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Julian Butler
I am an artist living and working in Wellington, NZ.
I am an artist living and working in Wellington, NZ.
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Oculus Touch early access
Oculus have very generously sent me Touch kits for use in developing the hand interactions in the Untouched Forest . I'm really stoked to have their support in what is turning out to be a really interesting project. Oculus Touch is not officially available ...
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Your foster parents are dead
Yeah ok so, bad title I know. But seriously, remember this moment above from Terminator 2: Judgement Day ?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT_u9Rurrqg  click to the left there to watch. Well, looks like the speech synthesis component of that instance has a...
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Welcome to the Untouched Forest
I've begun a new VR project entitled Untouched Forest . It's a piece of native New Zealand forest where you can experience flora and fauna in an interactive way. I'll be exploring player/character interactions in a relaxing virtual environment. Click here t...
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Google's Deep Dreaming, your favourite artists and YOU.
What if your favourite dead artists were still painting fresh works? Fresh works containing themes you specifically desired? Are you still sad that Francis Bacon perished? Are you gutted that H. R. Geiger fell down some stairs and died ? Isn't it sad that...
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Vive VR launch video
With both launch campaigns from Oculus and Valve/HTC in full swing, this Vive launch video really grabbed my attention. It's commonly acknowledge in the fledgling VR community that it's tough to convey what VR is like in words and that experiencing it is th...
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It's Virtual Reality Christmas Eve!
It's been a long wait for people interested in getting their hands on the consumer VR hardware Oculus ' founder Palmer Luckey first dreamt up on the MTBS3D forums four years or so ago. It's been an even longer wait for people [myself included] who were expe...
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Unity 5 realtime global illumination in VR
Well, after a pretty great response to the Sunshine demo, [ big thanks to Oculus for sharing it on the front page ] I'm ready to start looking at the next project. I'm a big fan of American artist James Turrell , and I wanted to make an experience reminisce...
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