Using VR to make games in VR is VR-riffic (Tomorrow Daily 311)Epic announces an upcoming virtual-reality component for its Unreal Editor, and a team at Wuhan University shows off its real-time adaptive camouflage system.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the internet. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily. The bestie talk show in the known universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda. And I'm Jeff Cannata and it is time For Headlines, let's do it. [MUSIC] We're a little late to this unreal VR story because it happened late last week, but it is so cool that we just have to talk about it. Epic will be launching a virtual reality tool for it's Unreal Editor this year, adding to the fever pitch of VR launches for 2016. The Editor looks pretty fun to use, almost like a game in and of itself, but sending game design into VR is actually an important step forward for developers. Making games on a PC for something you're going to play on VR doesn't always translate properly. Plus, it's pain for [UNKNOWN] to continually swap Between PC and VR to see their efforts in a 3D universe as opposed to a 2D one a monitor. The official release for VR Unreal Editor will be announced at GDC next month. I think this is really cool. Not only it does it make it seem easier to make VR in VR, but I think it's gonna open up game development to a whole range of people that don't necessarily have technical skills. Because you're just touching and manipulating things in the world like you would in natural human life. Would you say you'd call it a game changer? Yes I would. Excellent. [LAUGH] All right, so there a team of researchers in China who are showing off some incredible camouflage technology. Check this out. The Wuhan University team published their work a couple of weeks ago detailing how this camouflage works. Plasmonic displays cover a 3D printed chameleon model which is so cute, and the plasmonic displays change color in real time as they cross different color panels. Light sensors inside the chameleon's eyes tell the panels what colors they should match, but they're limited right now to just red, green, and blue. In the future, they say, a more advanced version of this concept should be able to match any color, making it a prime candidate for adaptive camouflage in the future. And honestly, really, kind of setting, I don't know, the next Predator movie. This is happening, we're gonna have invisibility cloaks. In our lifetime where it's happening. That the technology of this is pretty amazing. And the journal, the publication is very dense. But, a good read if your into science. I enjoyed it. So what do you think? Should we talk about this one? Or do you wanna talk about VR? I feel it we gonna talk about VR and VR. I think that's a pretty exciting development, I really do. And we'll talk more about it on Thursday when we deep dive. Yep. This also makes me very excited for GDC. Yes, indeed and if you guys wanna get in on the conversation. You can use the hashtag HEYTD. Yeah shout at us and then if we like what you say We'll incorporate it into our discussion on Thursday when we deep dive into our topics. That's right, so with that all said and done, let's talk about our phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] Today's phonetographer of the day is Arran, who sent in this amazing picture that was taken with his iPhone 6 Plus. Arron rights took this picture at the shard of glass in london with my iPhone six plus it was a gorgeous day with the sun at just the right angle. I love your show and over course give you permission to use this, in the show. This looks rendered. It looks like something you'd see in an Assassin's Creed game. It looks really pretty. He did say he used a filter. Beautiful. He used the instant filter, but still, that is a pretty great shot of London with the Thames. It makes me miss London so much. Yeah. I haven't been since 2012 and now. I haven't been in a long time either. Man What a beautiful day. It's usually foggy and gray but it look [CROSSTALK] Look gorgeous, gorgeous. If you wanna be like Aaron and send in your phonetography, email us firstname.lastname@example.org, information is there. Give us permission to use it on the show and make sure you attach your pictures so we can actually see it and honestly tell us a little story about it cuz we love stories. Yeah, you can send those to us. Also, we love getting your feedback on the show. You can talk to us individually on Twitter or the show. All that information is here, all the social networking sites that we like. And also, one last thing before we go, make sure that you follow Tomorrow Daily on Instagram because multiple account log in is going to be active ASAP, which means you'll be seeing a lot more On our instagram feed so please go [CROSSTALK] Yeah. I'm very excited about that. That is it for today's show, we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new jacket of [INAUDIBLE] science facts meeting science fiction, but until then Be a good human. Bye guys. [BLANK_AUDIO]