The new SDK for Google Cardboard adds 3D Audio for more Realistic VR Experiences
Google Cardboard received upstate of its SDK with new tools to enhance the audio and the improvement is big. “People tend to focus on the visual quality in VR environment, but audio is also very important” says Nathan Martz team of Google Cardboard.
Using technology developed by the company Thrive Audio, which Google bought in April 2015., Cardboard developers can create more accurate soundscape, not only with a left and right audio signals, but also to those coming from the top, bottom, front, rear and center. This is 360 degree audio exactly as it should be in some VR glasses.
But it’s not only about the direction of the sound. The team has also developed algorithms to manipulate the sound depending on the space you are trying to create. If you are in a forest, the software will mimic the sound of the trees and the ground when you step on it. If you are in a cave sound will resonate into the walls.
Google Cardboard works with a simple smartphone, unlike the $600 Oculus Rift, which requires a whole separate PC, to create VR. Martz says he works hard for a more realistic sounds, with which VR worlds will become more realistic and you will never want to leave. You can test the new audio for Google Cardboard downloading Apk file for Android application. Of course, the headphones are necessary.http://gizbrain.com/2016/01/15/the-new-sdk-for-google-cardboard-adds-3d-audio/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/google-cardboard.jpg?fit=800%2C478https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/google-cardboard.jpg?fit=190%2C150GOOGLETECH NEWSGoogle,virtual reality,VRGoogle Cardboard received upstate of its SDK with new tools to enhance the audio and the improvement is big. 'People tend to focus on the visual quality in VR environment, but audio is also very important' says Nathan Martz team of Google Cardboard. Using technology developed by the company Thrive...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain