Waves is a meditative VR sound generation experience. Experiencers are able to morph a grid around them, which becomes a musical instrument of infinite possibilities.
The project is built for a graduate computer graphics class at NYU. It expands on a class assignment to render bicubic surface patches in WebVR. A single patch is presented to the experiencer, who is able to modify it using 16 bezier handles. In “Music Mode” (i.e. while holding the side triggers) the controller becomes a mallet and is able to ‘strike’ the patch, which generates a sound. Lower sections of the patch correspond to lower notes emitted, and thus we have the beginnings of a musical instrument.
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