Cross posting on UWAinSL Blog:
Yay! First one on my block to use the Oculus Rift in SL. Like most people who got the device, I was waiting for the announcement that LL had their project viewer ready. It’s supposed to be ready “late summer”, but we all know how that goes. In the meantime David Rowe (Second Life: Strachan Ofarrel ), an independent developer, has announced the release of his alpha CtrlAltStudio Viewer with basic support for Rift.
You’ve seen the hype, and it is indeed an exciting technology. But before you run out and plunk down your $300US for the Rift beta device, remember it’s still in development. (I got mine with the assistance of UWA as a research fellow.) There’s very little tech support and it’s really intended for people who want to develop software for the device so they’ll be ready when the thing actually hits Amazon. I’ve heard several casual . . . → Read More: Oculus Rift in SL