VRHopShop for iOS – Author VR Experiences from 360 Photos
PixelSplincher today is excited to announce the release of its new VR authoring app, VRHopShop 1.0, as well as its companion free viewer app, VRHopper. VRHopShop lets iPhone and iPad users compile a series of 360 degree spherical photos into immersive VR experiences, where the viewer “hops” from photo to photo by gazing at target areas specified by the author.
Experiences authored in VRHopShop can be viewed in VRHopper using any Google Cardboard-class headset for the iPhone, or on an iPhone or iPad in “magic window” mode, where moving the device around reveals the appropriate view into the 360 degree environment. Viewers can also pan around just by touching the screen. In addition to hops between photos, VRHopper targets can trigger sound effects or simple labels tied to parts of the 360 degree environment.
VRHopShop works with stereoscopic or mono 360 spherical images from the new generation of VR cameras like Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear 360, Nokia Ozo, LG 360 Cam, 360Fly and many others. It can also be used with spherical renders from 3D software. VRHopShop opens the world of VR production to cost-conscious producers in fields from training and education to real estate to virtual tourism.
VRHopper can also directly load 360 degree images, and download virtual tours from Pixelsplincher’s rapidly growing collection of curated tours.
Both VRHopper and VRHopShop include a sample tour of acclaimed 3D artist Matt Borrett’s stunning virtual world, Hypernurnia.