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December 21, 2019

Feature Highlight: Display.land in VR

Have you ever seen a Display.land capture that is just begging for exploration and adventure? Maybe it is an abandoned bunker or a multi-level home. Or perhaps an old friend’s capture from a place far away.Sometimes the Explore button just is not enough to fully experience all the details hidden within a capture. So, grab the nearest VR headset (our favorite is the Oculus Quest!) and unlock an otherworldly experience only Display.land has to offer.

 

When exploring a Display.land capture in a VR headset,you begin to experience the physical world from a drastically different perspective. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Display.land captures to explore in VR.

1. Sk8orDie by Vale

This first space is like if Tony Hawk Skate Jam and VR had a baby. Try transporting to different heights to see the skatepark from varying perspectives. Pro Tip:Run through the coins to feel like a video game character.

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/sk8orDie

Display.land Link

2. ½ Colosseo by Vale

Take a trip to one of the most famous structures in the world. Experience a tourist-free stroll along the outer rim of the Coliseum! And remember this was captured with a cell phone!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/HalfColosseum

Display.land Link

3. Glass Factory by Rego

The glass factory is a visually stunning room with stained glass walls and dome.Pro Tip: stand in the center & look up - then do a 360! P.S., some friends are waiting inside. 😉

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/1GlassRoom

Display.land Link

4. Shire Bunker by E

Make your way through this NorCal beach... through the bushes... 'til you reach the graffiti land!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/Shirebunker

Display.land Link

5. MAAM by Vale

Project Metropoliz is a street art museum in Rome. You can find installations, graffiti, and other spectacular details all throughout this space. We love the egg!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/maamRM

Display.land Link

6. Scrovegni Chapel by Vale

Take a step inside the Scrovegni Chapel to immerse yourself in beautiful artwork from 1305. Make sure you take a look at the ceiling!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/giottoschapel

Display.land Link

7. Desert View Watchtower by Wild

This Desert View Watchtower can be found in the Grand Canyon. And, there’s 2 floors to explore! Take a peek at the paintings on the walls - these are recreations of the now-destroyed petroglyphs at Albo, NM and may be their only surviving representation.

EasyVR Link - http://bit.ly/Deserttower

Display.land Link

8. Bridge in Japan by Octi

This peaceful bridge scene in Japan is a calm place to chill. Hop to the middle of the bridge and do a 360!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/bridgejapan

Display.land Link

9. Downstairs by E  

This cozy home has plenty of rooms to explore. Keep an eye out for the 3D object the creator added!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/1Downstairs

Display.land Link

10. Venue 01 by Spence

Walk around this massive industrial space. Find the giant press - you can’t miss it!

There is a motorbike somewhere, as well. Don’t forget to look up!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/Venue3D01

Display.land Link

 

All captures can be viewed and explored with any VR headset that has a supported web browser. All you have to do is enter the URL of the space that you want to see. You can snag the URL by going into the app,selecting the share icon, and copying the link.

 

The link is pretty long, so we recommend using a URL shortener. You can copy/paste the link for your space into a URL shortening website like bit.ly,and then just type in the shortened link into your VR browser. Then, you should see a link pop up in the top right when your page is loading that says “EnterVR” - just select that with your controller, and it’ll drop you into the scene.Bookmark your favorite spaces to visit again.

 

The navigation controls are pretty easy to figure out once you’re in there - you can teleport or slide around with whichever controller is selected as the main one. The main trigger is a teleport, and the secondary trigger allows you to glide along the direction you are facing.

 

If you have VR feedback or are excited about the possibilities, we would love to hear from you! Join our Discord community here

By
Newsroom
December 21, 2019

Feature Highlight: Display.land in VR

It’s been a wild three months.

From graffiti filled streets in Spain to underground bunkers in Sausalito, subway stations in Tokyo to industrial kitchens in Texas, the Display.land community has been blowing our minds every morning by capturing, sharing and exploring each others’ spaces from around the world during our early access period.


To learn more about our story of getting to here and where we’re going, keep reading, but if you just want to try it out yourself, head on over to the iOS or Android stores to download and start creating!

What You Can do Today

Capture any space with the device you already own — from as small as a courtyard to entire city blocks
Edit insanely fast — changes you make to your spaces are rendered and saved in real time.
Instantly share your spaces via web links and videos, or freely export them as 3D models
Explore the world and join a community of global explorers in 50 countries

How We Got Here

We started U6 with the mission to unlock new ways for people to create and connect in the physical spaces they care about, such as our PlaySFMOMA space last year.
To create that experience, we captured the SF MOMA’s physical space in 3D using a commodity smartphone, edited and authored it remotely in a web browser, and allowed hundreds of people to browse and experience the sandbox together in real time from their own devices onsite in AR, and remotely via desktop and webVR browsers.

With today’s release, we’re beginning to put those same tools in everybody’s hands, with the goal of building and improving our roadmap in public with our community.

Where We’re Going: Editing Reality Together

Unlocking a new digital canvas for creativity and shared experiences.
Our goal is to grow Display.land into a destination where people can create, share and explore together in new, immersive and interactive ways.

We believe the best way to achieve this is by releasing often and publicly, supporting our earliest creators, and constantly increasing access to creative tools only previously available to high end gaming, graphics and 3D professionals. In the coming months, you can expect to see regular updates along this path.

Display.land is for those of us who see art in reality. If this sounds like something you’re interested in working on, shoot us a note! We’re working on some of the hardest challenges in computer vision, graphics and multiplayer networking and are hiring actively.

-Anjney & Ankit
Co-founders, Ubiquity6

By
Newsroom
December 21, 2019

Feature Highlight: Display.land in VR

Creators! Did you know that you can download any of your captures as a 3D model? 

We currently support OBJ, GLTF, and PLY file formats, which make it possible to use captures from Display.land in Blender, Cinema4D, Unity, Unreal, Maya, and most other popular creative software applications.

To download the 3D mesh, just open one of your captures in a desktop web browser, and click the download button in the upper-right corner of the screen. You’ll need to be logged in to see it.

If you are on iOS, the easiest way to open your capture in a browser is through AirDrop. You can AirDrop yourself the link to the desired capture by opening the Share Menu and pressing “More.” From there, a new menu will open giving you the option to airdrop the link. 

If you are on Android, we find it is easiest to email yourself the link. Open the Share Menu and press “More.” From there, choose email or whatever the best option is for you.
Once your 3D mesh has downloaded, this is where the magic begins. You now have the opportunity to create phenomenal artwork using captured physical reality. Try challenging the mundane by drawing in the absurd.

Or, experiment with contrasting elements. The opportunities are endless and the boundaries are limitless. Check out what our creators have made with Display.land below.
We absolutely love to see what our Creators create using their Display.land meshes. In fact, we have an entire Discord channel dedicated to them! You can find this channel here: https://discord.gg/b2vxQpu.
We can’t wait for you to join and to see how Display.land has inspired you. ✨
By
Newsroom
December 21, 2019

Feature Highlight: Display.land in VR

Have you ever seen a Display.land capture that is just begging for exploration and adventure? Maybe it is an abandoned bunker or a multi-level home. Or perhaps an old friend’s capture from a place far away.Sometimes the Explore button just is not enough to fully experience all the details hidden within a capture. So, grab the nearest VR headset (our favorite is the Oculus Quest!) and unlock an otherworldly experience only Display.land has to offer.

 

When exploring a Display.land capture in a VR headset,you begin to experience the physical world from a drastically different perspective. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Display.land captures to explore in VR.

1. Sk8orDie by Vale

This first space is like if Tony Hawk Skate Jam and VR had a baby. Try transporting to different heights to see the skatepark from varying perspectives. Pro Tip:Run through the coins to feel like a video game character.

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/sk8orDie

Display.land Link

2. ½ Colosseo by Vale

Take a trip to one of the most famous structures in the world. Experience a tourist-free stroll along the outer rim of the Coliseum! And remember this was captured with a cell phone!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/HalfColosseum

Display.land Link

3. Glass Factory by Rego

The glass factory is a visually stunning room with stained glass walls and dome.Pro Tip: stand in the center & look up - then do a 360! P.S., some friends are waiting inside. 😉

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/1GlassRoom

Display.land Link

4. Shire Bunker by E

Make your way through this NorCal beach... through the bushes... 'til you reach the graffiti land!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/Shirebunker

Display.land Link

5. MAAM by Vale

Project Metropoliz is a street art museum in Rome. You can find installations, graffiti, and other spectacular details all throughout this space. We love the egg!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/maamRM

Display.land Link

6. Scrovegni Chapel by Vale

Take a step inside the Scrovegni Chapel to immerse yourself in beautiful artwork from 1305. Make sure you take a look at the ceiling!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/giottoschapel

Display.land Link

7. Desert View Watchtower by Wild

This Desert View Watchtower can be found in the Grand Canyon. And, there’s 2 floors to explore! Take a peek at the paintings on the walls - these are recreations of the now-destroyed petroglyphs at Albo, NM and may be their only surviving representation.

EasyVR Link - http://bit.ly/Deserttower

Display.land Link

8. Bridge in Japan by Octi

This peaceful bridge scene in Japan is a calm place to chill. Hop to the middle of the bridge and do a 360!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/bridgejapan

Display.land Link

9. Downstairs by E  

This cozy home has plenty of rooms to explore. Keep an eye out for the 3D object the creator added!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/1Downstairs

Display.land Link

10. Venue 01 by Spence

Walk around this massive industrial space. Find the giant press - you can’t miss it!

There is a motorbike somewhere, as well. Don’t forget to look up!

Easy VR Link - http://bit.ly/Venue3D01

Display.land Link

 

All captures can be viewed and explored with any VR headset that has a supported web browser. All you have to do is enter the URL of the space that you want to see. You can snag the URL by going into the app,selecting the share icon, and copying the link.

 

The link is pretty long, so we recommend using a URL shortener. You can copy/paste the link for your space into a URL shortening website like bit.ly,and then just type in the shortened link into your VR browser. Then, you should see a link pop up in the top right when your page is loading that says “EnterVR” - just select that with your controller, and it’ll drop you into the scene.Bookmark your favorite spaces to visit again.

 

The navigation controls are pretty easy to figure out once you’re in there - you can teleport or slide around with whichever controller is selected as the main one. The main trigger is a teleport, and the secondary trigger allows you to glide along the direction you are facing.

 

If you have VR feedback or are excited about the possibilities, we would love to hear from you! Join our Discord community here