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Whoa, that is pretty cool. Thanks, BJ!

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Just came across https://storyspheres.com/, which looks very promising
> for creating VR presentations.
>
> *Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning*
> *   [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> | **Blog: *Edlisten.com
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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*
>>>>>> *   [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> | **Blog: *Edlisten.com
>>>>>> <http://edlisten.com/>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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!
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> Rutland Central Supervisory Union
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Rutland Central Supervisory Union
GoOpenTeacher.com
Twitter @NerdyMaestra <https://twitter.com/NerdyMaestra>
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