Central Google Cardboard site (if you don't have the cardboard app, download it from the Apple store or Google Play()
Sample Cardboard compatible VR experiences created by HTHI students:
- A tour of San Diego Sites
- Virtual Relaxation (for shut-ins)
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- AVOID (download and install the game app)
- LEGO Ghostbusters Simpsons
- Plant Cell Tour
- Inside the Human Body
- Where's Waldo
- Spacewalk Mayday
- 360 Cockpit View
- Great White Sharks
- Minecraft Horror
- The Jungle Book
- Every Super Mario Game Ever
- Isle of Jaws
Creating a 360 video
- Watch this video to learn the basics of the Nikon KeyMission 360 camera.
- Make a short video (the first time, keep it below 10 seconds). Feel free to experiment with the location, angle, etc. Remember that the camera is recording everything in all directions (no need to point).
- Remove the microSD memory card from the camera and use the USB microSD adapter to transfer the video you just recorded to your computer. The file will be in the 100Nikon folder inside the DCIM folder. There will probably be several video files. Make sure you retrieve yours. You can preview it with any video player program.
- Before you can upload a 360 video to YouTube, you need to insert some metadata into the video file. You can download a program to do this from the Google Cardboard site here. Follow the instructions there to install and run the metadata injector.
- Upload the injected file to YouTube. It may take a few minutes for the VR processing to complete. Once complete you will be able to view your video from your Google Cardboard app.
There are 3 basic steps:
- Fold the cardboard pieces along the dashed lines. There is a right and wrong direction for each fold. Carefully inspect a finished model before committing to a fold. Use a box cutter to score the dashed lines on the outside of the fold to make precise folds. Here's a useful animation of the folds (note that the metallic fabric and lenses are not represented in this animation).
- Cutout a piece of metallic fabric using the provided template (please conserve the fabric - it's pricey). Sculpt a small foam "pillow" to go under the fabric. Glue the pillow to the cardboard and then glue the fabric to the cardboard so that it covers the pillow.
- Assemble the cardboard pieces and lenses (note that the lenses have a front and back). If you've made all your folds correctly, the "button" will be on the top right of the viewer. and glue everything together. Finally, place some velcro patches to hold the flaps in place and place a rubber band around the front flap to prevent a phone from sliding out.