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5 Ways AR is Redefining Art

AR Insider

AR is bringing art to life worldwide. This revolutionary format is changing how people experience and create artwork in their homes, museums, and even education. We examine five ways it's playing out today. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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5 VR Games To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

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Whether you’re looking to slay zombies or solve mind-bending puzzles, we have you covered. We’re back with yet another list of unsettling VR games perfect for celebrating the Halloween season. The following experiences range from somewhat spooky to downright horrifying, offering a little something for everyone. Here are five VR games to get you in the Halloween spirit: AFTER THE FALL.

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How Different Age Groups Can Use Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality is becoming increasingly popular among consumers and businesses. VR creates immersive, simulated experiences for users by placing them in a digital environment. It can power various genres of video games, and people use headsets for fun, fitness , and social interaction. However, virtual reality is still relatively new. As it evolves, more use cases will emerge.

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Unreal Engine 5’s New Rendering Tech is Beginning to Make VR Look Startlingly Real

Road to VR

Unreal Engine 5 brings two key features which stand to radically improve the realism of both 3D geometry and lighting. While the features aren’t yet fully optimized for VR, early developer experiments are showing impressive results. Unreal Engine 5 launched earlier this year, but unfortunately its two new key features—Lumen for global illumination lighting and Nanite for micro-geometry—weren’t supported for VR out of the gate.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.10.18): Meta announces Quest Pro, new rumors about Apple, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This has been the week of the Meta Connect, which brought with it many important announcements. I thought that there could be nothing else to say in this roundup apart from the Connect, while actually, digging into the various XR magazines and social media feed, I have been able to find a lot of interesting little news, which I’m reporting to you. By the way, today I travel to Lisbon to attend AWE Europe, where I will be the moderator of a panel about sustainability in XR and Web3.

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OVER GATE Console to Deliver Personalized Hyperreal Metaverse Experiences

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OVER , an open AR metaverse, has recently announced the OVER GATE Console. With the launch of this new desktop application, users can now create, host, and manage their own hyperreal metaverse experiences on a global scale, taking real-time interactions to the next level. How the OVER GATE Console Is Transforming Hyperreal Metaverse Experiences. OVER GATE Console is “designed to bring large and small groups together,” no matter where they are in the world.

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Will VR Content Reach $1 Billion This Year?

AR Insider

Buried in a barrage of announcements at Meta Connect were fresh figures on lifetime VR content sales. What do these figures tell us about annual revenue, and what we can expect in FY 2022? We do the math. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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AWE 2022: Discover Pico 4 Enterprise launch date, price, and…

The Ghost Howls

Today has been my first day at AWE Europe in Lisbon, Portugal. I had quite a few interesting experiences, and I met a lot of amazing people. I just left a very fun rooftop party just to write an article for you, and I hope you appreciate that! In this article, you are going to discover with me some cool information about the Pico 4 Enterprise, the enterprise version of the Pico 4.

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The Meta Avatar Store Launches In VR Later This Year

VRScout

Explore the metaverse in style. This past June, Meta announced that it was working on a virtual clothing store for its Meta Avatars where you can purchase digital apparel from top-name brands using real-world money. During Meta Connect 2022 last week, the company announced that the Meta Avatar Store will be launching in VR “later this year.” “We’re working with partners across sports, entertainment, and more to ensure that you can find clothes that fit your personal style,̶

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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New Partnerships and Products From Waveguide Manufacturer Dispelix

ARPost

You might not have heard of Dispelix, but the name is worth noting. The Finnish startup is a components manufacturer. That is to say, they don’t make headsets, they make parts that go into headsets. Specifically, they make optics. More specifically, they make waveguides and proprietary software for those waveguides. So, what has Dispelix been up to?

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XR Talks: Adobe Advances 3D Modeling

AR Insider

Adobe continues to build tools that democratize 3D asset creation. This is a key piece of the AR and VR puzzle, as immersive experiences need building blocks if they're to truly scale. We examine the latest updates from Adobe Max. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Moss: Book II’ Gets Surprise Release on PC VR Headsets Today

Road to VR

Moss: Book II (2022) has finally made its way to PC today, as Polyarc has officially launched the exciting continuation of Quill’s adventures on SteamVR headsets. If you own a PC VR headset, you can jump into Moss: Book II now on Steam , priced at $30. The studio is also bundling both Moss (2018) and Moss: Book II for $42 on Steam, representing a 15% savings when purchasing them separately.

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Pico 4 Enterprise All-In-One VR Headset Announced

VRScout

The business-focused device features eye and face tracking as well as color passthrough technology. Less than a month after the reveal of the Pico 4 , Bytedance has unveiled yet another addition to its lineup of VR headsets, the Pico 4 Enterprise. The 6DoF all-in-one device features a number of similarities compared to its predecessor along with a few key upgrades catering specifically to businesses.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Guardians Phygital Grant Program: Opening Limitless Opportunities of Web3 for Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs wanting to leverage Web3 for business growth have the chance to do so with funding of up to $100K each through the Guardians Phygital Grant program. ChainGuardians , a blockchain gaming company, has committed a total of $1M in grants to help entrepreneurs looking to enter the Web3 space. Web3 Is Transforming the Way We Do Business. It’s not just hype.

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Reality Bytes: Meta, TikTok & Discord

AR Insider

This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss TikTok’s plans for age-gating live streams, Meta gets in bed with Microsoft, and Discord launches a new partnership with YouTube. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘DAVIGO’ Brings Quest Support & Online Multiplayer in Third Alpha Tomorrow

Road to VR

DAVIGO is an upcoming asymmetric game that tosses you into a David vs. Goliath-style battle, offering up a unique PC and VR cross-play experience. Now nearly 18 months since the release of its second alpha phase, the indie developers behind Davigo announced they’ve reworked the entire game in effort to release a new multiplayer alpha, this time featuring Quest support and online multiplayer.

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Watch Celebrities Conquer Their Biggest Fears In VR

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The first episode will premiere on October 26th on Facebook, Instagram, and Meta Quest TV. Meta is teaming up with actor & comedian Marlon Wayans on a new comedy series in which celebrities face their biggest fears in VR using Meta Quest 2. First reported by Variety , Oh Hell No! With Marlon Wayans will premiere next week on Wayans’ Facebook and Instagram.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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ARWall, Soapbox Films Debut XR Virtual Production Tool

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Los Angeles-based production studio Soapbox Films successfully installed a new virtual backdrop on Tuesday that displays real-time 3D (RT3D) in-camera visualisations, enabling the studio to host extended reality (XR) film productions. Virtual production backdrops work like a greenscreen set-up, but the 30 x 12-foot LED panel enables a film production crew to render an RT3D environment live with in-camera visuals.

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Case Study: Can AR Transform the Art of Welding?

AR Insider

AR isn’t just applied to a range of business verticals – everything from aerospace to automotive – but also horizontal functions. One that continues to develop in AR applicability is welding. Our latest case study dives in. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Panasonic’s Latest Shiftall Prototype Brings SteamVR Tracking Module & Index Controller Support

Road to VR

Panasonic brand Shiftall has revealed the latest prototype of its MeganeX VR headset. Along with the updated design the company has shown off a SteamVR Tracking module to add precision tracking to the headset, along with support for Valve Index controllers. The company says it will be showing off the latest design at the AWE Europe 2022 conference, though it seems the headset may no longer be standalone but rather built for PC VR.

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AR Technology Jockeys Its Way To Horse Racing Tracks

VRScout

Will immersive technology win, place, or show at the track? A Finnish-based technology firm called Immersal has developed an augmented reality (AR) system compatible with “horse racing tracks anywhere,” according to the company. Revealed at GITEX in Dubai, the app can be accessed via a mobile device or AR headset. The technology works by layering virtual content over your real-world environment, thereby offering a more interactive and informative racing experience.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?

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Most Popular Spatial Audio Reviews 2022

XR Today - Virtual Reality

As XR continues to change the way we live and work on a phenomenal scale, companies from all backgrounds are looking for ways to make interactions more immersive. While 360-degree video has long been a staple of the XR environment, many brands are also discovering the benefits of bringing other senses into digital interactions. Spatial audio can boost the realism and impact of XR interactions by bringing positioning and direction to audio cues.

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Will Small Businesses Buy Into the Metaverse?

AR Insider

Whatever the metaverse becomes, it will likely be adapted for marketing purposes. And like past emerging tech, this could start with big brands, then trickle down to the long-tail SMB market. How will it all play out? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – October 2022

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual games & apps are performing across its Quest 2 storefront, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the 20 best rated Oculus Quest games and apps as of October 2022. Some quick qualifications before we get to the data: Paid and free apps are separated.

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Interpol Unveils Its Global Police Metaverse

VRScout

Registered users can meet up with officers online, take immersive training courses, and more. We’ve seen VR technology used by law enforcement in a variety of unique and interesting ways, from de-escalation education to nonlethal weapons training. Now even the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is taking advantage of immersive technology.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Did you know that companies such as Paychex, 3M, and Honeywell are getting better results by incorporating video-based practice and coaching within their L&D strategy? From sales pitches to soft skills, learners are becoming top performers by applying and validating knowledge transfer using the unique benefits of video. Whether used as a stand-alone application or integrated with a learning platform, video-based practice and coaching platforms give learners the ultimate opportunity to repeatedly