"Study of A Commodity" is an interactive Virtual Reality experience by Caroline Running Wolf, who was selected as 2017 Oculus Launchpad Scholarship recipient. This project glimpsed into Pikuni (Blackfeet) culture and traditions that informed Louis Still Smoking’s painting Study of a Commodity.
For Scene 4, the environment was a representation of Pikuni/Blackfeet's homeland, inspired by Louis' Study of A Commodity painting. Based on today's geography, this homeland takes place in Montana State, US. Several landmarks are created as point of interest, such as Chief Mountain to the North West, Crazy Mountains and Lake Ewell to the North, Sand Hills to the East, Yellowstone Lake and National Park to the South, Rocky Mountains, Flathead Lake and Missouri River on the West side. All the texture in this environment set is hand-painted, using color palette based off the painting.
This project was originally designed for GearVR release.