We create a lot of 3D environments and it seems only logical we would want to experience them in “virtual reality.” After meeting with another developer we decided to give the Cardboard SDK a wing, and provide this tutorial of our experience.
- Unity 5.1
- Cardboard SDK (for iOS)
- Easy Movie Texture Plugin
Using Easy Movie Texture to Build a Movie Sphere
This plugin allows you to project your mp4 as a texture on the inside of a sphere. Then using a camera function which is linked to the Cardboard Prefab you can look around the sphere using the accelerometer on your mobile device.
We had 2 issues:
- Not able to zoom out of content that we seemed too close to
- Not able to easily come out of VR mode into Mono mode which seems like a pretty common use.