‘Mirrors’ Is A Toe-Tapping Embodied Experience

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‘Mirrors’ Is A Toe-Tapping Embodied Experience
August 2, 2017

This virtual reality app requires the use of an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, a mounted Leap Motion Controller (using the VR Developer Mount or unofficial alternative), and the Leap Motion Orion software.

 

An embodied experience showcasing the potential for expressive movement and powerful body presence through hand tracking.

 

Mirrors is a short, body-movement-focused demo which utilizes a rigged upper body avatar driven by Leap Motion hands. Standing inside a mirrored cube, you’ll begin the experience with a body composed of a cloud of white particles. Touch the first mirror and you’ll burst into a rainbow of shifting colors where each particle’s velocity determines its hue. Each of the four walls reflects a different particle representation. Try them all on and whether you dance, wave, wiggle or high five your reflection, the more you move the more particles you’ll emit.

 

Note: This demo requires at least 5.5ft x 5.5ft of playspace.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Launch the demo and look at the white ball to begin.
  • Pressing the ‘R’ key on your keyboard will restart the scene.

 

This demo aims to showcase:
  • Body Presence: The feeling of having your upper body in VR with you, without wearable markers or controllers, through high fidelity finger and hand tracking.
  • Expressive Movement: Wiggle a single finger and see how the smallest of movements can be amplified into a shower of technicolor sparks in VR. No lifeless doll hands here.

CREDITS

 

This demo uses ‘Skinner’, a skinned mesh particle emission project by Keijiro Takahashi, under the MIT license. The source is available here.

 

Music:

 

(Creative Commons info on bottom of all pages)

 

Trailer filmed by āz Balabanian in Upload VR’s Mixed Reality Studio.

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