Free Car Wash


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° virtual reality.

I woke up this morning to the roar of thunder and cracks of lightning.
I got a free car wash!

Created in Blender.
Photos and video shot with a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone.

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Google Cardboard vs. Gear VR


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° Virtual Reality.

In this 360° 3D virtual reality YouTube video, I show and talk about why I prefer to use Gear VR with my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, rather than Google Cardboard. Being able to adjust the focus is extremely important!
This 3D video was recorded with a Sony TD30 3D camcorder, then converted to a 360° spherical stereo 60fps UHD video. I used about 1/5th to 1/6th of the typical amount of net deviation (stereoscopic depth) that I usually use in my 3D YouTube videos. This is based on close to a 65 degree hFOV through Gear VR and Google Cardboard (360/65 = 5.5).

You Have To Look Around In Here (UHD)


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° Virtual Reality.

[This is the 3840×2160 UHD version for comparison, and the UHD YouTube option still hasn’t processed, and I’m not waiting hours for that, either! 😦
Since it took almost 9 hours to render this short presentation, I’m tempted to stick with HD for my silly 360 degree fun and games, but I’m going to take a very close look at this comparison, first, if and when it processes… and BTW, I see some compression artifacts during the fade in and fade out, so this really needs a higher bitrate, which will increase the number of hours of rendering time even more! 😦 ]

Sometimes these 360° 3D virtual reality YouTube videos open up on your phone showing the intended opening view, and sometimes they don’t. Don’t ask me why. I guess it’s a gyro thing. :/
So, obviously you have to get used to looking around, and it also helps if there’s something to see when you are looking around. You got it, baby—paper dolls in a circle, holding hands. 🙂
This is also a 60fps test, to check for annoying strobing effects when you rotate the view, which I have noticed with my 30fps 360° 3D VR videos.
This is the 3840×2160 UHD version. I want to check the quality with Google Cardboard and Gear VR with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a Note 5.
The composited (picture-in-picture) 3D video in this scene was recorded with a Sony TD30, and rendered in 60pfps, using Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, as well as the final VR scene.
I used Blender to create the paper dolls and black video frame.

You Have To Look Around In Here (HD)


Viewable in 2D, 3D and 360° Virtual Reality.

Sometimes these 360° 3D virtual reality YouTube videos open up on your phone showing the intended opening view, and sometimes they don’t. Don’t ask me why. I guess it’s a gyro thing. :/
So, obviously you have to get used to looking around, and it also helps if there’s something to see when you are looking around. You got it, baby—paper dolls in a circle, holding hands. 🙂
This is also a 60fps test, to check for annoying strobing effects when you rotate the view, which I have noticed with my 30fps 360° 3D VR videos.
This is the 1920×1080 HD version. I want to check the quality with Google Cardboard and Gear VR with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a Note 5, and I will try to render the 3840×2160 version tonight while I’m sleeping, since it’s going to take about 8 to 10 hours. :/
The composited (picture-in-picture) 3D video in this scene was recorded with a Sony TD30, and rendered in 60pfps, using Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, as well as the final VR scene.
I used Blender to create the paper dolls and black video frame.

Look At The Fox


I’m testing my realtime VR capture setup in this video, but I converted it to a stereoscopic 3D video for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
There’s a bit of vertical parallax in a couple of these scenes, so be careful. :/

Viewable in 3D and 2D.
Get a free pair of 3D glasses by searching Google for “free red/cyan anaglyph glasses”.

My tools for making this video:
Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone
PC audio capture via Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Vysor cell phone-to-PC screen capture (Beta): http://www.vysor.io/
Open Broadcaster Software (free): https://obsproject.com/
Google Cardboard Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo&hl=en
Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope