• Saturday , 4 July 2020

Journey to VR: Friday Favorite – Maya to the Vive

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Daryl shares some early work in progress on the VR experience he’s creating. After getting the first rough model of his reality captured environment into Maya and adding in some test motion graphics, he uses the VR-plugin from moculus.io to get Maya’s Viewport 2.0 to show up in the Vive. Check out our Journey to VR blog and follow along as Daryl makes his first VR experience: http://autode.sk/J2VR


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  1. Sergio Santos
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    that plugin is compatible with studio max??

  2. co3Dprints
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    The trial version won't launch for me on several different computers but all Admin on Win7pro. I'm recieving the following error.

    # Error: Unable to dynamically load : C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2016.5/bin/plug-ins/VR-Plugin2016Extension2.mll
    The specified module could not be found.
    # Error: The specified module could not be found.
    (VR-Plugin2016Extension2) #

    I get this error on a fresh install of any Maya and on a Quadro 5000 card and an Geforce 780 card. When investigating what drivers it's looking for, I see about a dozen in the win32 folder that it's dependent on but neither an update to the card's driver or a windows update helps resolve these drivers. Anybody have any ideas or have solved this problem?

  3. Sagar Prabhu
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    I just wanted to quire whether we can import the Jaunt recorded footage into the maya stereo cameras through any plugin and watch them with the same stereo depth inside maya interface as seen in the oculus rift or vive.

  4. Phry3
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    How well can you read text on a Vive/Oculus inside of Maya? Thanks! 😀 (Great video by the way!)

  5. 0000 0000
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    Im looking for a way to record camera moves. Id love to be able to open a model Ive made and use the VIVE as a virtual camera like James Cameron uses when making Avatar as an example. Do you know if I can do that with this?

  6. Thomas Pasieka
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    Shame that this isn't available to Maya LT. Since Maya LT is geared towards realtime/gamedev it would make a lot of sense to be able to directly test for VR within Maya LT.

  7. leo chou
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    3dmax can vr?

  8. jordan blit
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    How are you getting the animation in the scene to play?. Every time I hit play (maya's normal play button) The virtual desktop stays active but the vr scene just locks up until I hit stop.

  9. Aldy Waani
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    If i'm not mistaken you can use SteamVR to show your full desktop on VR, whatever your opened application on your desktop. Just press menu button on VIVE controller to access it. You can switch between SteamVR Desktop menu or Full PC Desktop.
    If you use Stingray to deploy to .exe and run it with SteamVR then it only showed your .exe content

  10. Deniz Ozemre
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    now that's the 3d

  11. Billy3D
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    The moculus VR plugin has been a huge timesaver for us. A must-have for anyone creating VR content with Maya. Saves you from jumping into a game engine every time you want to review a change. Can't say enough good stuff – it's as crucial as live-HMD preview while editing 360 video. Looking forward to the interview with Jon Tojek!

  12. Vinicius
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41


  13. Mark Gatland
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    Btw, for future videos with the Vive, in the 'SteamVR Status' window if you click on 'SteamVR ▼'you can click 'Display Mirror' to get a universal headset mirror window so you don't have to put your camera up to your headset!

  14. MARUI - VR Plug-In for Maya
    September 22, 2017 at 10:41

    Nice video.
    You may be interested in MARUI-PlugIn as well, then you can even edit your scene with the Vive controllers 😉

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