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Today we released a fourth look at our new game, The Field, a WW2 VR FPS inspired by Battlefield 1942. This means flag captures, soldiers in varying kits, and vehicles.

This time around, I’m doing my best Tom Hanks impression while testing out the Oculus lip sync library on our game’s characters. This involves taking the visemes that the lip sync library provides, and mapping them to a texture index to animate the mouth.

For those that aren’t familiar with the context, this is based on a Woody (Toy Story) character test using a Tom Hanks’ line from “Turner and Hooch”. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJbw7ySYvQo 🙂

Last night, David Wyand gave a presentation to the Toronto VR community about his approach to building a character’s locomotion art and IK for our multiplayer VR FPS, The Field. This talk was similar to the one he gave to the Toronto UE4 community back in September.


Photo by Blair Renaud

A copy of the slides has been made available using Google Slides: David Wyand’s Toronto UE4 Presentation Enjoy!

Last night, David Wyand gave a presentation to the Toronto UE4 community about his approach to building a character’s locomotion art and IK for our multiplayer VR FPS, The Field. He talked about driving a game character’s full body give only head and hands input, while the character walks, runs, climbs, crouches, and uh prones (?) along. And to do all this with minimal network traffic. The provided solution is based on art, Blueprints, and code.

A copy of the slides has been made available using Google Slides: David Wyand’s Toronto UE4 Presentation Enjoy!

Oculus sent us some nice goodies, including an Oculus Go and Rift, as part of their Start program. They had also requested that everyone send in their unboxing videos once the package was received. Well, rather than doing a plain, ordinary unboxing video I did in VR within our The Field game environment (our WW2 VR FPS). Enjoy!

Amazingly, both Hugo Barra, and Jason Rubin, (both at Oculus) tweeted about my video. What a day!