A few weeks ago, a friend of mine, Yuya Takeda, asked me if I wanted to help him with an experiment and paint a Virtual Reality background in 2D. I painted the first background as a simple interior for the proof of concept test. Check out what we made below!
It was easy when it was just line art, but the instant I went to paint it, it became difficult. Trying to get the seams to correctly match up so that a realistic 360° view was presented, was hard. You don't realize how messy a painting is until you try to stitch it seamlessly to another. If you are viewing this post on Google Chrome (it also works on Firefox or the Youtube App), check out an interactive version of our scene here:
Use your mouse to click and rotate the scene!
This is the first test of many, next we'll be trying more complex scenes, perhaps a forest next!