Thursday, March 23, 2017

New website release!

Marco Romero 3D Design Studio website

Very excited to publish the new version of our website with HTML5 design. With this new contemporary web design we can guarantee easy access for smartphone as well as for tablets users, in order to be able to promote the development of new 3D content for this growing market.

In this first stage it's now possible to offer a better idea of our business, update the website SSL protocols, as well as to include the main related links, so grow with more strength in the market of content development for Virtual Reality.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we liked.

#VR, #3D, #UE4, #Unity, #Oculus, #Vive, #GearVR, #Gear360, #WebGL, #ArchViz, #RealTime

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mamut Skull

Good ideas are always welcome, and this is the case of a product that I have been following up on for a long time. It is a design developed in Halmstad, Sweden, where they carried out a crowfunding campaign on Kickstarter platform: The idea of "create a Protection for HTC Vive controllers".

This is the story of the new product called "Mamut Skull" developed by the new company "Geektech", which in its third revision of the prototype offers us the possibility to protect 100% the controllers of the HTC Vive virtual reality system. The great merit of this design is to have achieved a wide area of protection without obstructing the multiple infrared sensors with a millimeter precision, so as not to interrupt the location of the controls in the virtual space, as well as internal deformation areas that allows cushion for shocks.

It is a fact that the Vive controllers are very well designed, but it is inevitable to find yourself in a situation where the space is not large enough to perform the VR immersion and hit some object (especially if you are a VR developer). In order to be able to protect an investment like this, my first attempt was with the Hyperkin Silicone Protectors, which honestly proved good for the case of the HMD, as its surface prevents the headset from sliding on the desk (since they are innumerable times you put it on and take it off) avoiding the possibility of danger of falling, however regarding the controllers, although it offer an excellent insulation to the sweat or any liquid that can spill, after more than 3 months of use I consider that the only disadvantage is to reduce the tactile sensitivity for the multiple buttons and shock protection is not complete.

Early February this year 2017, "Mamut Skull" protectors are available to the American public through Amazon online store in the United States, which fortunately I have been able to purchase (and having tried to "fit in" on the Hyperkin silicone protectors) I could verify that it is perfectly designed to fit over the whole controllers surface.


Credits: "HTC Vive Teardown" by IFIXIT

Credits: "HTC Vive Teardown" by IFIXIT

Mamut Skull - Occlusion test

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Despite to have tried to install the "Mamut Skull" on the Hyperkin protectors,
you can verify that it is designed with millimetric precision.
Despite to have tried to install the "Mamut Skull" on the Hyperkin protectors,
you can verify that it is designed with millimetric precision.







March 04, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Inateck - 7-Port USB 3.0 PCI-E Card

Inateck - 7-Port USB 3.0 PCI-E Card KTU3FR-5O2U

This PCI-E USB 3.0 port extension card uses the FL1100EX chipset (Fresco Logic) component that has proven to be ideal for heavy data transfer at high speed, as well as properly powered connections for Oculus and HTC Vive headset for Virtual Reality. It could checked the amperage fluctuation of the USB 3.0 ports power of the card, and was confirmed the proper increase of the data transfer amperage correctly on a Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3.





the USB tester used don't allow the maximum speed, just for check the amperage
the USB tester used don't allow the maximum speed, just for check the amperage

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Virtual Reality resources

Virtual Reality resources:

I have finally finish a collection of links about Virtual Reality;  it is about the main sources of News, Developers Resources, Hardware, Software, Associations, Organizations and Social Activities so far.

This is an open collaborative platform, so you can add any related links and help to grow the Database.

With this compilation of my most important links I hope to contribute to keep updated and provide easy access to valuable information about this exciting topic.

I really hope it will be as useful for you as it has been for me, and be able join us to help grow this important collective information project.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Samsung Developer program

Samsung Developer program

It's a real pleasure to announce our partnership with the "Samsung Developer program" in order to have the Pre-launch validation and Certification for our 3D work as VR content creator. With this new achievement we can guarantee one more time the quality of our 3D work who require the latest 360ยบ & VR technology, this time with the Samsung support as Authorized Developer.

Pre-launch validation is an important step in preparing our apps for release. It’s vital that its performance be verified and its compatibility with the Samsung ecosystem be established. Validation services are provided by a Samsung team experienced in app and content testing and evaluation. Pre-launch validation is performed using a set of standard test cases, as well as app-specific test cases provided by the developer.

The certification ensure that our apps are successful on the Samsung device ecosystem. The Certification team will provide assistance to resolve issues that may occur during the Galaxy Apps Store certification process, such as issues related to app submission and rejection, developer and content registration, monetization validation, app store deployment advice, and expedited certification.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

HTC Vive Protectors

HTC Vive Protectors

The experience to work Virtual Reality on a real human scale definitely presents new challenges, and this is the case of "HTC Vive" with which we can immerse to new worlds. Because of this, it is possible to have "accidents" very frequently with the objects that surround us in the real environment, so protecting our equipment is must. For this I can recommend 100% the following components, which have demonstrated an excellent quality of materials and manufacturing, making each immersion safe and stress-free that the case deserves.

VR Cover - HTC Vive Memory Foam Replacement 18mm

Hyperkin - HTC Vive GelShell Head Mounted Display Silicone Skin (Gray)

Hyperkin - HTC Vive GelShell Wand Silicone Skin (Gray)

It is worth to mention that "for an unknown reason and unfortunately" the Hyperkin company have not released material options like Crystal Clear (transparent) or Black Silicone, although they are very well designed to expose the Laser IR sensors and hardware protection, I have confirmed through social networks that its design is highly criticized for its esthetic because once installed triggers "trypophobia" for some people, so it becomes necessary and ideally to release this two material options for Crystal Clear (transparent) and Black Silicone in order to mimic the product design with the aesthetics of the original HTC Vive hardware design have.

Hyperkin - HTC Vive GelShell Head Mounted Display Silicone Skin







Hyperkin - HTC Vive GelShell Wand Silicone Skin (Gray)
Hyperkin - HTC Vive GelShell Wand Silicone Skin (Gray)





VR Cover - HTC Vive Memory Foam Replacement 18mm
VR Cover - HTC Vive Memory Foam Replacement 18mm