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A day with Daydream

When attending the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC / VRDC) we got the opportunity to obtain ourselves a Google Daydream device including a Daydream-ready smartphone.

Cardboard

We were very curious to see Google’s next steps in the VR market after the initial release of Google Cardboard in 2014. With more than 10 million Cardboards shipped, it was an interesting concept towards mobile VR and provided the first VR experience for many of us. Aside from that, it also left most people a bit disappointed (and motion sick) as it obviously is not able to provide the quality VR experience that leaves people coming back for more.

Daydreamhome-phones

Daydream is the next iteration in Google’s VR roadmap to tackle the biggest shortcomings of Cardboard. It is built into Android 7.0 Nougat and provides a platform with software and hardware specifications for manufacturers to create Daydream-ready phones. These phones can then be used together with the Daydream viewer and controller to provide a more practical and immersive VR experience.

Testdrive

With built-in Daydream support in both Unity and Unreal, some ready made assets and an eager developer hungry for new tech, we were able to build a proof-of-concept in one day. The result is an architectural demo made in Unity that let’s you navigate through the environment and personalize your flooring using a Daydream controller.

Conclusion

Currently our first impressions are very positive. In our opinion the controller is the greatest addition to the Daydream platform. Standard specifications, improved sensors, better and bigger screens are great, but if you don’t have an interesting and intuitive way to interact with the virtual world, VR gets boring pretty fast. It was something that we always found lacking on other mobile VR headsets like Gear VR or Cardboard. The Daydream 3-axis controller is definitely a good step in the right direction and we are curious to see how mobile VR will evolve in the future. Samsung just announced a controller of their own, so it seems that things are still moving fast in the VR market.

For those who are interested to test daydream themselves and want to discuss how VR /AR could impact your business, feel free to contact us at info@triangle-factory.be or our contact page


New website

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website!

With over 6+ years of experience building games and interactive 3D applications our website was in need of a big update. We have added a lot of new projects, so be sure to visit our portfolio to get an overview of our recent work.

Furthermore, at Triangle Factory we strongly believe in the potential of upcoming virtual / augmented reality platforms and are currently investing heavily into research and development for these new platforms. To learn more about this new technology, be sure to visit our VR page.

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HLN Article

HLN wrote an article about our idea to innovate real-estate visualizations using the Oculus rift. We are getting a lot of positive feedback about our idea and are currently working on a tech-demo to show the possibilities of this technology specifically for real-estate. For those interested in trying out our demo, contact us at info@triangle-factory.be

Click here for the full article:


Kanaal Z feature

Yesterday we were featured on Belgian TV by Kanaal Z. We were interviewed about our architectural visualizations with the Oculus Rift.

The Oculus rift is a virtual reality headset which allows us to create very immersive and interactive visualizations. In combination with technology from game engines like Unreal Engine 4 and Unity it allows us to create very realistic visuals with interesting applications towards architecture, real estate, product visualization and interactive simulations.

The video is in Dutch, but you can watch it here:

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ABOUT TRIANGLE FACTORY

Triangle Factory is an independent game development studio founded in 2010 and based in Ghent, Belgium.

We build games, apps and VR experiences for current and next-generation platforms.

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