Rodin wants to make Virtual Reality creations easy

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:49 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar


The popularity of AR and VR has increased a lot in the recent after the big companies lining up their products to explore the market. The primary reason for this sharp increase in popularity is a decline in the cost of hardware requirement and increase in availability of content for consumers to immerse themselves in. Now, with more developers coming on board at a regular pace, there is a need for the much greater influx. Rodin (Web-based development platform) has decided to make that a reality by making VR and augmented reality creation easier for the millions of web developers across the world.

AR content creation has got much easier with the recent release of Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. But, VR development can still be a complicated thing. Using Rodin, developers can easily use the web platform to build immersive experiences. As a developer, you just need to know JavaScript. Rodin also wants to make the entire process of developing VR content much easier so it has created easy to use templates which features animations, gamepad buttons, particles and much more. Developers can use these resources for free of cost. While you have to pay for some advanced graphics template.

There is also a Socket Connection module which enables creators to send and receive data streams between the active users of their experience. Also, as the platform is agnostic, there is no need for complicated ports between different head-mounted display. So, as a developer, you can generate apps for Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and more. Rodin can be accessed via Chrome, Firefox, Safari and more.

Currently, Rodin is free for all as it is in the beta phase. In future, there will be a payment option for more advanced graphics content. The company has also assured that it will soon add support for other devices like Microsoft HoloLens, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, PSVR and Mixed Reality Platforms.

Sculpt VR experiences with Rodin

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