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How to create content for a VR app?

For its primary purpose, VR is supposed to create realistic immersive experiences making us forget that we are, in fact, in a virtual space. So, the requirements of the content used in virtual reality are extremely high.

There are several aspects that you may need to consider when creating your virtual reality application.

Virtual space – as the main element of the entire VR experience. It is what the users see when they put on their VR headsets. The virtual reality space may recreate a real environment or be totally fictitious – the main thing is that it should be three-dimensional.

Immersive experience- when we say this –  it means that the app is capable of making the user forget that the world around them exists only within their headsets!

Sensory feedback – By stimulating the different senses-eyesight, sense of hearing, tactile sense and movements and position in space.

Interactivity – In this context, interactivity means the ability of the virtual space to respond to the user’s actions with the navigation – where the VR responds to the user’s movements and manipulation – where the user can manipulate the object in the virtual space.

Types of VR experiences

Before creating, it is very important to decide first which type of VR application do you need.

Seated VR experience is the simplest type of VR experience where the user remains in the same position. In such apps, the user has a passive role; they can observe the virtual space with hardly any interaction. A good use case for such applications is travel or education.

Magic windows combine different effects of the user’s smartphone to generate a sensation of the surrounding space.

Room scale VR experience is the most advanced type of virtual reality experience and it requires a Hi-tech headset and a set of sensors making the virtual reality respond to the user’s movements. Room scale VR apps can include all kinds of interactions, of both the navigation and manipulation types, and stimulate multiple senses.

Contents are usually created like 3D video or 3D animation. 3D videos are used to recreate a real location in virtual reality, a and using the 3D animation technique, you can create fully immersive and interactive spaces where users can move and manipulate objects.

The high quality of the visual content is especially essential if you are planning a highly-interactive application with movements and manipulations. Thus, pay attention to the quality and test the app before releasing.

Sound effects may be as important as a video for the enhanced immersion it may create. Some background music or narrative in real estate apps, audio descriptions, voiced instructions in training apps, and, of course, all sorts of sounds in games – this way, you will involve the user’s hearing in addition to vision to create complete immersion. This is why these two aspects are the best for creating the most interesting experience using VR contents.