New To VR: Become A Virtual Paleontologist With Fossil VR Database

Another week in virtual reality (VR) begins with another trip to the Oculus VR Share platform and an experience for both the Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2 head-mounted displays (HMDs).

As we have said many times on VRFocus, the importance and use of VR and also Augmented Reality (AR) is not just about videogames and the development of such media. It’s uses for and applications in the fields of education and research are just as important. Today’s New To VR selection is one such application.

 Fossil VR Database

Developed by Carlos Ginés Vázquez, Fossil VR Database is a collection of  artefacts that have been scanned into the app and recreated in 3D for users to examine in detail. From small fossils trapped in sedimentary rock to the skulls and other bones of dinosaurs the Fossil VR Database albeit an early release verion, is designed to let you get up close and personal with history.

Technical specifications are somewhat lacking on the page at present with only instructions that ‘Rift 2016 minimum requirements’ be fulfilled including a pre 0.6 version of the SDK.

VRFocus will be back very soon with more VR apps to spotlight.