Mobile: Dragging on left half of screen is move, right have is look
Append any subreddit to the url to switch subreddits
- Babylon.js for the 3d rendering engine
- Google Cloud Function which queries Reddit Api and then transforms the data depending on the data type
- For images: Transform and serve through https://images.weserv.nl
- For videos (try /r/gifs, experimental) gets a url which can be played through a <video> tag, which is later copied frame by frame to a texture
- For websites, use puppeteer to take a screenshot
- For multiplayer (you can see other people in the same subreddit as you) https://colyseus.io/ and App Engine Flexible
- For chat, Firestore
Also, apologies for only having one avatar option! I wanted to add different genders, characters etc but didn't have time for the MVP!
Discord for more discussion: https://discord.gg/nrxQnT
It really popped on r/gonewild
Earth Natural Art Gallery
Can it be arrange as artworks on the wall in a long hallway?
Or in a maze?
A few people were at the Game of Thrones Cosplay submission (an image of two cute women in costumes) looking at each other and nodding. Some people formed a conga line.
It's easy to imagine stopping this project when you have the basic rendering + WASD working, but the multiplayer aspect was simple and fun.
A couple suggestions: any chance movement could be a bit faster? I'd rather run through the museum if given the chance, just as I can scroll quickly through reddit. Maybe I'm just too used to playing CSGO and expect my character to move a bit faster
I kinda wish it included some slight head bobbing to, but I guess that's a matter of preference.
I can't be the only one who unnecesarily jumps around in every game unless it's penalized by some sort of stamina system.
Surprisingly it seems like it still works (http://mrspeaker.github.io/InternetExplorer/ - though it seems that only certain image formats are loading now)
On a different note, one of the images from a Bloomberg post was simply showing "We've detected unusual activity from your computer network" and the usual reCaptcha "I'm not a robot" box.
Please join me in condemning such hostile behaviour of web sites. Of course it's 'unusual activity', it's unusually creative, and it's what the Internet used to be about.
Seriously, great job, supremely disorienting - it almost felt like the Internet again.
See this post in:
Reddit 3d [ OPEN ]
Reddit App [ OPEN ]
Safari [ CONTINUE ]
Really make yourself feel at home:
A favorite of mine that seems very well suited.
Otherwise my browser doesn't know you do something important with them, and uses keyboard for its own navigation and shortcuts, which fucks up your page.
Suggestion: the enter key should focus the chat box (like a FPS game) so you don't have to hit escape then click on it.
I’m starting with the idea of PNGs where the channels represent RGBZ instead of RGBA, but obviously we need more than 8 bits of depth information, and we are starting to get and care about high dynamic range for RGB data as well… would 16R:16G:16B:16Z work?
There’s also the point that depth information will have sharp boundaries, and it will probably be much worse for RGB information to blur over such a boundary as compared with the equivalent parts of a flat JPEG.
Imagine this but with stylized graphics that respond to real-time data: you could see a popular post like some sort of concert with tons of people (the website visitors). Every comment made on the post can be also read from them in real time.
It's a way I wanted to browse the web for a long time.
(Firefox 69 w/ sway)
When someone drags on a touch device, they expect to be dragging the thing they see. You touch something on the screen, move it around, and that thing follows your touch. Whatever you touched, it follows your finger around.
This site does just the opposite. When you drag on the screen, things move in the opposite direction. That's how QuickTime VR worked, but no one who is used to modern touch devices will be able to use this without being confused.
Or desktop devices for that matter. There is a simple solution: just study how Google Street view works on both mobile and desktop devices, and do that.
This could be a great site, and I would love to try it again if this one fundamental bit of navigation is fixed.
Thanks for this!
Some people have said that they wish movement was faster; I completely agree with that.
I also wish that more of the interface were integrated into the "museum" -- it would be nice to be able to go to other subreddits from within the museum itself rather than having to leave and go to the address bar.
I'd also like to be able to see comments somehow, since that's 80% of the experience of reddit for me!
The movement speed is definitely a dealbreaker though.
Feature request: I'd like to run holding shift
Somebody even added a VRML loader as a functioning April Fool's joke.
I can see people creating their own subreddit just for their own mini virtual exhibits.
Loving this honestly, although I must say I saw another comment about visiting /r/gonewild. I must have been living under a rock because I did not know it was THAT kind of subreddit. Assumed it was hiking photographs.
Great job, nonetheless
The multiplayer thing is awesome!!
How is 18 hours considered "all day"!?!?
I retired my previous fitness watch (Polar M600) when its battery life got that bad, and moved to a Garmin 645M with almost a week of battery life. Being able to to travel on business without worrying about carrying (and loosing) the charger is very nice. The watch is "always on", does notifications, music, etc.
I'd love to do this in my VR headset.
(I know, I know. But it is kind of funny to jump from HN to a museum of HN comments in 3D)
If you ask me, the root cause is simple: the internet is merely a reflection of our society. And we are awful, generally speaking.
Edit: No, it does, just not links to other areas of the site which contain gifs.
You should consider reviewing the site guidelines.
"Please don't submit comments saying that HN is turning into Reddit. It's a semi-noob illusion, as old as the hills."