In a recent announcement on Steam, NeosVR has announced that their open beta software is now available and free for everyone to use to build their own VR experiences:
Beta marks a big milestone for us. While we spent three years in the alpha stage, working on the fundamentals and building a solid foundation for a new kind of metaverse from the ground up in relative silence, in the beta you, the community, will be crucial to us.
With your help we’ll push this into a well-rounded solution for many different scenarios and build a lot of cool content. Currently Neos is probably mostly interesting to artists, creators, tinkerers and developers, but as we go on and expand on the content and user-friendly functionality, it’ll be more relevant to everyone.
We hope that you’ll join us on this journey and find Neos to be a useful and fun tool, no matter what you do.
Here are also some useful links:
Patreon [www.patreon.com] – support the development and get builds and content early!
Official website [neosvr.com]
Video Tutorials – Learn how to do all kinds of things in NeosVR!
Wiki [wiki.neosvr.com] – Work in progress, but may answer some questions
GitHub [github.com] – Report bugs and request new featuresHow can you help?
There are a few ways in which you can help!
- Feedback – simply start using Neos and tell us what you think! What you like? What you don’t like?
- Word of mouth – like Neos? Tell your friends! Make YouTube videos or Tweet. help us reach more people. Don’t like Neos? Share that too, maybe we can improve 🙂
- Financial support – we need to eat! Also run some servers and our computers. We have launched a Patreon page [www.patreon.com] where you can support us and get some nice perks
Here’s one of the tutorial videos, where an interesting way to texture objects using a “material gun” is demonstrated:
It’s a very different approach to VR content creation! I’ll be looking forward to trying NeosVR now that the software is available via the Early Access Program on Steam.