Microsoft Now Lets You Film Mixed Reality With HoloLens Hack


Showing off what Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality can do is difficult without actually putting it on someone’s head, but the company’s new camera hack is providing a helping hand. Whenever we’ve seen HoloLens on-stage at shows like E3 , or Microsoft’s own press conferences, the company will have one person wearing the kit, while the audience sees what they see using a special camera. Tagged with: HoloLens , mixed reality filming.

VR For Awareness Takes Over Tribeca Film Festival


So far, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has been a chaotic whirlwind of innovative filmmaking, groundbreaking immersive entertainment and masterful storytelling. They accomplish this by replacing expensive professional equipment with accessible Microsoft Kinect sensors and standard DSLR cameras. Based on a documentary film of the same name, the VR rendition does a fantastic job of translating these symptoms by placing the user in a near exact situation.


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‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR


Spielberg immerses his cast in a virtual set while filming certain VR scenes. It turns out VR played a more integral role in Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One film than we previously thought. It was really an out of body experience filming this movie. It was wonderful because we were just living in our imagination for five months,” added Olivia Cooke who plays Art3mis in the film. “We

Microsoft Researchers Built A City-Scale Redirected VR Walking System


In the film, set decades in the future, fans of The OASIS run down physical streets decked out in VR gear while their systems seamlessly map virtual worlds onto their physical surroundings — thus maintaining the illusion indefinitely. Turns out Microsoft researchers are already figuring out those answers. ” The post Microsoft Researchers Built A City-Scale Redirected VR Walking System appeared first on UploadVR.

Bigscreen’s Funimation Partnership Brings Akira And Anime Films To VR


That means Akira, Your Name, and My Hero Academia: Two Heroes will be available for rent on a pay-per-view basis in VR as more than 30 films are added to Bigscreen’s library. This week, however, the company revamped the offering to move toward more on-demand rentals at any time, and the occasional one-time special event like for the premiere of a new film. You can find the Bigscreen download links for the various stores here and purchase tickets for upcoming films here.

How 'Ready Player One' Used Microsoft's HoloLens to Help Build Its VR Cinematic Universe

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Specifically, Microsoft's HoloLens. It all started last week when the film's director, Steven Spielberg, was quoted in an interview saying that the Oculus Rift had been used in the production of the film. Sounds fairly unremarkable, until you remember that the film's producers have struck an official marketing partnership with Oculus' chief rival, the HTC Vive.

Microsoft Announces Siri Competitor with Voice-Activated VR Experience


You may not be aware of this but for years now Microsoft has been steadily working to build the world’s smartest computer brain. Today, Microsoft is announcing Custom Speech Service, the latest program to join the ranks of Microsoft Cognitive Services. According to Microsoft, CRIS: “…Provides companies with the ability to deploy customized speech recognition. Microsoft itself is not necessarily building a product around the program.

Museum Of Other Realities To Host Cannes XR Virtual Program In June


Originally planned as a physical event as part of the Cannes Film Market (the business counterpart to the Cannes Film Festival), all of the program will now be moved to an online setting. The Cannes Film Festival is the latest in a string of events that have been canceled or moved to an online format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More information and the full line-up is available on the Cannes Film Maret (Marcé du Film) website.

CES 2019: MixCast Moments Is Mixed Reality Filming Without The Editing


Mixed reality capture (not be confused with Microsoft’s ‘mixed reality’ headsets) has become a popular way of conveying the power of a VR experience without asking people to put on a headset. Tagged with: CES , Mixcast , MixCast Moments , mixed reality , VR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post CES 2019: MixCast Moments Is Mixed Reality Filming Without The Editing appeared first on UploadVR.

Hollywood Automotive Exhibit Brings Famous Vehicles To Life In Mixed Reality


Microsoft HoloLens powers Back to the Future & Halo-themed MR experiences. Featuring vehicles from legendary franchises such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, visitors can get up-close and personal with 50 famous rides from over 20 genre-defining films. The Petersen is proud to partner with Microsoft on this mixed-reality project,” said Terry L.

EMBODY Brings Cooperative VR Well-Being To Sundance


Independent studios like MAP Design Lab are having major impact on shaping the future of mixed reality,” adds Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow of Mixed Reality & AI Perception at Microsoft. News EMBODY HEROES lululemon Sundance Film Festival VR Yoga Whitespace Windows Mixed RealityTransform a surreal digital environment with your own body while enhancing your well-being in this social VR experience.

‘Legion’ HoloLens Experience Coming to San Diego Comic-Con

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FX TV series Legion (2017) is getting an immersive, mixed reality experience powered by Microsoft’s HoloLens, and it’s coming to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on July 20-23. Produced by studio Here Be Dragons, known for their work on VR experiences for both Mr. Robot (2015) and the new Ghost in the Shell (2017) film, the Legion HoloLens experience will be FX’s main feature at FXHibition 2017. Never had a chance to play with Microsoft HoloLens?

HoloLens Autodesk MotionBuilder App Lets SFX Artists Build Fantasy in Reality

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As HoloLens filters its way into more developers’ hands, we’re beginning to see some of the true potential in Microsoft’s ‘Holographic’ augmented reality headset. He’s using Microsoft’s augmented reality visor HoloLens to build an AR integration with Autodesk’s popular MotionBuilder character animation studio.

Ready Player One Used Rift DK2, Vive And HoloLens For Virtual Production


It’s fitting, then, that the film’s production itself used current (and slightly older) VR and AR headsets to help define its vision. In a recent interview promoting the film’s release (as reported by Slash Film ), Spielberg noted that the production crew used “Oculus goggles” to recreate the Oasis metaverse that characters in the movie head to when they put on a VR headset. HTC Vive Microsoft Oculus Rift VR Industry News ready player one

Godzilla Conquers Tokyo In Earth-Shaking Hololens AR Experience


Since its very first appearance in the 1954 classic Godzilla , Japan’s most infamous monster has delighted, as well as terrified audiences around the world with over 60 years of city-smashing films, television shows, and video games. Despite the numeours films, games and merchandise however, it’s difficult to truly appreciate just how massive this ancient titan really is from just a movie screen or action figure. .

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Sony Announces ‘Smurfs’ Mixed Reality HoloLens Game


The latest Smurfs film gets it’s own mixed reality children’s game for Microsoft’s HoloLens. Developed as part of a partnership between media agency OMD , AOL advertising content creators Partner Studio and VR production company UNIT9 , this mixed reality Smurf adventure tasks players with exploring various exotic locations straight from the film in hopes of eventually reaching the fabled “Lost Village.”

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Getting Hands-On with the New HoloLens

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Microsoft’s new piece of kit doesn’t disappoint, but the real excitement of its MWC announcement goes well beyond the hardware. After unveiling the device at MWC , Microsoft then went on to demo it to a select group of invited media (myself included) and that’s where I finally got the chance to play with what has to be one of the world’s most sophisticated toys, certainly for that price range. That’s the low-hanging fruit as far as Microsoft is concerned.

What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies


Other technology giants with strong consumer brands have their developer conferences in the coming weeks, let’s see how they in turn contribute to stimulating the mass market adoption of immersive technologies: Microsoft Build : May 10-12, 2017. News 360 Film Augmented Reality f8 Facebook Facebook Spaces Mark Zuckerberg Oculus Rift

HoloLens ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Concept Video Shows AR as a Perfect ‘Second Screen’ for Today’s Games

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We’ve seen it attempted with games and film/TV content in the last several years, but it hasn’t quite caught on as something truly useful. Take this concept from Twitter user Tanufuku , who paired Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset with the complex UI of Final Fantasy XIV. Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. Augmented reality is conceptually so broad, there’s almost no limit to what you could imagine doing with the technology.

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Startup 1RIC Serves Up AR Volumetric Videos of Vic Mensa, Poppy, & More via Jadu iPhone App

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Don't Miss: This Viral Instagram Augmented Reality Filter Will Tell You Which Disney Character You Really Are Filmed at Metastage, one of Microsoft's Mixed. While holographic Whitney Houston is hitting the road, a new mobile app is bringing volumetric captures of up and coming performers directly to the iPhones and iPads of fans.

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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I had a chance to walk the showroom floor of VRLA 2017 with Root where he took me on a guided tour through the history of VRLA, his thoughts on AR, using VR for film production, the future of privacy in AR/VR, as well as why he is interested in seeing where eSports in VR is headed. Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR / Microsoft. Voices of VR Podcast VR Event VR Podcasts ar esports film John Root vrla

Exclusive: First-Ever Impact Reality Summit Announces 2020 Lineup


Some of the biggest names in social impact will be in attendance, including: Participant Media, Conservation International, the Rainforest Alliance, Connect for Climate/World Bank, and the Milken Institute, as well as tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Oculus. Following on from the 360 film, audiences can welcome and feed the baby elephant named Dudu to the sanctuary, using real world props to create an innovative and photo realistic interactive VR experience.”

Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future

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Case in point: KennyWdev and Joshua Liew’s imagined AR battle system for Microsoft HoloLens, aptly named PokéLens. A slight jumpiness of virtual characters can be seen in the video, something Microsoft says can happen “as tracking adjusts holograms to match an updated understanding of your environment.” AR Development Microsoft Hololens News augmented reality pokemon hololens Joshua Liew KennyWdev microsoft hololens pokelens pokemon ar

Hollywood Exhibit Uses HoloLens to Transport Fans into the Worlds of 'Back to the Future' & Halo

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Don't Miss: Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get The exhibit, which is being supported in part by Microsoft and Audi, takes fans into the film worlds of the Marvel. The potential of augmented reality is often shown in science fiction movies, but a new exhibit marries the genre with very real world AR technology, to great effect.

Is Sound the Secret Sauce for Making Immersive Experiences?


I stood giggling in Ivan Tashev’s tiny office in Microsoft’s Redmond HQ, and as a cacophony of sounds came at me from various directions I quickly forgot I was wearing headphones, or that the room was entirely silent apart from my own exclamations as—a bit like Alice in Wonderland— the inanimate objects in the room all started talking to me. News AR Audio Audio Microsoft HoloLens Sound Spatial Audio Spatial Sound VR Audio

Vancouver Is Now One Of The Largest VR Hubs In The World


In 1977, Vancouver established itself as a top-flight filming destination, earning the nickname “Hollywood North.” ” Animators and VFX professionals flocked to the area, helping it to become the third largest film and TV production centre in North America. Finger Food Studios, an XR organization whose clients and partners include Microsoft, Hootsuite, and Cirque du Soleil, was integral in securing $1.4

Rocket League Clone For HoloLens Makes Me Crave The Real Thing


Developers, both amateur and professional alike, seem to be having an absolute blast creating augmented reality experiences for the Microsoft HoloLens. We’ve seen a futuristic renditions of classic childhood games like ‘ Hot Lava , ’ promotional content for feature films like Smurfs , even a super cool Portal -style experience that turns any location into your own personal Aperture test lab.

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13 Best Rift, Vive, and Windows VR Horror Games To Play Right Now


Some people even regard it as the best-ever game based on the popular Alien series of films. Gaming HTC Vive Microsoft Oculus Rift rift Vive windowsWith Halloween right around the corner, we felt like it was time to start rounding up some of the very best PC VR horror games and experiences out there on Rift, Vive, and Windows VR.

Hands-On With The HoloLens 2


After four years of waiting, does Microsoft’s new holographic computer live up to the hype? After unveiling the device last Sunday at MWC , Microsoft then went on to demo it to a select group of invited media (myself included)That’s where I finally got the chance to play around with what has to be one of the world’s most sophisticated toys, certainly for that price range. Possible HoloLens 2 use-case / Image Credit: Microsoft. HoloLens 2 / Image Credit: Microsoft.

#867 VR for Good: Vulcan Productions on Funding Environmental XR Productions & Hosting the Impact Reality Summit

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Vulcan Productions has been producing social impact films and XR experiences since 1997, when it was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who passed away. Podcast Archive

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.28): Flight Simulator VR released, a new hack lets you use Quest without Facebook, and more!

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Microsoft Flight Simulator releases VR patch. Microsoft Flight Simulator is now compatible with VR headsets : not only the HP Reverb G2 as initially teased but all the headsets that are compatible with OpenXR , so basically all the most famous devices. Header image by Microsoft).

Google Sheets And Excel VR Spreadsheets Are A Thing Now

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If your dreams occasionally involve spreadsheets that extend endlessly in all directions, good news: Researchers have developed a virtual reality spreadsheet interface that could expand Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel files from flat screens into 3D spaces.

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A New Dimension for XR

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Dimension was launched by Hammerhead in 2017 as a state-of-the-art volumetric capture and digital humans studio in partnership with Digital Catapult and Microsoft Click To Tweet. Dimension was subsequently launched by Hammerhead in 2017 as a state-of-the-art volumetric capture and digital humans studio in partnership with Digital Catapult and Microsoft. XR content pioneers Hammerhead is merging with its volumetric capture studios under the Dimension brand.

Unity Promises Initial OpenXR Platform Support By The End Of 2020

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Though Unity publicly backed OpenXR in March 2019 and has actively contributed to the standard, it hadn’t committed to a timeline for actually bringing OpenXR support to the Unity engine, which is used by untold numbers of 3D apps and games, as well as automotive, film, and engineering firms.

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VR in 2021: What is the future?

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The HP Reverb 2, made in collaboration between HP, Microsoft, and Valve, offers a range of services that work well for both consumer and enterprise applications, and will remain strong as an offer in 2021. 2020 is best summarised as a continuation of the trends from 2019 – mostly.

Cannes XR Virtual Brings Art to Life With Virtual Reality


Cannes XR Virtual is The Marché du Film’s online virtual reality art showcase taking place from June 24 to 26. Tribeca Film Festival, VeeR VR, Positron, and many others will be sharing their content at the three-day event as well. Creators can watch immersive films in 360° at the exhibit. You can look forward to representatives from Google, Facebook, Intel, HP, Microsoft, and more. Marche du Film Online will stream it on their platform.

Sundance: Exploring A Mixed Reality Graveyard Filled With Holographic Ghosts In Solastalgia


Sufficeth to say, it was one of the creepiest offerings at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier showcase. Donning a pair of Microsoft HoloLens 2 mixed reality headsets, we entered the location-based set built by directly on the show floor of New Frontier Central. HoloLens technology brings this otherworldly meditative experience to life.