Indie VR & Game Developer

Hello! I'm Jason.

I've been computer programming as a hobby for 14 years, teaching myself 3D Modeling for 5 years, and familiarizing myself with the Unity game engine for 4 years.

Now I publish Unity assets, am a Virtual Reality enthusiast/developer, and aspire to make my own VR games.

Please enjoy my projects, consider my services, and contact me anytime!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Update: VR3DMediaViewer 2.1

Update: VR3DMediaViewer 2.1



VR3DMediaViewer has been updated to v2.1!

The first update for this asset in over a year! There's just not a lot left to do with this project, besides maintenance. And that's "mostly" what has been done now. General bug fixes.

However, there are a couple notable improvements. Mainly in the new support for the UI.RawImage component, so you can now use the UI for a 3D canvas instead of just a MeshRenderer.

Another being the addition of a simpler version of the 3D camera setup procedure. Far to many people had issues understanding "right click the Camera component" to open a menu, as a step. Now there's a simple to locate button on the Camera component that should catch anyones eye. This is something I've been trying to find a way to address for a while, and I'm so happy that I finally found a way to do so that I'm satisfied with.

I have not yet updated the video or ReadMe for this new procedure however. I'll have to record new footage, and I've been considering a documentation overhaul to something like a pdf.

As for the new high poly canvas. Well, I made the low poly one as something quick and simple, intending it just to be used for my demo scene. Not the consumer projects. But I now figure that most devs would probably just use whatever 360 canvas that comes with the asset, rather then make one that suits their needs. So I figure why not make this one high quality and project worthy itself. The old one has far less of a poly count, as the new one is about 16,000 polys, but I figure a 360 Panorama scene like can afford it as it shouldn't have much other content, and the old 360 canvas is still included.

Change Log:

2.1:
  • Added support for using the UI.RawImage component as a canvas to display 3D media.
  • Added a new high poly count 360 canvas. It's now used in the demo scene. The old low poly version is still available though.
  • Simpler camera setup procedure.
  • Misc bug fixes.

Available now on the Unity Asset Store!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Update: General "Progress" Update

Update: General "Progress" Update



Unity has recently updated their Publisher Polices. And in particular, one policy effects the content of the websites for the publishers. No, not a policy about the publishers website hosting objectionable content. Instead, they are more concerned with the REAL problems. Things like how often the publisher updates articles on their personal website.

They should really be commended for trying to rid the internet of the scourge that's to busy working on their projects to update, or the people who don't update often due to the return on time investment for their projects not warranting going the extra mile to let the 0.001% of people who click through the links to check the publishers site, what they have been up to.

I'm sad to say... I too am one of these heinous people. But no more! Today I vow to post an update every 6 months with something new...

wait... whats that?

I have to post 3 examples of recent work every 6 months?

Even better!

Prepare to be in awe of this amazing content! I call this project... umm... lets see...

Yuberstantion... no... Chazwelder... no... Cronblaztic... no...Harrrrplooge... no... Nibblestitz? Frezlogger?

Hmm. Maybe I'll think of a title later. For now, I'll just give it a code name. Like... hmm... what do people useually do for codenames? Simple food names? Maybe something based off historical figures, events, myths, etc? Like Kit-Kat, Morpheus, etc.

How about...

*Looks around the room.

Empty Soda Can?

Yea! Project: Empty Soda Can!

I'll talk about the goals of this project later. For now, enjoy this recent work of mine on the project!


Recent Example #1:

We all know what a default white cube looks like in Unity, right?



But did you know that you can change it to a different color? OMG! Right? That's insane!

*Pauses to wait for reader to catch their breath.

Are you good now? Ok. I'll proceed.

Well, after hours. No, days. No, weeks of work... I finally bring to you...

The "Red Cube"!



Yes, that's right. Red!

With this new red cube, everything changes!

*Mind blown.


Recent Example #2:

Example #1 is art. But I'm a programmer. It's time to showcase my REAL skills here.

Have you ever heard of "Hello World!"?

Well here's what it looks like in Unity.



Now, brace yourself. I'm about to go all "Next level" on you.



*Drops mic. 

*Walks away.

*Thinks for a second.

*Walks back. 

*Picks up mic.

I almost forgot. "How is this scripting you may ask?"

Well, I'm glad you asked.

Normally I wouldn't do this, but I'm going to post a snippet of how I achieved this miracle of coding.



There's a couple more steps. But I'll keep those secret.

*Looks around for the mic so he can drop it again, but can't find it.


Recent Example #3:

We had Art, Then Scripting. What else could be left?

Animation!

Lets return to our Cube.... sorry, I mean our RED CUBE from Example #1.

"No! Don't do anything to the cube! It's so pretty already! You can't possibly improve upon it any more!" some may say?

Well, here... we don't play it safe.

Simply "Amazing" is not good enough. We have to stack "Amazing" on top of "Amazing". Get ready for an Amazing sandwich. No, not a typical sandwich, just made really well! Follow along here! I mean, a slice of "Amazing" between 2 other slices of "Amazing".

I bring you...

A Red Cube that... moves right.



Yea. I know.

I think we all need to lie down for a bit. This was overload...

Check back later to see how this project progresses. When? I don't know? 6 months? Just a random number I pulled out of my head...

My Services

Unity C# Scripting

I'm available for C# scripting for small Unity projects.

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Basic 3D Modeling

I'm experienced with Blender. Basic modeling and rigging.

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Unity Development

I've created many demos, scenes, and even a simple game.

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Virtual Reality Consultation

I've been an VR enthusiast for a few years, and made VR content.

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