Sat.Apr 27, 2019 - Fri.May 03, 2019

Why We Believe in Volumetric Video

Jaunt VR

By Charles Le Pere, Director of Program Management Almost every AR app that’s released today, relies solely on computer generated animations or graphics to “augment” your environment with something or someone that’s not there—like a face filter, a brand logo or a cartoon. Today, most of these objects are computer generated images. And while that proves to be effective for objects, it doesn’t work. Source. AR Immersive Experiences Volumetric Capture

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How Changing Places In VR Can Teach Employees Soft Skills


Can swapping bodies with your employees in VR help you to become a better manager?

How VR Positional Tracking Systems Work


Alongside having a wide field of view, virtual reality headsets are distinct from regular 3D displays in that they are tracked. PC VR, console VR and now even some standalone headsets even have positional tracking so you can lean, duck, and even walk around in VR. But how does this tracking work?

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How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

The Ghost Howls

Facebook 3D Photos are one of the hot trends of the moment , especially now that is possible to upload them from Facebook website.

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Vuzix Blade Adds Google Assistant Beta to Extend Its Voice Assistant Capabilities

Next Reality AR

Smartglasses maker Vuzix made a big splash at CES 2018 with the inclusion of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant among the AR superpowers of its consumer-centric Blade smartglasses. Now, it's time to tell Alexa to make room, as Vuzix is bringing Google Assistant support to Blade.

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Swapping Bodies in VR

Tech Trends VR

How interacting with virtual beings powered by Artificial Intelligence can teach us to become better humans.

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Defrost review: a VR mini-serie that will make you feel uncomfortable

The Ghost Howls

Second episode of my column dedicated to VR storytelling content from VeeR. Last time I presented you LUCID , while today I want to talk about Defrost, a Virtual Reality mini- serie by Feral Dog Productions.

Facebook Updates Spark AR with Windows Support & New Features, Instagram AR Arriving This Summer

Next Reality AR

Two years ago, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the F8 Developers Conference keynote with augmented reality and the introduction of Facebook's AR camera platform, now known as Spark AR.

Creating VR Content With Zero Coding Skills


Four platforms to build original VR projects without any programming experience. Those unfamiliar with immersive technology have often perceived VR as some form of modern black magic that only highly-trained developers can properly harness.

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Valve Index Pre-orders Start Tomorrow, Headset Priced at $500, All-in Bundle at $1,000

Road to VR

Valve today announced that pre-orders for Index, the company’s high-end, enthusiast-level VR headset, are set to arrive on May 1st, priced at $1,000 for the full Index VR kit and $500 for the headset alone.

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What is the Oculus Quest? Read here description, specs, price and how to preorder it (even from China)!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday I detailed you what is the Oculus Rift S , while today I want to write you a recap about what is the Oculus Quest , the most awaited virtual reality headset of 2019.

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Magic Leap Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

Next Reality AR

It turns out that the video Magic Leap released earlier today was indeed a teaser for the public release of the Game of thrones experience for meant for all Magic Leap One users.

Kowloon Forest Is A VR Movie Exploring Density In Hong Kong, Watch The Trailer


Kowloon Forest doesn’t look like most VR movies. Like so many other experiences, it capitalizes on the sense of scale you get inside a headset. But Kowloon Forest swaps out sweeping vistas and towering stone giants for the cramped confines of Hong Kong.

Within Brings AR Storytelling To LA’s Best Afterschool Enrichment Program


The Wonderscope Los Angeles Community Reading Initiative brings AR education to nine schools and seven libraries.

The crazy April, 30th of VR: Oculus Quest, Rift S, Oculus For Business and Valve Index!

The Ghost Howls

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Magic Leap Drops Video Teaser for Game of Thrones Experience

Next Reality AR

There are only three more episodes of Game of Thrones left before the saga is over, but Magic Leap is capitalizing on the series' popularity while it still can.

Here Are The 50+ Titles Launching For Oculus Quest On May 21


Well, it’s official. The Oculus Quest launches on May 21 and you can pre-order your very own standalone VR headset starting today. We’ve got more details on that news here as well as our full, thorough review of the headset itself already right here.

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Early Access Hands-On With Medieval Combat Simulator ‘Blade & Sorcery’


This is how VR swords and sorcery games should feel. Offering some of the most realistic gladiatorial battles currently available to owners of PC VR headsets, physics-based medieval combat simulator Blade & Sorcery rolled in hot at the beginning of April with early access Update #5.

What is the Oculus Rift S? Read here description, specs, price and how to preorder it!

The Ghost Howls

Today I start a short series of post that talk about the three headsets of the moment: Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest and Valve Index. In this series, I will talk about the main characteristics of these devices, so that you can decide if you are interested in buying them or not.

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Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Offers Free Unity Pro & PiXYZ Plugin Trial Package

Next Reality AR

Much of the excitement around the HoloLens 2 has moved on to many wondering when we'll finally be able to get our hands on what is now the best augmented reality device on the market.

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Valve is Selling a VirtualLink USB Type-C Adapter for Index

Road to VR

Valve announced that Index, the company’s high-end, enthusiast-level VR headset, is going up for pre-order today. Not only that, but there’s also a few extra accessories you might want if you’re going to throw down the $1,000 for the full kit, or just $500 for the headset alone.

Chatting With The Recipient Of The SXSW 2019 ‘Best Interactive Experience’ Award


Catching up with VR director and two-time Oculus Launch Pad recipient Kiira Benzing. Benzing is one of the first of her kind: a multi-talented, multi-faceted director and producer with an intuitive grasp of what works in VR filmmaking.

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New Oculus Touch Review: A Slight Step Back As Oculus Headsets Go Forth


Oculus Touch’s new revision is born more out of necessity than opportunity. 2019 sees Facebook’s VR hardware make the jump from outside-in positional tracking, which uses external sensors, to an inside-out system that instead has sensors mounted on the device.

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'Detective Pikachu' Pokémon Pop Up in Augmented Reality via Google's Playground App for Pixel Devices

Next Reality AR

The Avengers aren't the only shiny new toys available to Pixel handset owners, as the animated stars of the upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie have arrived in the Google Playground app.

Oculus Quest Review – The First Great Standalone VR Headset

Road to VR

Oculus Quest is now available for pre-order and will launch on May 21st. After testing the headset for several weeks, our Oculus Quest review is here.

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TRIBECA: ‘The Key’ Wins Tribeca’s Storyscape Award For Best Immersive Media


Celine Tricart’s narrative VR experience takes home gold at Tribeca Film Festival. The 18 th annual Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of their Storyscapes Award, an award that recognizes groundbreaking storytelling told through new technologies.

Rift S Hardware Review: A Simplified PC VR Headset Focused On Easier Setup And Lowering Cost


Facebook and Valve support VR for different reasons. Valve’s Steam storefront is the dominant digital distribution store on personal computers. Virtual reality creates new markets for content which Valve can sell to PC owners via Steam.

Niantic Launches Harry Potter Wizards Unite as Beta in Australia & New Zealand

Next Reality AR

The long-awaited augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter franchise from Pokémon GO masterminds Niantic is closer to release, as the developer has begun public beta testing of the app. On Tuesday, the beta version of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, built in partnership with Niantic, Warner Bros.,

HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Owners of Index & Rift Headsets

Road to VR

HTC’s VR app storefront, Viveport , is looking forward to welcoming a host of new VR users with the entrance of Valve Index and Oculus Rift S.

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Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition


The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro.

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Here Are Install File Sizes For Every Oculus Quest Game So Far


Now that the Oculus Quest review embargo is up, the flood gates have basically been opened. The Quest is officially launching on May 21 and you can pre-order a headset for $399 starting today.

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