Watching Twitter (as you do) I was quite taken by this quick post from Michael Wiebrands about the use of Unity 5 Personal Edition, to test out an information idea in a virtual environment – I mean really virtual, not just online!
So the first test combining Trove and Unity, resulted in a cool looking Virtual Archive Using Trove API. The idea was to represent the data in a similar way to the visualisation scenes in the 1995 movie “The Hackers”. The content is Curtin University JCPML images pulled in realtime from Trove via their API and animated on the servers/buildings.
Pretty cool video of the virtual outcome to my non-IT eyes!
I’ve been playing with the Trove API. Pulling content in real time into Unity: https://t.co/C75gGWiqbe. Also https://t.co/VT6uomGoSz
— Michael Wiebrands (@morfaine) November 19, 2015