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New Oculus Experience: The K&L Station

By on March 14, 2014

A Cinematic Hugo meets the 5th element

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Quick blog post today. First off, thanks to everyone who helped beta test. The feedback really helped us turn up the graphics to 11. So without any delay, here’s our next Oculus VR release:

[Updated Mirror Link] Windows x86: http://bit.ly/1fA4KAK
Mac: http://bit.ly/1pFmTmt

A couple of notes. This demo requires Quicktime to be installed; linux users, we haven’t forsaken you. I just didn’t realize this would be a problem until this morning so you’ll have to wait a little bit while we figure out an alternative.

As always, let me know what you think!

Download Details:

 

Windows: http://bit.ly/1fA4KAK
Mac & Linux coming soon.

The usual Oculus Rift bindings:

‘W,S’ – Move forward/back
‘A,D’ – Move left/right
‘Q,R’ – Turn the camera left/right

 



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  1. Reply

    Sean Foreman

    March 14, 2014

    Nice work. You’ve got a lot of cool effects going on in there. It felt a bit choppy on a high-end maingear gaming rig.

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      ikrima

      March 14, 2014

      We’ve been hearing similar reports from people but others with the same equip are having no issues. What kind of hard drive do you have?

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    Nightfly

    March 14, 2014

    Fantastic! Fells very cinematic. Absolutely amazing to fly around that environment.

    Some issues:

    Pretty choppy and some lag on my:

    http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VPCF21Z1E

    I’ll try it on my PC which has a lot more oomph.

    The xbox turn around lever didn’t work. Great experience though and when polished will be one of the best out there at the moment. Some demos with complex graphics work perfect on my system, here’s an example:

    https://share.oculusvr.com/app/lbenchlukalus-live-benchmark

    What’s their secret?

    Thanks for the great demo

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      ikrima

      March 14, 2014

      Yeah, definitely needs some oomph for this experience. Let me know if it’s choppy on your laptop

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    Jim

    April 10, 2014

    Thank you for making this available for people without HMD. I have been doing some experimenting with 360° S3D video but don’t have a HMD right now but have a Glyph and Rift DK2 ordered. I am interested in what others are doing. Found your site after watching your review of “Experience Japan in 360 degree”.

    I stopped trying Rfit demos after the first few did not provide any non Rift controls. But noticed you listed keys for camera movement.

    I was able to use the mouse to look left and right and ADSW to move around but still need a way to look up and down. Although a HMD is the best way to experience VR, I wish you would not limit your audience by only providing side by side distorted for the Rift view. An anaglyph view would be very helpful for me. I could not find a way to either pause the demo or switch to another window without closing closing.

    Can not wait to really experience this once I have a HMD.

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      ikrima

      April 10, 2014

      Thanks for trying it out Jim. Never thought about people without HMDs trying to experience it but it’s a good point. We’ll consider it for our next version

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    lukas

    November 7, 2014

    Does not work with DK2

  5. Reply

    lukas

    November 7, 2014

    Compatible with DK2 version, pleaseeee

  6. Reply

    David Merritt II

    April 19, 2017

    Hi Jennifer

    It’s David Merritt. It was great meeting you at VRLA. My wife and I sat beside you Saturday at lunch.

    I am writer/ director/ producer and IP Creator. I am also creating Narrative VR projects. Lastly, I presently have a comedy tv show in development at Linosgate/ Kevin Hart LOL network.

    I would like to discuss Narrative VR opportunities. You may view my latest SCI FI pilot below.

    https://vimeo.com/147956863

    You may reach me at (818) 943-3358 or email. I look forward to your response.

    Best regards,

    David Merritt II

    King David Films

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