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PlayStation VR Processing Box

VRCircle

In all the demos of the PlayStation VR all most people see is the cool looking PlayStation VR device. However, what is it hooked up to? What is lurking behind the curtain? We always have known that PlayStation VR would not hook up directly to the PlayStation.

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Interactive 360-Degree Videos Are Now Live on YouTube

Next Reality VR

There's a reason that YouTube continues to be the most popular video sharing site on the planet—ever since its purchase by Google, they've always made sure to load YouTube up with extra features to keep it ahead of the pack.

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EON Reality is Taking Virtual Reality Jewelry Shopping to the Next Level

EON Reality

EON Reality, Inc. Next Galaxy Corp. and Richline, a Subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, are Taking Virtual Reality in a Unique Direction. EON Reality is developing the next social networking platform, CEEK, in partnership with Next Galaxy Corporation.

When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal In.

AllThingsVR

When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal In 1962, cinematographer Morton Heilig patented his Sensorama Stimulator —a bulky virtual-reality machine that showed 3-D films on a personal display while pumping in smells, sounds, and the sensation of wind.

Google’s Cardboard Camera App Makes Anyone a VR Photographer

Mashable

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

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

Headjack

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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How Not To Suck At VR

VR Playhouse

(and other fun facts) by Derin Turner. Over the past year, we have been hard at work here at VR Playhouse, experimenting with virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, astral-projecto-realities. Some things have worked, others not so much.

Is Cinematic VR really Virtual Reality?

RealVision VR

Above, is the by-the-book definition of Virtual Reality. Thus, by default, VR is associated with a polygon rendered world, that inserts the audience or participant in and gives them tools to interact with this world.

VR Interface Design and the Future of Hybrid Reality

Leapmotion

Sci-fi movie interfaces are often breathtaking ways to tell a story, but the next generation of AR/VR interfaces will be clearer and easier to use – with a lot less visual clutter.

WebVR Programming, Live!

eleVR

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.

ALICE VR Sci-Fi Adventure

VRCircle

Landing on an Alien planet to restock supplies after a technical ship malfunction you discover that all inhabitants of the planet have disappeared.

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LG Giving Away Free Virtual Reality Headset with Purchase of a New G3

Next Reality VR

With 2015's generation of flagship smartphones fast approaching, LG is turning to virtual reality to clear its G3 inventory. VR for G3 is a Google Cardboard-inspired virtual reality headset that was custom fit to encase the phone and uses a pair of lenses to create stereoscopic imagery.

Jason Giambi may be retired from the MLB but EON Sports VR changed the game

EON Reality

“The Strike Zone awareness simulation is unparalleled in baseball today,” said Giambi. “I I can’t imagine what the game would have looked like if we had this technology when I broke into the league in the mid-90’s.

HoloLens and Holograms

Doc-Ok

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.

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

Mashable

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 Birth of a Virtual Reality Camera Rig

Headjack

When we first got seriously interested in virtual reality several months ago, we noticed that there was hardly any video content available. Now we know why; because filming in VR is very, very complicated!

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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The Value of Virtual Tragedy

VR Playhouse

The concept of presence, of being virtually and magically transported to a place, real or imagined, and having the feeling of truly being there, has always been and will continue to be, one of the chief selling points of virtual reality.

Depth Ramping in Cinematic VR production

RealVision VR

Bring out a pair of those old red-cyan anaglyph glasses and take a look at the image above.

Beyond gaming: virtual reality helps people with vision disabilities

VRGuy

Over the past two years, Sensics has been working with our customer Visionize and a group of researchers from the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University on applying the group's combined expertise towards creating a solution to help people with vision disabilities.

Oculus DK2 Lens – Characteristics

V-Rtifacts

The Oculus DK2 is a remarkable VR headset, producing a remarkably wide field of view with very inexpensive single element optics. VRtifacts was curious about the characteristics of the Oculus DK2 lens: what size, what material, and what focal length?

Crytek Announces Oculus Exclusive - The Climb

VRCircle

Back in October potential PlayStation VR owners were ecstatic when Crytek announced the exclusive PlayStation VR title Robinson the Journey. PC gamers who are somewhat accustomed to special treatment from Crytek were feeling left out in the dark.

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Leap Motion 3D Jam 2.0 Launches on Sept. 28th!

Leapmotion

We’ve come a long way since we first launched the Leap Motion Controller two years ago. Today, we’re marking the occasion by announcing our second annual 3D Jam! For six weeks, starting on Sept.

Experience and Configure Your Dream Car? – Now You Can, with Augmented Reality!

EON Reality

Use EON Reality’s Augmented Reality technology to display and experience a car in full-scale.

Zero-latency Rendering

Doc-Ok

I finally managed to get the Oculus Rift DK2 fully supported in my Vrui VR toolkit , and while there are still some serious issues, such as getting the lens distortion formulas and internal HMD geometry exactly right, I’ve already noticed something really neat. I have a bunch of graphically simple applications that run at ridiculous frame rates (some get several thousand fps on an Nvidia GeForce 770 GTX), and with some new rendering configuration options in Vrui 4.0

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

Mashable

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

Get Access to the Closed Beta of Our VR AppFactory

Headjack

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.

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.

Cereal in The Age of Virtual Reality

VR Playhouse

So Kellog's announced that they're going to be rolling out limited-edition cereal boxes that will include build-your-own VR viewers, akin to Google's DIY device, Cardboard.

Presence – in Cinematic VR 3D movies

RealVision VR

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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What every VR game engine needs

VRGuy

When game engines are used for VR, they have to include many new capabilities: stereo rendering, higher frame rate, distortion correction, latency control and more.