Storytelling in Virtual Reality: A Starter's Guide

VR Dribble

For the first time since the creation of motion pictures, a new medium of storytelling is being built: virtual reality. As with any new medium of art, the rules are being established, language being developed and devices being explored.

The Best Encoding Settings For Your 4k 360 3D VR Videos + FREE Encoding Tool

PurplePill VR

One of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks we encountered during our first 360 3D video productions was finding the optimal encoding settings for each of the currently available VR headsets. Each platform supports different resolutions, frame rates, codecs, and bitrates.

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What Would a Truly 3D Operating System Look Like?


Hand tracking and virtual reality are both emerging technologies, and combining the two into a fluid and seamless experience can be a real challenge. This month, we’re exploring the bleeding edge of VR design with a closer look at our VR Best Practices Guidelines.

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Google’s 360-Degree Views Drop You in the Middle of Symphonies and Plays


A new Google initiative puts you on-stage at the most famous theaters in the world. The post Google's 360-Degree Views Drop You in the Middle of Symphonies and Plays appeared first on WIRED. Business google Video virtual reality VR

The Allure of VR, the importance of hardware and the why VR matters with Mike Alger

Enter VR

Hello and welcome to Enter VR! On this episode we get meet Mike Alger. Mike is a VR UX designer, here is. The post The Allure of VR, the importance of hardware and the why VR matters with Mike Alger appeared first on Enter VR.

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Augmented And Virtual Reality Are Ready For Prime Time

Forrester VR

I've just released a major new report on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented And Virtual Reality Should Be Part Of The Innovator's Toolkit.

Top 360 Degree Cameras available for Virtual Reality

Immersive Authority

Virtual Reality is the latest technology which is betting to change our lives as the quality improves and prices become more affordable. Here’s some of the top Virtual Reality cameras you should consider. Kodak PixPro SP360 4K.

Open Source Augmented Reality?


Illustration from Meta SpaceGlasses Can the OSVR project be used not just for virtual reality but also for augmented reality? Absolutely!

The Strangest (and Coolest) Gadgets for Virtual Reality

VR Dribble

Virtual reality headsets and controllers are blasting the consumer market. In conjunction, all sorts of gadgets and devices are being created to enhance user experience within the virtual realm. Here are the zaniest and most innovative VR gadgets out there. Kat Walk.

Virtual Reality Journalism: Empathy through Technology

PurplePill VR

In his fourteenth book The News: A User’s Manual , Swiss writer and philosopher Alain de Botton uses several vivid examples to show how news affects human mentality.

“Our Kids Are Going to Get Really Weird” – David Holz on AR/VR in 2022


What if you could see through walls like Superman? Beyond the tiny window of our senses, there’s a vast world that we can’t normally access. But that’s going to change.

Google’s Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer


Google's new app for Android lets anyone shoot immersive photos that have depth when viewed in Google Cardboard. The post Google's Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer appeared first on WIRED. Business Apps cameras google virtual reality VR

WebVR Programming, Live!


I’ve been doing some live webVR programming on Twitch this past month, and am planning to do more in the future. All past broadcasts are still archived on my channel here: [link]. I started with a line-by-line walkthrough of “Float,” the webVR game I talked about in my last post.

HoloLens and Holograms


Today Microsoft announced a release window (first quarter 2016) and price (USD 3,000) for HoloLens developer kits , so suddenly HoloLens, and discussion thereof, is all over the Internet again. Figure 1: Microsoft’s HoloLens.

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey - “First To Market Is Hard”


Oculus founder Palmer Luckey delivered some early Christmas gifts to folks on Twitter concerning the upcoming Rift release in Q1 2016.

Presence – in Cinematic VR 3D movies

RealVision VR Filmmaking

Establishing Presence in Narrative 360 VR movies: Recently there was an interesting discussion on Facebook’s 360 filmmakers forum – Yes, Facebook is not about selfies anymore. It was about the history of VR cinematography, (a compelling read), but it quickly came down to one point – the pros and cons of 2D 360 versus 3D 360.

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Go Back to the Future in VRChat Today

VR Pill

Celebrate Back to the Future Day in VRChat, which makes it easy to create and explore virtual reality with other people. Any 3D content brought onto our platform is instantly transformed into a social experience.

DIY Holograms

Immersive Authority

Interested in making your own Star Wars style holograms similar to the hologram R2D2 projects in Episode 4: A New Hope? There’s 2 methods. Smartphone Hack. This is the easiest. You just need to create a plastic pyramid that is hollow at the top.

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Complex VR installations and "my word processor only works on Epson printers"


No one likes to buy software that only works on one piece of hardware. Imagine I sold you this wonderful word processor but that it could print only on Epson printers.

The next motion picture revolution is at our doorstep

Super Reality

The most important form of visual art is eyeing it’s next major technological advancement. This advancement is incorporating Virtual Reality into major motion pictures. Disney recently invested $65 million into Jaunt , which is developing a cinematic VR headset for movies.

Google Jump Camera Design: An In-Depth Look

PurplePill VR

During the Google I/O conference at the end of May, Google announced Jump ; a revolutionary step in the world of 360 3D content! The idea has three parts: Camera: an open-source 360 3D camera design using 16 synchronized GoPro HERO4 action cams.

5 Experiments from Leap Motion’s Internal Hackathon (Including the Augmented Reality Workspace)


Hackathons are a great way to jumpstart creativity, especially when honor and glory are on the line. Recently, Leap Motion kicked off one of our internal hackathons, where small teams pitch and develop quick demos over the course of two days.

Stop Calling Google Cardboard’s 360-Degree Videos ‘VR’


Describing Google Cardboard and the Oculus Rift in the same terms isn't just wrong, it's dangerous. The post Stop Calling Google Cardboard's 360-Degree Videos 'VR' appeared first on WIRED. Culture virtual reality VR

The future of the final medium with Dee Coatzee from eVRyday VR

Enter VR

Hello and welcome to Enter VR! On this episode, Dee from eVRyday VR drops by to philosophize and discuss the future of. The post The future of the final medium with Dee Coatzee from eVRyday VR appeared first on Enter VR.

Virtual Reality: The Gift that Keeps Giving

VR Dribble

It's that time of year again; time to start checking things off your christmas list. And while you may be wondering what the best new present for your beau or teenage kid is, there's really only one gift worth giving this holiday season: The Samsung Gear VR.

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Merry Christmas to all VR fans. I hope 2016 will be the best year yet for VR! Picture from AFK Drawing


Cinematic VR – Where’s the Distributors?

RealVision VR Filmmaking

Cinematic VR Distribution Platforms: As we get nearer to completion of our “Cinematic VR” novel – Dirrogate: Memories with Maya, the search has begun for distribution platforms. At first glance, there seems to be many avenues for distribution – VR hosting platforms. In no particular order or preference, there’s: Vrideo LittlStar Oculus Share WEARVR MilkVR and of course Youtube 360.

Mega Daily Dose 360 – Getting Spooky

VR Pill

There are lots of zombies in this Mega Daily Dose, where we take a look at the best 360° videos of the last few days. Experience Zombie Thriller, enter a house with barely anything to arm you against an army of encroaching zombies, and more!

Top Virtual Reality Games to look out for

Immersive Authority

Virtual Reality is the next big thing in gaming. As soon as Oculus Rift launched its Kickstarter campaign, every gamer was anxious to get his/her hands on one. It became one of the most exciting campaigns on Kickstarter ever.

Using VR (and OSVR) in roller coaster rides and other out-of-home applications


Ubisoft Rabbids demo at E3 2015 We've seen a lot of interest in using virtual reality for theme park and other "out of home" applications. To me, this interest is very justified. Virtual reality allows creating new types of experiences.

New VR Cover for Consumer Gear VR (Note 5, S6 and other Samsung flagship phones)

VR Cover

If you bought the $99 consumer Gear VR version (for Samsung Note 5 and others) in the last weeks we have the right VR Cover for you now. You can order yours today in velour or with our regular cotton chambray fabric.

Get Access to the Closed Beta of Our VR AppFactory

PurplePill VR

You have shot some amazing 360º video content, but how will you distribute it to your audience and the different VR headsets? Of course you can upload it to YouTube , VRideo , or even Facebook , which all support 360º video, but traditional video platforms are not always the best option.

Break Out Your Scissors: The Secret of Rapid 3D Prototyping for AR/VR & IoT


Virtual reality and the Internet of Things are fundamentally different in many ways, but they share a common goal – bringing digital experiences into the 3D world.

The Best Google Cardboard Apps for the iPhone, From Shooters to Music Videos


VR for iPhone is here, thanks to. Google? The post The Best Google Cardboard Apps for the iPhone, From Shooters to Music Videos appeared first on WIRED. Gadget Lab Gear iPhone new york times virtual reality VR