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Tuesday
Oct232018

Google Blocks, Back onto Robots

No apologies, but it's been a pretty busy time, with the move to Sweden in the spring, and my computer was in mothballs on a ship for a really long time. Then no internet for a bit except for at work...but I am coming across a bit like Job here. It's kind of the opposite, as I feel like there need to be times that you can rest for a bit, relax and experience life for a bit before diving back into creating again. 

Why not start with a simple bot again, made in my favorite tool, Google Blocks in VR?

This new robot, Gustav, seemed to be in need of a story. He's lost his little pet, Fritz, who is always disappearing to find new and interesting food in the city. Fritz can sense when Gustav is near, though...

 Let's make it two of them, for good measure.

Saturday
Jul222017

Google Blocks democratizing VR creation

Nov 5th, 'Cross Platform Blues'

Oct 25th, 'Blocksoween' model kit for Google VR

Google Blocks for the Oculus Touch has captured my imagination in a way that no other content-creation tool has in Virtual Reality thus far, in large part due to the fact that nearly anyone can make 3d content in seconds. The robot above is one of a handful of creations that I have made over the last few weeks since Google Blocks was released. While the 3d technician in me wished that the tools in the app were more robust, that detail would come at the cost of complexity, and the low bar to entry is the most appealling part of this app. That makes the UX designer part of me smile, though the interface and use of tool are still a little rough, even compared to other Google VR tools like TiltBrush.

There's only  a certain level of complexity that's possible; even the scale has a upper and lower limit, but I've already found that elements that you've made and saved as a file can be imported as groups. The app is a little finicky about how those groups can be edited; you can change colors and parts of polygons, but you cannot edit the groups or delete elements of a group.