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Virtual World outside of COVID-19

/ Quarantine was precedented following the COVID-19 situation. Because outside is so lonely and inside becomes boring. As a result, we decide to digitally bring the outside in so that you can explore your new normal of well-being and experience the world from another perspective.




What you lookin' at?


What we try to do is experiment around with Virtual reality workflow that allowed you to record real places and present them in a variety of ways. /


/ In 2019, a fire has destroyed all the main structures of Shuri Castle, a Unesco World Heritage site on Japan's southern island of Okinawa.




Here we see a digital reconstruction from crowdsourced photogrammetry of the Shuri Castle.


These crowdsourcing models have realistic texture since they were built through a process called Photogrammetry, which is the technology of obtaining information about the real physical environment through the process of combining drones, laser scans, and aerial photographs.




Virtually meditating inside the Bagan - Khayiminga temple


Wisdom for a change


Staying calm and mindful


The technology is widespread in modern videogame production where a developer uses a camera to make photorealistic textures for their project, whether it’s 3D modeling, animation, or game designs.




Posing infront of the Fontana di Trevi - Rome, Italy


On the other hand, we implement the workflow together with a Social Virtual Reality Platform called Sansar, which enabled opportunities for people to reconnect with each other in these virtual landmarks without coming into contact with one another directly.




Chilling inside the Galerie d'Apollon - Paris, France


Where are the janitors?


Also to have some fun...




Me and my spire


Notre-Dame de Paris from a different perspective


Currently, these environments are for personal testing only. However, the workflow allowed for many more opportunities, like hosting virtual events unlike ever before. / For instance, / Every year many universities, schools, and private work environments have annual gatherings and education festivals held at the end of each academic year, which is all about collaborating and celebrating each other's hard work.







Unfortunately, challenged by the recent COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Physical contact and group celebration become a primary restriction. As a result, we all look towards virtual media/online platforms to become another mode of collaboration and communication.







For example, a virtual reality exhibition where we're allowed to connect people from across the globe to join together and express ideas freely.






This is the test world that we made to experiment around with the feasibility by hosting a virtual architectural pinup that mimics the real one through the Social Virtual Reality Platform. /







Credits:

Social Virtual Reality Platform called Sansar

Notre Dame Cathedral 3D by Raiz, Sketchfab

Shuri Castle 3D by Raiz, Sketchfab

Fontana di Trevi 3D by Raiz, Sketchfab

Bagan Khayiminga temple 3D by Miguel Bandera, Sketchfab

Galerie d'Apollon 3D by Benoît Rogez, Sketchfab




Sansar is a social virtual reality platform which opens you up for new destination, virtual events, and entertainment. Here you can attend shows from anywhere in the world, see your favorite artists like never before, and experience events that defy the laws of space and time. Be part of their creative community at https://www.sansar.com/

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