For awhile now I've been tinkering with this prototype idea of a VR
experience that fuses my love of sea life, Rez Infinite, Wipeout XL, and
the Nausicaa glider into an exploratory racing game of sorts. This is
my first attempt of what that could look like, time/space folding whale
Big thanks to Glen Southern, Henri Schoots and Gomesh Karnchanapayap for inspiring me to want to try my hand at Gravity Sketch with the Manta Rider. If you notice in the turnaround vid, you can see the avatar character a wee bit better.
Other tools used include the Realistic Effects Pack Vol.4 for Unity and Tilt Brush for Space Whale and avatar
This goes out to those folks who experience anxiety, which seems to
be most everyone these days. Ellie is here to do some breathing
exercises with you. At the 13 second mark, you can sync your breathing
to the aligning planets. Try it for a minute, see how you feel.
It's no mistake I chose Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" either, as her
concert experience is playing in WaveVR today. Another opportunity to
quiet the mind and dance.
One year ago this week, I picked up an Oculus Rift and a laptop on
sale from my local brick and mortar with very little knowledge of what I
was jumping into beyond having seen a few amazing viral online clips.
Fast forward one very eventful year later and here I am with Koko the
Gorilla signing “love” in a very early tease an experience that not only
pays tribute to the memory of an amazing creature, but to the
possibility of transcending boundaries.
In that spirit, the hearts
beating loud are also very much meant for you all as a community. Many
of you have inspired me to get up every day and continue to improve,
learn, push myself artistically in ways I never thought I would. It's
comforting to know that I'm not the only one putting so much time and
effort into this paradigm shifting journey. So thank you for all that
you do and I will do my best to always give back.