My work is a magical forest experience set in virtual reality. It’s meant to allow the viewer to explore and discover all the possible interactions within the experience. I created it with the idea of it being used either as a temporary escape or just for entertainment purposes.
To give the player a sense of exploration, I filled different areas of the environment with different objects and creatures that one can interact with while being followed around by a unicorn. As for creating a world that seemed magical, I incorporated a variety of visuals that most viewers would recognize in theme such as fairies, unicorns, and magical orbs.
I wanted to create a magical experience so that viewers can “visit” a world that is different from what they are used to, and I think it provides a more interesting experience than just recreating reality. I decided on this concept because I’ve always loved fantasy/supernatural based fiction and thought it would be cool to experience those worlds as if they were reality. Which is why I’ve created this environment using 3D models in a VR environment, so that the viewer can experience the forest as if it was actually around them.
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