If you’re still not sure that you’re ready to take the next step in today’s pre-VR, and mobile-VR era, then we’re here to help you make a good decision.
So, we’ve come up with 10 rapidly growing uses for your VR headset that we think you’ll want and also think you’ll be interested in.
With Google advancing rapidly into every tech industry, I’m sure you’d expect to see it in VR too. After releasing Google Cardboard, an inexpensive way to experience VR from the comfort of your smartphone, Google also announced the release of another app regarding VR.
The Cardboard Camera is used to take pictures from slightly different angles — for each of your eyes — to help create stereographs. which is pretty much a cool way to capture VR panoramas.
Anaglyphs are also a different way of looking at 3D images (remember the blue and red glasses we used to have in school? That’s right; they are anaglyphs). They’re no better than stereographs, but if you have 3D images lying around, then Cardboard glasses can help you see that too.
360 Degree Photography
What could be more satisfying to suddenly travel to the edge of the world wearing only one set of glasses? Well, you have that right. 360 Degree Photography is that, and so much more. Using virtual reality, the experience you get from such images is more intense, and even more satisfying.
Don’t forget that Flickr made the transition to VR recently, so if you have a Samsung Gear VR, you have thousands of photos to explore.
Stereoscopic 360 Degree Photography
A step closer to the future of photography, it’s too early to talk about stereoscopic photos on our phones, but when it’s over and done, we’ll have a higher-quality experience for our VR headsets.
Okay, we’ve talked about VR videos so many times that I believe this category should have an article of its own to commemorate. However, take a look around our site and you’ll see why immersive videos are so important, and so cool, to VR.
Do you remember Avatar? Or the Avengers? Well, of course you remember them. However, do you remember why Avatar became so popular? It was the 3D effect that James Cameron used to make this film unique. It even caused a pandemonium in Hollywood, creating ridiculous, redundant 3D movies, just for that 3D fun. So, with VR on the go, a movie like that could have a comeback, but this time at our house, put on our headsets and see it as intended.
Immersive Stereoscopic Video
There are rumors circulating in the VR industry right now, especially those involving the entertainment side of various things. Theoretically, virtual reality glasses will one day replace TVs, and even cinemas. If that were the case, then our film would have this format: stereoscopic, immersive video, made for VR only. However, we still have a ways to go before that actually happens, but it’s cool to see in advance what will happen.
Nowadays, you can’t talk about virtual reality without also talking about augmented reality. Besides, you can’t talk about augmented reality without using Microsoft Hololens in your sentences, but this is another story. Even so, with the rise of smartphones in the past, there has been a steady, albeit a little slow, development of augmented reality applications. With VR marching into our daily lives rapidly, augmented reality is sure to follow just around the corner
Okay, it’s a little hard to explain. Imagine that you put on your VR glasses and inside you see New York being destroyed by a huge robot. Because the scene is real, it is real, and you see a fictional reality, one that is not happening in front of you, it is mixed reality. Also, I hope you remember all the applications that you shot a video, or a picture, and then a special effect happened that changed the result? It’s a mixed reality too.
This category is pretty much self-explanatory. We’re talking about VR apps, or things you can do with your VR glasses. Well, when it comes to Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR, there are already tons of apps, games, VR experiences and lots of things other interesting things to do. That, ladies and gentlemen, is VR, and you should get used to it because you will see a lot of it in the near future.