The VR Exhibit above was my vision for this my company, The Cable Center. Part of the companies mission is similar to the Smithsonian's but with a much smaller budget.
My team scanned 50 items from out equipment archives and housed them within a model of our building in VR. We also created one of the very first examples of using 360 video inside of VR (you grab the sphere video and place it to your face and suddenly you are inside of the video). This entire exhibit was done with three programmers (myself included) and two other staff and took me three years (one year to convince senior management and two years to figure everything out).
I still believe that this company could be completely virtualized in the future and possibly use a version of this building in GLTF format
(see: https://www.cablecenter.org/vr/gltf/ ). Oh, the rotating blocks are links and teleport you. The GLTF model loads in five seconds and it isn't even optimized!
In 2011 I saw the Rift KickStarter Campaign and saw that virtual reality was about to really start for the general public. I knew this in the intuitive way I saw what the web would become in 1991 when I saw the Mosaic web browser (precursor to Netscape Navigator web browser).
I was an Illustrator and Graphic Designer hired by the university to create an ad campaign for students to sue telnet to access the web from home for researching.
I was working in 2D animation with Flash from 1998 to 2008 waiting for Adobe to release a 3D version but they never did. So, in 2001 I built my first faux 3D UI in Flash. It was too ahead of it's time in the same way Flash animated websites were in 1999.
I am a Web Designer/Developer and manage people as well. I'm pretty good at understanding what motivates people and how to inspire. I learn what my staff knows well enough to either help with the work or help with solutions and a path toward accomplishing goals.
Starting out as an artist I became a print designer who could emulate any illustration style. When I saw the web I saw even more potential. I had wanted to be an animator for Walt Disney even at the age of five and so when I discovered Flash I saw my ability to do motion graphics.
I also dabbled in video production before Flash but didn't want to go down that path but wanted to stay in web work.
With the number of so many devices allowing people to access the internet, it's vital to have a web presence and with so much competition it's critical to stand out. By creating a professional and powerful website, I will support your vision and help you communicate your message by creating a lasting connection with your audience. I provide dynamic, engaging, user friendly experiences in webvr using A-Frame.
A-Frame creates 3D VR spaces and offers everything that Flash animation offers and much, much more. Your VR experience can be created within a webpage and in August of this year, two months from now, webvr will be released to the general public in Firefox 55.
I have personally been waiting years for the ability to design websites not only in 2D but in 3D and I am especially excited to see that virtual reality is coming to web design through the efforts of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
I apologize for the site not being finished. My work has just kept me too busy but I promise to get this updated in the near future.
Who I Am
I am a Virtual Reality Manager/Design and Development Manager in Denver, Colorado. Design and development means that I can hand code, Illustrate and design. I actually am a very good graphic designer. I started as an Illustrator copying select styles of Illustrations and cartoons. I also like to run long distances, I play with Bitcoin and I am an alien.
I started cartooning at age six and began doing graphic design at nineteen. Started web design in 1990. Started working in Flash animation and faux 3D in 1998. Started working in VR in 2013 and WebVR in 2015. Now, I'm just hanging out :)