360 Development On Cutting Edge Platforms
Interested in using 360° content on mobile or in a VR headset? There are unique challenges for each platform. In this meetup, first we’ll give you a taste of working with 360 degree video in iOS. The founder of Pie (pie.video - look them up on Product Hunt) will give a developer-focused presentation on why his team opted to focus on mobile 360° video and how he builds 360° video filters.
And, we’ll do a power user-focused look into new RICOH THETA upgrades around live streaming, WebVR, and viewing content in VR goggles. We’ll be showing off how to livestream the THETA in 1080p, highlighting how to easily build VR content using A-Frame, an open source WebVR framework that allows you to create VR experiences with HTML, and how to view 360° images and video in a fancy VR headset.
The meetup will start at 6:30pm with beer and pizza and more. We'll be at Brightcove, in SOMA San Francisco, on 9th between Mission and Howard, easy access to BART and Muni stops.
6:30 pm: Check-in, grab pizza and refreshments, and say hi to other RICOH THETA users and developers
7:00 pm: First talk: Making 360° Video Creation Easy - Close Up On Filters - Guillaume Sabran (pie.video)
7:45 pm: Break
8:00 pm: Update on new RICOH THETA Features from the Unofficial Guide: 1080p Live Streaming, A-Frame WebVR development, and VR Goggles - Jesse Casman (RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide)
8:45 pm: Break for conversations and networking
9:30 pm: That’s all, folks!
1. Guillaume Sabran - co-founder & CTO at Pie (pie.video)Making 360° Video Creation Easy - Close Up On Filters
Guillaume Sabran, co-founder and CTO of the recently fundedPie, is deep in 360° development. He’ll talk about the series of decisions that got him and his team to focus on iOS first, why they decided to bet on simplicity over pro features, and how promising he sees 360 on mobile. In particular, Guillaume will talk about the how he designed and built filters for 360° videos and share insights you could use for your own applications.
Pie was founded on the belief that the difficulty of creating 360 video has been delaying mass adoption of the new medium. They set the goal of capturing, editing, and sharing a 360 video at least 10x faster than existing options.
Guillaume’s been working with the THETA for over a year and you can read his Introduction to 360 Cameras if you’re new to the THETA or thinking about getting one.
2. Jesse Casman - RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide Organizer (theta360.guide)New RICOH THETA Features from the Unofficial Guide: 1080p Live Streaming, A-Frame WebVR development, and VR Goggles
Jesse Casman, RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide Organizer, will focus on freely available new RICOH THETA features just being announced at the end of November and early December. We’ll jump through three new items quickly: 1080p Live Streaming (up from not-ready-for-prime-time 720p), a quick demo of A-Frame, an open-source WebVR framework for creating VR experiences with HTML, and finally we’ll play a little with RICOH THETA content in fancy VR goggles. Yea, it’s too much in too short of a time, but we’ll have information online so anything that catches your fancy, you’ll be able to keep working on it afterwards!
Jesse has been working on the RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide since late 2015. The community now spans the official SDK, forums, blog, GitHub repos, hackathons, meetups and more, with over 30,000 pageviews a month and growing fast. Information is free and community participation from developers, power users and enthusiasts is encouraged.
As a quick taste of building VR goggle content with RICOH THETA, here's some recent info from the RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide, published in opensource.com. Follow the article to build your own VR app in 15 minutes with your own THETA images: https://opensource.com/life/16/11/build-virtual-reality-app