Designing a VR experience is not easy, especially if you do not have the necessary basics of the creative process. The production of an experience in a virtual reality studio requires some prerequisites for a final result at the height of expectations. After learning how to choose a good VR headset and a good 360 camera, it is time to take an interest in creating a VR experience.
There are several things to consider when creating a VR experience. First of all, it is necessary to determine the desired level of immersion and interaction. In addition, it is important to question the place of the viewer in the VR experience. A VR film immerses the spectator in a 360 degrees space where he has a real freedom to choose what he wants to watch at a given moment.
From then on it is important to find a way to get the viewer to look where they want so that he can follow the story he is told. It is important to choose whether the viewer will be at the heart of the action or whether he will be placed in particular points of view.
Of course, when creating your VR experience, it’s important to choose what kind of technology to choose: 360-degree video or 3D modeling. Indeed, according to the chosen technology, the approach, the narration, the graphic rendering and the possibilities will not be the same, as the technical constraints (as the roomscale for example). Note that even depending on the type of VR headset used, the experience will be different. This data will therefore impact the creation process.
Finally, other elements such as sound and spatialization are to be taken into account. It is necessary to see the VR as a way of telling a story from a different point of view for the viewer, but that the essential remains the story.
It is up to the author to determine the type that best suits his creation. Many elements can be taken into account in estimating the time required for a project. The production time of a VR experience varies enormously depending on the subjects treated, the budgets, as well as deadlines sometimes imposed.
Moreover, the duration of production depends very much on the degree of preparation. The more an idea is defined and specified in pre-production, the more concrete the project becomes on paper. Thus, a less prepared project requires rewriting or adaptation to filming, which will lengthen the creation time. In the context of a VR film design, elements such as writing, project development, filming, film duration or the technology used will vary the creation time.