2016 CES - Gaming and Virtual Reality Almost Doubles

VRCircle

According to the CEA who own and produce CES, Gaming and Virtual Reality has grown by 77% over the 2015 event. Augmented Reality CES 2015 CES 2016 HTC HTC Vive Oculus Rift Playstation VR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News Vive VR VR News

AMD and NVIDIA Readying Their Dual-GPU Cards for VR Roll Out

VRCircle

Coming up on the end of 2015 and heading into Q1 2016. NVIDIA released their latest 980 Ti back in April 2015 and AMD released their high end Fiji card at CES in January. AMD CES 2015 CES 2016 Hardware NVIDIA Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR News

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uSens’ Impression Pi at SVIEF 2015

Super Reality

We recently brought Impression Pi’s ‘Moon Walk’ demo to the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) 2015. SVIEF 2015 had over 100 high profile speakers, including Ashton Kutcher.

A 360 photo album, two new VR demos and my report from Burning Man 2015

Enter VR

The post A 360 photo album, two new VR demos and my report from Burning Man 2015 appeared first on Enter VR. Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Hi there! For those who don’t want to read, let’s get the.

Was 2015 the summer of VR love?

Super Reality

2015 is a memorable year for Virtual Reality (VR). It’s the year we may look back and remember the beginning of a new technology renaissance. The first PCs and smart phones each provided evolved human computing interaction.

Samsung Gear VR 2015 Model Now $60

Road to VR

If you’ve got a compatible Samsung phone, here’s a deal worth considering: the 2015 Gear VR headset can be bought brand new for $60. See Also: New and Improved 2016 Samsung Gear VR vs. 2015 Model. The post Samsung Gear VR 2015 Model Now $60 appeared first on Road to VR.

Hands-on: New and Improved 2016 Samsung Gear VR vs. 2015 Model

Road to VR

Our pal Ritchie Djamhur explores the differences compared to the 2015 model. Comparing the 2016 Gear VR to the 2015 version , Ritchie highlights notable improvements in the video above.

PlayStation VR Processing Box

VRCircle

In all the demos of the PlayStation VR all most people see is the cool looking PlayStation VR device. However, what is it hooked up to? What is lurking behind the curtain? We always have known that PlayStation VR would not hook up directly to the PlayStation.

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ALICE VR Sci-Fi Adventure

VRCircle

Landing on an Alien planet to restock supplies after a technical ship malfunction you discover that all inhabitants of the planet have disappeared.

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Crytek Announces Oculus Exclusive - The Climb

VRCircle

Back in October potential PlayStation VR owners were ecstatic when Crytek announced the exclusive PlayStation VR title Robinson the Journey. PC gamers who are somewhat accustomed to special treatment from Crytek were feeling left out in the dark.

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey - “First To Market Is Hard”

VRCircle

Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) December 24, 2015. Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) December 24, 2015. Palmer Luckey ( @PalmerLuckey ) December 24, 2015.

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HTC Vive - Second Generation - Pictures Leaked

VRCircle

It seems some very well informed people over at Reddit have unearthed some leaked pictures of the second generation HTC Vive set for release in April 2016. The leaked pictures show a new and improved looking headset and very different looking controllers.

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Oculus Shipping Consumer Rift To Developers

VRCircle

For those developers working on a Q1 2016 Oculus title then you're in for a special treat. Oculus are now shipping the consumer version of the Rift along with 1.0 of the SDK to developers All you have to do is upload a preview of your app through the Oculus Submission tool.

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The Birth of a Virtual Reality Camera Rig

PurplePill VR

When we first got seriously interested in virtual reality several months ago, we noticed that there was hardly any video content available. Now we know why; because filming in VR is very, very complicated!

Welcome to the 2015 3D Jam!

Leapmotion

We’ve also switched up the 2015 competition with two tracks: AR/VR and Open. The post Welcome to the 2015 3D Jam! On your mark, get set, GO!

Get Access to the Closed Beta of Our VR AppFactory

PurplePill VR

You have shot some amazing 360º video content, but how will you distribute it to your audience and the different VR headsets? Of course you can upload it to YouTube , VRideo , or even Facebook , which all support 360º video, but traditional video platforms are not always the best option.

When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal In.

AllThingsVR

When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal In 1962, cinematographer Morton Heilig patented his Sensorama Stimulator —a bulky virtual-reality machine that showed 3-D films on a personal display while pumping in smells, sounds, and the sensation of wind.

Virtual Reality Porn is HereEveryone knew it was coming, and.

AllThingsVR

Virtual Reality Porn is Here Everyone knew it was coming, and some manufacturers have already said they didn’t care ; but perhaps earlier than anyone expected, the first dedicated virtual reality porn scene from an established adult entertainment brand is here.

VR Trauma and 3D Design @ LA Hacks 2015

Leapmotion

3D design always gets us excited at Leap Motion, and this experimental Autodesk Maya 2015 integration made a big impression. The post VR Trauma and 3D Design @ LA Hacks 2015 appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Lucky's Tale to be Bundled with Every Oculus Rift

VRCircle

Today Oculus announced that that Lucky’s Tale, the made-for-VR platformer by Playful, will be included free with every Oculus Rift!

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Merry Christmas

VRCircle

Merry Christmas to all VR fans. I hope 2016 will be the best year yet for VR! Picture from AFK Drawing

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Coming Soon

VRCircle

With top VR Devices set to ship next year with the likes of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Fans and tech geeks are getting pretty darned excited.

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Virtual Reality Journalism: Empathy through Technology

PurplePill VR

In his fourteenth book The News: A User’s Manual , Swiss writer and philosopher Alain de Botton uses several vivid examples to show how news affects human mentality.

PSV Eindhoven in 360 3D

PurplePill VR

This weekend the Dutch soccer team PSV won the Eredivisie championship duel and we were there to capture this powerful moment in VR! Three days before the championship match between PSV and SC Heerenveen we received a call with the request to film the ceremony in 360 3D.

Crytek adds support for latest Oculus SDK to CRYENGINE

VRCircle

Cyrtek has added full support for the latest 0.8 Oculus SDK to their latest CRYENGINE 3.8.6 release as well as for the latest Touch Controllers. CRYENGINE 3.8.6 comes with support for Oculus 0.8.0.0-beta SDK and Oculus Touch Controllers.

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Google Jump Camera Design: An In-Depth Look

PurplePill VR

During the Google I/O conference at the end of May, Google announced Jump ; a revolutionary step in the world of 360 3D content! The idea has three parts: Camera: an open-source 360 3D camera design using 16 synchronized GoPro HERO4 action cams.

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Learn VR Filmmaking With Our Online Video Course

PurplePill VR

If you are a filmmaker who wants to learn how to produce immersive video content for virtual reality headsets, then we have exciting news for you: we’re building an online video course ! But why should you listen to us?

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Why We Open-Source Our Camera Designs

PurplePill VR

It all started with an idea: can we create films for Virtual Reality headsets? This was 9 months ago. The first major hurdle was to develop a camera that can film on all sides in 3D.

Interactive 360-Degree Videos Are Now Live on YouTube

Next Reality VR

There's a reason that YouTube continues to be the most popular video sharing site on the planet—ever since its purchase by Google, they've always made sure to load YouTube up with extra features to keep it ahead of the pack.

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Top 360 Degree Cameras available for Virtual Reality

Immersive Authority

Announced at IFA Berlin in September 2015, this 360-degree action camera with 4K resolution is a successor to Kodak’s existing SP360 HD spherical action camera. Announced in September 2015, Odyssey is a high-end rig with 16 Hero 4 Black cameras that is priced at $15000.

Google’s Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer

Mashable

Google's new app for Android lets anyone shoot immersive photos that have depth when viewed in Google Cardboard. The post Google's Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer appeared first on WIRED. Business Apps cameras google virtual reality VR

DIY Holograms

Immersive Authority

Interested in making your own Star Wars style holograms similar to the hologram R2D2 projects in Episode 4: A New Hope? There’s 2 methods. Smartphone Hack. This is the easiest. You just need to create a plastic pyramid that is hollow at the top.

Is Cinematic VR really Virtual Reality?

RealVision VR

Above, is the by-the-book definition of Virtual Reality. Thus, by default, VR is associated with a polygon rendered world, that inserts the audience or participant in and gives them tools to interact with this world.

LG Giving Away Free Virtual Reality Headset with Purchase of a New G3

Next Reality VR

With 2015's generation of flagship smartphones fast approaching, LG is turning to virtual reality to clear its G3 inventory. VR for G3 is a Google Cardboard-inspired virtual reality headset that was custom fit to encase the phone and uses a pair of lenses to create stereoscopic imagery.

Depth Ramping in Cinematic VR production

RealVision VR

Bring out a pair of those old red-cyan anaglyph glasses and take a look at the image above.

Top Virtual Reality Games to look out for

Immersive Authority

Virtual Reality is the next big thing in gaming. As soon as Oculus Rift launched its Kickstarter campaign, every gamer was anxious to get his/her hands on one. It became one of the most exciting campaigns on Kickstarter ever.

Google Jump Camera Design: An In-Depth Look

PurplePill VR

During the Google I/O conference at the end of May, Google announced Jump ; a revolutionary step in the world of 360 3D content! The idea has three parts: Camera: an open-source 360 3D camera design using 16 synchronized GoPro HERO4 action cams. Assembler: computer vision algorithms running on powerful Google servers which seamlessly stitch the 16 images and compute the 3D effect.

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PSV Eindhoven in 360 3D

PurplePill VR

This weekend the Dutch soccer team PSV won the Eredivisie championship duel and we were there to capture this powerful moment in VR! Three days before the championship match between PSV and SC Heerenveen we received a call with the request to film the ceremony in 360 3D. Obviously we jumped on this exciting project! Organizing a championship ceremony is a massive logistical challenge, and last-minute we had to be squeezed into it.

Google’s 360-Degree Views Drop You in the Middle of Symphonies and Plays

Mashable

A new Google initiative puts you on-stage at the most famous theaters in the world. The post Google's 360-Degree Views Drop You in the Middle of Symphonies and Plays appeared first on WIRED. Business google Video virtual reality VR

Cinematic VR: 10 Avoidable Rookie Mistakes

PurplePill VR

2015 is going to be an exciting year! Again, 2015 is going to be an exciting year! The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas made it clear: virtual reality is taking on serious forms ! All the big names in tech are working on their own devices, including Apple, Sony, Samsung, and Google. Even Microsoft decided to join the club. So far there are two major types of VR companies: those creating hardware, and those creating games and animated content.

WebVR Programming, Live!

eleVR

I’ve been doing some live webVR programming on Twitch this past month, and am planning to do more in the future. All past broadcasts are still archived on my channel here: [link]. I started with a line-by-line walkthrough of “Float,” the webVR game I talked about in my last post.

How Virtual Reality Will Impact the Economy and Every Industry in it

PurplePill VR

In 1831, the brilliant Michael Faraday discovered Electromagnetic Induction , which is the principle on which every single electric motor in the world is based. It’s also how your electric toothbrush charges itself. During his time, Faraday gave dozens of lectures on the wonders of electricity, induction and magnetism. However, while his audience was often amazed by his demonstrations, they regularly asked: “ Fascinating, but what’s the use of all this?

HoloLens and Holograms

Doc-Ok

Today Microsoft announced a release window (first quarter 2016) and price (USD 3,000) for HoloLens developer kits , so suddenly HoloLens, and discussion thereof, is all over the Internet again. Figure 1: Microsoft’s HoloLens.