactions for the user to react to.
The trackers are excellent for creating mixed reality experiences. To record mixed reality footage we have mounted a VIVE Tracker onto a camera. To sync the camera and the position in the VR space
We’ve used VIVE Trackers in several other VR activations. Most recently we used it in the Visionworks Home Run Derby experience at the Little League World Series. The trackers can be attached to physical objects for VR experiences. For the baseball experience we added the tracker to a baseball bat.
See the entire case study for the Vision Works experience – https://www.groovejones.com/2017/08/visionworks-little_league_world_series-fan_activation/
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