3 Impressive WebVR Examples Worth Checking Out With Firefox’s New Support for Vive and Rift

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Here’s three examples worth checking out. Since WebVR is new (and free), much of what’s out there is still very much demo and experimental content, but several exceptional examples demonstrate why we should all be excited for the possibilities of VR on the web.

Watch: Tobii Reveals Vive VR Eye Tracking Examples, Including ‘Rec Room’

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After hyping everyone up recently with a short teaser video, eye-tracking specialists Tobii have revealed more details and video examples their eye tracking in action at GDC, including integration with social VR application Rec Room.

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‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television


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VR Real Estate Tours – You Can Do It Too! [Examples & Tutorial]


Examples. VR Real Estate Tours! Fancy, fancy. Are you picturing something like the video below? - top notch VR headset, high rendering quality, targeted towards multi-millionaires interested in buying Manhattan high-rises that are yet-to-be-built.

‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality.


‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television VR Noir is a 360-degree film with interactive elements created by the Australian studio Start VR.

Vive Tracker Used to Create Pressure Sensitive Photoshop Stylus for VR

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It’s easy to see where the motivation to start this project came from, as Gray is also an artist, with a few examples of his 3D sketch work in Tilt Brush on his YouTube channel.

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This New VR Game Is Literally About Murdering Adorable Kittens


The urge to travel, for example, can be vented much more easily and cheaply through VR than it could by planning an actual trip. There are many urges that virtual reality can help mankind vent.

‘SculptrVR’ Multiplayer World Creation Is An Absolute Blast


The latter two have been offered as examples of what’s possible with Oculus Touch, the forthcoming tracked hand controllers from Facebook. SculptrVR , Oculus Medium and Oculus Toybox are the three most enjoyable experiences I’ve had the chance to try in VR.

VR Design Best Practices with Google VR’s Alex Faaborg

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There’s a DIY dev kit that you can start using today to start developing Daydream-ready apps, and Google has also released a Google VR Unity SDK that includes a number of DaydreamLabs Controller Playground examples to demonstrate different user interactions with the 3DOF controller.

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VR Resumes Are Catching The Eyes of Industry Recruiters


A simple Google search reveals incredible examples of resumes iced into cakes, programmed into video games, hidden inside QR codes, the list goes on. A brand new market requires a brand new kind of CV.

Oracle is Bringing AR and VR Visualization to Its Enterprise IoT Platform

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Wifi-connected smart fridges, smart speakers, and even robot vacuum cleaners are all examples of IoT in the consumer space. In one example, the Oracle Cloud platform showed a manufacturing manager the status of three factories across the globe.

Berlin Company Is Using AR With HoloLens To Improve Surgical Procedures


VR and AR technologies are poised to impact many industries beyond gaming and entertainment and there are scatterings of examples already out in the wild. Educational platforms are immersing users into the human physiology with VR and now we have a new example of AR being used in a similarly invasive manner. In neurosurgery, for example, brain tumors could be located faster and with higher accuracy,” said Bartosz Kosmecki, CEO and Founder of Scopis.

Clay Brings Gesture Tracking To Apple’s ARKit With No Extra Hardware


You can see those examples in action below. One of the amazing things about Apple’s new ARKit developer platform is that there’s no extra hardware required.

Racing Game “Sprint Vector” is an Intense Workout with VR Locomotion that Just Works

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It’s a super fun experience to watch other people play either in a tournament competition in mixed reality or just as a quirky form of VR performance art (examples down below). Here’s a number of examples of different styles of people playing Sprint Vector.

KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees


Both powerful examples of employee training tools, VR can not only be be safer but also expedite the entire learning process in a fun way. The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken.

Neon Is A Social AR App For Friend Finding And Sign Posting


In the video below you can see it being used to find friends at a festival, for example. We all know the scene; you’re meeting friends outside a busy train station, or in a bar, but you can’t find them for the life of you.

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Hololens Brings Multiplayer Yu-Gi-Oh to Life with Fan-Made AR Demo


Created by California-based Hololens developer MicrowaveSam, the latest example of the classic anime brought to life features full on multiplayer monster battles, animations, hit points, voice commands, and more.

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VR Shopping Comes To Vera Bradley Brand


A set of bed sheets, for example, can be changed over with the click of a button. Want the in-store shopping experience but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home? From this week you’ll be able to easily visit a Vera Bradley store virtually thanks to Google Daydream.

Watch A Smartphone Turn Into A Controller For HoloLens


This most recent example turns your phone into a controller for the mixed reality headset. ” He gave examples including a sort of mixed reality Tilt Brush, where users might begin a line on the phone and then pull it through real space to make 3D images.

The 5 Coolest Apple ARKit Projects So Far


But with a healthy catalogue of unique demos and experiences already pulsing through the ARkit ecosystem, these example are just the tip of the metaphorical iceberg. From an interdimensional portal to dancing ballerina robots, the ARkit from Apple is changing AR one killer project at a time.

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Women In Tech Spotlight: Emily Olman (Hopscotch Interactive and VR/AR Association)

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To see a list of all of the nominees, winners, and some stunning examples of 3D photography visit the Matty Awards homepage here. Emily Olman is the founder of Hopscotch Interactive, a marketing and media services company for promoting extraordinary spaces.

‘Pokémon GO’ Makers Announce Harry Potter AR Game, Releasing 2018

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You can’t, for example, run around a Pokémon while in the middle of the fight or run closer to it to get a better shot.

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Valve Releases ‘Destinations’, a Free VR Creation Tool

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a rendered example using the ‘Destinations’ tool suite. Several example Destinations created with photogrammetry. An example map that users can copy and modify which highlights how to use Source 2 tools to add interactivity to a Destination.

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Sony Announces Powerful PlayStation 4 Pro with Enhanced PSVR Support

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On stage Sony’s Mark Cerny, gave examples of developers choosing what to boost once running on a PS4 Pro console.

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Do you remember your first VR?


For example. It is the weekend, so time for something fun. You probably remember your first VR experience. Mine, was simply the Oculus Demo in the DK2, nothing too exciting but still memorable. With some people, their first time is just down right scary.

Turn Any Vive or Rift Into an AR Headset


The device will ship with various example applications to help get your creative juices going from an interactive planetarium, a virtual re-scalable big-screen TV, and a mini game where you’re tasked with fighting deadly drones with lasers.

Dreamscape Raises $30 Million For Location-based VR


Nickelodeon, for example, will produce an experience with Dreamscape. Los Angeles-based Dreamscape Immersive says it closed a $30 million Series B financing round. The location-based VR company was previously backed by 21st Century Fox and Warner Brothers, among others. Those investors also participated in this round, which was led by AMC Entertainment. New investors include Nickelodeon, Majid Al Futtaim, VRSense Solutions Limited, and Image Nation Dubai.


Google Brings Stable WebVR Support To Chrome on Daydream


You can jump into 360 YouTube videos with no need to access the Daydream app, for example. To celebrate the launch, Google provided a few examples of where to find the best WebVR content so far.

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US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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For example, heat mapping analytics and biometric data technologies present novel ways for consumers to engage and interact with these emerging technologies.

Watch: How ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Used Steam VR Tracking to Shoot VFX Shots

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Later came example of directors who embraced realtime Animatics fused with motion capture in order to direct VFX shots using a form of augmented reality. Peter Jackson used such a technique to direct VFX heavy scenes from his Lord of the Rings trilogy for example.

Using HoloLens to Visualise Motion Capture Performances in Realtime

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Nuances of how the hips moved during balancing or how footwork looked for example became much more apparent and clear when walking around a live-size 3D character in motion than watching the same thing on a 2D screen.”

The Void, Epic Games Join Disney’s Accelerator Initiative


Every year, for example, it selects a handful of companies to join its Disney Accelerator program. Previous accelerator member Sphero, for example, went on to release the remote controlled Star Wars BB-8 toy the year The Force Awakens was released. There are a lot of sides to Disney beyond the movies and merchandising. This annual initiative sees Disney open its doors to other businesses working on innovative products and services.

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Google Begins Experimenting with VR Ads

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However, there are countless examples of traditional mobile apps, particularly free-to-play, that are covered in obnoxious ads, and that kind of treatment simply isn’t acceptable in an immersive VR experience, so let’s hope developers tread much more carefully.

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How Thrustmaster is Helping to Make VR Sims Even More Immersive


Simulation titles are arguably the best examples of this; seated experiences, often in a cockpit, that don’t offend the golden rules of the technology. There are some genres of games that are already perfect for VR.

AR Menus Are Changing The Way We Order Food


You can check out some examples of their 3D rendered food via their Sketchfab. KabaQ makes choosing your meal easier than ever with 3D rendered digital previews.

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Possible Apple AR Headset Surfaces Once More In Patents


Through the screen of an iPhone, for example, you might be able to spot iconic landmarks in a city, similar to something we’ve already seen from one iOS developer. The patent goes on to describe these images as showcasing ‘semi-transparent’ screens for a head-mounted display as an example of a ‘state of the art’ application of its technology.

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Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff


Realistic occurrences such as spills, confrontations, and the retail D-Day that is Black Friday are examples given. “We’re Wearers might look around an environment and find the spill, for example, then answer a multiple-choice question about what effect it could have on the store.”.

Airbnb’s VR And AR Plans Will Let You Visit A Home Before Renting It


Imagine getting detailed instructions on how to open a specific door, for example, or having your phone locate the hot water switch. Airbnb, a service now used worldwide for renting apartments and homes for overnight stays, is looking to VR and AR to help revolutionize its business. Yesterday the company hinted at plans to incorporate VR and AR into its service to let people visit locations before renting them.

Apple Patent Reveals Gesture Recognition System Using Depth Sensing


“For example, a subject may interact with a game by making various gestures with his hand, and depth mapping may be used to identify the gestures.” Apple’s new ARKit platform basically looks like HoloLens inside of an iPhone. All that’s missing is a controller-free interaction system. A new patent uncovered this week suggests that may be on the way, though.

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Sonic The Hedgehog In VR Looks As Dizzying As It Sounds


Spike pits have gaps that you can run through, for example, and rings are spread out across an area rather than in a straight line. Of all the many platforming heroes we’d love to bring to VR, we have to admit Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t one we’d previously considered.