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Cardboard VR Projects for Android by Matt Schoen, Jonathan Linowes

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Summary

I hope you're as excited as I am with what we accomplished here! We built a truly practical Cardboard VR app to view a gallery of regular photos and 360-degree photospheres. The project uses the RenderBox library, as discussed in Chapter 5, RenderBox Engine.

To begin with, we illustrated how photospheres work and viewed one on Cardboard using the RenderBox library without any custom changes. Then, to view a regular photo, we created a Plane component to be used as a virtual projection screen. We wrote new materials and shaders to render images with a frame border.

Next, we defined a new Image class and loaded images from the phone's camera folder into a list, and wrote a method to show the image on the screen Plane, correcting its orientation ...

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