Be able to import your own picture files as art.
It'd be great if you could import your own pictures/art off your own PC and hang them on the wall. You could have pictures of your family, dog, or your favorite piece of art for example.
As mentioned below, you are able to import your own picture files into Home by utilizing custom objects. Support for custom object importation was added as part of the June 2018 Rift software update. You can also display photos and videos using the special monitor items that were added as part of the same software update.
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Lulu Vi Britannia commented
This is now possible with the Custom Objects feature ^^.
- Open Unity.
- Make a flat plane object,
- put the picture that you want as a texture of this plane.
- Export this object as FBX (with FBX Exporter).
- Convert this FBX as a GLB object,
- this object will be huge, so open it in three.js editor (can be found on Google)
- resize the object and save it as a new .GLB.
- put the GLB file in the proper import folder.
Then you will have a flat plane object, which we can call a poster ^^.
Also, the process seems long but don't worry, it's actually not and it's really easy to do!
Talon Cherry commented
Also videos! It would be cool to import right from Facebook or whatever social media platform you use.
is there any way that I could be able to decorate my space with my own artwork that I made in masterpiece or another art app. I could make my own furniture. or maybe even make it possible for me to add family photos to decorate my walls? we need more options for decorating. maybe even give us a functioning tv that plays Netflix and hulu, or youtube videos. an actual working tv. I am hoping you guys will expand this so we can build entire homes in virtual space.
Yeah I would like to have some art found on deviant art on my wall in my home.
A safety option so Oculus is not hosting/sharing questionable content is give us "default posters" which we can override with images of our own. We see the new photos as they're stored locally. Visitors see the default. These can be frames of varying sizes that you unlock, larger ones being more rare.
Oculus can expand on this with 3D object models. We can upload our locally stored model, which is limited in size that you win/unlock (larger sizes more rare). Again, visitors see the default model.
Dave Leack commented
The collectable polaroids are a massive tease without letting us sling our own screenshots on the wall.
Mind you, an actual screenshot system would be nice too (there isn't an easy way to screenshot the game in progress using the touch controllers is there?).
I was hoping for this as well, and was kind of surprised there wasn't the option to add at least 1 or 2 user choice pictures.
At the very least you should be able to hang up a picture of your main Oculus profile picture (the one your friends and other players know you by, and which are presumably occasionally vetted by oculus)
I would also have loved a custom wall-papering option, whereby you could add uploaded images of your choice (in tile or stretch mode; like on windows desktop) to the plain sections of each of the 3 walls. Ideally with each wall being treated as a separate surface
I get the argument that they might be worried about what kind stuff people might put up if there are no filters but as mostly profiles are set to friends only I don't really see this being a problem...
John Berger commented
A virtual wall! Whoa ...
Ryan M Carr commented
I really expected this to already be an option. I have spent a lot of time before the beta release picking out all the movie posters I have planned on putting on my walls.
Daniel Martin Peixe commented
Yeah, I agree with this. And is completely up to the user if they want to share their home with their friends or not. Just like any social media, would be cool if your home is an equivalent to your facebook wall. You post things on it. your friends come visit your home , and write comments on your posts, maybe represented as post-it notes.
Aaron Nanto commented
YES! We need this. Would love to post my own artwork on the walls.
I would like this as an option, but can immediately see some potential issues with letting everyone display whatever happens to be on their hdd. With a filter on both ends, I think it could work though. Opt-in to show what you have in the frames, and opt-in to see what others have posted in their home spaces.