April, 2020

Arena-Scale VR Is On The Rise Thanks To The Oculus Quest

VRScout

Standalone technology is leading the way for a brand new wave of location-based VR. We’re not even half way through 2020 and so far this year is shaping up to be a big one for standalone location-based VR thanks to the Oculus Quest.

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SenseGlove is working on a “low-cost” force-feedback glove for VR

The Ghost Howls

Haptics is a very important part of virtual reality, and while we wait for consumer solutions arriving in some years, for now, the market is dominated by enterprise solutions like the amazing Dexmo Gloves or HaptX Gloves.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Oculus Quest “Has Surpassed Our Expectations”

UploadVR

In an earnings call with investors Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Oculus “Quest has surpassed our expectations.” ” “I wish we could make more of them faster during this period,” he said.

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‘Bigscreen’ Partners with Funimation to Bring 30+ Popular Anime Films On-Demand

Road to VR

Bigscreen , the social VR viewing platform, launched on-demand video a few days ago, letting users rent and view a library of 2D and 3D movies whenever they wanted.

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Tech Trends VR

How immersive technology can help us better connect with one another in the #COVID19 age. Even in times of global pandemic, no one has to be alone.

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5 Web AR & VR Experiences for Sheltered-in Fun

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . WebAR While You WFH. by Tom Emrich.

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How to get started with WebXR in Unity

The Ghost Howls

WebXR is a technology with enormous potential, but at the moment it offers far worse tools to develop for it than standalone VR , where we all use Unity and Unreal Engine.

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Arizona Sunshine’s Final Expansion Launches On Quest Today

UploadVR

And so the circle is complete; the very last story expansion to Arizona Sunshine launches on Oculus Quest today. The Damned, which we first revealed for PC VR and PSVR headsets at last year’s E3 VR Showcase, is now live (or soon will be) on Facebook’s standalone headset.

‘Alien: Isolation’ on Sale for $2 for a Limited Time, One of VR’s First Great Games

Road to VR

Alien: Isolation (2014) was one of the first truly good games to get support for PC VR headsets. If you’re wondering why everyone is still crazy about years later, it’ll only take you $2 to find out.

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Helping COVID-19 First Responders With XR

Tech Trends VR

ThirdEye Gen believes its technology could help save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The X2 MR Glasses weigh just 300 grams and claim to be the world’s smallest Mixed Reality glasses.

Snapchat AR Use Jumped 25% in Late March

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Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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XR Swim Platform Wants To Become The Steam Of WebXR Content

VRScout

Discover and play indie VR/AR content without having to make a single download. XR experiences in general, have proven themselves to be an amazing tool for everything from workforce training and digital marketing to product visualization, entertainment, and immersive online education.

Mozilla Hubs Cloud is the foundation of the free metaverse

The Ghost Howls

Virtual events and meetings are the topic of the moment. As a consultant, I am receiving many requests for remote collaboration tools now during the lockdown, and with my partners Massimiliano Ariani and SIDI , I am also hosting some workshops in VR.

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New AI Tool Turns Any Song Into A Custom Beat Saber Map, And It Really Works

UploadVR

Community created custom maps have long been a staple of Beat Saber, the untouchable king of VR rhythm games. However, a new tool that utilizes neural networks and artificial intelligence might change the entire custom map scene.

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Social VR App ‘VRChat’ is Seeing Record Usage Amidst the Pandemic

Road to VR

Social VR app VRChat is seeing a surge of users thanks to a well timed update and people around the world looking to connect with others while being asked to stay at home.

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Report: Managing the Supply Chain With AR

Tech Trends VR

Todd Maddox gives a neuroscience perspective on how Augmented Reality can help optimize industrial processes. In manufacturing, the supply chain manager is responsible for the flow of goods and services, including all processes that transform raw materials into final products.

As Coronavirus Disrupts Retail, AR Shifts from Nicety to Necessity

ARPost

Coronavirus is unsettling every aspect of our lives, including our retail experiences.

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VR Fitness App Supernatural Offers Daily Workouts With Expert Coaching On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Could this be the all-in-one VR fitness platform we’ve been waiting for?

How to activate AR in your Oculus Quest Home Menu

The Ghost Howls

Today I was reading Upload VR, and I’ve found a very interesting article by David Heaney stating that now it is possible to use your real environment as your Oculus Quest Home environment.

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VR Ears Doubles Kickstarter Funding Goal In Less Than 24 Hours

UploadVR

And just like that, Rebuff Reality’s VR Ears peripheral is funded on Kickstarter. Twice over, even. Yesterday we reported on the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for this VR audio upgrade peripheral. Rebuff was looking to raise $30,000 by May 21.

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Ultra-wide FOV Headset StarVR One Now Available for Purchase

Road to VR

StarVR One, the ultra-wide field of view (FOV) VR headset, has traveled a long and winding path on its way to launch since it was first announced in late 2018 that developers and enterprise would be able to apply for hardware.

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Supernatural VR fitness game is like Beat Saber with extra steps

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A new at-home workout system that exists entirely within virtual reality is now available for the Oculus Quest headset. Called ‘Supernatural,’ this fitness game works alongside a companion mobile app to track workouts and keep players active.

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Virtual Reality in Healthcare

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Sponsored content. Sponsored by Litslink. Virtual reality, or VR, is shaping up to be the next big technology to revolutionize the healthcare industry.

Award-Winning AR Storybook App Wonderscope Offering All Stories Free Through June

VRScout

Keep the younglings entertained while under lockdown with these educational immersive reading experiences. We’ve never been shy about our love for WITHIN’s children’s AR reading app Wonderscope.

How to view your 3D models in VR in Blender

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, the popular opensource 3D modeling software Blender has launched a new VR view tool to let you see your 3D scene in VR!

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Media Molecule Says Dreams PSVR Support Now In QA/Bug Fixing Phase

UploadVR

Creative Director and Co-Founder of Media Molecule, Mark Healey, stated on Twitter that Dreams’s PSVR support is now in the bug fixing, localization and quality assurance phase of development, indicating that it’s quite close to release.

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Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR

Road to VR

Blender, a popular free open-source modeling and animation tool, is soon to get VR support via the OpenXR API. Initially users will be able to step into their 3D scenes to see them up close and at scale, with new features expected in the future. The next version of Blender , version 2.83

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What’s the Business Model for VR Events?

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. We recently asked if the virtual office is AR’s killer app.

How Virtual Reality Enhances Supermarket Shopping

ARPost

Grocery shopping might forever change because of virtual reality. Virtual supermarkets make shopping fun and exciting. Moreover, they also feel safer, especially during a global health crisis.

Back To The Moon Is The First Google Doodle Available In All Realities

VRScout

Step into the world of French illusionist and film director Georges Mélíès in AR, VR, or standard video.

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Holo-BLSD is a powerful AR tool to teach first-aid procedures and save lives

The Ghost Howls

When I was at the Polytechnic of Turin, I already had a strong passion for multimedia technologies, and since VR was still a dream at that time, my first passions were the two technologies that are its foundations, that is computer graphics and computer vision.

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