Half of SteamVR Tracking Course Attendees Using Tech for Non-gaming

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From his experience teaching the SteamVR Tracking course, Bruey has an inside view on what companies are doing with the technology and when we might begin to see the fruits of their labor. Road to VR: How many students went through the SteamVR tracking training course?

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Udacity Launches a ‘Learn ARKit’ Course Created in Collaboration with Unity

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Now Udacity , the for-profit online education site that was spawned from free Stanford University computer science classes, has created a course that says will take you one month to complete so you can start making your own AR apps for iOS.

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Intel to 360 Livestream PGA Tour at TPC Sawgrass Golf Course on Gear VR

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Broadcast during all four days of The Players Championship starting May 11th, 360 video will be livestreamed from the famous 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass golf course. The post Intel to 360 Livestream PGA Tour at TPC Sawgrass Golf Course on Gear VR appeared first on Road to VR.

Charting the Course for Mobile VR

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The post Charting the Course for Mobile VR appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. This week, we’re excited to share our latest milestone on the road to truly compelling mobile VR.

These University Courses Are Teaching Students the Skills to Work in VR

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I actually came here to teach a course in VR, but then it sort of went to sleep, until about four years ago when it came back with a bang.”. But what should those shopping around for a VR degree course be looking for? “I’ve been in VR for a long time,” says Rob Catto.

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The Tower Is An Awesome VR Obstacle Course Built For Room-Scale Rift

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From here you can see the gauntlet laid down right in front of you; the course winds and weaves its way up through the buildings, reaching further than you can see. My first trip up The Tower took 45 minutes that I’m not likely to forget anytime soon.

Oculus reverses course, drops DRM

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Oculus has released an update to its software yesterday, allowing its games to run on other headsets. “We continually revise our entitlement and anti-piracy systems, and in the June update we’ve removed the check... Briefs Oculus Rift Oculus VR

‘Cloudlands: VR Minigolf’ Level Editor Makes Building New Courses As Easy as Legos

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Cloudlands: VR Minigolf’s new level editor makes creating and sharing new courses a snap. Cloudlands: VR Minigolf has launched a level editor in their latest update, allowing users to pick, place, and snap together course segments with incredible ease.

VR Golf Online Review – Par for the Course

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It’s still in Early Access, but has more courses (over 13,000 player created ones from the non-VR edition of the game) and delivers a more realistic golfing experience overall. Future updates will include new courses.

Adr1ft Dev Three One Zero Has ‘Run Its Course’, Adam Orth Joins First Contact

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Three One Zero, the developer behind one of the most anticipated games of the Oculus Rift launch, has “run its course”, according to its founding member.

Udacity creates a nanodegree course to push VR forward

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As wildly popular as virtual reality might have become, and as now widespread it may have been, thanks to the likes of Google Cardboard, the content available for the technology has barely scratched the surface.

Learn VR Filmmaking With Our Online Video Course

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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 ! Are there things you would like us to include in the course?

San Francisco's Make School academy debuts VR development course

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San Francisco-based academy Make School has introduced a new track dedicated to VR to its summer course schedule. The programme has been curated with the assistance of Tony Parsi, one of the founding members of the Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML

Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

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Today Microsoft published what could be something of a refresher course to its mixed reality efforts, detailing things like expected pricing (both of mixed reality headset bundles and the PCs that will … Continue reading.

Valve to Sell Base Stations Directly, Lower Barrier to SteamVR Tracking Development

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Valve is also making it easier to develop new tracked products and accessories with SteamVR Tracking by removing the requirement of a $3,000 introductory course. Today, Valve says the course will no longer be a requirement (though it will still be available).

Watch: This Mobile VR Crane Simulator Showcases the Future of Industrial Training

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ITI provides real-world training courses at seven training centres in the United States and Canada – the mobile crane operator courses are capped at 12 students to ensure decent seat time in the crane for each trainee, and attention from the instructor.

SteamVR Tracking HDK Now Available for Anyone to Buy

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Earlier this week Valve announced they would no longer require attendance of a $3,000 intro course in order to begin using SteamVR Tracking technology (formerly known as Lighthouse) for product development. Higher volume of course would mean lower price.”

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Report: Public VR Awareness Almost Doubling Annually with PSVR & Gear VR Leading the Way

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We know that Samsung has confirmed more than 5 million Gear VR units are now in the wild for example, and of course the headlines of Sony surprising themselves with PlayStation VR’s early sales figures – approaching 1 Million going in to 2017.

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Upload Continues to Grow with 20,000 Square Foot VR/AR Coworking Space

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We’ll be ramping up new programs and growing our course catalog as 2017 progresses, but we’re hitting the ground running right away with a night course in Unity VR development. Check out the full course description for more information.

Crytek’s ‘The Climb’ is The Best Selling Rift Game To Date

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That, of course, means that the game is one of four titles which the company recently confirmed have made at least $1 million on the Oculus store alone.

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These 8 Game Developers Are Working on Unannounced VR Titles

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We of course know about several VR games in development for The post These 8 Game Developers Are Working on Unannounced VR Titles appeared first on UploadVR.

Super Mario Bros Recreated As Life Size HoloLens Experience

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tasking players with crushing Goomba’s and collecting coins as they navigate the familiar course. All the classic Mario level elements are present, from breaking coin-filled bricks, to jumping various pits spread throughout the linear course.

Samsung Gear VR Internet app gets WebVR support

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While there are, of course, a few mobile VR apps around, a good number of VR content is out of reach because they are available only in other places, like web … Continue reading.

Racing Game “Sprint Vector” is an Intense Workout with VR Locomotion that Just Works

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Sprint Vector is an “adrenaline platformer” racing game that relies upon a unique locomotion technique of swinging your arms in order to run through an obstacle course.

Marketing meets VR and gets creepy

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Marketing experiences tend to short, well-produced, and, of course, well marketed. In general, I believe that marketing is advertising is great for promoting virtual reality. Plus, no company wants to make potential customers sick,... Maria's Worlds AliBaba marketing P&G

Epic VR Adventure Cloudborn Hits Early Access

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Over the course of Early Access, the developer plans to add more levels and fix bugs as well as polish the climbing system for launch in three to six months’ time. Enjoyed Crytek’s The Climb, but wish there was a little more adventure and story to it?

Halo VR Is Coming From Microsoft And 343 Industries

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But the hope of gamers, of course, will be that Microsoft and 343 realize a more substantial gaming experience in VR. Of course, 343 and Microsoft could be working on something completely fresh for immersive headsets.

This is How NOT to Shoot 360 Video, According to YouTube

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YouTube tells budding VR film-makers what not to do when shooting an immersive 360 in this excellent crash course in this fledgling but ever more popular form of content. YouTube is of course owned by Google, with the latter digging deep on 360 video.

HTC Vive Headset Nearing 100,000 Sales, Steam Data Suggests

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To put this into perspective, Oculus sold some 175,000 Rift DK1 and DK2 development kits over the course of their lifetime offering (August 2012 – October 2015).

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VR Headsets Based on Kopin’s 2K Display Expected by End of 2018

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And of course it’s backed by the incredibly sharp 2K Lightning display which has more than three times the pixels of today’s leading headsets, and a whopping 120Hz refresh rate (though, as I found in my hands-on, those benefits may come at the cost of a lower field of view).

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Volkswagen Group, One of the World’s Largest Companies, is Building VR Apps to Help Employees Collaborate Across the Globe

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Apps in the platform already include VR logistics training, realistic workshop environments created using photogrammetry, and VR spaces for exchanging best practices—all of course with avatars so employees can talk face-to-face.

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Watch: ‘TO THE TOP’ is an Exhilarating Climbing Game With Great VR Locomotion

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The premise is simple: reach the end of the course with your limbs unbroken. That course takes the form of bright, vibrant and vertiginous trail, marked our with coloured tracks, hand holds, pipes and so on.

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Virtual Umbrella Launches VR Safari To Educate Companies On Immersive Technology

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The team this month announced VR Safari , a new initiative that aims to deliver tailor-made workshops to businesses over the course of the day. Covering everything from the HTC Vive and Gear VR to the HoloLens and more, the company plans to offer courses that can be built in partnership with clients to get the most relevant talks, topped off with demos for a wide range of devices.

Udacity offers VR ‘nanodegree’

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Udacity, an online platform for college courses, is now offering a VR development course — with no previous programming experience necessary. The class costs $199 per month, and runs for six months. Those who... News VR & AR Google Cardboard HTC Vive Oculus Rift Udacity

Super Mario Bros. Level Recreated In AR By HoloLens Developer

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Singh put it together over the course of about a month. This is so cool. Developer Abhishek Singh recreated a life size Super Mario Bros. level and played it wearing HoloLens in New York’s Central Park.

A Look at the World’s First Interactive Mixed Reality TV Show

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Of course if they are driving something, they see the environment like you would on any motion simulator platform today. The Norwegian program uses MR to bring competition to life; letting viewers play along.

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Facebook Spaces Now Lets You Broadcast Live from VR to Any Facebook-capable Device

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In the promo video, Facebook is suggesting the new Live feature would be valuable for when the video’s contents could be useful to many people, like during office hours for a college-level course.

‘Strange Beasts’ is a Sci-fi Short About Augmented Reality in the Vein of ‘Black Mirror’

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“Of course, I have seen those videos where people are running around everywhere chasing Pokémon, and that definitely inspired the film.

Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

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The marriages were performed privately (besides the one shown in the video above) and lasted around 5 minutes per wedding—of course sealed with a virtual kiss which was simulated by an attendant with a pair of rubber lips on a stick.

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Google Daydream Labs tackle virtual reality’s social problems

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Of course, there are attempts at making VR a more social experience, but, as the Internet has proven time again, adding more, sometimes anonymous, humans in a virtual space … Continue reading.