It's with pleasure that I present you the first 3d 360° video for oculus rift.
We were inspired by one of the first movies of the history: L'Arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat (Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat).
It is an 1895 French short black-and-white film directed and produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière. Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat is considered to be the first motion picture in modern history.
The movie shows a train arriving at a passenger station. Popular legend has it that, when this film was shown, the first-night audience fled the cafe in terror, fearing being run over by the "approaching" train :
I live near La Ciotat, so we went on the scene of the shooting (Which exists and works always) and positioned our camera in the same place as the original movie :
The camera seems to be at about 4 and a half feet high though so when standing up, the effect is a little strange with all these tall people walking around, but sitting down it isn't as obvious. More than anything else I've tried on the Rift though, this does highlight the low resolution, with this being a real-life scene, the pixellation does come across as quite limiting. Still, very immersive!
Edit: also, I had to adjust the horizontal distance to be 69 as opposed to 72 or even 70 for it to be comfortable for me, but I suspect this will differ with everyone.
With the new download link it worked as it should : ) Really nice even though there were some apparent issues, especially with the brightness in different regions. I also used Distortion since it seemed to give a better effect. Ansyone know if its possible tu use some kind of neckmodel with VR player? Right now its really strange when looking up and down..
Great job ! (bad luck for the light though, usually this part of France is very sunny ) pretty good result for a system using "only" 12 cams as someone said, should be even better with a bit of contrast/brightness normalization
No luck getting this to run, does it need to run it on a monster powerful PC? Loading with Direct Show or VLC into VRPlayer just gives me a black screen. I tried the other video posted with the dancer, which ran when loaded with VLC but with major artefacts and poor framerate. Any advice? Any other full head track videos anyone found? Perhaps I'd be better off testing a low res one.
[Edit: turns out my codecs were just out of date. Re-downloading the K-light codec pack fixed it for me.
Great work, not totally immersive, but damn you're getting there.]