Congratulations one and all, you’ve successfully managed to navigate the working weekand made it through to another Friday. As you know, here on VRFocus we usually have some form of competition at this time every week, usually we’re giving away codes for a videogame of some sort – but that’s not always the case. We gave away a gaming chair not that long ago, after all and today we’re once again doing something just a little bit different.
Throughout the week you might have noticed interviews and stories related to Notch. (No, not the Minecraft creator.) Notch is a visualisation toolset, that allows users to create virtual reality (VR) experiences without needing to write a single line of code. Created out of a desire to simplify a user’s workflow and reduce frustrating render times. As a result it works in real-time, so changes can be instantly seen and is particularly popular for artists and motion graphics creators.
“Notch allows us to create the true VR environments and experiences that as artists we have always envisioned. Nothing can beat real time.” Explains Tupac Martir, Creative Director of Satore Studio. A sentiment shared by ALL OF IT NOW Producer Berto Mora. (Learn more about how Notch can be used for VR.)
“The VR workflow that Notch has created allows me to focus more on the creative and less on the technicality of VR – unlike traditional VR tools.” You can find out all about it in our discussions with Founder Matt Swoboda and Head of Marketing Mark Jennings.
As part of a special giveaway we’ve teamed up with Notch to offer VRFocus readers and VR creatives the opportunity to utilise the Notch software themselves. The team have specially created FIFTY codes for their store which will entitle users to order the non-subscription related Learning Edition for free. This pack, usually £99 (GBP), comprises a licence for the Notch Builder Personal Learning Edition, Codemeter USB Dongle and Notch Builder keyring. The code will also cover postage and packaging for the dongle which usually amounts to £15.
The giveaway will go pretty much as usual on VRFocus, with entry via interaction with social media accounts and the Notch website via the Gleam app below. The competition will be open a little longer than usual. Instead ending at the ending at midnight on Monday May 28th. After which point 50 names will be drawn and those people will be contacted privately with details – though being somewhat bulkier in terms of number combined with the onset of events season it may take a little longer than normal.
You can find the app here.