So, a few of us gathered at Compsoft for another random GameJam, there was a theme but I don’t think anyone could remember what it was. It was more of a hack some stuff together using Unity. Now I am not the biggest fan of Unity, I love doing things the hard way, Unity seems to do too much for you, like Magic.
This time I focused on trying to get a simple example working for my Oculus Rift DK1 on a Mac, I thought this was going to be very hard. I googled and saw Oculus’s new SDKs does not support OSX, I also saw very little mention of DK1. I read about people hacking stuff together etc, things where not looking good.
However, the people at Unity rock, there was a simple tick box on the build settings for my project, that just made magic happen! I had a simple 3D First person demo from the store, I ticked this box and BOOM, VR baby!. I was actually blown away, to the point where I actually want to learn Unity! I had a beautiful 3D Forest in VR without coding a single thing! (The demo of course had code but I had done nothing)
I couldn’t of made this by hand in a million years! I then proceeded to add snow, a snowman and a elf!
Everyone has been telling me to use Unity, I think their right. I just need to give in and learn it!