The VERY big list of Credits and Attributions for "Into the Metaverse" (updated regularly)

Lead Developer, Imagineer and Founder of Metaverse Adventures

Immersive Matthew


Unity Development Coach and Contributor

Behind every great new developer, there is a superstar developer who is there to guide and coach. For Immersive Matthew developing his first VR app, that person was ROBYER1. Without his support, Into the Metaverse may never have happened, or at least not as fast, as the state of VR development is truly murky waters and difficult to navigate. Thank you ROBYER1 for utterly paying it forward.


Life Support

Into the Metaverse would not have been possible without my wife Immersive Knee's love and 3D animation/modeling expertise. When you sit in the MetaMover, you are sitting in one of her creations. In fact, if you have watched a number of blockbuster 3D animated movies, you probably have also watched her work there too. Thank you Immersive Knee for your love.


R1 Tools

R1 Tools provided the SteamVR Lighthouse Based Mocap software needed to animate all the models you see in the ride today. It is a brilliant bit of code that allows one to put on their lighthouse based VR system (Valve Index in my case), plus 8 Vive Trackers, and then "snap" into any humanoid rigged character, and records your movement right in the very place the animation is later played back in the ride. Snapping into characters right inside the ride to record them is truly amazing, plus affordable for indies to use. R1 Tools on the Unity Asset Store so keep your eye open if you too need to animate characters or lots of them. I cannot recommend enough, but if you are unsure, just check out the ride, all the humanoids but one were animated with it. They are truly lifelike.

The animator takes advantage of Root Motion's Final IK technology for the Inverse Kinematics and animation recording, and JorgeJGnz for HPTK Posing and Snapping that provided the realistic hand poses and physics-based grabbing logic for the animatronics in the ride.

Also R1 Tools, helped with the Load Screen Free technology. Thank you so much R1Tools for all your great tools!!!

Ride Inspiration

In 1980 when I was 6 years old, my family went to Disneyland in California and among the many rides I was thrilled to experience, it was the Haunted Mansion and Adventure Thru Inner Space that really caught my imagination. I have wanted to be an Imagineer ever since and create dark rides, but life had other plans and I ended up being an IT Management Consultant. When the Oculus Rift DK1 arrived in April 2013, I knew I wanted to create a VR dark ride for it but I got caught up in the VR video scene after creating a VR 180 Stereographic camera in 2014 and shooting a lot of content with it.

A couple of years later in 2016 Treytech published their amazing dark ride called "Welcome to Oculus" for the DK2 which got me inspired again about my dark ride. It inspired a lot of the early VR pioneers actually when you ask around the community. Anyways, it was not until the Covid pandemic hit in early 2020 however, that due to it killing my industry, I suddenly had time to develop, no imagineer my first dark ride, Into the Metaverse.

I love riding it and hope others do to and wish to see the ride completed or even better wish to share their view on the imagineering process. Oh wait...have you had a chance to ride it yet? Link at the very top center of this page. I highly recommend headphones, especially ones that sound isolate you as there is a very rich audio field, engineered with many layers of audio some under toned to not be heard, but to subconsciously fool your mind that you are there. Let me know what you think over on my YouTube channel, Metaverse Adventures. I post often in the Community section of my channel and will be doing regular VLOGs on Oculus Quest Development and Virtual Imagineering. I don't know what exactly I will be vlogging about, but I know I want you there with me. See you over there. I am also very active on my Discord and if you want to get all the inside scoop and access to developer builds as the ride progresses, consider supporting the project on Patreon.

Saswatakar135 Character Artist

Many of the rides Metanimatronics were hand crafted by saswatakar135 based out of India. If you are looking for an artist who understands the contraints and challenges of Virtual Reality characters that are destined for mobile Virtual Reality, then look no further as Saswata gets it. 5/5 would recomend. You can find him over on Fivver.

Assets Used in Into the Metaverse Paid, Free, Creative Commons and Fair Use

  1. More night time big sounds in the dessert city: freesfx.co.uk/nighttime

  2. Fire Sound: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/fire-sound/

  3. MetaMover Sound: https://freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/28132/ and https://freesound.org/people/jacekksiazek/sounds/413569/ and https://freesound.org/people/uair01/sounds/57787/

  4. Crackling Fireplace Sound by Daniel Simion: http://soundbible.com/2178-Crackling-Fireplace.html

  5. Roaring fire in Print Press Scene: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/fire-burning-fire-pit/

  6. Candles in Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/lowpoly-candle-c5b1ca5b8492426199932f6b1a64a4d9

  7. Painting in Frame in Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/fancy-picture-frame-b54984abe2394345a81621719bf8bf1a

  8. Scroll with Feather Pen in Middle East Scene: ANIMATED HEAVEN www.animatedheaven.weebly.com Link https://free3d.com/3d-model/old-scroll-feather-candle-52927.html

  9. Loading and Unloading voice created with the voices from LOVO @ www.lovo.ai

  10. Licenced: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/architectural/other/cuneiform-clay-tablets

  11. Crickets and morning birds Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com“

  12. Stack of books in the Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/book-stack-90944ea5739248f6b707d6c2b0955c3b

  13. Scrolls in Middle East and Asia scenes: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/scrolls-low-poly-e053406d1c9c49398e1257949e8ad123

  14. Single brown book in Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/leather-book-7d941f84245d4bafb7e94852aec9f02d

  15. Paper with handwriting on it in the Middle East Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/paper-a8ed9eeea88842469b5dade54cd8eb6b

  16. Water Shader compliments of Robyer1

  17. Scroll in Asia scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/pergamino-5df3141533aa4a2488296104d6a306a0

  18. Rooster, and bird sounds Recorded by Mike Koenig: http://soundbible.com/1510-Rooster.html and http://soundbible.com/1846-Warbling-Vireo.html

  19. Bird sound by PsychoBird: http://soundbible.com/1475-Best-Cardinal-Bird-Lazy.html

  20. .Fuse Civilian 2 medieval Character in the Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/fuse-civilian-2-671bd73d045f47b4952fe2899772e124

  21. .Fuse Civilian 1 medieval Character in the Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/fuse-civilian-1-6fc4bddf4d364e6b9fa2f050011e03ce

  22. Medieval Civilian 3 medieval Character in the Print Press Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/medieval-civilian-3-d99ca22f06134e8dab28fdfa75d87f31

  23. Girl with clothes. Worker set https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/girl-with-clothes-worker-set-4cf10e2dde6d4b12b6dccd25a4cf3b77#download

  24. Ancient Chinese Girl in the Asian Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/ancient-chinese-girl-aac144cc9b8a41eabe73d53a24167b05

  25. Chinese female civilians in the Asian Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/chinese-female-civilians-a63f10a7b45e47258e44bddd3c82745f

  26. Chinese female civilians 2 in the Asian Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/chinese-female-civilians-a2d00d8308f94942bae636f458f261e9

  27. village-head paper masher in the Asian Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/village-head-600e821c90e74cc8ae1bb078609327f0

  28. Monk in the the Asian Scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/ssaki-771508f182a6419a974f36803beecedf

  29. Muslim in the Middle East scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/muslim-prayer-cb73b6f7aa5b4787bc429f5e3a7de733

  30. Sliding Gate Movement Sounds: https://audiojungle.net/item/stone-dragging/23945082

  31. Heavy Door Swing Open Sound: https://audiojungle.net/item/heavy-door/12152533

  32. Loading Area Background Music: https://opengameart.org/content/icy-realm-seven-and-eight The Cynic Project / pixelsphere.org / cynicmusic.com

  33. Boulder Moving sounds: https://audiojungle.net/item/rock-rumbling-grind-boulder-drag/20265315

  34. Tumbleweed in Cave Painting Mum and Girls Hands: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/tumbleweed-e9fa341c64fe4626b5d5b0052b0c0b64

  35. Creaking Doors: https://opengameart.org/content/creaky-light-wooden-door

  36. Traders Dialogue in Mesopotamia Fair Use and Modified from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IK1Wu4qGzY

  37. Clay Tablet Inscriber Language first 9.5 Seconds of thi fair use clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZ-8wmDqqk

  38. Female shop owner in Mesopotamia fair use clip: https://youtu.be/Aj3b8DH5Xps

  39. Coin sound in Papyrus Mesopotamia: https://opengameart.org/content/coin-sounds-0

  40. Wood Chip pile texture in paper making scene: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/wood-chips-9f6bfd83e3bf4f02a7765caa1b7e0288

  41. Water sound in the well scene in the Medieval square: https://opengameart.org/content/running-water

  42. Water sound in the well scene in the Medieval square: https://opengameart.org/content/water-step-splashes-yo-frankie

  43. WoodBlock Prints in Asia: https://education.asianart.org/resources/the-invention-of-woodblock-printing-in-the-tang-and-song-dynasties/

  44. WoodBlock Prints in Asia: https://youtu.be/ePC65Y2lKNE

  45. WoodBlock Prints in Asia: https://news.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Hokusai.jpg

  46. WoodBlock wood carvings 1: https://youtu.be/ePC65Y2lKNE

  47. WoodBlock wood carvings 2: http://www.davidleffman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Prayer-for-Rebirth-in-the-Pure-Land.jpg

  48. WoodBlock wood carvings 3: https://www.green-coursehub.com/uploads/6/0/1/1/60115343/2921-cvetn-ksil-h-10-big_orig.jpg

  49. Wood Block Print: https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listing/1245981

  50. Wood Block Ink Roller: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/simple-roller-9a4c9d19a1bc4bb5820e9fb5e98e9b29

  51. Light Portal Door Open at beginning of ride sound: https://opengameart.org/content/jrpg-style-ui-sounds

  52. Female Guest in Loading area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/marvin-8bb593fde9f84713b7d92c28bb333d86

  53. Immersive Matthew and ROBYER1 Clothes Pants and Jacket: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/cyberpunk-pants-free-20d00aa6cc66413d901ad2b8e5f35401 AND https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/cyberpunk-jacket-free-ea4084b00203473dbfeab16dcc1fa810https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/cyberpunk-pants-free-20d00aa6cc66413d901ad2b8e5f35401

  54. Guest in loading area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/marvin-8bb593fde9f84713b7d92c28bb333d86

  55. Fire Story teller skirt mesh: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/skirt-aiko3-clothes-obj-free/367663

  56. Alternate Fire Story teller skirt mesh: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-skirt-1434052

  57. 3-2 Mesopotamian Poetry sales interaction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZ-8wmDqqk

  58. Female thank you on 3-2 papyrus scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnGzuI-A274

  59. Female thank you on 3-2 papyrus scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Teg9LZ10SZA

  60. Horse Neigh sounds: https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/419231/ anf https://freesound.org/people/dobroide/sounds/18229/

  61. Tree frog in fire scene: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-tree-frog-rigged-animation-1384793

  62. Headphones on Title Screen: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-model-of-headphone/738241

  63. Big Gates initial steam release opening sound in the Last scene for the Pilot: https://opengameart.org/content/steampiston

  64. 
Synthwave Skybox: https://ko-fi.com/s/b2c4a301c6

  65. Carla Character in loading area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/carla-rigged-001-rigged-3d-business-women-acf520f450d14dd799f98a6fede3edf5

  66. Lalli Character in Loading Area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/lalli-rigged-3d-female-model-d134894aa97348779d7e7ebf9f3e4db0

  67. SCP Scientist in the Loading Area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/scp-scientist-male-1-fix-rigger-17d85f54095647d697ca5f61a98dab1a

  68. Samba Character in the Loading Area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/samba-dancing-5f15390629524493ac0a2f62acc7925f

  69. Young female Character in the Loading Area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/female-character-stylized-rigged-6916dc24a76944b7abdcf598bb0eef76

  70. Blond Make Character in the Loading Area: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/human-3d-model-scanned-with-iphone-x-73e467dfc8a04914bb314a9410077858

  71. Second Asian Gong Sound: https://freesound.org/people/MATRIXXX_/sounds/445633/

  72. Bush: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/001-bush-lowpoly-a7022a082c674171b20590ef6a88d97a

  73. Fern: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/plant-bush-42cb7fad10ba44ecbc9ae9cf5fdd63b6

  74. Microscope: https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/science/medical/microscope-63d1071e-0378-4553-9c54-d290b27734f2

  75. Formic Acid Molecular Model: https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/science/medical/formic-acid-3d-model-ch2o2

  76. Virus: https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/science/medical/virus-microbe-particle

  77. DNA: https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/science/laboratory/dna-molecule-3d-model

  78. Snow Flake: https://www.turbosquid.com/AssetManager/Index.cfm?stgAction=getFiles&subAction=Download&intID=1474560&intType=3

  79. Bacteria image: https://www.goodfreephotos.com/albums/other-photos/bacteria-under-a-microscope.jpg

  80. Bacteria image: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/these-disease-fighting-bacteria-produce-echoes-detectable-ultrasound

  81. Ant Image: https://www.asbmb.org/getmedia/8def3aa7-96cd-4dac-99d1-8c2b32e05e09/Ants-Header.jpg?width=4167&height=2083&ext=.jpg

  82. Salt Magnified Image: https://i.redd.it/5y93xkp0lgm31.jpg

  83. Infrared Cameras: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/cctv-camera---3d-model-1307291

  84. Asian Area Lantern: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/old-low-poly-lantern-7f3d8def0dc04a96aa069ee7c52fc269

  85. Skeleton in the main Menu: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/low-poly-skeleton-162347

  86. 1080s Sun Image: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/sun-grid-waves-retro-wave-retro-5682667/

  87. The Globe Theatre: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/exterior/stadium/globe-theatre

  88. Outside of Globe Theatre an Inn: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/medievaltudor-inn-4000291a3d804a039d43147e9eebaf41

  89. All the World is a Stage Monolgue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfECXVeCHJ8

  90. Globe Theatre Drawing (Fair use): https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaellevi/5727519496/

  91. Vintage Pointing Hand: https://thegraphicsfairy.com/victorian-clip-art-pointing-hands-steampunk/

  92. Red Curtains: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/stage-curtains-6b18d65628334387a71115f939de70c7

  93. Curtain Sound Effect: https://www.freesfx.co.uk/

  94. Shakespeare Potrait: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shakespeare_Droeshout_1623.jpg

  95. Drawn Curtains: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/front-curtain-low-poly-baked-c945b752d94a483c927f5701a9cb1060

  96. Medieval Props: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/environments/fantasy/dark-fantasy-kit-lite-127925

  97. Globe Theatre Wooden Door: Wooden Door by shedmon is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution