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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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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A 360 photo album, two new VR demos and my report from Burning Man 2015

Enter VR

Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Hi there! For those who don’t want to read, let’s get the. The post A 360 photo album, two new VR demos and my report from Burning Man 2015 appeared first on Enter VR.

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.

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.

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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The Birth of a Virtual Reality Camera Rig

PurplePill VR

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!

Virtual Reality Porn is HereEveryone knew it was coming, and.

AllThingsVR

Virtual Reality Porn is Here Everyone knew it was coming, and some manufacturers have already said they didn’t care ; but perhaps earlier than anyone expected, the first dedicated virtual reality porn scene from an established adult entertainment brand is here.

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.

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.

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.

Bring Your Own Hands Into Virtual Reality

Leapmotion

New Unity Asset Lets You See Your Actual Hands — Not Just a Rigged Replica. Using our existing hand assets, you can already reach into a demo and see robot hands, minimal hands, even realistic hands for different genders and skin colors.

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?

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.

Using Virtual reality as a force for good in the face of a dystopian future with Dora Cheng

Enter VR

Hello and welcome to the Enter VR podcast! On today’s show Dora Cheng from uForis VR comes along to discuss business, the. The post Using Virtual reality as a force for good in the face of a dystopian future with Dora Cheng appeared first on Enter VR.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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5 Medical and Assistive Technologies Being Transformed with Leap Motion

Leapmotion

From the operating room to virtual reality, here are 5 ways that people are using Leap Motion tech for medical and assistive applications. Medical Imaging. X-rays and MRIs play an essential role in operating rooms around the world. Problem: Sterility is essential in the OR.

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.

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

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!

Steve Drash is using vr as a mind expanding vehicle that will take you to space and let you explore your most intimate fantasies

Enter VR

Welcome to Enter VR. On this episode I catch up with Steve Drash the creator of Titans of Space and currently working. The post Steve Drash is using vr as a mind expanding vehicle that will take you to space and let you explore your most intimate fantasies appeared first on Enter VR.

HTC Vive - Second Generation - Pictures Leaked

VRCircle

It seems some very well informed people over at Reddit have unearthed some leaked pictures of the second generation HTC Vive set for release in April 2016. The leaked pictures show a new and improved looking headset and very different looking controllers.

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PSV Eindhoven in 360 3D

PurplePill VR

This weekend the Dutch soccer team PSV won the Eredivisie championship duel and we were there to capture this powerful moment in VR! Three days before the championship match between PSV and SC Heerenveen we received a call with the request to film the ceremony in 360 3D.

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 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.

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.