Emphasis on sort of.
The seminar our class had to organize was today. It had a bit of a bumpy start but otherwise went fairly well. I certainly could have imagined things going much less smoothly. We started a bit later than planned because only one or two people had shown up yet, despite us having received twenty “I’ll be there”s. Also my group’s presentation switched placed with the first one of the day because, well, they didn’t have theirs ready yet. At T plus an hour. Sigh.
The small rescheduling aside, everything proceeded according to plan. We had a couple folks from a company that does VR things show up, kind enough to bring along demo units and software to let people experience the real deal. Tried it out myself too. Looked at a dinosaur, rode in a roller coaster. Definitely a unique experience.
One of the groups also showed a video of Leap Motion’s Orion. It’s actually really accurate real-time hand tracking, and that’s great for interacting with digital environments. Not just in a game setting, but think things like 3D sculpting and things like that. Or, you know, the whole 3D desktop environment gimmick.
Cool stuff, most definitely!