VR and AR Could Revolutionize Construction, But There Are Still Big Challenges

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The global construction market will hit $10.3 But augmented reality can change that, which is why construction is one of the first industries starting to explore the use of AR in day-to-day work. The architecture, engineering, and construction fields are likely pioneers of AR.

Microsoft HoloLens Concept Eliminates Need For Construction Blueprints [Video]

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This Photo Shows A Year of Construction Progress on ‘Star Wars’ Themed Area Coming Soon to Disneyland

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In the summer of last year, Disney announced that a Star Wars -themed Land would be added to both Disneyland and Disney World resorts and the company even debuted a 360-photo of the construction site , giving people a small tease at the future possibilities.

Step Inside Music Lets You See How Your Favorite Songs Are Constructed With WebVR

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The individual components can be turned on or off at will, allowing the user to puzzle out the song’s construction for themselves. We live in a culture where music is made to be consumed, not analyzed or appreciated.

Construct Studio are on the cutting edge of VR storytelling with The Price Of Freedom.

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Recently CatsAndVR.com had the opportunity to check out a preview of Construct Studios upcoming interactive VR experience "The Price Of Freedom". The Price Of Freedom is Construct's first interactive room-scale VR storytelling experience.

VR device options for architects

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Virtual reality has experienced rapid growth within architecture, engineering and construction industries over the past three years. What started as a curiosity has now become increasingly commonplace in architecture, real estate development, and construction.

Watch: Forestry’s Procedural Mesh System Offers Unique VR Crafting & Destruction

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Procedural mesh destruction and construction underpins Decoder VR’s first title, Forestry , which just launched on Steam. Built for Vive, Rift and PSVR, the game’s fully destructible world presents a vast forest for the player to cut to pieces, which can then be used to create new objects.

Live Mixed Reality Demo Shows Seamless Cross-AR/VR Collaboration

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Equipped with HoloLens headsets, Geneviève Pesant, Product Manager at C:LAB and Carl Fillion, Scenic Designer at Cirque, appeared to rapidly construct a set.

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‘Neos’ Aims to be the Google Docs of VR World Building

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They begin in what Mariančík calls Neos’ “scratch space”, the ‘construct’ area from which collaborators can start their creative journey.

Ditch the Tape Measure—This App Lets You Make Floor Plans in AR

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And PLNAR is not limited to construction and home improvement. “And the construction industry will be one of the key beneficiaries of the technology.”. Coming off of the heels of Apple’s iOS 11, PLNAR makes creating a floor plan easier (and more fun) with an iPhone.

OSgrid birthday celebration exibitor parcels now available

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The exhibits can be constructed off-site and... News OSGridOSgrid residents who plan to exhibit at next month’s anniversary celebration can now claim their parcels on the OSG9BW, OSG9BN and OSG9BE regions, grid president Dan Banner announced today.

VR Training Developer Serious Labs Secures $5 Million in First Round Funding

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Serious Labs develops VR training simulators for the heavy construction industry. Edmonton-based virtual reality developer Serious Labs announced they have received $5 million in series A funding from United Rentals and Brick and Mortar Ventures. The company’s website currently advertises VR simulations for cranes, aerial work platforms , and snubbing. The company also offers non-VR training applications and simulations workers can use on a phone, tablet, or laptop.

New VR Exhibits On Show At The Shard In London

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The Shard also boasts a second VR experience, using the HTC Vive and 360° footage collected during its construction. The tallest building in the United Kingdom, The Shard, now offers a VR experience on its viewing platform.

VR Veteran Tony Parisi is Leading Unity’s AR & VR Strategy Beyond Gaming

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The keynote from Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit yesterday showcased just how far Unity is reaching into non-gaming content when it comes to augmented and virtual reality.

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Oculus Partners with BBC Earth to Create VR Video and Interactive Content

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Oogie, based on the Oogpister Beetle, is an interactive game constructed from real life footage from BBC Earth that follows the African beetle through the Savannah.

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Facebook Unveils Two New Volumetric Video ‘Surround360’ Cameras, Coming Later this Year

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Originally announced at last year’s F8 as an open source hardware platform and rendering pipeline for 3D 360 video for VR that anyone could construct or iterate on, Facebook is taking their new Surround360 reference designs in a different direction.

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Google Announces ‘Blocks’, a VR App Like ‘Tilt Brush’ for Modeling 3D Objects

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Much like Google’s critically acclaimed Tilt Brush (2016) , the company’s 3D paint program, Blocks offers a bevy of tools, basic textures and shapes to choose from so you can construct whatever’s in your imagination.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Epic Games’ Technical Director of VR & AR, Nick Whiting

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A simple example is in the architecture and construction industries. Because of this, large-scale projects often spend large amounts of money after construction has begun to redesign and redo work once the client has been able to physically stand in a space.

See London’s New Waterloo Station Before It’s Actually Built Thanks To VR

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People could see their new homes before they’ve even started construction, or plan office spaces and more. London commuters are dreaming of one thing right now; a finished Waterloo station.

London VR Dev Meetup Returns April 3rd with Holographic Streaming, New 3D Sound System, and VR Review Club

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Finally, Tim Joyce will open the alpha programme of Constructive Labs , a multi-user collaborative platform that promises easy construction of VR experiences within VR itself.

Here Are The VR/AR Sessions and Speakers for GTC 2017

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GPU Computing for the Construction Industry, AR/VR for Learning, Planning, and Safety. Description: We’ll dive head-first into some of the current challenges of the construction industry, how we’re addressing them, and how we’re planning to use virtual/augmented reality and real-time GPU computing to address them. To optimize the construction of a building, site logistics must be planned and all systems analyzed and coordinated to confirm constructability.

2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit Happening October 31 In Arlington, Virginia

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Leaders will discuss the substantial benefits of live, virtual, constructive training systems in a budget constrained environment, and how such solutions better prepare our force. Developing and integrating virtual, constructive and gaming replications of the operational environment. Incorporating live-virtual-constructive architecture with aviation simulators, armor, infantry and Stryker simulations.

‘AR/VR Austin’ 2017 to Explore Political Climate & its Impact on the VR/AR Industry

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AR/VR Austin returns for its third successive year, presenting a mini-conference named ‘Alternative Realities’. Taking place as an unofficial event during the SXSW 2017 festival on March 11th, this year’s event will question the impact of social and political change on the AR/VR industry.

Samsung Suggests High-Powered, Standalone VR Headset To Compete With Rift and Vive

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During an interview in South Korea just before the Galaxy S8 launch, Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of global marketing for Samsung mobile, confirmed that a high-end, standalone headset is “still under construction”.

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

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Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

JigSpace With ARKit Gives You AR Manuals For Just About Anything

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JigSpace would present a 3D model of that chair unpacked and then provide a step-by-step guide to setting it up in real time, allowing you to view virtual construction from any angle and then replicate that in real life.

VRTech Fund to Invest $4.6 Million in Virtual Reality Startups

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Investments into the first project of VRTech to be implemented in construction and real estate sphere [virtual tours for apartment and office buyers] will total 25 mln rubles ($382,400).

VR Heat Map Analytics Could Be Next Big Thing For Designers & Retailers

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From architecture and retail, to interior design and construction, the potential use-case scenarios for this detailed heat map information is virtually limitless. Yulio’s “gaze-tracking” technology shows businesses exactly where a user’s attention lies. 360° video has proven to be an exciting and immersive new medium capable of captivating users in a way conventional 2D media hasn’t quite been able to.

‘Dear Angelica’, Oculus Story Studio’s Latest VR Film, is Out Now for Free

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The unique look comes from the way it was constructed, painted entirely inside virtual reality. After its announcement nearly a year ago, the much anticipated illustrative VR narrative from Oculus Story Studio, Dear Angelica , finally makes its way onto the Oculus Store.

TPCAST Wireless VR Add-On Available Worldwide Q2 for $249

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Regarding the upgrade and the TPCAST wireless add-on, which places a wireless receiver/breakout box and battery on the headset itself, HTC’s Daniel O’Brien confirmed that despite the chunkier construction of the new Deluxe Audio Strap, TPCAST will attach to it just fine.

Check out the winning gaming entry from the MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon

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Action Bear is a puzzle game set in a bankrupt 1950's toy factory where you play as an unfinished prototype trying to gather human body parts to become a person.

Lumus Raises $45 Million To Enhance Augmented Reality Technology

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Augmented and mixed reality work to enhance what we see in the real world and overlay constructive information or turn our surroundings into dynamic gaming experiences.

State of VR with the Venture Reality Fund & Why They’re Continuing to Invest

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Virtual Reality Headsets have not sold as many units as some of the more optimistic analysts have predicted, and VR Fund’s Tipatat Chennavasin says that the relatively quick adoption of smartphone technologies have spoiled a lot of people within the investment community.

One Nvidia PC Powers Four Vives For Multi-User VR Collaboration

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It’s on display at GTC with a multi-user architecture, engineering and construction experience from MonsterVR, while Cavrnus will show it with a design, engineering, training and education app. VR ready PCs are expensive, and can only really power one headset at a time, making them a tough sell for many. But what if one PC could run not one but four VR headsets? As impossible as that sounds, Nvidia is showcasing such a device at the GPU Technology Conference this week.

Palmer Luckey Experimenting With VR Directly Into The Nervous System

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Since then he’s become more vocal on his Twitter account voicing frustration with “fake news” while also exploring a startup that, as Nick Wingfield at The NY Times reported , would construct a “virtual border wall.” Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey discussed his experiments with brain-computer interfaces at an adult VR event.

Aryzon Pitched As The ‘Cardboard of Augmented Reality’

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Augmented reality is a wonderful tool that can be impactful for education, construction, the medical field, and more. While Google Cardboard, Daydream, and the Samsung Gear VR lead the charge for accessible virtual reality headsets and experiences, augmented reality hasn’t had its full day in the sunshine. There’s already some ease-of-use for the platform via smartphones and their cameras, but the devices could benefit from the immersion of a dedicated headset. Enter Aryzon.

How Brain-Computer Interfaces Can Deliver On VR’s Promises

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Consider the use cases most commonly listed for augmented reality: work and productivity, construction, industrial assembly, transportation, sports, the military and law enforcement – all of these speak to dynamic environments that place heavy demands on user attention.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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Such technology can be widely applied across multiple industries ranging from education and the military to construction and entertainment. Construction and manufacturing industries are natural fits for the HoloLens. Ivan Zubritskiy. Image courtesy Program-Ace.).

‘Yore VR’ is an Intriguing Medieval Open World Sandbox for HTC Vive

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You’ll need to mine and gather ore and wood, build smelters and blacksmiths in order to progress your construction plans.

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Leap Motion Announces Keiichi Matsuda as VP of Design and Global Creative Director to Lead New London Design Research Studio

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