Here's a new video from Jim Reichert, the Senior Creative Technologist at Microsoft who made that nifty HoloLens demo last month, streaming Second Life video into his company's upcoming AR/VR glasses. Here, Jim is shooting 360 degree panoramic still photos of SL, and while he's using a HoloLens, anyone with a Second Life account can create pics like these with an in-world rig he's created for that very purpose. (Available here on the SL Marketplace.)
"I just put it in a HoloLens because that's the easiest thing for me to record a video of the end result in," he explains. "You could use my Second Life Marketplace tool to generate panoramics that you can upload (and experience) natively in Twitter, Facebook, and places like 2vr.in or vrchive.com."
I like his idea (discussed in the demo) of using this tool to quickly create backdrop 360 images for incorporating with other, non-SL 3D assets -- or, alternately, showing off a Second Life location to people without them having to install or launch the heavy viewer client. That basically makes this a tool for people who want to create 3D content in general, or promote Second Life content in particular.
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