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Wevr Underwater VR Experience theBlu Opens at L.A.’s Natural History Museum

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Wevr's Underwater VR Experience Opens at L.A.'s Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has opened its first virtual reality offering.

Created by California-based VR specialist, Wevr, theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience, takes guests on a CG-created journey in the deep.

Guests wear HTC Vive VR headsets and are able to walk around in the environments. The six-minute experience includes a close-encounter with an 80-foot blue whale that swims past a sunken ship.

There is also a coral reef experience and a virtual deep dive. What’s more, participants can view angler fish and a squid using the Vive’s hand controller as a virtual flashlight.

The museum’s Mammalogy Collections Manager, Jim Dines, was involved in the project to ensure accuracy.

Image: Courtesy of Wevr and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/la-natural-history-museum-takes-virtual-reality-plunge-theblu-983113

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