VR Hermits

VR Hermits

www.vrhermits.com
A podcast about virtual reality development


40: Things I want to forget not to do
May 14, 2018 • 60 min
This week on VR Hermits Joe talks about his lowpoly model workflow and what he has learned in Blender. Dave talks about VRTK and his attendance at a FileMaker con. Joe on Sketchfab Now I like Blender Hamster ball in VR Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on…
39: An audience full of cats
Apr 30, 2018 • 70 min
This week on VR Hermits: Joe releases a game, kind of. Dave and Joe talk about Radical Bowling, 3D Modeling, the Unity Entity Component System, and MakerX. Radical Bowling VR on Itch Radical Bowling GamePlay 3D Model: Computer Display 3D Model: Jars on…
38: Wine rack of todo list items
Apr 16, 2018 • 64 min
This week Dave educates Joe on the Unity Profiler using the Update method as an example. VR Hermits went to a VR MeetUp, tried Leap Motion, and made some new friends. Joe gives a short update on the VR Bowling game. He also talks about his plans for the…
37: Why am I doing this with my arms?
Apr 9, 2018 • 58 min
This week Joe talks about his experience presenting the bowling demo at a Game Dev meet up. Dave updates us on the features to C# that Unity is bring to us with there update to C# 6. Joe updated his website Joe presenting at COGG COGG Virtual Reality…
36: Unit testing, bowling, and a movie
Apr 2, 2018 • 78 min
This week Dave gets started with Unit Testing in Unity and Joe gives an update on the bowling demo game. Spoiler Warning: Towards the end of the episode they talk about the Ready Player One book and movie. ESCAPING CALLBACK HELL How to Unit Test Unity…
35: Bowling pin mitosis
Mar 25, 2018 • 60 min
This week on VR Hermits Joe and Dave share their reaction to the Vive Pro. Then they move on to discuss the "Stupid Bowling" project that Joe is working on. Nerd Sniping Stupid Bowling Links Repo Day 1 Build Video recap of day 1 Unity Games by Tutorials…
34: Impromptu Non-Canonical Edition
Mar 21, 2018 • 67 min
In this special non-canonical edition of VR Hermits Joe shares his ill-thought-out plans on changing his business. Radical App Dev will pivot to full time Unity development and consulting, with an emphasis of Virtual Reality. During this time Joe will…
33: Gravity Wizards
Mar 18, 2018 • 56 min
This week Joe is still stuck on VR Movement and Dave spends some time brainstorming gravity based game ideas. Convert your web application to a Universal Windows Platform APP Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on Twitter Email: [email protected]
32: A really friendly cat on your head
Mar 4, 2018 • 64 min
This week Dave talks about 3D text in Unity and VR. Joe makes some progress on movement in VR. They discuss the Samsung Odyssey for Windows MR. HTC Vive Tutorial for Unity Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on Twitter Email: [email protected]
31: Geysers and Black Holes
Feb 25, 2018 • 78 min
Dave finally dives into SteamVR development in Unity and he made some weird stuff. Joe still has issues with motion in VR. Joe reaches is final form and become a mockery of his former self. Dave Spawning Chaos Dave plays with black holes Ray Wenderlich -…
30: Joe learned a new word
Feb 18, 2018 • 50 min
This week Joe and Dave discuss Vive Input Utility, the Sobel effect, and how to to move a player in VR. ProBuilder becomes part of Unity3D and Mozilla releases a Unity plugin for making WebVR projects. Dave sends a prototype board game to a publisher.…
29: VR Input and Menus
Feb 4, 2018 • 66 min
This week Dave and Joe discuss SteamVR Input, Unity Menus, C# Events, and Unity Events. They also talk about the VR games and apps they're using. Getting Started with SteamVR Controller Input Newton VR Vive Input Utility Unity Extension Methods Unity…
28: Gaia ‘n Friends
Jan 29, 2018 • 53 min
This week Joe and Dave discuss creating outdoor scenes in Unity with Gaia. Dave debugs a mouse with a Unity project. Terrain Party Gaia Gaia Optimisation CTS Aquas Enviro Unity Hub Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on Twitter Email: [email protected]
27: Developer Hubris
Jan 21, 2018 • 70 min
This week on VR Hermits Joe and Dave have a laundry list of topics: SteamVR, User Interactions, Fallout 4 VR, Nintendo Switch, Windows Mixed Reality and more. Gaia for Unity Island 359 The Gallery: Call of the Starseed Bridge Constructor Portal Lenovo…
26: Dave dot functional
Jan 14, 2018 • 68 min
Joe and Dave discuss the latest HMD announcements from HTC and Google. Dave gives Joe a primer on Functional Programming. Hands-on: The Vive Pro is Much More Than an Improved Screen HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch…
25: To the right of the sphere
Jan 7, 2018 • 64 min
Welcome to the first VR Hermits of 2018. This week Dave had a chance to show off his prototype at a user group. Joe started making stuff with SteamVR. COGG ProBuilder Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on Twitter Email: [email protected]
24: Refactoring a prototype
Dec 17, 2017 • 77 min
This week Dave starts development on his prototype Unity game. Joe learns how to add SteamVR to a Unity project. Dave discusses Fallout 4 VR and Joe finally got a Switch. Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on Twitter Email: [email protected]
23: Editor Settings are a Lie
Dec 11, 2017 • 67 min
This week Dave talks about challenges and structure of designing an endless runner. Joe gives up on his Daydream project and starts a SteamVR project may turn into a puzzle game. Canabalt Random Arrow Turret Kit for UE4 Scott Kim - Puzzle Designer…
22: Box of Whine
Dec 3, 2017 • 55 min
This week Dave reviews the TPCast and Joe takes another look at Unreal Engine. TPCast HTC Scraps Plans to Bring Daydream-based Vive Focus to Western Markets
21: Take that, WorldSense
Nov 12, 2017 • 54 min
This week Dave wraps up work on section 2 of Unity Games By Tutorials. Joe adds some constraints to his project and discusses AI steering and finite state machines. Nick P. on Twitter sent over a link to Voicemeeter Unity Games by Tutorials Polarith AI…
20: The Transform of the Transform is the Transform
Nov 5, 2017 • 58 min
Dave continues to make progress on his Unity Education and shares his idea about making a 2D game in Unity. Joe got a new thing so he can work in VR making VR. Links: Random Arrow Greg from Dogs at Work Games Courses at IDF Unity3D Create your first game…
19: Fractal Books
Oct 30, 2017 • 56 min
Dave continues his education and discusses the Animation workflow in Unity. Joe is reading too many books and needs to get back to work. Brackeys on YouTube Unity 5.x By Example Unity AI Game Programming, Second Edition 3D Math Primer for Graphics and…
18: Paperclips Edition
Oct 22, 2017 • 55 min
Dave has a chance to check out the VR scene that Joe has been working on. They discuss 3D asset creation options, stand alone HMDs, the new Daydream View, and Paperclips. 6dof with ARCore Oculus Go Daydream View second gen Paperclips Paperclip Maximizer…
17: That couch has to go
Oct 15, 2017 • 88 min
Dave discusses his progress on learning Unity. Joe dives into AI. They discuss their reactions to the recent Apple and Google events and they assign homework for the listeners: Play Paperclips the game! Polarith Sensor Toolkit Daydream View Review…
16: A little fuzzy about anti-aliasing
Oct 8, 2017 • 67 min
Dave rants about UI and workflow in Unity and Joe give an update on the first week of his new project. Unity Games by Tutorials Apartment 304 Apartment 304 with basic materials Placeholder Paul Contact us Joe on Twitter Dave on Twitter Email:…
15: Type ahead and back again
Oct 2, 2017 • 47 min
Dave continues is educational path with Unity and Joe talks about going to GDEX. Unity Games by Tutorials GDEX COGG VR Toolkit 3x60 Safari Books Online
14: An hour to make a banana
Sep 24, 2017 • 64 min
This week on VR Hermits Joe and Dave get all nit-picky about the Unity app UI. They discuss what they are learning about Unity as a platform. Joe goes into detail about working with assets vs. creating models in Maya LT. Maya 2017 Quickstart Unity Games…
13: Game Assets or Liabilities
Sep 10, 2017 • 83 min
Dave gets started with Unity development, Joe starts a new project, Unity asset store, programmer falsehoods, and more. Verifying the scripting docs – Fun with EditorTests Joe posts a lot of links Awesome Falsehood
12: Singleton Ninjas
Sep 3, 2017 • 62 min
Topics include: Joe wraps up a book about Unity. Singletons and scaring new developers with dogmatic views. Dave discusses his experience in Visual Studio. Unity Games by Tutorials [Algorithms to Live By
11: Learning and learning
Aug 27, 2017 • 62 min
This week on VR Hermits: more about Unity and Daydream Unity Games by Tutorials Google Daydream Codelabs: Picking, Pushing, and Throwing with Daydream Controller Interacting with the Daydream Controller Touchpad Displaying Video and UI in Daydream
10: Daydream or not
Aug 18, 2017 • 48 min
Joe is moving to Unity to focus on Daydream development. Dave shares his experience with Daydream. Unity Certified Courseware Unity Virtual Reality Projects Beginning C# with Unity Unity Games by Tutorials
9: Snack Size VR
Aug 13, 2017 • 58 min
This week on VR Hermits Joe sticks his head into WebVR and Daydream VR. WebVR A-Frame A-Frame School Glitch MozVR Mozilla Brings Virtual Reality to all Firefox Users Daydream Daydream View Daydream Elements Audio Factory Seurat
8: Miscellany
Aug 6, 2017 • 52 min
VR Hermits episode 08 where we talk about our time away, productivity systems, Ready Player One, WebVR, and decentralized systems. Look at this dog WebVR A-Frame Learn A-frame to build VR Websites
7: Relaxing as hard as I can
Jul 22, 2017 • 48 min
This episode has almost nothing to do with VR or development! Joe is on vacation and Dave is cramming for a conference. They discuss an issue with version control, a few games, and listening to podcasts. EVERSPACE™ on Steam Lazerbait on Steam Strategery…
6: Sixteen Thousand Words
Jul 16, 2017 • 43 min
This week on VR Hermits we talk about getting caught upon UE4 course work and playing a few games. Maya LT Recomendation Maya LT QuiVR Trickster Blocks by Google on Steam UNTITLED on Steam
5: Two Left Hands
Jul 9, 2017 • 38 min
This week we discuss lighting, landscapes, and materials. Dave made progress on the Unreal Engine course. Joe spent a lot of time making a small amount of progress on Project Scylla. QuiVR Trickster VR HoloBall SuperGrid Starter Pack
4: The Cat Particle
Jul 2, 2017 • 48 min
This week on VR Hermits: Unreal Engine level editor, making a VR room that lines up with reality, cats everywhere, and more… COGG Unreal Engine 4: How to Develop Your First Two Games Office side project
3: You don’t need a couch
Jun 25, 2017 • 56 min
This week on VR Hermits we discuss what we are learning from a new UE4 course. The we move into the topic of game design. Unreal Engine 4: How to Develop Your First Two Games
2: Smothering Reboot
Jun 18, 2017 • 54 min
This week on VR Hermits: Laptop tales of woe Locomotion game ideas Bad game idea: Platform Wars A new UE4 course appears Links: The big course Joe is referring to: The Unreal Engine Developer Course - Learn C++ & Make Games | Udemy The new UE4 course:…
1: Noobs
Jun 11, 2017 • 53 min
Dave and Joe kick off VR Hermits by discussing their history with development and some of their plans for the future. Links: Massively Unqualified: Development The Unreal Engine Developer Course - Learn C++ & Make Games | Udemy