The DIY scene emerging

You Gotta Try DIY Virtual Reality, Even if You Make Hideous Things

I have zero virtual-reality skills. I don’t know how to work in Unity, the graphics software engine often used to make immersive worlds. I have little sense for 3-D design. But I have a secret weapon: A-Frame, an easy-to-use language released by Mozilla last winter. Based on HTML, it lets anyone quickly type commands that place blocks, spheres, and other shapes into a 3-D scene. After an hour of tinkering, I had built a kooky, spinning sculpture, put it online, and was ogling it in Google Cardboard. It was super ugly and basically useless. But it was mine! DIY virtual reality has arrived—and things are about to get very interesting in this strange new medium. ….[READ]