2/14/2017 Lecture Notes: Nadir patches and more
- VRStorytelling.org Web site is back up -- hooray!
- Remember to sign up soon for a research presentation date.
- News and finds in the Facebook group.
- How are shoots going?
- Any tips on getting KeyMission to reliably sync with the app?
5:30-5:45: Nadir patch
- Create a PNG with a transparent background. Can be created in Photoshop or Illustrator. Here's an Adobe Illustrator template.
- From Illustrator, choose File > Export As > PNG. On the confirmation page, make sure the background around the circle appears transparent (it should have white and gray checkerboard marks).
- Avoid pixellation in the text by exporting at 300 pixels per inch.
- Drag the nadir into your scene and make it appear across all the parts where you want it to.
- Add the Plane to Sphere effect under Immersive Video to the nadir.
- In the effects panel, change the X axis to 90 degrees. The Nadir should flatten out at the bottom of the image. in VR mode you will see it as a circle underneath.
5:45-6: Create a Nadir patch
- Create a Nadir with your team and add it to some footage you have shot, or use sample footage from the class hard drive.
- Add a Nadir patch to footage and export a section. Upload into YouTube and view in Cardboard.
6-6:45: Preview of Unity
Since we delve into Unity next week, I'll give a short preview of how Unity works and you can follow along if you like.
6:45-8: Work with your team
- Work with your team editing or shooting video.
Optional in the lab:
- Troubleshooting with teams having issues with syncing.
- I'll load up the Oculus Quill app for those who want to try out the new animation tools.