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: 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Vive Focus 6 DOF controllers devkit unboxing and setup instructions

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In December, I published this tweet: All I want for Christmas is: – Mariah Carey – 6 DOF Controllers for the Vive Focus. I have so obtained the 6 DOF Controllers dev-kit for the Vive Focus ! The two controllers are identical and feature: 1 (clickable) trackpad.

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.

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.

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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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

Windows VR Headset and Controller Bundles Launch This Holiday Starting at $400

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Microsoft today announced that the company will be bundling its Windows VR headsets and motion controllers, and making them available for purchase this holiday season starting at $400. In the meantime, check out our deep dive reviews on HTC Vive , Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch.

Valve Brings Custom Keybinding to SteamVR, Letting VR Apps Support All Compatible Controllers

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SteamVR includes de facto support for several VR devices, although sometimes games just don’t support a particular controller—or if they do, it may not be configured properly. Starting today, Valve will include the controller binding Input system directly into SteamVR beta.

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

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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‘Athena’ is a New Lighthouse Tracked VR Gun Controller from Ilium VR

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Ilium VR are working on a new VR-centric gun peripheral which plans to use Valve’s SteamVR ‘Lighthouse’ tracking to bring realistic weapon control to virtual reality games. SEE ALSO Second-gen Lighthouse Chip Could Improve Tracking, Reduce Cost of HTC Vive 2.

One of VR’s Best Party Games Now Supports Rift & Vive Motion Controllers

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Now the game has added much requested support for both Vive and Rift’s VR controllers. And now an update to the game has added support for both Oculus Touch and Vive controllers. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes now supports Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers!

Vive Focus 6 DOF Controllers dev-kit specifications: ultrasound-based tracking, 180° horizontal FOV

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The news of the day is that finally we do know something about the upcoming Vive Focus 6 DOF Controllers dev-kit specifications. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: well, the Vive Focus is the standalone headset produced by HTC. Header image by HTC).

Windows Reveals New Mixed Reality Controllers

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These controllers look familiar. On top of partner device and price announcements that challenge the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Microsoft also unveiled new controllers as part of mixed reality headset bundles.

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018

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Awakening uses Neurable technology to let you control the experience with just your mind. Mind-control technology is nothing new. In fact, one startup is claiming they’ll have a mind-controlled virtual reality game in VR arcades as soon as 2018.

HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Will Support OpenVR/SteamVR

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HTC might have given a first look at their new Vive Cosmos headset today, but they weren’t ready to offer many details. While the Vive originated from a deep partnership between Valve and HTC, in recent years HTC has made moves to be less reliant on Valve’s SteamVR ecosystem.

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HTC Files for ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Headset Trademark

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With middling smartphone sales and a loss of a major portion of its smartphone IP and engineering team to Google last year, HTC appears to be full steam ahead with VR headsets as of late. SEE ALSO HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Dev Kit for Vive Focus.

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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Holiday shopping season is here and we’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2018 deals. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive 2018 Deal. HTC also isn’t offering any Black Friday deal on the Vive Pro Starter Kit.

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Walmart Deal Brings Lenovo Explorer Headset + Controller Bundle to $180

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But before Black Friday and Cyber Monday even begin, you can get an awesome deal on a new Windows VR headset, including controllers. Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sale has discounted the Lenovo Explorer VR headset and controller bundle by $220, bringing the entire bundle to only $180.

Hands-On Reports Of Valve’s New Controller Prototype

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Valve brought out its new controller prototypes at Steam Dev Days and attendees are getting hands-on demos. The new controllers strap onto the hand like a glove but feature an outer ring covered in tracking sensors. controllers hardware controller valve

‘Modbox’ Developer Shows Off Knuckles Controllers in Action with SteamVR Skeletal Input

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Alien Trap’s Lee Vermeulen, one of the developers behind VR creation tool Modbox , received a brand new pair of Knuckles controllers recently. In the video, Vermeulen demonstrates how Skeletal Input behaves both with and without a controller rendered in his hand.

SteamVR Now Supports Oculus Touch Controllers

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It seems that those diligent boffins over at Valve have quietly released an update to their SteamVR platform which includes support for Oculus’ Touch motion controllers. The post SteamVR Now Supports Oculus Touch Controllers appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC).

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