Virtual Reality will simulate the world
Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated environment which uses digital sound and visuals to create a place or experience. VR is produced by using multiple cameras, CGI, surround sound and specialist software, creating an immersive digital world in which a user can be placed in and explore.
Providing users with a sense of presence increases their emotional response and a greater level of attachment to the content. It allows you to engage the viewer directly and create a personal interactive experience for them.
VR is typically achieved by wearing a headset like Facebook’s Oculus equipped with the technology, and is used prominently in two different ways:
- To create and enhance an imaginary reality for gaming, entertainment, and play (Such as video and computer games, or 3D movies, head mounted display).
- To enhance training for real life environments by creating a simulation of reality where people can practice beforehand (Such as flight simulators for pilots).
Virtual reality is possible through a coding language known as VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) which can be used to create a series of images, and specify what types of interactions are possible for them.