HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Add-on for Vive Focus

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HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus which brings 6DOF controller tracking to the device. The add-on, which includes a pair of controllers, is being released as a development kit. Image courtesy HTC.

HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset. Take a peek at the new #HTCVIVE COSMOS controllers. The gamer-friendly controls & seamless tracking on the VIVE COSMOS controllers are designed to give you greater control of your VR experience.

HTC Highlights Vive Cosmos Controllers In New Video

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We still have much to learn about the HTC Vive Cosmos. But this new video gives us another look at its promising controllers. The Vive Cosmos controllers are designed to be used with the headset’s onboard cameras. Take a peek at the new #HTCVIVE COSMOS controllers. The gamer-friendly controls & seamless tracking on the VIVE COSMOS controllers are designed to give you greater control of your VR experience.

HTC: Vive Pro to Launch With Updated Wand Controller, Not Valve’s ‘Knuckles’

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HTC says that the new Vive Pro controllers, due out later this year, will be an updated version of the current Vive wands, rather than Valve’s anticipated ‘Knuckles’ controllers. The original Vive wand controller | Photo by Road to VR.

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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A number of standalone VR headsets will be hitting the market in 2018, but so far none of them offer positional (AKA 6DOF) controller input, one of the defining features of high-end tethered headsets. We do not require additional markers or hardware beyond a standard IMU based controller.”

Valve Reveals More Detail on ‘Knuckles’ Motion Controllers

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Valve has lifted the veil somewhat on its Knuckles controllers, first revealed as a prototype last October at the company’s annual Steam Dev Days conference. It also has a handy strap-tightening system that lets you fit the controller snug, and release with a single hand.

Developer Videos Show Valve’s Knuckles Controllers in Action

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New footage of Valve’s new ‘Knuckles’ controllers has emerged over the past few days, as developers begin to test out the new device. Valve have not revealed their plans for a consumer version of the Knuckles controllers at this time.

HTC Unveils Vive Focus Plus with 6DOF Controllers, Built for Enterprise

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HTC today announced its planning to release a new version of Vive Focus targeted at enterprise users, this time including integrated hardware support for two ultrasonically-tracked 6DOF controllers. Vive 6DOF controller dev kit, Image captured by Road to VR. Image courtesy HTC.

Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit Uses Ultrasonic Tracking

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HTC earlier this month revealed a 6DOF controller dev kit for the Vive Focus standalone headset. When HTC revealed the Vive Focus 6DOF controller dev kit earlier this month , the company wasn’t ready to share details.

6DOF Controller FinchShift to Support Multiple Standalone Headsets via Vive Wave

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Mobile VR motion controller manufacturer Finch Technologies today announced it’s working with Qualcomm and HTC to deliver its six degrees of freedom (6DOF) FinchShift controllers to a multitude of devices supporting Vive Wave. ounces for the controller, and less than 1.9

Valve’s Knuckles Controllers Get Ergonomic Improvements, Begin Arriving at Devs’ Doorsteps

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Having done the core R&D for what would become the Vive controllers, Valve is continuing to iterate on VR input. Though there’s no open application to get your hands on the SteamVR Knuckles dev kit, the new controllers are now shipping to select developers.

A Glimpse of the New Vive Pro Controllers & SteamVR Tracking 2.0 Base Stations

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While HTC is planning to launch the Vive Pro headset itself starting in Q1, the full package including the headset, controllers, and new SteamVR Tracking 2.0 While the Vive Pro headset and controllers are backwards compatible with 1.0 htc vive pro 2.0

Latest Valve Index Controller Firmware Brings Noticeably Improved Finger Tracking

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Those lucky enough to have their hands on Valve’s upcoming VR controllers are reporting noticeably better finger tracking thanks to a new firmware update released yesterday. Some developers with prototypes of the controllers had previously reported issues with the finger tracking.

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

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While it’s exciting to start seeing 6DOF standalone VR headsets like the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo, both unfortunately include a 3DOF controller which in many cases functions as an immersion barrier compared to a fully 6DOF VR system. 3DOF to 6DOF Controller Upgrade.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VRDK to Offer Ultrasonic 6DOF Controller Tracking

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 VRDK , a VR headset reference design for hardware and software developers, is now offering 6DOF controller input with ultrasonic tracking. The post Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VRDK to Offer Ultrasonic 6DOF Controller Tracking appeared first on Road to VR.

Video: H3VR Gets Valve Index Controller Support

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There’s a moment in Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades where I pick up a lighter and slide my thumb forward over the controller’s thumbpad button to flip open the metal lid. This is the same way H3VR is designed to work with the large touchpads on the original HTC Vive wands.

HTC announces full 6 DOF standalone headset Vive Focus Plus (+ thorough review on its 6 DOF controllers)

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With much surprise for us all, HTC has just announced the Vive Focus Plus , its first full 6 DOF standalone headset! The Vive Focus Plus, in all its majesty (Image by HTC). Internal view of the Vive Focus Plus (Image by HTC). Vive Focus + 6 DOF Controllers devkit.

First Look at Valve’s New VR Controller Prototype

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Today at the Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle, Valve is showing off brand new prototypes of its Steam VR controllers. Today’s HTC Vive controllers are bulky compared to what’s coming. One source from the event says that each controller has 21 sensors.

HTC Reveals 6DOF Controllers For Its Vive Focus Standalone Headset

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HTC’s Vive Focus standalone VR headset just become a much more interesting competitor to the Oculus Quest. The company just revealed a pair of six degrees of freedom (6DOF) motion controllers that are compatible with its mobile VR headset at the World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China today. Here’s @AGraylin demoing the new 6DoF dual controller dev kit for the HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset! HTC Vive HTC Vive Focus VR Industry News

Hands-on: Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit

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While the Vive Focus initially launched with a single 3DOF controller, HTC recently announced a dev kit add-on which brings a pair of 6DOF controllers to the standalone headset. We got our first chance to try out the system today at an HTC press event in San Francisco.

HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro ! The Venture Reality Fund and of course HTC. Image by HTC).

Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

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The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions. The update also ditches the Micro USB, found on current Vive controllers, in favor of a faster, USB-C connection. News HTC Vive Knuckles EV2 Moondust Oculus Touch SteamVR Tracking 2.0

HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Removable Faceplate

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HTC today unveiled a new design for Cosmos, the company’s upcoming inside-out tracked PC VR headset slated for release in Q3 2019. Image courtesy HTC. Hopefully we’ll learn all of this when HTC makes their spec reveal next week.

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Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus). Both the controllers and the headset are unbalanced. Quest and Focus+ controllers side by side.

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HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. HTC also indicates that the capability can track individual finger movements too. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Opens Applications For Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kits

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HTC has an early Christmas present for VR developers. The company this week opened applications for developer kits for its newly-announced six degree of freedom (6DOF) controllers for the Vive Focus standalone headset. He also confirmed that the new controllers achieve 6DOF tracking with the use of ultrasound and IMU sensor fusion and that Focus can track horizontal movements of up to 180 degrees and vertical movements of up to 140 degrees, all from up to one meter away.

Vive Pro Bundle With 2.0 Base Stations & Controllers Now Available at $1400

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HTC today started selling the long-awaited Vive Pro headset and SteamVR 2.0 SteamVR tracking base stations and two of the ‘pro blue’ controllers, costs $1400 USD. Update (04/23/18 – 2PM ET) : HTC Vive Pro Bundle availability is now hitting Western markets.

Oculus Now Sells Single Replacement Touch Controllers

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So you got a little out of control last night playing Robo Recall (2017) , and you smashed one of your Touch controllers to smithereens. Available through Oculus’ accessories page , replacement Touch controllers (left or right) are selling for $70 / €90 a piece.

Look at HTC’s New Vive Controllers in Development

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It seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting a new virtual reality controller these days. Fresh off the heels of the Oculus Touch announcement and it’s release date comes the reveal of the second generation of HTC Vive controllers. News Hardware HTC Vive Valve

Toyota Debuts Humanoid Robot Controlled By HTC Vive

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Wearable controls and a “Master Maneuvering System” lets you pilot the T-HR3 remotely. It seems like you can’t swing a stick nowadays without hitting a VR-controlled robot. The post Toyota Debuts Humanoid Robot Controlled By HTC Vive appeared first on VRScout.

How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

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Recently I had a big issue with my VR controllers in SteamVR (both with Oculus and Vive) and so I’m writing this post to try to help you in solving it. And when I put the headset on, I could see the grey intro environment, with all the controllers moving regularly.

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Hands-on: ‘VTOL VR’ is a Killer Combo of Cockpit-gameplay and Motion Controllers

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Currently available on Steam in Early Access , VTOL VR is a very promising combat flight simulator with a focus on ‘near-future’ vertical take-off and landing aircraft, developed from the ground up for VR and motion controllers. Effective Motion-controlled Flight Simulation.

Microsoft Shows Off Haptic VR Controller, Simulates Grabbing With Thumb & Two Fingers

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Microsoft Research showed off a new haptic VR controller which simulates grabbing small objects with the thumb and first two fingers, delivering rich haptic feedback. The controller is codenamed TORC— TOuch Rigid Controller. The two fingers rest against linear actuators (also used in the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers) to give targeted haptic feedback. Microsoft haptic controller microsoft research vr controllers

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Prototype VR Controller Dynamically Distributes Weight to Fit Virtual Objects

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There’s no doubt about it; weilding a real controller that matches the weight and feel of a virtual object is far more immersive than having a disconnect between the two. Rosado says he’s working on a similar prototype for the Oculus Touch controllers.

Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Microsoft Research has devised two novel methods for more realistic haptic feedback on virtual reality controllers. Haptic feedback in general-purpose controllers has been limited to vibration feedback since the introduction of the Rumble Pak for the Nintendo 64 in 1997.

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Tactical Haptics ‘Reactive Grip’ VR Controllers Are Now Production Ready

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Tactical Haptics today announced the new production-ready design for their haptic VR controllers which adapt the shape of their grip to make using virtual objects feel more real. Whereas most VR controllers simply deliver vibration feedback, these controllers each have three metal plates inside their handles which move up and down to replicate motions and forces on the object you’re holding in that hand. Controllers Haptics tactical haptics vr controllers

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Get Close Up With Vive Focus’ 6DOF Controllers In New Dev Videos

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HTC had some exciting announcements for its PC VR line at CES 2019, but what about standalone? Regardless, some cool new 6DOF controllers are currently being sent out to developers. VR developer SkarredGhost recently got his hands on a pair of the Vive Focus 6DOF controllers.