FITC Amsterdam 2015

2015-02-23 00:00:00 2015-02-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2015 Explore the undiscovered horizon, break walls between creator and spectator using any medium and means necessary. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam


Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to transform how we interact with the online world. But convincing your brain to believing something is real when you know that it’s not isn’t easy to pull off.

Carlos’s session focuses on the challenges that creatives and developers face when creating experiences for the Oculus Rift. Many concepts and techniques should be familiar to interactive 3D designers, while others, like the sense of presence and physical comfort, are still under research.


Discuss and identify the potential and challenges of creating Virtual Reality experiences in general and for the Oculus Rift in particular.

Target Audience

Anyone with an interest in Virtual Reality.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Some knowledge of 3D graphics is helpful, but not critical.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. What is Virtual Reality?
  2. Current state of VR.
  3. Challenges of building an Oculus Rift experience.
  4. Importance of user eye-and-body comfort.
  5. Achieving and breaking presence.