Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube


When we first heard about Jorge Gutierrez’s Google Spotlight Stories project, Son of Jaguar , I don’t think any of us were expecting the colorful journey we were about to experience. The nine minute 360° short film is a rollercoaster of emotions, letting you follow an aging Mexican wrestler past his prime as he struggles to support his loving family after losing one of his legs from a previous bout. Which is good, because this is a 360° film that’s not to be missed.

Spatial Beats: Oculus, Google & Snap

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This week, we look at tech stocks, Quest 2’s continued rise, Google’s VR sunsetting, and horsing around with Snapchat See the full roundup below. What is up with Google and XR? The product is a 3D modeling software for PC VR and Oculus Quest headsets.


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Google Pays Homage to Film Pioneer Georges Méliès in VR Short ‘Back to the Moon’

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Google is celebrating the life and artistry of French film pioneer Georges Méliès today with a charming VR short that commemorates his iconic silent films including the groundbreaking A Trip to the Moon (1902). Releasing today, the 106th anniversary of his celebrated silent film The Conquest of the Pole (1912) , people surfing the web will get an eye-full of the charming distillation of Méliès’ life work in the aptly titled VR short Back to the Moon.

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Avant-garde Interactive VR Story Catalog, ‘Corpus Misty,’ Now Available On Oculus App Store


Peering behind the scenes of Corpus Misty , VR Coven strategically chose to create the assets using Oculus Medium , one of the project sponsors, to promote accessible tools and design standards encouraging non-technical artists to feel represented by the project process.

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Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films


Further, users will no longer be able to access films or download the Oculus Video app. Like Google Cardboard and its plastic derivatives, users slot in their smartphone which acts as the display and computer. Unlike cardboard, however, it features a dedicated gyroscope and accelerometer, and runs the same Oculus mobile platform and store as the Oculus Go. No Updates, No Films, No New 360 Video Users. The included Oculus Browser will no longer be updated.

YouTube Sensations SoKrispyMedia Launch VR Film Series On Within


The two-minute short, “Chalk Warfare,” was a live-action film featuring teens shooting at each other in a video game that comes to life after they draw weapons in chalk on the pavement. “We The hurdle, they decided, would be to create a film with their signature style, but that wouldn’t make sense in a format other than VR. The Within app is free to download via the App Store , Google Play , Oculus , SteamVR , Viveport , PSVR , and WebVR.

The Guardian Launches VR-illustrated 360 Short Film ‘Sea Prayer’

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Acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini’s short story inspired by Alan Kurdi—the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015—has been illustrated using Tilt Brush for a unique 360 degree short film. According to the press release provided to Road to VR , Sea Prayer claims to be “the first narrative animated virtual reality film created using Tilt Brush ,” Google’s popular VR painting tool.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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Called The Limit, the 20-minute action film stars Michelle Rodriguez ( Lost, Avatar, Fast & Furious ) and Norman Reedus ( The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints ) in what promises to be a heart-pumping thrill ride. The Limit is available today as an app across major VR platforms including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR, PSVR, Gear VR, Oculus Go, Daydream, and Cardboard.

Why 360 Film is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 3: Demand

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 20 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. Over the past three years, the primary customer of 360 film has been big brands. What’s imperative, especially now that we have a massive workforce ready to deploy, is that we figure out how to properly monetize 360 film content.

Groceries in the 2040s Is A VR Short Film Made In Oculus Quill


Oculus isn’t the only one using its Quill tool to make movies, though Groceries in the 2040s is a little different to the company’s Dear Angelica. For starters, this new film from Adam Dylewski is viewed through YouTube, not inside your VR headset. You may remember Dylewski made a similar project on the future of music using Google’s Tilt Brush earlier this year. ” Tagged with: Groceries in the 2040 , oculus , quill.

Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Discovery and Google today announced the launch of a new 38-episode VR video series called Discovery TRVLR, a product of both Discovery and Google’s internal VR teams. This means you can watch on Google Daydream View and Cardboard, and with a little extra creativity, on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with Opera’s new experimental browser and Gear VR through Samsung Internet.

Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June

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Google seems to be taking somewhat of a step back from VR, as Variety reports the company will be shutting down its Jump program for good next month. Google posted an updated Jump FAQ recently regarding the shutdown of the VR video service, outlining that Jump will officially go offline on June 28th, 2019. Any later than that, and all Jump-related files will be deleted from Google’s Cloud Services for good. Where Google is headed next with VR, we’re not sure.

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Hulu Ends Support For Some VR Platforms, Including PSVR And Oculus Go

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Hulu quietly ended support for several VR platforms this week, including PlayStation VR, Oculus Go and Windows MR headsets. The only two headsets with continuing Hulu support, at the time of writing, are the Oculus Gear VR (not Quest) and Oculus Rift. As reported by Road to VR , Oculus Go , Windows MR , PlayStation VR, and Google Daydream all became unsupported platforms as of June 17, 2020, according to their respective Hulu help articles.

This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees

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Developed for Google Daydream, honeygrow’s vr training app uses the platform’s remote control to drive interactions, something the developers say made it especially easy for VR newcomers. This controller made for a more direct connection to the app versus the soft-tap touchpad of the Oculus GearVR. The post This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees appeared first on Road to VR. 360 film 360 Video Google Daydream Games News VR Training

Oculus and Kaleidoscope Announce DevLab VR Art Incubator


Originally started in 2015 as a traveling VR film festival spanning 10 cities in North America, Kaleidoscope has really come into its own this year. Now the team that has been showcasing independent VR projects and hosting events around the world is kicking off a new program to support creators in collaboration with Oculus. Successfully funded projects will go into production in early 2017 and will be available on the Oculus platform.

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Oscar-Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow Discusses Her First VR Film ‘The Protectors’


Attendees at next year’s Tribeca Film Festival will be the first to experience the debut 360-degree film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow titled, The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes. The 8-minute short film was created through a partnership with Here Be Dragons, National Geographic Channel, and Annapurna Pictures. The film gives viewers a first-hand look into the lives of the park rangers who are the only defense for the African elephants who roam freely.

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This Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Apartment Is Straight Out Of Minority Report


Oculus Quest hand-tracking turns one apartment into an XR playground. XR wizard Greg Madison, an interaction designer for spatial computing, has made science-fiction a reality by turning his own home into a mixed reality playground using the Oculus Quest. unity @Oculus #OculusQuest #MadeWithUnity #XR #SpatialComputing cc: @mitrealityhack — Greg Madison (@GregMadison) January 17, 2020.

NextVR Brings Its Live Streamed Events to Oculus Quest

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NextVR, the VR livestreaming event app, is now available on Oculus Quest for free, which is said to come alongside a new technology that promises clearer and sharper video rendering. Previously, NextVR content was only available on Quest via the Oculus Venues app, which provides communal viewing of select real-time live events. NextVR is pairing our newest rendering technology with Oculus Quest to provide an outstanding fan experience.”

Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift


Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own. Expected to be rolled out in phases prior to the theatrical opening on November 17, 2017, the Justice League VR experience will have a four-stage unveiling that culminates with a full blown room-scale experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR.

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Google’s VR Closure Shines A Spotlight On The Need For A New Storefront


It’s a problem that’s risen to the surface of my mind again this week with the closure of Google Spotlight Stories. Google hasn’t confirmed if this is a performance-related move, but one can’t help but imagine that’s the case. In 2017, Oculus closed down its short-lived Story Studio division , which created Dear Angelica. It doesn’t matter if you’re making a game, film or B2B app; everyone’s at risk of falling short.

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HTC Vive Bringing ‘A Few Surprises’ And More To Sundance Film Festival


The annual Sundance Film Festival has traditionally served as Oculus’ stomping grounds for showing off VR movie content. It will make for a compelling showcase at a festival about films, as it will give attendees a chance to make their own narratives on the spot. Google Spotlight Studios’ Pearl will be on display as will “a few surprises” Keep an eye out for additional Vive exhibits during the show.

Oculus Announces Drawing App Quill for FREE with Oculus Touch


Oculus announced today that it will be releasing Quill for FREE on December 6 alongside the launch of Oculus Touch motion controllers. Quill was originally built as a custom tool for Art Director Wesley Allsbrook to assist in creating the Oculus Story Studio original film, Dear Angelica. The HTC Vive has the Google created Tilt Brush, which is certainly fun to play with.

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NYTVR creates Cinematic History with VR Film Noir.

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It’s got atmosphere (literally) and Hollywood grade A talent in these VR film-noir shorts is the icing on top. Don’t shortchange yourself by watching it by finger flicking your phablet, using your mouse, or even on a Google Cardboard. It’s a perfect example of understanding the limitations of your VR gear (Google Jump Camera in this case) and leveraging it to your advantage. Think Tank VR Filmmaking Cinematic VR NTYVR storytelling in vr VR film noir VR Noi

Google Daydream Apps to include J.K. Rowling Experience, Gunjack 2, Netflix, and More

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Today at Google’s press event announcing the Pixel phone and Daydream View headset, the company detailed VR content on the way to the Daydream Android VR platform. Along with Daydream VR apps and experiences we’ve seen previously, Google today announced a group of exciting content on the way to the platform. Google says they’ve been working with Warner Brothers on a Daydream VR experience based on J.K. The post Google Daydream Apps to include J.K.

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Harry Potter Universe ‘Fantastic Beasts’ VR Experience Comes to Vive, Oculus & Gear VR

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Finding yourself in Newt Scamander’s magical suitcase (it’s bigger on the inside), you encounter beasts taken straight from the 2016 film. The post Harry Potter Universe ‘Fantastic Beasts’ VR Experience Comes to Vive, Oculus & Gear VR appeared first on Road to VR. Gallopin’ Gorgons! An updated version of the Harry Potter Universe game for Daydream, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience, is arriving today.

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‘Alien: Covenant in Utero’ Comes To Oculus Rift


Dubbed Alien: Covenant in Utero , the two-minute VR video experience is now available on Oculus Rift for “Alien Day,” a nod to planet LV-426 from the Alien films. Inspired by a scene in the film, Fox teamed up with FoxNext VR Studio, RSA VR, MPC VR, Mach1 and technology partners AMD RADEON and DELL to bring the piece to life. Assets for the film were immediately applied to the production of the Alien: Covenant In Utero project.

Oculus Launches ‘Quill’ Tutorial Series for Aspiring VR Artists

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Oculus has created a series of tutorial videos for newcomers to Quill , the company’s VR paint app. The recent launch of the Touch motion controllers introduced two major creative tools from Oculus, Medium and Quill. While Medium is a sculpting tool, Quill presents a painterly style with similarities to Google’s Tilt Brush. SEE ALSO 'Oculus Medium' Review. News Oculus Oculus Rift Games VR Games oculus quill quill tutorials

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Lionsgate and SilVR Thread Partner to Launch Intense First-Person VR Experience for New Film “NERVE”

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link] Well Tai Crosby and the SilVRThread team is back again and this time partnering with Lionsgate to create a promotional VR experience for the new action crime techno-thriller survival film NERVE. The “NERVE - Do You Dare” app is an example of how film studios have the opportunity to put people right in the movie via VR. The player can look down to their body as one of the NERVE stars, and see how it feels to pull off a 'dare' straight from the film.

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus vs Lenovo Mirage Solo – 6DoF Standalone Specs Showdown


In late September, Oculus revealed the $399 Oculus Quest , the first consumer standalone VR system announced to include 6DoF controllers – the same highly praised ‘Touch controllers’ that come with Rift (just with the tracking ring upwards instead of downwards, explained in the next section). Google (which provides the software for the Lenovo Mirage Solo) is not sitting idle either. Critically, Google has not given any details on the tracking range or quality.

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Venice Film Fest to Launch Virtual Reality Feature About Jesus Christ


Virtual Reality has taken a step forward in the sector of film making and it is coming up with its first ever VR film in the religious genre. Venice International Film Festival is going to screen a 40-minute promo of Jesus VR- The Story of Christ which will be the first ever feature-length movie that will be made entirely for virtual reality. Virtual Reality Jesus VR Venice International Film Festival virtual reality

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John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their VR Debut In ?Distorted Reality?


To compliment the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce Distorted Reality , a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOS. The content will also be available in stereo 3D through the Littlstar app on Sony’s Playstation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.

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Former Daydream-Exclusive Fire Escape Heads To PC VR Next Week


Another long-lost Google Daydream exclusive is making its way to less-dead headsets next week. Fire Escape, an engaging interactive VR series from iNK Stories, will arrive on Steam with support for the Valve Index, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. Art & Science Experiences Daydream exclusives Fire Escape top stories vr films vr movies VR storytelling

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Oculus beginner’s guide

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The devices from Oculus VR hit a sweet spot of affordability and performance. If you got an Oculus headset this Christmas — or didn’t, and are planning to buy one ( available on Amazon for $200 ) — this guide can help you learn about the most important features. Oculus devices and developments. Oculus VR is a classic tech tale. Oculus Rift: One of the best headsets on the market for gaming. Must-have apps for using Oculus.

Family Gaming: VR Experiences Transforming Together Time Under Lockdown


Available on Oculus Store for Rift , PlayStation Store , Steam , and Viveport. Available on Oculus Store for Quest , and Oculus Store for Rift. Available on Oculus Store for Quest , and Oculus Store for Gear VR. Available on Oculus Store for Rift , Steam , and Viveport. For over 10 years Angry Birds has delighted audiences with all sortf of family friendly content, including games, film, and TV.

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6 VR Experiences Nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards, Oculus Receives Multiple Nominations

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The 69th Emmy Awards nominations are out, and while it’s true the Emmys were created to recognize excellence in the television industry, virtual reality as a medium has been lauded with six total nominations this year, three of which are thanks to content created by Oculus. The Simpsons – Planet Of The Couches – – Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Google Spotlight Stories ( download here for Google Cardboard ).

First GDC 2018 VR Talks Include Rec Room, Google and Penrose


Perhaps most excitingly, Against Gravity will be opening up on its popular social VR platform, Rec Room, with a talk entitled ‘ Room for Everyone: The ‘Rec Room‘ Approach to Community VR ‘ The team’s Cameron Brown and Jon Gill will discuss how they built their platform, which now features on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, including a rapid approaching to iteration and creating a positive environment for players.

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First ‘StarVR’ 210 Degree FOV Headsets Have Shipped to IMAX

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For reference the consumer editions of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are closer to 100 degrees. John Wick VR will grace the platform as will a collection of new, immersive 360 VR films – presumably filmed on IMAX’s recently announced Google Jump compliant custom camera rig. 360 Video News StarVR VR Film VR Hardware VR Headset 360 film 360 video acer first star vr ships imax star vr ships starbreeze ab starvr vr film