This latest release maintains the high work rate of its Californian-based creator, Dr. James McCrae (pictured above), with statistics compiled by reddit user Lewis_P showing that for last 18 months there has been a major release of JanusVR every 2 weeks, and a minor release every 64 hours.
The project has recently added new functionality, with the innovative ability to drag anything – including whole 3D models – from a web surface into virtual reality (including the web surface itself!) allowing people to construct worlds faster than ever. These worlds are built in a fully multiplayer environment; this lets people build together online in virtual reality, and then save the worlds they have made to share later with others.
Other highlights of the 44.4. update include:
- Bugfix: COLLADA files with varying number of verts per poly
- Bugfix: menu no longer appears when drag+drop from websurfaces in the room
- Bugfix: staggered loading of geometry then textures restored
- Bugfix: animation/lots of activity can cause a long delay to update websurfaces and chat log if not visible for a while then made visible
The latest version of janusVR can be downloaded from here