Leap Motion Teases Prototype ‘Collapsible’ User Interface for AR Headsets

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Leap Motion, the company behind the hand-tracking depth sensor, recently tweeted out another through-the-headset view of a prototype UI, this time centered on how some simple elements might work in the “augmented office” of the near future. Using the company’s prototype dev kit, dubbed Project North Star , Leap Motion serves up another host of interesting design concepts. ” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

Leap Motion ‘Virtual Wearable’ AR Prototype is a Potent Glimpse at the Future of Your Smartphone

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Leap Motion , a maker of hand-tracking software and hardware, has been experimenting with exactly that, and is teasing some very interesting results. Leap Motion has shown lots of cool stuff that can be done with their hand-tracking technology, but most of it is seen through the lens of VR. Now as Leap Motion’s VP of Design, he’s turning his ideas into (augmented) reality. AR Design Leap Motion News ar design ar interface leap motion


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AR From an Architect’s Perspective, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

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Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at hand-tracking company Leap Motion. Matsuda is probably the most famous for his HYPER-REALITY dystopian film that imagined a commodified & gamified AR future where companies are vying for your attention regardless of your physical context. Matsuda has an upcoming immersive VR film called Merger.

North Star from Leap Motion is the next level of AR interface


Years ago, Leap Motion made headlines when they released footage of their intuitive Leap Motion device. For those not familiar with their namesake, this peripheral allowed users to control everything on their PCs with intuitive motion controls and gestures, as seen in the video below. In the years since that video’s release, Leap has successfully released that product and used it to supplement VR controls and development.

Leap Motion Announces Keiichi Matsuda as VP of Design and Global Creative Director to Lead New London Design Research Studio


Leap Motion’s efforts will seek to set a new standard for interaction design with the digital world, and define the core user experience for the next generation of mobile and all-in-one headsets. Click To Tweet “Virtual and augmented reality are at a critical point in their evolution,” said Michael Buckwald, Leap Motion CEO. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Leap Motion Team UX Design

Andy Serkis to Star as “orc-like” Motion Capture Character for Magic Leap One

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Andy Serkis, the actor-director you may recognize for his award-winning performances as Gollum in the Lord of The Rings film franchise, is lending his likeness to a new AR creation for Magic Leap One headset in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an “orc-like creature.” According to the report, The Imaginarium has worked with Magic Leap for at least five years, marked by the moment when Serkis first visited their offices. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Bending Reality: North Star’s Calibration System


Leap Motion North Star calibration combines a foundational principle of Newtonian optics with virtual jiggling. The equally devious solution is to film each eye’s optics from two cameras simultaneously. The post Bending Reality: North Star’s Calibration System appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Augmented & Virtual Reality Hardware Leap Motion Team north star

The Art of Storytelling and Narrative in VR


Leap Motion’s Blocks , Weightless , and VR Cockpit all incorporate their tutorials into the narrative itself. The film technique of storyboarding can help in building compelling narratives that capture attention within the VR field of view. Just as the position of the camera within traditional film frames your understanding of the scene, the user’s position within the scene can dramatically shift how they think about the story as it unfolds.

CES 2017: Mixing Realities, Concept Cars, and the #VoiceFirst Revolution


One of our favorite games at CES was Spot the Leap Motion Controller. Leap Motion #VR technology is everywhere at #CES2017. VR is more than glorified film – it’s a groundbreaking storytelling medium where the hero’s journey gives way to the interconnected storyworld, where individual agency and a mosaic of perspectives reign supreme. The post CES 2017: Mixing Realities, Concept Cars, and the #VoiceFirst Revolution appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Storytelling in the 4th Dimension: What’s the Future of VR Cinema?


This year marks the 120th anniversary of L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat , an early piece of silent film footage that astonished (and by some accounts even terrified) its audience. Every Frame a Painting , an online film analysis series, dives into some of these techniques. Cinemas are setting up shop in the metaverse, so we can sit back and watch 2D film classics like our favorite Christmas movie ( Die Hard , of course).

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2014: A Year in Virtual Superlatives


While in the neighborhood filming Takei’s Take in Austin, the incomparable George Takei swung by the studio to try Shark Punch – an underwater virtual reality experience that enables you to, well, you get the idea. We learned so much on the ground with our developer community in 2014.

An FUI designer, VR community leader and VR healthcare.


Just before tuning in to the Apple WWDC2017 Keynote on Monday, I had a meeting with Jayse Hansen , master of the Fictional User Interface (FUI), Hologram and HUD design for film franchises like Star Wars, Iron Man, and The Hunger Games, and Alex Colgan , Leap Motion ’s digital content and community lead. We met to chat about the future of augmented reality, virtual reality and the newest features of Leap Motion’s hand tracking.

The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018


Raindance is a well-established and highly-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one. You don a Vive Pro headset, equipped with leap-motion sensors for hand tracking, and are also able to communicate with your partner via voice. The first is a 360 film, shot by British cinematographer Chris Campkin, who literally had to battle lions running off with his camera rig during the shoot, as this video shows.

The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking


Perhaps it wanders to highly visible applications in gaming, film, art, and retail. Additionally, a leap motion 3D controller enabled them to interact with it. What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality ?

Hands-On: Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Feels Great, But It’s Not Perfect


The game places you inside an otherworldly laboratory littered with oozing green liquids, ghoulish sound effects, and strange wooden machines; an aesthetic similar to something you might see in a Harry Potter film. As for actions such as pulling up menus or teleporting around virtual environments, it’s possible that hand gestures such as the ones used with the Microsoft HoloLens or Leap Motion could resolve this.

The XR Week Peek (2021.02.01): Facebook is very confident in Quest 2 sales, Valve is working on Neural Interfaces, and more!

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The Sundance Film Festival has just kickstarted. The Sundance Film Festival, one of the most important movie festivals happening every year, has just started. UltraLeap (formerly known as Leap Motion) has just launched the 5th iteration of its hands-tracking runtime, called Gemini.

Walmart Brings Tricked Out ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ VR Experience to Select Stores

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Walmart is continuing its onward journey to think outside of the big-box with the help of VR, this time bringing 50-foot tractor-trailers to their megalithic parking lots across the US to let shoppers go head-first into a VR experience for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Walmart says in a press release that the experience begins in an on-boarding room where the film’s mischievous twins Ruffnut and Tuffnut greet guests.

‘Ralph Breaks VR’ Hyper-Reality Experience Is An All-Out Assault On Your Senses


It’s incredible to work on an experience like Ralph Breaks VR that lets you live inside a film you’ve spent years creating,” said Pamela Ribon, Co-Writer for Ralph Breaks the Internet, writer for Ralph Breaks VR, and voice of B.E.V. Ralph Breaks VR utilizes Leap Motion tracking devices mounted to the front of the headsets to capture each players hand movements. Break into the internet in the latest location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB & The VOID. .

Sensics Releases High Resolution VR Headset Built Specially for Arcades and Theme Parks

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Arcade and park owners can also opt to include embedded hand/finger trackers like Leap Motion, which sits flush inside the unit behind a window that’s transparent to IR. Aftermarket solutions like OptiTrack’s IR-reflective positional tracking system, which uses traditional motion capture tech, would be a likely candidate for large-scale, out-of-home facilities looking to use Sensics system however. IR motion capture for VR, image courtesy OptiTrack.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards


Leap MotionLeap Motion. Nominees for Interactive VR Media/Film of the Year. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

The 2016 Proto Awards: See Who Took Home VR’s Biggest Honors

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Blocks – Leap Motion. The Martian VR Experience – Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Innovation Lab, RSA Films, The Virtual Reality Company. Virtual Reality does not have many comprehensive award shows, but the Proto Awards just might be the closest thing the industry currently has to The Oscars many of the VR scene’s most elite designers and personalities gathered toghether at the AVALON theater in Hollywood for one purpose: to name the most impressive experiences of the year.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

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In all of this, someone has created the design for a Leap Motion mount for the Index that exploits the frunk. More info (Valve Index fans mod) More info (Rift S fans mod) More info (Rant on the thumbsticks of the Index) More info (A review of Index controllers) More info (Irony on Knuckles’s thumbsticks) More info (Leap Motion mount for Index). I wish you’re having a wonderful Sunday. Here you are my recap of the most interesting XR news of the week!

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Social Dynamics in AltSpaceVR After the Consumer Launch of VR

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We also talk about some of the social dynamics that occur when they mix together the full range of interaction fidelity between hand-tracked Vive, Leap Motion hands in the Rift, and just the head rotation of the Gear VR. Bruce said that one of his personal highlights was having meeting Reggie when he did a comedy and music set in VR, and I had a chance to interview Reggie about his VR film at Sundance where I discovered that he’s a huge VR geek.

2016’s Proto Award Winners Revealed, Tilt Brush Receives Top Honour

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Blocks – Leap Motion. The Martian VR Experience – Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Innovation Lab, RSA Films, The Virtual Reality Company. SEE ALSO Hands On: The Martian VR Experience is a Triumph in Motion. The annual Proto Awards, set up to highlight and honour the best and brightest the VR industry has to offer, is over for another year, with Google’s Tilt Brush walking away as the overall winner. But who else made the grade?

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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This year’s Raindance Film Festival in London showcased an amazing selection of immersive stories. Here’s what got Tech Trends really excited: Raindance is a very well-established and well-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one. Raindance is a very well-established and well-respected independent film festival, but it isn’t a particularly flashy one Click To Tweet. We’ve won for a film about men checking their balls!

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The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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Imagine the same touch and motion-based actions we’re used to on mobile phones, only happening in the air with our hands while we’re in VR. Future solutions will get rid of clunky wired headsets and move onto glasses that can project a high-definition image onto the eye, a la Magic Leap, and eventually contact lenses that contain tiny screens. Neural plugins: The Matrix (film). Total Recall (film). Avatar (film).

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HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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This is cool because without having to add external hardware like Leap Motion , all Vive Pro users will be able to use their hands inside VR experiences to interact with the VR environment. Lazily copying the press release, the content is this one: The Vive Studio’s film, 7 Miracles, which just won the Spirit of Raindance: VR Film of the Festival Award, is the world’s first feature-length cinematic VR experience.

CAD Experiment: Disassemble a Spherical Robot in VR


Motion control opens up exciting possibilities for manipulating 3D designs , with VR adding a whole new dimension to the mix. I got my Leap Motion Controller at the start of 2014, and quickly went about making demos. Aside from this, my major work with Leap Motion is my game Robot Chess , a relatively simple game which allows you to use your hands to pick up and move around chess pieces as you play against a robotic AI opponent.

Hovercast VR Menu: Power at Your Fingertips


With input from a Leap Motion Controller, Hovercast radiates from the palm of your hand – becoming a powerful, versatile extension of your virtual self. The demo requires a Leap Motion Controller and (optionally) an Oculus Rift headset. Here are a few: Leap Motion’s various hand-based menus provided insight on usability, and helped demonstrate the need for useful developer tools. Imagine standing on the shore of an island. Your island.

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

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It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. In his 1984 classic Neuromancer, characters entered a virtual reality world called “the matrix” (inspiration for the 1999 film of the same name by the Wachowskis). Augmented vision is commonplace in futuristic films, from Minority Report to Iron Man.

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Building an XR Vocabulary for Businesses, with XR Bootcamp’s Ferhan Ozkan

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And we actually tried to tackle this problem with the help of major headset manufacturers – Oculus, HTC, Leap Motion, Intel — and they supported us to create VR/AR labs around the world. Code is a big part of what makes XR work, of course.

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Building an XR Vocabulary for Businesses, with XR Bootcamp’s Ferhan Ozkan

XR for Business Podcast

And we actually tried to tackle this problem with the help of major headset manufacturers - Oculus, HTC, Leap Motion, Intel -- and they supported us to create VR/AR labs around the world. They were approaching to their advertisement agency, their usual film producer, production agency to create VR/AR experiences. Code is a big part of what makes XR work, of course.

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


Paper + AR/VR: Designing the Leap Motion Widgets. The other essential ingredient in this approach is color film – translucent plastic, often used to place in front of lights to change their color. Much like old-fashioned 3D glasses, each colored film blocks out its own color, while allowing others to show. With a red film and blue film, and a red marker and a blue marker, you can demonstrate state changes in real time.

Massive XR Environments and Transforming Education with Alvin Wang Graylin

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Well, I mean, he’s done a lot with his various documentary films, trying to bring VR to a larger group of people. In fact, now, I think the films that he had made, if you put those into our 6DOF volumetric player, they’d actually bring even closer to the people that he was filming.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

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More info (Virtual VR Awards) More info (Cannes Film Festival postponed) More info (Summer GDC) More info (Rokid thermal glasses) More info (HTC faceplate delayed) More info (Google Chrome 81 delayed) More info (Zoom spiking, VR not). Magic Leap reveals updates and new enterprise solutions.

Valve Index review: a step closer to next-gen VR

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I have filmed it for you! The front features a glossy plastic lid , that can be removed to uncover the so-called “frunk”, a hole with a USB-3 port , that can be used to attach accessories like Leap Motion to the Index. On the front, the headset features the “frunk”, the hole with a USB-C port that can be used to attach external peripherals like Leap Motion.