The yearly Facebook F8 Conference has just started, exposing some of the most exciting projects of the platform. It turns out this year’s main theme is virtual and augmented reality, as Facebook has many ambitious ideas with this technology. One of these unusual ideas includes VR memories, where Facebook is planning to do an animated tour of your posts and photos. The projects also include 3D manipulation of photos and many other exciting ideas.
Facebook wants to bring 3D images on the platform
Facebook should start working on the VR memories project this summer. At first, the option will start building 3D images from regular photos. You will be able to upload a 3D photo that will actually be made up of moving images. These images will result after turning 2D photos into 3D spaces. Then, Facebook is planning to expand this feature.
Facebook’s Social VR boss, Rachel Franklin, was the one who presented the projects at the conference. Their future plans are even more ambitious. Facebook wants to create VR memories from these 3D photos. More precisely, all these 3D photos will create an entirely virtual space that users will be able to access. This space will contain images that will be hiding around just like in a virtual living room.
The VR memories will be available in some sort of virtual palace
Facebook engineers are planning to take regular 2D videos and then convert them to 3D that is viewable as VR memories. These memories should be displayed into a cloud that will be part of this space. It’s not clear if the space should take the form of a memory palace, or if different clouds should mark the places you have visited.
However, Facebook claims these VR memories will be accessible to more people, and you will be able to visit the virtual space together with your friends. This ambitious plan should be a way to take advantage of Facebook’s new ownership, the VR equipment Oculus Rift.
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