What is VR animation?
VR is usually confused with augmented reality (AR). For your better understanding, VR is a fully immersive experience for the user without interaction with the physical world around them.
It is a computer-generated simulation of a 3D environment that the user can interact with. But interact in a real way, usually through the aid of a headset or special digital gloves. Also, we consider VR as quite an isolating experience.
What is an easy way to create VR animation?
VR could be created and animated through one of many software nowadays.
For example, Google has created a Daydream Lab that allows you to animate 3D models inside of digital software. Daydream Lab by Google has found a way to use Virtual Reality (VR) to create 3D animation in a simple and easy way with the help of 2 animation-based apps – Animator and Puppeteer.
This apps` tools offer the equivalent of character rigging in a 3D suite. As well as lets you create animation using a smartphone docked into a VR headset and a motion controller.
So, what’s the process like?
1. Using the controller you can pick up objects from a simple palette. Move them through space and time. The scene would be recorded and replayed back.
2. The software records the motion of objects one at a time and builds a scene out of virtual objects.
3. The remote control has sensors that detect rotation. That gives users an opportunity to navigate the interface as a laser pointer.
4. You can also experiment with animating joints of a character: hands, feet, and head with the app. That`s how it happens: