Added walk mode to allow free movement around the scenes. Want to spend more than 6 seconds with the shasta sloths? Perhaps actually see how their animations are randomized? Now you can commune with the sloths and everything else in the ride! Check it out at at www.paleoca.com!
I’ve been quiet the last few months but I am proud to announce that the first section of PaleoCalifornia (or PaleoCA as the web address says) is done! This WebXR project sprang from the COVID lockdown years when I watched a lot of Youtube videos showing dark rides at theme… Read more“Introducing PaleoCA!”
A Three.JS update bonked A-Frame components in version 1.4.2, needed for Quest Pro compatibility, and my museum of cards collapsed.
1.1.2 The Next Big Update. It’s summer so it’s time to make models non-stop. Ardi the Ardipithecus ramidus makes her way down to the Human Evolution Hall! This important discovery gives a clear image of what hominin evolution was like pre-Lucy. I’ve never seen Ardi and Lucy lined up so… Read more“AnVRopomotron 1.2.2 and 1.2.1 Update Notes”
Fall 2021. It was the first semester that I taught biological anthropology. While I have done the lecture course for over six years, the lab was new. I do not like using commercial material and want to keep things affordable for students, so I tasked myself with making sixteen lab… Read more“Introducing Legend of the Leukocytes”
The big human evolution update is here with a colorful new look at notable hominins. See it here now or read on. Welcome to a new Hall that addresses the big ‘missing link’ in this museum of biological anthropology. Human evolution is an especially difficult subject to portray in a… Read more“AnVRopomotron 1.2 Update Notes”
The mid-semester update is here with new models and fast travel. See it here now or read on. Plesiadapis claws its way to the Scale Model Hall! A relative of primates, the plesiadapis looks like a large squirrel. As the oldest organism in the Scale Model Hall, it takes its… Read more“AnVRopomotron 1.1.9 Update Notes”
An update just before the fall semester starts, as usual. There is a new primate in town and some improvements to the infrastructure. See it here or read on for detailed changes. The aye-aye creeps its way into the Scale Model Hall! This lemur was the last primate up for… Read more“AnVRopomotron 1.1.8 Update Notes”
Hey, this isn’t directly AnVRopomotron related! If you want to go straight to Chonker Hall, go here. I taught classes and held office hours online before the pandemic, but after the situation escalated and persisted I was even more focused on that platform. For a lot of online instructors, Zoom… Read more“Making Chonker Hall in Mozilla Hubs”
A new modern primate and some polish all around. See it now or read on for the changes. The Kayan River slow loris adorbs its way into the Scale Model Hall and into your heart. I went with this species because I’m friends with one of its discoverers, Rachel Munds…. Read more“AnVRopomotron 1.1.7 Update Notes”