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Virtual Reality and AI? - next challenge for a retiree

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    I made another test. It attenuated my hopes for working with it soon. The sexy models in VaM look really good in VR and in flat mode at the monitor. So I exported one to inspect it and estimate what I would get from a printed model:
    upload_2019-9-4_1-41-30. upload_2019-9-4_1-42-14.
    Not really good. Probably I can smooth it a bit.
    The alternate is still DAZ Studio. Especially regarding clothes. Since I bought CUR3D to make solid models from insane polygons, I should be able to repair such models. I will keep it in mind. Soo many abilities meanwhile!
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  2. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Driver 0.6 yeh dk2 thing. I have options at my end. Can install early drivers for the DK2 like .6/7/8 but it's an arse to swap and need to use newer ones for any current compatibility. Chances are blender only ever supported the old driver and never upgraded. Quite a few programs like that out there alas. On my PC I have a mixture of old things that need various different driver versions to work. Occulus changed how they do things massively between versions in the early days. The old stuff used to treat VR as a separate screen for instance. Later it was overlays, then eventually just a whole new device category. Fair food though. It was after all an evolving cutting edge new bit of tech. We've come a long way
     
  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Ooops, Unreal Engine is for free? Really? LOL! That's pretty crazy. It seems I have to check it out.
    Holy crap! They say, that they support Rhino-, SolidWorks- and 3DS Max-data. This would be a major improvement.

    I had a bad day. I tested my PS4 Dualshock controller on Steam at my new PC. I wasn't really satisfied with it. Additional I neither could login to Elder Scrolls Online anymore nor to Elite Dangerous. Dunno what's wrong with all this things. Everybody doesn't have any proplems. Just "click, click, click" and everything works. Unfortunately not for me. And again I can't recharge my tablet. A really bad day. But at least the good news about Unreal Engine in the end.

    upload_2019-9-9_4-27-26.
    Well, download and insatllation took less time than expected. All in all the first impression is: it looks way more professional than all these other apps from hobbiests. I will check it. But it seems more promising than everything else I saw so far. Probably the reason for its success ...

    ... tablet is charged after unplug and plug several times. Probably still a good balance for this day.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  4. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

  5. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, my controller works under Windows at Steam. But not good. At least it was for testing Elite Dangerous. But since I can't login anymore all this crap doesn't matter much.

    I will watch some videos to learn more about Unreal Engine ;-)
     
  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, I watched a few videos:




    All this looks way better and easier than everything I saw so far. Especially regarding the pricing because it's for free. Only when you earn more than $3000 you have to pay 5%. That's incredible cheap. I mean it's Epic Games!
    https://www.epicgames.com/site/de/home?lang=de
    And they offer all this opportunities for free! As mentioned, it looks way more professional and better built than Unity3D and other programs that offer a really small spectrum of abilities and would cause costs of $50-$150 per month! Or SimLab with $300 for purchase the VR-license or rent it for $200 per year.

    And at Unreal they have this VR-button as standard next to the play-button on top of the workspace:
    upload_2019-9-11_2-45-58.
    Next days will show how good it works for me.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  7. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Odd... I've found Elite to be superb for Joystick support but have to admit I never tried with a controller (only sticks). I've heard controllers are not a bad option for control though...
     
  8. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Well, Unreal Engine is outstanding. I started Oculus and a new project in Unreal Editor. I could work in Unreal Editor using my Oculus Rift and its controllers. Nothing to install, no changes in settings and nothing to download additional. It just works just from start without doing anything else. That's what I want.
     
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  9. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    This may interest you Jamira. It's a high res print head. Could be nice for you human models
     
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  10. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Haha yeah! Looks really cool but ...
    upload_2019-9-19_2-35-17.
    Or even
    upload_2019-9-19_2-51-47.
    But the print space is 160x160x180 mm only. Wich means in Real Reality: ~120x120x150 mm. Wich is pretty small compared to my Wanhao (350 Euro) ;-)
    I'm aware that such machines exist and will be improved in future. Alas, it's beyond my monetary abilities. Especially since I left hardcore 3D-print behind and went to VR including an investment of approximately 3k Euro lately. I can design and print parts that I need. That's enough. Now let's move on to Virtual Worlds. It's a more exciting area for me meanwhile.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019 at 01:57

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