Past Meetup

Virtual Reality night at The Sawmill

This Meetup is past

39 people went

Price: CA$9.00 /per person

The Sawmill

8938 Shaughnessy Street · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

5-min walk from Marine Dr Station. DRIVERS: Don't follow your GPS! Head to SW Marine & Oak St., turn left onto W Kent Ave, and when you reach Shaughnessy St, follow the alley behind. Parking lot is left and The Sawmill is right.

Location image of event venue

Details

We're having another special VR night, this time at The Sawmill. An awesome new venue for Virtual Reality; "Modern Motion, Sound & Vision"

David Clement's wireless VR headset is a fixture in the studio, with head tracking tuned for high performance. Lets have us all meet up there, and check it out!

For a taste, here's a video of the last VR night at Emily Carr, by Johnny Ostrem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb5edbz4tu0

We'll be ordering up some food, so I've setup the RSVP system with Paypal. It's super easy for us to manage, and if you have to change your mind I'm pretty snappy about issuing refunds. Just email me a reminder if you need to.

Some of the common infrastructure we're using for the VR environment can be found here:
https://github.com/mocap-ca/vive

We have a Unity project that's a baseline to make this a drop-in VR system. Select your GameObject and add a tag "mocap" and the 3D tracking is set to match the physical movement. For the headset we name it "Head". If you want to track other objects, easy just name it and we'll attach markers to the physical thing, and group and name it the same thing, easy!

See you at The Sawmill!