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Cardboard VR Projects for Android by Matt Schoen, Jonathan Linowes

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Chapter 6. Solar System

When I was 8 years old, for a science project at school, I made a Solar System from wires, styrofoam balls, and paint. Today, 8-year olds all around the world will be able to make virtual Solar Systems in VR, especially if they read this chapter! This project creates a Cardboard VR app that simulates our Solar System. Well, maybe not with total scientific accuracy, but good enough for a kid's project and better than styrofoam balls.

In this chapter, you will create a new Solar System project with the RenderBox library by performing the following steps:

  • Setting up the new project
  • Creating a Sphere component and a solid color material
  • Adding an Earth texture material with lighting
  • Arranging the Solar System geometry
  • Animating the ...

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