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  • Mitre Square VR

    Is there anyone here with a VR setup who might be willing to provide help and feedback on my 'Whitechapel Recreations' VR experience (coming soon)?

    Ideally I need someone with VR but failing that it is perfectly okay to use the experience on a desktop PC. I need a ripperologist's feedback and advice!

    This is the first one in a series of 5 (canonical 5) and it's Mitre Square and Goulston Street. Don't ask why I started with the 4th of the c5!

    I've been working on this one for about a month but it's still rough and an early WIP. But at this stage I wanted feedback on the accuracy and other details.

    Visitors will be able to walk around the square, down the passages ways and enter/view the cottage that PC Pearce/family lived in (I need help with this).

    There is a 'memorial hall' which has been setup in Essex House - the memorial is basically a museum and case history of the square and the whitechapel murder case. I've also put Goulston street in there too and quite a bit more to make this an interesting place to visit.

    In VR it really is amazing to walk around. You can set it to daytime or night time and expereince how dark it really was - There is a bullseye lantern available for night time walks!

    Anyway, I need help and feedback before it goes live.

    It will be availalbe to non-VR users (on desktop) but this project has been designed around those using VR headsets.

    Here are a few ROUGH pictures (I won't post the pics here but a link to my website because the images will be constantly removed and updated as the thing matures and improves)
    https://jtr3d.com/mitre-square-vr-project/
    twitter pics:
    https://twitter.com/dancebulgekind/s...371904/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/dancebulgekind/s...07329893208071

    I'll start posting some more details and questions on this (Ripper 3D Forum) in the coming days.

    This experience is designed as an educational and maybe even a research tool given that they will ALL be based off OS maps and contemporary information/measurments/images/statements etc...

    Hope you like!
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    Excellent project. I worked in the building with the Kearly & Tonge lettering back in '64-'65. If you want any information about the ground floor interior I might be able to help.

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    • #3
      Ditto to what Phil said, Richard.
      Good luck with the project....
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      • #4
        Here are some screen shots of Mitre Square VR (work in progress):

        https://twitter.com/dancebulgekind/s...001265153?s=20

        https://twitter.com/dancebulgekind/s...867556353?s=20

        https://twitter.com/dancebulgekind/s...707750406?s=20

        Still lots to do!
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        • #5
          Some more screenshots.

          https://jtr3d.com/2019/10/13/mitre-s...-wip-14-10-19/
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          • #6
            Great work Richard.


            Steve

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Blomer View Post
              Great work Richard.
              Indeed, hugely impressive.
              Kind regards, Sam Flynn

              "Suche Nullen"
              (F. Nietzsche)

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              • #8
                Here are some more screenshots of Mitre Square (Essex House) with comparison photos. Not exact matches but close!
                https://jtr3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ssMs1.jpg

                You'll note that some of the models are not textured yet. Still WIP!
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                • #9
                  IIRC the Essex House in the photographs had replaced the building that was there in 1888, or at least replaced the facade. Photographs taken at the time regretably show very little of the building but differences are noticeable. However it can be deduced that it was of the same size and style as the later building/facade but plainer.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Phillip
                    Yes, there will be lots of differences between any photos we have of MS and what the square looked like in 1888. I've decided to go with what we know about the structure and design of the [1888] square AND any photos of the square that we all know and 'love'. I think the familiarity we have with the photo depiction of the square will help when we are standing in the #VR square.

                    I'm giving myself a bit of Artistic license but will, of course, change things where they need to be changed. hence why I value such good feedback from these forums.
                    thanks

                    Originally posted by Phillip Walton View Post
                    IIRC the Essex House in the photographs had replaced the building that was there in 1888, or at least replaced the facade. Photographs taken at the time regretably show very little of the building but differences are noticeable. However it can be deduced that it was of the same size and style as the later building/facade but plainer.
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                    • #11
                      Hi Richard,

                      Some photos which may help

                      The Church Passage corner of Mitre Square late 1920s
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                      The other end of Church Passage with street signs.
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                      And I would think the house (PC Pearce) would have had two windows across and not three. Just can't see how three would work. This is Mitre Square when it was known as Dukes Place and the houses I think would have looked like this,
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                      Rob

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                      • #12
                        Thanks a lot for the photos, Rob.....I never saw the one at bottom ( when it was known as Dukes Place).
                        Much obliged, amigo.
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                        • #13
                          The first of Robs pictures show the original building. It appears that the entrance is original but the loading doors(?) to the right had been replaced by windows matching those in the centre by 1964/5 when I worked in the square.

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                          • #14
                            Mitre Square VR

                            I've uploaded it now to the VR platform 'Sansar'. It can be visited using plain old desktop PCs or preferably using your VR equipment.
                            Day and night mode but NIGHT is recommended to fully appreciate what it is/was like to walk around the area. There is a bullseye lantern to take with you because you WILL need it at night!

                            it's a WIP and I need feedback. Things like the cottages (PC Pearce house), Taylor's and various other buildings need improving.

                            This is the link:
                            https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences...itechapel-1888

                            I'll create a YouTube vid walk-around later for those who can't be bothered to actually visit :-)
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                            • #15
                              Great Howard. I need feedback.
                              Be sure to walk around the area in night mode with the lamp.
                              I hope you like it!

                              Originally posted by Howard Brown
                              Richard:

                              I'm going to install Sansar shortly....I'll watch it.
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