New York Virtual Reality Tour
Off the heels of the development we did for Destination DC, we’ve expanded this process and took it to our hometown. The only thing better than NYC in the flesh is NYC in VR 🙂
We followed the same method as the Washington DC project by first mapping out the city. To date we’ve only completed Manhattan (sorry you other boroughs, we’ll get there).
Users can teleport around the using the controller.
360 Video makers are placed around specific hot spots. To view, a user can place the controller inside the marker to initiate the experience.
The city was created using the freely available data from The NYC Open Data. It was then converted into usable Unity Engine format where Virtual Reality interactivity was added.
A quick video of the raw 3D render without lighting effects