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Just came across https://storyspheres.com/, which looks very promising for
creating VR presentations.

*Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning*
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On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:13 PM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I want this to be accessible to students, so I do not see the Vive as a
> good fit anyway.  I want to do stuff where students are not only
> experiencing VR or AR, but also creating it. Having 1 Vive would be quite
> limiting, IMHO.
>
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Aurasma is augmented reality, rather than virtual reality, so it would
>> not be a fit for your Vive. Still a great tool if you decide to do AR as
>> well as VR.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Erica,
>>>
>>> Aurasma can be tricky, sometimes. Our math teacher is working with it
>>> and I have worked with it as well. Sometimes your image is too complex or a
>>> bit too sparse to create a good trigger. (the following is from the
>>> website)
>>>
>>> Trigger images should be graphically rich and not too dark or sparse.
>>>
>>> Small text, musical notes, and other small patterns and lines will not
>>> make for good images.
>>>
>>> Your Trigger Image is too large
>>>
>>> Solution: Check the size of your Trigger Image. Images uploaded to the
>>> Aurasma Studio should be no larger than 500,000 pixels (height x width).
>>> You can edit the size of your image in a program like Paint or Picture
>>> Manager.
>>>
>>> Your Trigger Image is too sparse
>>>
>>> Solution: With this error, the Studio is letting you know that Aurasma
>>> will struggle to recognize your image because there is not enough graphical
>>> detail in it for it to pick up on and identify your image as unique. Sparse
>>> images lack graphical detail or possibly contain large gaps of blank space
>>> between more detailed parts of the image. Solutions include either using
>>> the masking tool
>>> <https://aurasma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205584319-Masking-and-Training-Trigger-Images> to
>>> block Aurasma from wasting time viewing blank areas it will not recognize,
>>> or cropping the image before uploading it so as to minimize blank space and
>>> concentrate pixels around parts of the image which will be more easily
>>> identified. You may also consider using an alternative Trigger Image.
>>>
>>> Your Trigger Image is too dark
>>>
>>> Solution: With this error, the Studio is letting you know that the
>>> relative darkness of the image is making it more difficult for the
>>> technology to recognize the graphical features within it. You can try using
>>> the masking tool
>>> <https://aurasma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205584319-Masking-and-Training-Trigger-Images> /
>>> cropping the image pre-upload to block Aurasma's view from the darkest
>>> parts of the image and focus its attention on lighter, more recognizable
>>> sections. If the image is very dark though, you may want to consider using
>>> an alternative Trigger Image.
>>>
>>> Your Image is too complex
>>>
>>> Solution: Here, Aurasma is finding that there is so much graphical
>>> information in the image that it is not always sure which part of the image
>>> it is looking at. This can result in a jittery, unstable launching of the
>>> Overlay on recognition of your Trigger Image as Aurasma is not sure where
>>> to place the Overlay in relation to the image. This problem is often caused
>>> by repeating patterns in an image - if the same pattern / logo / image is
>>> used in both the top-left and bottom-right corners of an image, Aurasma may
>>> not know where to place the Overlay in relation to the image as it could
>>> get the corners confused! Other images may simply have too much detail -
>>> imagine a photo of thousands of stars in the night sky or boats in the sea.
>>> Again, Aurasma may struggle to identify the image from an information
>>> overload. Use the masking tool
>>> <https://aurasma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205584319-Masking-and-Training-Trigger-Images> to
>>> block Aurasma's view from these very detailed areas of an image.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:38 PM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thank you everyone!  I am testing out a few of these.  I tried the
>>>> Google Cardboard Camera app, and streetview, while they both can take some
>>>> cool 360 photos, there is no way to embed text or other images like they in
>>>> Google Expeditions.
>>>>
>>>> Aurasma is cool! I really like the concept, and need to play around a
>>>> bit more with this.  I made a couple of Auras, but it was pretty slow to
>>>> recognize the trigger?  Maybe my phone?  Sometimes it wouldn't recognize
>>>> the trigger at all.  Any suggestions, Jill?  I'll keep playing.
>>>>
>>>> Thinglink 360 looks amazing and more along the lines of what we are
>>>> thinking!
>>>>
>>>> Blender, I just downloaded it, but I haven't started working on it.
>>>> I'll keep you posted!
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Google Street View is also really cool.   It is the same street view
>>>>> that you can get on the desktop, but you can view it in VR.
>>>>>
>>>>> *Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning*
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>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Could anyone recommend an app to create a Virtual Reality
>>>>>> Presentation?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Erica Zimmer
>>>>>> ELL/Technology Integration Specialist
>>>>>> Rutland Central Supervisory Union
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