April, 2020

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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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.

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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Collaborating in XR

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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Not a joke! GRIP: Combat Racing coming to VR

Cats and VR

Award-winning independent video games publisher Wired Productions together with leading developer Caged Element Inc. are delighted to announce the surprise launch of GRIP: Combat Racing 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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‘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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17,000 Medical Professionals Are Using VR In The Fight Against Coronavirus

VRScout

Free VR medical training is helping to bring retired healthcare workers back into service.

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.

Tired of Zoom calls? HTC offers businesses virtual reality meetings.

Mashable

Hundreds of millions of people are taking online meetings from home due to the coronavirus lockdowns. And now they can do it in virtual reality. On Thursday, HTC announced its Vive Sync platform for business meetings in virtual reality is now in open beta.

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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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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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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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.

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.

Download Transpose for Free on Steam This Weekend, Keep it Forever

Peter Graham

The past few weeks have seen a deluge of high-quality virtual reality (VR) releases from AAA and indie developers alike, so there should be no issues with VR fans finding something to play.

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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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Amazon’s Great New VR-Centric Show Is Called Upload (Really), Premieres In May

UploadVR

If you’re looking for something new to watch during social isolation I’ll readily recommend the new show Upload from The Office creator Greg Daniels. The 10 episode season arrives May 1 on Amazon, and it’s got VR right at its heart.

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Report: Apple to Acquire Live Event Streaming Company NextVR for $100M

Road to VR

NextVR, the live event broadcasting platform for VR headsets, may soon find itself acquired by Apple, a report by 9to5Mac maintains, which is expected to be valued around $100 million. At the time of this writing, neither Apple nor NextVR have commented on the alleged acquisition.

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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?

Training Healthcare Workers With XR

Tech Trends VR

FundamentalVR collaborated with Imperial College to offer free virtual training in ventilating COVID-19 patients. There is an unprecedented demand for ventilators due to the coronavirus pandemic, yet the physical machines are really only part of the equation.

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 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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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.

Apple Seeks to “identify new computational display technologies for AR/VR” with New Hires

Road to VR

In its latest hiring bout, over the last month Apple has sought more than a dozen new hires specifically for AR and VR roles. Among them, the company is looking for a Computational Display Engineering Manager for incubating advanced display technologies for use with upcoming Apple products.

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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.

Review: GRIP: Combat Racing VR

Peter Graham

If you own any of Oculus’ headsets then you’ve probably bought a videogame or two from its dedicated store, perused through the reviews and looked at the star rating before purchase. One little feature that you probably overlooked is the comfort ratings, ranging from ‘Comfortable’ to ‘Intense’.

Report: VR, AR poised for growth

Hypergrid Business

Enterprises are optimistic about the potential of virtual and augmented reality, according to a recent report by Perkins Coie in collaboration with XR Association trade group and venture capital firm Boost VC.

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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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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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