It’s been a while since we last updated. We’ve had many emails and comments from people all over the world asking for updates and specifically a DK2 demo! Thanks you for your continued interest and most of all patience.
We’re still working hard. We haven’t disappeared. March 2015 is our milestone release date. We will be able to reveal the brand and launch our on-line store by this time. Hopefully with some free test demo’s as well.
Our old Lucid Dreams DK1 demo was never meant to be run on the DK2, so we don’t officially have a demo for people to use yet. There are some clones out there but we don’t officially support them. We will release something in the next week or so. Thanks for your patience.
Store and payments
We recently applied to Epoch which was a very long review process but we passed and we are now implementing our own payment module to work with Epoch to take credit card payments worldwide. This will allow customers from the EU and US to pay with PayPal. We also have CCBill integrated already as our main payment source, as well as PaySafeCard and Bitcoin. This all takes time to implement but we are close.
We need some brunettes! If you have any favourite models that you would like to see scanned and realized in VR feel free to send us your suggestions.
For this to work:
1) need to be based in the EU, ideally the UK
2) active in the modelling industry
3) easy to contact details or an agent.
Send us your suggestions. In the future (with your help) we hope to scale up to be able to book models from all over the world and maybe even work with partners like Playboy or Hegre-Art but for the moment we will start small.
Here’s an example of one of the 100’s of scans we took of Tillie. RAW scan in Agisoft Photoscan before any processing, from our use of a 150x DSLR scanning system.
Our GearVR arrived in December and we finally got some Note4’s to test with last week. Early testing was VERY easy! The GearVR is a dream. We can bypass the Oculus or Google Play store quite simply. We got our first scan into the GearVR the day the Note4 arrived. We have access to some of the most sophisticated and streamlined VR tools in the industry, from a developer who had early access in mid 2014. We hope to be able to deliver streamlined and easy to use .apk products specifically for the GearVR for launch in March. The scans will need to be optimized and will use lower resolution textures without shading but they still hold up!
Our first test scan in the GearVR
What to expect
We plan to publish 3 types of products:
AVR – DK2. Skin shading, 5 scan packs, sophisticated lighting and shadowing, breathing animations. LEAP integration, skin physics, skin deformation and manipulation (suitable for high end PC’s)
BVR – DK2. Basic shading, 10 scan packs (suitable for low end PC’s)
MVR – GearVR. Basic shading, 5 scan packs (suitable for Note4)
We might also be supporting mono (single camera) products for various devices but this needs to be investigated further.
Way of the future
Just wait until you see what we’re doing with LEAP hand integration, physics and skin manipulation. Much fun to be had..
Hopefully we can convince OculusVR to demo some of our content at GDC …whaddya reckon?
PS. We really appreciate any social sharing, if you want to share to the mighty Reddit please share to /r/oculusnsfw/ rather than /r/oculus/ ..what with us being NSFW and all!