Mr Weebl is known to many geeks for early memes like Badgers (aka Badger Badger Badger), Narwhals and Amazing Horse and for his Twitch channel in which he animates in the day and plays games with the community in the evening. He’s still innovating, and the virtual band, Savlonic, of which he is a member has taken the concept of an animated music video one step further with an animated, 360° degree, virtual reality music video.
The YouTube player is a bit misleading. If you’re on YouTube desktop, you can click and pull the video to look around.
A mobile VR experience is much better. The video has been tested on an Oculus and works well, but the cheaper Google Cardboard will also work. This blogger popped his mobile phone into the front of a Mr Cardboard device and was able to watch in clarity, looking around and witnessing the world as the circuits of the arcade machine whizzes by.
Like the movie Tron, in ‘Action Causes Reaction’, you start off outside an arcade machine but fall inside and find yourself in a world of neon. There are fast cars, hoverboards and even glowing bikes.
If you have a Windows Mixed Reality headset, there’s the free Tubecast VR app from the Microsoft store which will let you watch 360° YouTube videos on the device.
Mods from the Mr Weebl community told Geek Native that video took over 24 hours to render and it was uploaded in 8K 60FPS. That’s not easy to tell when you’re looking at the desktop version.
The single “Action Causes Reaction” is from Black Plastic which you can listen to at Spotify, iTunes or Bandcamp. You can even buy Black Plastic in black plastic from Weebl’s own store. A Kickstarter for the album raised £37,000 from fans which