Schlagwort-Archive: virtual reality

Padawan 101 – VR based Lightsaber Simulator

In the winter term 2015/2016 I was guest student of the computer science and communication department at KTH Stockholm. The most interesting project I was participated is a group work
of 5 computer science and media technology students. We were developing a game where people are encouraged to blend into the role of a young yedi aspirant, trying to learn the fight with lightsabers. The first prototype consisted of the Oculus Rift Headset and the Leap Motion controller and was presented to a public audience.
Eventually we were working on improving the game and presented it at Comic Con Gamex in Stockholm in October 2015. Here you can find a Facebook event for the presentation.
My work in the project:

  • First:
    • developing a finite state machine software structure
      to couple the different game elements.
    • integrate the leap motion sensor information
      correctly with our virtual lightsaber.
  • Second:
    • working on using gyro/accelerometer from a smartphone
      to get rotational information out of a smartphone and
      the Kinect SDK for positional tracking.
    • implementing a sensor fusion algorithm that smoothly
      integrates the positional information from Kinect,
      the rotation data from gyro and accelerometer
      into a smooth 6DOF tracking.

website of the course „Advanced Graphics and Interaction“ within we were working.
Padawan101 was nominated for technical excellence at the C Awards 2016.

Guest Lecturer at SAE Institute Stuttgart

I am happy that I am able to get my first experience as lecturer this summer.
I will give two courses about advanced game programming techniques at the
SAE Institute Stuttgart.

In the first course i will work with my students on recent releases
of the game industry like Virtual Reality Glasses e.g. the Oculus Rift
or alternative input methods like gesture control etc.

In the second course we will examine the needs for a basic game
engine together and write a simplified version live in the class.

Looking forward to it!

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