Need help with this tutorial? Come along to the FREE workshop at Edge Hill University and sign up for the Cardboard session. This weekend I did a couple of talks on how you can use Google Cardboard, together with Unity and and Sketch-up, to create your own 3D world. Here is a basic guide for how to get your own Google Cardboard VR development set up.
Step 1 – Install the required software
First you need to install the following software:
- Latest version of Unity (http://unity3d.com/unity/download)
- The Android SDK (https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html?hl=i). This assumes you want to build and run on the Android platform. This tutorial will work with iOS but the build process at the end will be different.
- Download Sketchup Free – http://www.sketchup.com/download
Step 2 – Create a basic terrain in unity and add some mouse control.
Step 3 – Create a sketch-up house to add to your game
Follow this tutorial for how to create a basic Google Sketchup House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH2fipvqN0M
Step 4 – Add your Sketch-up house to your game
Once you have finished you house, you need to export it to a COLLADA File and then add it in to your game. ALSO I FORGOT TO ADD SKY BEFORE, SO WILL WILL ADD SOME HERE! 🙂 Here is the link to the Video
Step 5 – Add the Google Cardboard ‘Turn your head to look’ control.
Go to Talking Quickly’s guide and add turn your head support ( start from where it says ‘ One Camera for one eye). But don’t export your file to an android SDK yet! We need to do one more step. Link to the tutorial here.
Step 6 – Add my auto-walk script to your character
Download this script file.
The version only works in Unity 4 !!!! AutoWalk
Use this version for Unity 5 AutoWalkUnity5
Now add it to your Unity project by following this video.