Feb 2017

Art and VR at HACK TEMPLE and The New Parish with Gaslamp Killer

3D fractal visualizer app

I realized if I turn down the resolution of the vive to like 60%, you can raymarch some pretty sweet fractals at 90fps. I want to develop this more to reconstruct images at full resolution like my iOS raymarcher. But first I created a 3D control system to explore the 3D space. Vive controllers are awesome.

3D Controls

The user grips both controllers at once. I save the position of the two controllers which creates a vector.

while both grips are held, the world is transformed using the matrix which maps the first vector onto the vector created by the current controller positions. This is generally unique.

This allows the user to manipulate Rotation, Translation and Scale. Turns out this is not an intuitive thing for most people, so in installation settings I had to tweak it to just use the trigger to fly forward (in gaze direction)

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In Action!