Monday, June 10, 2019

Update: VR3DMediaViewer 2.3



VR3DMediaViewer has been updated to v2.3!

I'm not sure what happened to 2.2... I guess I decided not to post about it since it was more minor? I'll include the change logs for both though.

The most notable updates are:

A new Manual. This manual is a PDF that replaces the old ReadMe text file. It's largely copied directly from the readme, but heavily updated with better formatting, images, color, etc. It should be a lot more new user friendly.

The Stereoscopic 3D screenshot script/scene was bugging me for awhile. I realized it was geared around developers using it themselves in editor. But it should allow users of the devs app to use it too. So I worked on some example scripts/assets/scene to provide a decent example of how best for devs to allow users to make use of it.

There's a new Panoramic media display method available now. The older way had issues in that as physical projection it didn't lock to the viewers head position, which may not away be desired. Being mesh based, its also is subject to the meshes geometry. You can see odd angles in the media caused by the vertices/uv lines of the mesh, only mitigated by using a higher poly mesh.

The new method is shader based. Its more like a skybox, viewed at infinity. So it's always centered on the viewers camera. And the curve is rendered in the shader, so it both renders a smooth curve without the odd angle issues, but views the same regardless of what shape mesh you use! This shader method is setup for both 360 and 180, supports rotation of the image around the viewer, and even can work with a traditional flat quad canvas. The old panoramic method is still available as an option.

Convergence has also been updated. It supports both the old and new panoramic display methods. Its now split into 2 convergence modes. Cropped (the previous way) and Tiled. Tiled just lets the texture wrap around as its shifted in the canvas. It's not ideal for non-panoramic content.

I improved the look/organization of the Stereoscopic3DImage objects. The controls are now better sectioned out, color is used to make the sections pop more, more controls are disabled/hidden when not relevant, etc. I also added a preview for the media to the object. It's similar to the preview you see when selecting a image/video itself, but in the case of images it will display the image converted to a SBS/TB format. The videoClip preview is limited. Just a low res image texture of the first frame.

I added several new demo scenes, and with that organized all the demos scenes into sub-folders.

Change Log:

2.2:
  • Converted the ReadMe to a Manual.
  • Fixed some position/rotation issues with the Stereoscopic3DScreenshot script.
  • Added new demo content/scene to show how to use the Stereoscopic3DScreenshot script to allow players to make use of it at runtime/gametime.

Change Log:

2.3:
  • Added new Panoramic shader based canvas formats.
  • Added wrapModeOverride option to Stereoscopic3dImage objects. This is mostly for video clip textures that don't expose the WrapMode property in the Import Settings.
  • Added ConvergenceMode option.
  • Fixed a rotation bug with the Example3DScreenshotController..
  • Reorganized the Demo Scenes folder hierarchy..
  • Tuned up the Stereoscopic3DImage object inspector.
  • Tweaked the AnaglyphToSBSTexture() method to support more than just Red/Cyan now..
  • The camera setup notification box will now not display on the example cross-eyed camra rigs..
  • Added scenes/canvas meshes for 180 Panoramic display.

Available now on the Unity Asset Store!

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