Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Notice a Leap Motion sensor installed on top of it. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community. HoloLens or Magic Leap One ), but to create a headset that is: Affordable; Completely open, both from a software and hardware standpoint.

Leap Motion VR Support Now Directly Integrated in Unreal Engine

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Now officially integrated in Unreal Engine 4.11 , getnamo’s independent plugin for Leap Motion makes it faster and easier than ever to integrate Leap Motion Orion into your VR projects! Visit developer.leapmotion.com/unreal to get started. It’s amazing to see the Leap Motion Controller improve over time in an engine where you have full control,” says getnamo, aka Jan Kaniewski. Unreal Engine 4 and Open Source.

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From Orion to Mobile VR: Leap Motion in 2016

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Click To Tweet Leap Motion goes mobile. Our team will be at CES January 5-8 with our Leap Motion Mobile Platform reference design. MARCH 2: To match the new capabilities of Leap Motion Orion with the performance demands of VR, we gave our Unity toolset an overhaul from the ground up. How an indie #LeapMotion project became part of #UE4: [link] Click To Tweet Leap Motion VR support directly integrated in Unreal Engine.

HTC Vive FAQ: What You Need to Know About Leap Motion + SteamVR

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Along with last week’s Unreal 4.11 Here’s a quick guide to everything from Lighthouse tracking to Unreal development. Leap Motion adds a whole new level of expression to your virtual avatar – so you can point, wave, or dance. How can I build with Unreal Engine? UE4 has built-in Vive support, and with the new official plugin release in Unreal Engine 4.11 , it’s easier than ever to get started with Leap Motion + Vive.

Reach into the Digital World: Getting Started with Leap Motion @ HackingEDU

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At Leap Motion, we believe that the next wave of technological interfaces will rely on the original human operating system: your hands. With HackingEDU just around the corner, Leap Motion is sponsoring the world’s largest education hackathon with over 100 Leap Motion Controllers for attendees to use. This is your time to hit the ground running and build an awesome project like: Learning Earth Science through Gaming.

Open-Source VIRTUOSO SDK for Unreal Engine – a Standard Framework for XR Development

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Developers of immersive games and apps, rejoice! And it is made possible by VIRTUOSO , an open-source SDK created by Charles Rivers Analytics, which is now available for Epic GamesUnreal Engine. An Epic Games MegaGrant Brought VIRTUOSO SDK to the Unity World.

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5 Unreal Assets for Your Next Orion VR Project

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With our 2016 developer survey in full swing, we thought we’d share some great assets that you could buy with one of five $100 Unity/Unreal asset credit prizes! Using the weather and fire packs, Fnordcorps from Spectacular-Ocular.com has been working on integrating different particle effects into Leap Motion hand controls. Grab it from the Learn tab on the Epic Games launcher. The post 5 Unreal Assets for Your Next Orion VR Project appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

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Engines like Unity and Unreal are constantly getting better at representing sound effects in 3D space – with binaural audio , better reverb modeling, better occlusion and obstruction modeling, and more. Sound communicates the inception, success, failure, and overall nature of interactions and game physics, especially when the user’s eyes are drawn elsewhere. The Unity game engine tries to reinforce this real-world falloff. Editorials How-to leap motion

Featured Platform: Getnamo’s Community Plugin for Unreal Engine 4

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One of the most powerful things about the Leap Motion platform is its ability to tie into just about any creative platform. With the rising popularity of PC gaming and VR, there’s never been a better time to start building with one of the world’s most powerful game engines. Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting getnamo’s community Leap Motion plugin for Unreal Engine 4, which offers some unique capabilities alongside the official plugin.

12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers

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Bat Touch was created by John Bernhelm, a game and story designer at Telltale Games who recently helped create Tales from the Borderlands. Inspired by the Doctor Who episodes Blink and Last Christmas , this adventure game lets you switch between the real world and a dreamworld at will, using Leap Motion’s Quick Switch function. In this desktop game, you manipulate a lowly mortal pawn into embarking upon a journey through a miniature landscape.

Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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This is my first experience making a game, and I’m happy with how cool it is! Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Leap Commander. Created by a team of students at McGill University in Montreal, Leap Commander is a tool written in Python that lets you encode any shell command (such as opening a browser and pointing to a webpage, checking for system updates, or launching a program) with your own hand signals. Leap Opticals.

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Twist the Gears of a Massive VR Music Engine with Carillon

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Using technology like the Leap Motion Controller allows us to use our hands to directly engage virtual instruments, from the plucking of a virtual string to the casting of a sonic fireball. Rob: Carillon was built within the Unreal Engine and uses the Open Sound Control protocol to connect motion and actions in the game environment with a music engine built within the Pure Data computer music system. The Leap Motion Controller was a key component to this piece.

The Essential 3D Jam Development Guide

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A quick note: VR/AR is a rapidly emerging ecosystem, and many of the engine tools and features that we use to build our Unity and Unreal assets are constantly shifting. Unreal. Whatever platform you’re building on, it’s important to know that designing for motion control involves a whole new way of thinking about interactions. Here are some key resources that will help you build compelling experiences that feel natural: Introduction to Motion Control. Unreal.

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4 Ways to Unleash the Power of Sound in VR

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In this post, we take a look at 4 ways that sound, VR, and motion controls can be a powerful combination. Engines like Unity and Unreal are constantly getting better at representing sound effects in 3D space, which is absolutely essential to creating a sense of presence. From button clicks using the Leap Motion Unity Widgets , to the humming Plasma Ball , sound has the power to make users feel more confident interacting with particular objects in the scene.

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Live from Berlin! VR Workshops for Unity & JavaScript

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As part of our global tour for the Leap Motion 3D Jam , we’re at Berlin’s Game Science Centre to take developers through our SDK and building with the latest VR tools. Let’s take a light-speed look at VR development with Leap Motion in Unity and JavaScript. With the Leap Motion Controller, you can quickly bring your hands into almost any virtual reality experience. Fictional UIs vs. Today’s Motion Controls. Hey everyone!

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6 Pinchy Projects: Sword Art Online, Planetary Genesis, 3D Art and More

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Let us know in our 2016 developer survey and get the chance to win one of five $100 Unreal/Unity asset credits ( full details ). The post 6 Pinchy Projects: Sword Art Online, Planetary Genesis, 3D Art and More appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Augmented & Virtual Reality Gaming Leap Motion Team Orion Unity graffiti 3d pinch

Space and Perspective in VR

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Click To Tweet To bring Leap Motion tracking into a VR experience, you’ll need a virtual controller within the scene attached to your VR headset. Our Unity Core Assets and the Leap Motion Unreal Engine 4 plugin both handle position and scale out-of-the-box for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Within any game engine, interactive elements are typically stationary with respect to some frame of reference.

HTC Brings Gloveless Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro, Gestures To Vive Focus

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The SDK is available as a free plugin for Unity or Unreal Engine. Gaming-style controllers are simply much less appealing to non-gamers than directly seeing your hands. I’ve spent a lot of time in platforms like AltSpaceVR- Leap Motion is by far my preferred method of input. HTC released an SDK which allows developers to add finger tracking to their Vive or Vive Pro apps.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The SDK is available as a free plugin for Unity or Unreal Engine. Gaming-style controllers are simply much less appealing to non-gamers than directly seeing your hands. I’ve spent a lot of time in platforms like AltSpaceVR- Leap Motion is by far my preferred method of input. The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President.

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All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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This new HoloLens has for sure made a huge leap forward for what concerns comfort. The new HoloLens features: Eye tracking Full hands tracking (a la Leap Motion) Voice commands understanding. All this study of the UX using the hands reminded me a lot of Leap Motion’s work, exactly as the fact that Microsoft plans to create a sense of phantom touch of the hands by the use of visual cues and sound cues that pop when you touch virtual objects with your hands.

GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Superhot VR Wins Best VR Game At GDC Awards Despite Running In 2017 Too. Oculus’ Hardware Reports Reveal Less Than Half Of Gear Owners Use Motion Controller. Magic Leap’s Design Discussion Reveals Very Few Real Details (Surprise!). Amazing New Leap Motion Concept Videos. They Suspect Nothing Is Coatsink’s First Game For Oculus Go. Catch & Release Is A Gorgeous New VR Fishing Game. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support.

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.

What every VR game engine needs

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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. But one topic that is often overlooked is that VR game engine also have to deal with a wide variety of VR peripherals, each with their own API. A non-VR engine primarily interfaces with a game controller, keyboard and mouse. Every permutation of VR device and game engine may have value.

OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality

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Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. We see headsets, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs, and body suits. They need software: game engine plugins, compatible content and software utilities. Many game engines—such as Unity, Unreal, and SteamVR—immediately support it. Some accept a high-end gaming PC, while others prefer inexpensive Android machines.

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Also website like WEARVR get a chance to grow without the company software distribution platforms, I see that there are appearing more OSVR games every week. The other side of the belt clip is connected to the headset itself, there is an extra USB port on the belt clip, this is probably for devices such as a Leap Motion. Gaming. After setting up Steam you can switch the OSVR Sever on, Start SteamVR and start the VR game of your choice. Game engines.

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. Location-based games are already popular, with over a billion downloads of Pokemon Go in the three years since it launched, and over 20B kilometers walked playing the game. In another scenario, we may see game engines dominant, like Unity or Unreal.

OSVR Roadmap: Creating an Ecosystem of Interoperable VR Hardware and Software

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Since the OSVR launch in January this year, nearly 250 organizations including Intel, NVIDIA, Xilinx, Ubisoft, Leap Motion, and many others have joined the OSVR ecosystem. Concurrent with the expansion of the OSVR community, the capabilities of the software platform have grown by leaps and bounds. Just like you don’t need to upgrade your word processor when you buy a new printer, you should not have to upgrade your game when a new HMD becomes available.

All you need to know on Oculus Connect 6: the most important news in one single article!

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So, basically, you connect with a USB cable your Quest to your PC, and you can play PC VR games, on the Oculus Store, Steam or Viveport. In the meantime, the headset sends the pose of the headset and the controllers to the PC , so that the PC can render the frames and execute the logic of the game for the next frame. You will be able to start a game, or choose a movie to watch in VR without having to use a controller anymore! Announced Games.

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OSVR - a Look Ahead

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Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. We see goggles, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs and body suits. They need software: game engine plugins, compatible content and software utilities. Many game engines – such as Unity, Unreal and SteamVR- immediately support it. Some accept a high-end gaming PC, while others prefer inexpensive Android machines.

The XR Week Peek (2021.05.24): Snap releases new Spectacles AR glasses, Quest releases runtime v29, and more!

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This is super cool for us Youtubers to record gameplay video and comment them on the fly Ability to apply a live overlay of yourself taken from the camera of your phone superimposed on the images of the game you are recording (at the moment only for iPhones).

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