Viewing Historic Buildings in Point Cloud VR
Pretend you are a historian studying Islamic domes and iwans. These structures are often decorated with pendentives, squinches, and muqarnas.
bottom: pendentives under a dome
diagram of pendentive and squinch
top: muqarnas in an iwan
bottom: muqarnas in a dome
muqarnas (decorative element of repeating squinches) in an iwan structure
We will split into VR and laptop groups, then into group 1 and 2. Everyone will pick a site to explore and try to identify a squinch, pendentive, or muqarnas structure. Take a screenshot when you find one.
Click on a site link to view. In VR, open this page (https://tinyurl.com/luciavr) on oculus browser and click the different links.
Site Group 1
Site Group 2
Switch your device and pick from the other site group and repeat
look in domes, arches, entryways, and iwans
use the hamburger menu on the top left corner to change navigation modes on laptop
enter VR on Oculus browser by clicking the VR button under the menu
navigate VR with joysticks and rotate and scale site with trigger buttons
to exit VR press the hamburger menu button on the controller
Using the measuring tool
Click the link of your favorite site from above
On laptop, click the hamburger menu on the top left corner of the view box
Scroll down to the measurement tools
Measure height and width of a doorway
Take a screenshot