vrijdag 11 mei 2018

Nieuw van Google! Met de 'Tour Creator' kun je voor jouw groep een schoolreisje of uitstapje maken in virtual reality

De eerste keer dat ik daadwerkelijk met virtual reality bezig ben geweest, was in juni 2016. Bij Albert Heijn kon je toen 'dino'-plaatjes sparen. Ik heb die plaatjes toen driftig verzameld voor mijn kleinkinderen.

Hun enthousiasme bracht mij ertoe bij meneer Heijn een kartonnen 'virtual realiy'-bril aan te schaffen en de 'dino'-app te installeren op mijn smartphone.

Toen ik een maand later een nieuwe smartphone kocht, bleek die niet in de 'virtual realiy'-bril te passen. Dat betekende voor mij dus het einde van 'virtual reality'. De kartonnen bril verdween in de kast en is er tot op heden niet meer uitgekomen... Maar, de ontwikkelingen gaan verder... Nu kun je zelf eenvoudig een 'virtual reality'-reisje maken met de Tour Creator van Google...

⏵ Google Blog (Eduction): 'Now students can create their own VR tours'

"Since 2015, Google Expeditions has brought more than 3 million students to places like the Burj Khalifa, Antarctica, and Machu Picchu with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Both teachers and students have told us that they’d love to have a way to also share their own experiences in VR. As Jen Zurawski, an educator with Wisconsin’s West De Pere School District, put it: “With Expeditions, our students had access to a wide range of tours outside our geographical area, but we wanted to create tours here in our own community." 
That’s why we’re introducing Tour Creator, which enables students, teachers, and anyone with a story to tell, to make a VR tour using imagery from Google Street View or their own 360 photos. The tool is designed..." Lees hier het volledige artikel »

Schermafdruk 'Tour Creator' van Google

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Uitlegfilmpje 'How to Use Google's New VR Tour Creator'

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"Watch this video to learn how you can make your own virtual reality tour to view in Google Cardboard or in the Chrome web browser. [Bron]"
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Artikelen over de 'Tour Creator' van Google

Digital Trends: 'Google just simplified virtual tour creation — using new images or Street View'

"360-degree tours are the closest thing to exploring a new location without leaving your couch — and now Google is helping anyone create a tour, no images required. Google Tour Creator is a tool designed to simplify the process of creating a virtual tour, launched on May 9. Users can start with their own 360 photos — or use existing images from Google Street View instead.
Tour Creator is designed for students, teachers, and pretty much anyone else that doesn’t have the tech savvy to create a virtual tool using advanced tools, including potential applications for realtors and small businesses. Google says the tool simplifies the creation of those tours, offering pro-level tours without the learning curve..." Lees hier het volledige artikel »

⏵ The Next Web: 'Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses'

"Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the associated learning curve..." Lees hier het volledige artikel »

⏵  Mashable: 'Google's new Tour Creator tool tries to make VR more accessible'

"No matter how hard tech companies try, it's difficult to escape the fact that virtual reality just isn't that accessible. Most VR headsets are expensive and clunky, and even if you do have one, there are few ways to share your experiences with people who don't have one of their own.
But Google is trying to find some new middle ground. Today, the company's launching a new tool for VR creation called Tour Creator, which lets anyone create immersive VR "tours" with a set of simple web-based tools..." Lees hier het volledige artikel »

⏵ Free Technology for Teachers: 'How to Add Points of Interest to Virtual Reality Tours in Google's Tour Creator' [Uitlegfilmpje]

"... I made a new tutorial that shows you how to include featured points of interest within each scene in your tour. Those points of interest can include image overlays and text explanations..." Lees hier het volledige artikel » 

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