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by SlashAndBurn » 12 Jan 2015, 14:28

I made a few big changes this weekend...

1) I added in VR Training, it should help new users, who can read, start using the system.
2) I redid the file manager, so it can create folders, move files & delete files.
3) I ripped out some of the file meta data, because it wasn't going to be used.
4) I changed the meta data format, so it will be visible from the file manager, so you can now backup each playback settings.
5) More skyboxes

Also the program switch from Alpha to Beta, since no additional features will be added. Just polish & fixes for now, i'm planning to submit the app in 3 weeks.
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by SlashAndBurn » 13 Jan 2015, 14:22

I made a few major changes yesterday, but mostly polish.

1) Preset management has been moved from settings to the root menu
2) "Open In" now works from other apps
3) Added a recenter screen button, which has a delay so you can position yourself correctly
4) Added more icons to the menu system
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by SlashAndBurn » 14 Jan 2015, 14:28

I was working last night and added some more polish, and broke some things, so...

1) HMD, Device & Virtual Device have been moved from Settings to the Home screen. I moved them so they can't be ignored.
2) The Setting menu has been reorganized into sections.

A) I Have a bug in the home screen, which I will fix later today, but trying to use the info icon crashes the app. :oops:
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App: https://appsto.re/us/nlBn5.i
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by SlashAndBurn » 15 Jan 2015, 14:15

Yesterday was just adding polish to the product.

1) Fixed home screen bug
2) Added setting to control the length of slow drift correction
3) Added Slow drift correction buttons to more forms

My next planned changes are
1) Research switching to Power Texture format for background images.
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App: https://appsto.re/us/nlBn5.i
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by liviuberechet » 15 Jan 2015, 15:26

Great stuff man! :)
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by SlashAndBurn » 19 Jan 2015, 14:14

1) I was busy this weekend and redid the display configuration for SCN-VR, so every app built with the framework could share these advanced options.

A) Added Profile Manager
B) Profiles have a name, Physical Device, Virtual Device, HMD & Other configuration options all bundled into one place, for easy switching.

2) The buttons on the screen are now tab-able, if the HMD is NONE MONO/SBS. Tapping in certain regions will re-calibrate the view orientation.

3) More bug fixes

I just added a view of using the player with an iPad on my YouTube page, please see the link in my signature below.
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App: https://appsto.re/us/nlBn5.i
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by SlashAndBurn » 19 Jan 2015, 21:41

I'm changing the App's name again to "Mobile VR Station", apparently "VR Player" has been trademarked on "November 10, 2014", so i'm staying away from that word.
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by SlashAndBurn » 20 Jan 2015, 15:00

1) The name has been changed to "Mobile VR Station"
2) Added in options to have a custom virtual screen, just so you can tinker with the output and get it right
3) Added in an option to set a custom DPI, for the event of Apple releasing a new device, so the client can set it up correctly

Planned for tonight:
1) Add in Default/Custom H/V FOV options

Future Plans:
1) Update webpage with more info
2) Film 30 second App Store preview video
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App: https://appsto.re/us/nlBn5.i
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by SlashAndBurn » 22 Jan 2015, 18:23

I'm running of of things to fix, everything seems functional. The only parts missing would be tutorials while in the player to say look at this button to do X. Maybe I can just make a bunch of youtube help videos to explain how everything works.
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by SlashAndBurn » 23 Jan 2015, 14:25

I made a few changes, after looking at the Altergaze Rift app some more I determined how the shifting of the eyes was happening and modified the ALPS-VR based code to introduce a shift mechanic. I calculate the eye for the center point of the eye, then I shift the X by a calculated amount. So 62 MM IPD will have the eyes 62 MM apart, if you need to shift more based upon the distortion, that's up to you. You can also now select Center as an IPD, which as it says puts the view in the center.

I also start to make help videos, you can find them on my YouTube channel.
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by SlashAndBurn » 26 Jan 2015, 14:09

I spent some more time yesterday working on the App and moved more settings to Profiles, so each profile can be customized to you.

I made some changes to photo access. If you don't have photo access, the icons will not show up. To enable photo access, a button has been added to the main screen, to "enable photo access". I did not want the photo access confirmation message to break your VR experience.

I know there is a bug in it right now, the distortion shaded is currently set to a low poly count. But I will add in a profile option to specify the distortion shader quality.
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by SlashAndBurn » 27 Jan 2015, 14:30

I just started using the new iTunesConnect TestFlight, if you want in just PM me your email address so I can add you.
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by SlashAndBurn » 28 Jan 2015, 14:17

I uploaded a long film yesterday of the App playing "Big Buck Bunny". You can find it on my videos link in my signature.

I also added in a few presets for 16:9/16:10 Over Under 3D video and fixed a video orientation bug.
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by SlashAndBurn » 29 Jan 2015, 19:01

I'm starting on a semi big alteration, but i'm changing the way presets work.

1) The program will have built in presets, as new ones are added, they will be placed onto the list automatically.
2) You can now make your own custom presets.
3) In Profile configuration, you will be able to select the default Preset Type from: 'Video', 'Photo', 'Panorama', '2D', '3D SBS', '3D OVR 16:9', '3D OVR 16:10', '2D Spherical', '3D Spherical OVR' presets. You can leave the presets as the built in defaults, or choose your own.
4) In the File Meta Data instead of just selecting the preferred preset, you will select the Preset Type, which could be any of the items from point 3. You will also have the option to select a Preset Override if you want to pick a specific preset.
5) If a preset is erased, it will default back to the default option based upon the Preset Type. If the preset types default is erased, it will fall back to the system default.

This way you can generally define a file as being of this type, and each profile can have their own way of displaying content.
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by SlashAndBurn » 02 Feb 2015, 15:01

I worked on the app this weekend, even though I have a nasty nasal infection, but now presets have been made less important, and Playback Types are important.

Possible Playback Types:
2D, 3D SBS, 3D OVR 16:9, 3D OVR 16:10, Spherical, Spherical SBS, Spherical OVR, Video, Photo & Panorama.

For each profile you can now select the preset to use for each playback type. So if you liked the full-screen experience, just select the full-screen presets. Each profile has their own set of options. Also files now have a playback type and preset. If the preset isn't set, playback type will default to the value selected in your profile.

You can also make your own presets, which this feature took a while. and over time as new built-in presets are added, they will just appear in the list.

And when playback errors are detected, a message will be shown.
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