What kind of content is being created?
The applications of Virtual Reality seem endless at this point. We spoke with one of the leading VR content creators in India, Meraki, to understand the areas in which they are creating magic. Here are some examples:
Meraki has created movie trailers in VR where you can co-habit the scene with the protagonists. So yes, the day is not too far when you can shake a ‘virtual’ leg with your celluloid heartthrob on his favorite number from the comfort of your living room. Meraki also covers multiple live events like Sunburn, Goa. Can you imagine the implications of that? Soon, there might be tickets sold for Virtual participation in live events – not as messy as being physically present, not as aloof as watching a video. Perfect!
Just a trailer of what the technology could be!
During the 2016 Asia Cup, Meraki collaborated with Star Sports to broadcast key India matches in Virtual Reality. This is a great step forward in enabling the stadium, 360-degree game experience from anywhere. Maybe in the future, when Virat Kohli hits a sixer, you can stand beside him and watch him put the ball over the boundary.
Meraki is working with organizations to create advertisements and marketing campaigns in Virtual Reality. This is one of the most popular applications of Virtual Reality at this point.
There are many other areas where Virtual Reality is making huge strides and has even greater potential :
If you are a gamer, I bet you already know way more than I do. Just in case you are not, you should definitely try out VR Gaming. All the big names like PS4, Xbox have launched Virtual reality games, and the gaming world is abuzz with new speculations. According to this article, the must-try games are:
Fantastic Contraption on HTC Vive
The Climb on Oculus Rift
Batman Arkham VR on Playstation VR
VR had its earliest applications in training. World’s first flight simulator was developed in 1920 and now, you can use Virtual Reality for learning how to drive a car! Will Virtual Reality enter classrooms? In the west, few institutions have already implemented VR labs for one-one interactions with students. Here in India, IITs and IISc are working on a project for creating a Virtual University. This could be a reality in next 2-3 years. Read this article to know more.
Next time you want to visit a place, you can check out 360-degree videos of the place. Websites like http://indiavrtours.com/ offer VR videos. If you have a VR headset with you, you can teleport yourself to your dream destination sitting at home. Companies like Makemytrip are busy getting VR content created.
All that sounds awfully exciting. How to get behind the scenes on VR?
If you are a techie itching to get your piece of the pie, the sky’s the limit. Almost all the big product manufacturers are in the thick of it, trying to make the hardware subtle and cheaper. If creating content is more your thing, then there is only one software that you need to get the hang of – it is the Unity VR. Please note that the space has an acute demand for graphic designers and creative professionals as much as it craves for technical expertise.
So what are you waiting for! Get geared up for the coolest technology trend and experience the Virtual, today!
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