Jumping in leaves is a favorite fall activity for many, but did you know that the majority of land on Earth does not have deciduous forests? That means that there are many people who have not ever experienced the joy of jumping in leaves.

Leap into this VR simulation to relive - or discover - that autumn joy! #VRBucketList

What it does

This app simulates jumping in leaves. Look up or tap on the screen to jump in leaves. Watch the leaves flurry into the air and enjoy the crisp sound of leaves under your feet.

How I built it

I combined free-to-use images in Adobe Photoshop and iMovie to create a 2D- video of leaves being thrown in the air. Then, I added interactions and nodes using Viond's VR API.

Challenges I ran into

This was my first time creating any VR app, so it took hours of trial and error. Luckily, there were helpful tutorials on viond's youtube page that helped.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I figured out how to create 360 videos - turns out it's just a 2d video that wraps around!

What I learned

I learned how to use the Viond API to build a VR app. I also learned how to think about 3d problems in a 2d manner.

What's next for Autumn Leaf Jumper: Viond VR App

We'd love to expand this concept to other climates, such as snow, rain, and desert so that people all over the world can experience different weather conditions. It's certainly on our bucketlist to travel the world! Most of all, hacking in a way that makes a video interactive can lead to more immersive experiences with less modeling.

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