Accessibility of immersive 360 videos on mobile devices
Date of Issue2016-05-23
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Virtual reality systems are one of the most exciting technologies in the horizon today. This project builds upon the common understanding of virtual reality but takes a more artistic approach by utilizing real video footage instead of the usual 3D computer graphics created by 3D engines. The aim of this project is to create an immersive environment on mobile devices by using Stereoscopic 360o videos. This will be achieved by completing the following objectives. i) Researching on current software and evaluating the performance of Stereoscopic 360o video on various virtual reality devices. ii) Creation of Android App which plays Stereoscopic 360o videos with the virtual reality device. iii) Implementation of spatial 3D audio and more interactions for a more immersive environment. This report documents the experimental results, the considerations when creating the App and environment, as well as the steps in implementing Stereoscopic 360o videos and spatial 3D audio in Unity 3D to develop the immersive environment. The report also contains some problems faced during the developments, and the methods used to overcome them.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University