Final Project – Shuran Huang

My final project is a 360 degree video of Collin's Barber & Beauty Shop located in Syracuse, New York. I have been working with this three-generation family for three months on a documentary photo project (https://www.shuran.photography/stills/) and a set of portraits for this family (https://www.shuran.photography/travel/). So when it comes to vr class's final project, I decided to produce a 360 video of how this family actually works in the barbershop and the impact this African American family has brought to the community. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfMDzxDM4wg

Kyle Slyva’s Final VR Project

When I set out to do this final project, I will say that my goal was a little ambitious. My plan was to on create a scene in Unity where the user gets onto a virtual reality motorcycle and rides it through a city with with traffic to simulate a real motorcycle experience. I wanted the user to be able to use the Oculus Rift and grab onto the virtual handlebar and use it in the same manner that it would be used in real life (like using the throttle...

Final Project: Gabriel Acosta

The goal of my project was to make a cooking show for beginners that made them feel at home and comfortable with the kitchen. The result was a 12 minute cooking show titled Cooking From All Angles. Proposal: http://wp.me/p5y0Rc-1pp The first step in the process was thinking about how to give the viewer the right angles that give you that feeling of being next to someone without boring the audience. The experience was deliberately slow pace because we didn't want to glance over anything to ensure beginner cooks are comfortable....

Independent study -Ying Chen

For this assignment, I watched videos at Lynda.com and learned something about design basics in unity. Since all we learned in the class is the basic knowledge about unity, I want to get a deeper understanding of it.   The instructor Adam Crespi illustrated the design basics from five aspects: planning the level, designing the building blocks, laying out levels, adding animation to bring the world to life and implementing user interaction elements. He pushed me to think something that I’ve never thought or just ignored before. Firstly, he said...

Final Project – Alina Li

  Kanda and I decided to make a sequel (Let Me In) of team project (Let Me Out)  and we focused on creating the spatial audio by using the Sennheiser Ambisonics Microphone.   Plot: The audience seating in the room noticed some objects in the room moved automatically and the security footage on TV showed the ghost from Let Me Out was trying to get in.  As the security footage ended, the ghost came in. The filming was the easiest part. After filming the security footage and rehearsing the positions of...

Final Project: Audrey Lee

For my final project I knew that I really wanted to explore photogrammetry and somehow incorporate a journalism/reporting component to it. Initially I wanted to do the project surrounding sculpture and 3D art but after a series of unfortunate events, I decided to tell a story through footwear instead. My final project showcases four different pairs of shoes, each with a different story to tell. I used Photogrammetry softwares Photoscan and Trnio to complete my models (read more about my struggles and triumphs in my independent learning post), and I...

Independent Study – Alina Li

I learned how to create a nadir in a 360 film on YouTube and did it twice this semester (team project and final project). Use Photoshop to design a nadir: create 3 layers with 1000 x 1000 pixel and maker sure one layer is transparent draw a circle in second layer and add text in third layer and adjust  the background color save it as PNG open it again,  filter - distort -  Polar Coordinates - Polar to rectangular image -  image  rotation - Flip canvas Vertical and clip Flip canvas...

Unity Final Project-Anqi Yuan

Anqi Yuan For my final project, I planned to create an imagined future world which integrates eastern and western cultures in Unity at the beginning. However, the appropriate assets are really hard to find. Thus, I changed the idea to make a story about dreaming about the ancient China. My final project is called "Dream". The whole story is about the player falls into sleep and has a mystical dream. When the player is dreaming, he/she can walk around the ancient China. I hope people can experience ancient China and...

Independent Study- Audrey Lee

For my final project, I dove deep into the world of photogrammetry and learned a ton, both through internet tutorials and trial and error. I'll be comparing some of the different tools you can use to complete photogrammetry, which include Autodesk, Photoscan and Trnio, plus, some tips, and the issues I had. For starters, Autodesk isn't compatible with the Mac OS, so I quickly turned to Photoscan, which costs $179 for the standard version and About $3500 for Photoscan Pro. AGIsoft, Photoscan's developer, offers a free 30-day trial, which is...

Independent Study: Gabriel Acosta

In order to improve my knowledge of 360-degree video, I attended the Ambisonic microphone workshop. The workshop was divided into two parts. The first was a short introduction to what the ambisonic microphone is and the second was an explanation of the 788t the style of recorder that is needed to use an ambisonic microphone. An ambisonic microphone is one that has 4 sub-cardiod mics in a tetrahedral directions. This means that it records in all directions, therefore making it the 360 camera of microphones. The second half focused on...