Holodeck: Matterport 3D + Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus

Demo Video: Matterport + Samsung Gear VR (powered by Oculus) uses both mesh and pano data when viewing models from Matterport 3D Showcase. The Oculus Rift uses the Matterport object file (.obj) which by definition do not include pano data (only .obj).

Beam me in, Scotty!

A tectonic shift in the earth's rotation will take place the day that Matterport 3D Showcase + Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus is commercially available. Today, we'll have to settle for simulated demos at the Consumer Electronics Show (How 3D Sensors are Transforming Computing).

Video: Matterport + Gear VR powered by Oculus demo by Matterport CEO Bill Brown at Inman Connect 2015 (start at 2:35) [This solution is coming soon to Matterport. As of 2 February 2015, demo is only possible with three Matterport sample 3D Showcase models.

While We Get Around Chief Photographer – Dan Smigrod – talks about Matterport 3D Showcase WalkAround virtual tours on an smartphone, tablet or desktop as "crazy-exciting" – imagine a completely immersive, tactical experience like the Holodeck, a simulated reality facility located on starships and starbases.

Imagine making a location-based decision as if you were already on the Holodeck: a get-there-before-you-go-experience.

In 2015, the future arrives in the mashup of Matterport 3D Showcase plus:

What do you think? Get your geek on. Join the discussion on the We Get Around Matterport User Group Forum thread: Matterport + Samsung Gear VP Powered by Oculus


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