1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar


    All blogs hosted by WordPress.com are getting the ability to host VR content today. The site is launching support for 360-degree photos and videos, which will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and through actual virtual reality headsets.

    The experience differs depending on how youre visiting the site. On a desktop browser, youll be able to click and drag around a photo or video to change perspective basically what you can already do on YouTube or Facebook. But if you have a VR headset attached, youll be able to put it on and get a proper experience, with the photo or video moving around in response to how you move your head.

    On mobile, the experience is somewhere in between the two. WordPress will be able to tap into your phone or tablets gyroscope so that the photo or video will respond to how you move the device around. If the phone is inside something like a Cardboard VR viewer, then itd essentially be the same experience as on a real VR headset; and even if youre just holding it in the air, itll still be more natural than clicking and dragging around.

    What WordPress is doing here is by no means novel its using webVR, an open-source tool for letting browsers display VR content but its a notable expansion for VR content. WordPress says the blogs it hosts collectively receive 409 million viewers every month, so todays addition opens VR photos and videos up to a huge audience.

    Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/15/1...irtual-reality
    12-17-2016 12:10 AM
  2. pjs37's Avatar
    Hopefully this will open the market forward and drive creatives to work on some unique 360 degree things.
    12-17-2016 09:09 AM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Hopefully this will open the market forward and drive creatives to work on some unique 360 degree things.
    I don't have a blog (or enough free time to create one) but one of the things I want the most right now is a good 360 action camera to record as much as I can, I think one of the things GoPro did back when was released was the people was able to record amazing things, so if this jumps maybe also the market for 360 cameras will raise and more people recording more amazing things to post it all over internet
    12-17-2016 10:51 PM
  4. pjs37's Avatar
    I don't have a blog (or enough free time to create one) but one of the things I want the most right now is a good 360 action camera to record as much as I can, I think one of the things GoPro did back when was released was the people was able to record amazing things, so if this jumps maybe also the market for 360 cameras will raise and more people recording more amazing things to post it all over internet
    Nikon came out with one. Don't know too much about it but its Nikon so I have to imagine its pretty decent.
    12-18-2016 02:35 PM
  5. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Nikon came out with one. Don't know too much about it but its Nikon so I have to imagine its pretty decent.
    There are some good cameras around, I have a few on my wishlist
    12-18-2016 08:39 PM

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