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Life, the Universe and Everything can continue

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, May 22, 2018.

  1. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Yep, you are right. I played around a bit. But ... hmpf!
    Import an OBJ-file into Rhino3D looks this way:
    Import (drag and drop) the same OBJ-file into Unity looks this way:

    You may get a raw imagination of how much I like it to be in struggle with Unity.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  2. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    After 25 years I will visit Hannover Messe again. April 1st to 5th. I will buy a ticket for the complete exhibition (70 Euro) and hope to get guest-night at friends who live nearby Hannover.
    VR will play a significant role at the fair. And five days for checking developments, offers and talk to providers will probably help a bit. OMG, last time I did such things was in 1993 when I was looking for good hard- and software for 3D-animations and -visualisations (... was "Cebit" at this time).
  3. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Doesn't really surprise me... you must place a valid fruit first...
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  4. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Very good question!
    My initial experiance with VR, the very first time I ever used VR, was Skyrim VR. Frankly, I was simply dumbfounded.

    All my life since I can remember I had ideas for stories, vehicles and buildings. Or even landscapes. All the time I wished I could bring them to reality. I built paper models, made paintings and wrote stories. I had plans to build a very special model railway: A rocket launch area like Baikonur at 1:87. Finally I became a mechanical engineer. A dream! What I drew at my drawing board (we had neither computers nor CAD software) came to life down at the factory workshop. Big electromagnetic seperators, bigger flotation machines (we needed special approvals for transport the parts to the customers via railway). Alas, those were machines I didn't dream of. Just jobs for customers.

    During the nineties 3D Studio opened complete new possibilities to me. And 20 years later 3D printing.

    And now VR? Unfortunatily not.
    I can build and use 3D models of different kind and it's a mess to bring them to VR. This must change soon! I want a software that enables me to bring my 3D models to VR in a simple way as shown in the video above from InsiteVR. And I want to move smoothly slow or fast through my models like I can do in Skyrim VR. Probably flying like I can do in Eagle Flight VR. That's it.
  5. narfi

    narfi Lost

    So as I understand it, you want to build the worlds and scenes from your mind and be able to travel through them.
    That should be no different than creating any other 3d game world. For example you can or could in a clunky way view entropia universe in VR, you could go and explore the apartments you created.

    So starting with the basics of whatever engine you choose to use, how to create a flat ground to set things on, how to import models, what the requirements are for importing models, how to fix textures on imported models if needed, how to rig animations on any moving parts, etc.... start very basic, follow beginner tutorials for something as simple as a stonehenge made from plane rectangles, then build from there learning how to start importing simple models, then your more complex ones.

    How long did it take you to learn the cad software you use? You cant expect to start an entirely new and different software and instantly know how to do everything. The advantage to Unity is that it is made to be user friendly and there are tons of tutorials and videos and all of google to search for solutions to your issues.

    Self learning software takes patience and persistence and a willingness to google and try things.
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  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Thank you for the encuragement, Narfi!
    I think I will lean back for a while and have a look at what's going on at Hannover Messe in early April ;-)
    I've learned so many programs during all this years! Now I'm a relaxed retiree and just want to hang out and enjoy it. I neither have patience nor persistence anymore for learning software like Unity. If there is no simple software for my purposes so be it. I hope it'll change soon. Was the same with 3D printers under $1000. Took a while but one day it started. And have a look at the market now!

    Well, I am aware that I have to deal with collisions (at least ground) and some functionality probably. I should try Simlab Composer.

    The lite edition is for free. That's what I will check next.
    Okay, first attempt:
    This is way easier and looks way better than Unity. Let's see what we can do with it.
    The look of the UI is shitty as well as in Unity and same with support for my SpaceNavigator. I need a special driver for it. But those are secondary issues.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

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  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Weather turned into something like spring in the middle of February. Crazy! A good chance to continue with my big "Woman On A Chair". I glued it lately in our kitchen. But filling and sanding should be done outside. Looks terrible!
    WOAC05. WOAC06.
  9. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    LOL! It'll take a while but after filling and sanding I will treat the figure with fluid filler over all and sand it again. Best is: all these processes are way easier the bigger the figure is. It should look pretty good after this works are done.

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