Leap Motion Update Improves Physics, Supports Rift And Vive Controllers

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Fully functioning hand-tracking might be a ways off from becoming the standard form of VR input, but Leap Motion is making a big step toward that future today, taking its Interaction development engine to 1.0 Leap Motion has built a new user interface module that allows developers to create their own accessible menus and systems that can be navigated a little like Tom Cruise navigates menus in Minority Report. Tagged with: leap motion Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Qualcomm’s Standalone VR Is Getting Embedded Leap Motion Hand Tracking

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Thankfully, the team at Leap Motion have been working tirelessly to deliver hand tracking and late last year launched their much more compact hand tracking solution specifically aimed at mobile form factors.

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Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

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VR and AR headsets are heading to market from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others that have a wide range of capabilities. Just last week we learned about Facebook’s plan for a $200 headset that occupies the low end of the market while Google continues work on a six degrees of freedom standalone headset. This potential likely figured into the $50 million Series C funding raised by Leap Motion.

Design Sprints at Leap Motion: A Playground of 3D User Interfaces

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Click To Tweet When someone first puts on a Leap Motion-enabled VR headset, it often seems like they’re rediscovering how to use their own hands. Designing virtual interactions for human arms, hands, and fingers means digging into the range of motion of shoulders, elbows, and wrists.

VR Prototyping for Less Than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge

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63 for the Leap Motion Controller and VR Developer Mount , now on sale in our web store. 15 for a Google Cardboard viewer. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Install the Leap Motion Orion software.

Google’s Standalone Headsets Use Snapdragon 835 VR Platform

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Yesterday we learned that Google is teaming up with Qualcomm to produce a new line of standalone VR headsets, made in partnership with companies like HTC and Lenovo. It featured a 2560×1440 AMOLED display, 6DoF tracking, eye tracking, foveated rendering and and even hand-tracking by way of Leap Motion integration. Which, if any, of these features are included in the reference design now that Qualcomm has partnered with Google remains unclear.

Designing VR Tools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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At a recent Designers + Geeks talk , Jody Medich and Daniel Plemmons talked about some of the discoveries our team has made (and the VR best practices we’ve developed) while building VR experiences with the Oculus Rift and the Leap Motion Controller. Google Cardboard and the DK2), which focus strongly on one aspect of the experience, and big bets (e.g. Here’s what we’ve learned building menus for Leap Motion. VR is a double-edged sword.

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

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Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Recommended: Google Chrome. Leap Commander. Leap Commander makes it possible to build a database of hand signs and add snapshots to help your custom commander make better choices. “In Leap Opticals.

Designing Physical Interactions for Objects That Don’t Exist

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This is the philosophy behind the Leap Motion Interaction Engine , which is built to handle low-level physics interactions and make them feel familiar. The post Designing Physical Interactions for Objects That Don’t Exist appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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The system is already used on the $3,000 HoloLens, an advanced augmented reality system, but with it employed on a low-cost VR headset Microsoft may have leapfrogged efforts by both Facebook and Google, powered by Windows.

Reality is Your Instrument: Composing in Soundscape VR

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Designed for the Oculus Rift, it’s available free for Mac and Windows on the Leap Motion App Store. Nowadays, I jam around with Reason, Figure, and also Collider for Leap Motion. Integrating the Leap Motion controller with the Oculus Rift in Unity3D was pretty easy.

Reaching for New Social Realities with AltspaceVR’s Cymatic Bruce

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Nonverbal communication has been huge for us, where we can have people wave, give the Fonzi ‘eyyyy, air quotes, thumbs up… especially with Leap Motion Orion. What’s best about the hand tracking from Leap Motion is that it’s feeding from the actual hands from the person.

Take an Infrared #Selfie, Sculpt Pottery in VR, and 15 More Art/Music Experiences

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A new motion capture and animation plugin for Autodesk MotionBuilder 2016, Hand Capture lets you “capture hand and finger movement in real time directly inside MotionBuilder.” Jamming with Leap. ” Recommended: Google Chrome.

VR Trauma and 3D Design @ LA Hacks 2015

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This weekend, Team Leap Motion made the trip from San Francisco to join over 1500 students at the Pauley Pavilion for LA Hacks. 3D design always gets us excited at Leap Motion, and this experimental Autodesk Maya 2015 integration made a big impression. Map Motion.

Ergonomics in VR Design

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The Oculus Best Practices , Designing for Google Cardboard , and other resources cover this issue in great detail, but no guide to VR design and development would be complete without it. Restrict Motions to Interaction.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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Google – Daydream View. Leap MotionLeap Motion. Google – Tilt Brush. GoogleGoogle Earth VR. Google – Tabel. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

HTC Aims to Create a ‘Mobile OpenVR’ in China with Vive Wave VR Platform

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It’s a pretty bold step by the company to do for China what Google is trying to do for the West with Daydream, and it seems the scale is much larger in scope given the number of partners already on board and the types of headsets capable of entry.

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Simple, Elegant, Fun: Hauhet + Paper Plane by VRARlab

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With Paper Plane , we studied the basic features of Leap Motion using fairly simple mechanics. What was it like incorporating Leap Motion into your Unity workflow? In addition to VR, we work with AR on various devices: mobile platforms, Google Glass, Epson Moverio.

‘HOLO CUBE’ Lets You Hold And Play With AR In The Palm Of Your Hand

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I didn’t have a Leap Motion attachment and I knew that my hands weren’t actually tracked, but the overwhelming sense of presence when I tried VR for the very first time was enough to momentarily fool me.

Stereo Labs Unveils ‘Linq’ – A Mixed Reality Headset For The Living Room

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This system makes the headset dependent on static hardware, however, and so top engineers at Oculus , HTC and Google are all racing to crack the inside-out code first. Most high-end virtual reality headsets today use what’s called outside-in positional tracking.

VRvisu Lets Doctors Study Patient’s Tumors In VR

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Smith has been using an HTC Vive for the project though, instead of the kit’s position-tracked controllers, he can be seen on News 4 Jax using a Leap Motion sensor for hand-tracking. In some cases, doctors are also using 3D visualizations to help better inform patients of their conditions, while in one case a heart scan brought to life inside Google Cardboard even helped save a baby’s life.

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

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Pearl – Google Spotlight Studios. Tilt Brush – Google. Tilt Brush – Google (Winner) . Blocks – Leap Motion. Pearl – Google Spotlight Stories (Winner). Pearl – Google Spotlight Stories. Best Overall: Tilt Brush – Google (Winner) .

HTC Announces Vive Standalone For The Chinese Market

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Earlier this year HTC became an official partner with Google in producing a Daydream-based standalone VR headset under the Vive brand. It looks like it will access HTC’s storefront, called Viveport, to get to virtual worlds rather than Google Play. Microsoft, meanwhile, is partnering to release a series of Windows-powered VR headsets that require a PC to operate but also include motion controllers.

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These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards

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Leap Motion. Google – Tilt Brush. GoogleGoogle Earth VR. Google – Tabel. As we reported last February , VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. VR Headset of the Year : HTC Vive. Oculus Rift. Razer OSVR. Sony PlayStation VR.

GameFace Plans GF-LD Headset With SteamVR And Android Support

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Both headsets are said to feature a Tegra chip and 2560 x 1440 OLED displays, along with Leap Motion, front-facing stereo cameras and eye-tracking. The VR industry is moving a lot faster than it did in 2013 — when GameFace started — and companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook are racing to provide better and more convenient solutions built by ever-growing teams. GameFace Labs is a company I’ve seen at countless VR events.

Gravity Sketch Is An Impressive VR 3D Modelling Tool Available Today

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Between Google’s Tilt Brush and Blocks and Oculus’ Medium and Quill you might not think there’s much room for more creative experiences within VR. Leap Motion support is included for example, allowing you to bring hand-tracking into the experience.

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Intel’s Project Alloy Demonstrates “Merged Reality”

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Project Alloy stands alone among the current lineup of technologies available because it isn’t tethered to a desktop computer like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, nor does it use a smartphone like Google Cardboard, Gear VR or Google Daydream.

Kolor’s VR Movies Let You Paraglide with Batman (Seriously)

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These are just some of the videos that you can dive into with Kolor’s 360° video player Kolor Eyes, now featured on the Leap Motion Developer Gallery. To explore the video in 360 degrees, you’ll need to watch the video in Google Chrome.

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. Today’s VR systems are both fantastic and restrictive: they blow you away, but it’s clear how far they have to go.

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Experiential Technology Event Shows How Far VR Has To Go

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Above: David Holz, founder of Leap Motion, shows off hand-tracking in VR. The headset used sensors to detect my fingers, using software from Leap Motion. Thanks to all of our efforts, VR is going to leap ahead in the next five years….The

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

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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. Pearl – Google Spotlight Studios. Tilt Brush – Google. Blocks – Leap Motion.

Insights into the Public Perception of VR from Viral Video Reactions

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She shot a video of of her co-worker in VR trying out the latest Leap Motion Orion update, and tweeted it out saying “This is the future.”

Intel’s Project Alloy Demonstrates “Merged Reality”

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Project Alloy stands alone among the current lineup of technologies available because it isn’t tethered to a desktop computer like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, nor does it use a smartphone like Google Cardboard, Gear VR or Google Daydream.

Pokémon Go Is a Game-Changer, What Can Augmented Reality Do Next?

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Despite being an emerging concept for the last few years, Google’s April Fools-joke-turned-into-reality made the technology a mass hit. UCI Google Glass.

Samsung Gear VR tips and tricks: Get started with your mobile headset

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So if this is a gift (and you know their Google Play store), you can save some faffing by getting it ready first. We're still waiting for sign of these handheld Rink controllers too and future versions of the Gear VR should come with Leap Motion hand tracking.

Augmented World Expo (AWE 2016)

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were part of the exhibitor list along with a balanced mix of big, medium, and small sized companies and startups such as Leap Motion , DAQRI , Intel , and Epson.

uSens to Host an Augmented Reality Meetup with General Assembly This Tuesday November 14th

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Before joining uSens in early 2016, Jan worked on strategic accounts for Tier 1 motion sensor customers at InvenSense, the motion tracking company. Rick is now actively working on titles for both Apple ARKit and Google ARCore. She also developed the optical system and hardware design for a $100 AR headset that was more powerful than Google Glass in early 2013 when no one else had a headset on the market.

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. Google Glass has not been as successful as hoped. Magic Leap is not commercial yet. Introduction OSVR is an open source software platform and VR goggle. Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR.

Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset

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When we first saw images of the HoloLens, we described it as "part Google Glass, part Oculus Rift, part helmet from RoboCop". Think of the Leap Motion modelling and sculpting apps for an idea of the potential here, coupled with the ability to move around objects.

A Social VR Experiment

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After a quick Google search, I decided to try Beloola , a social WebVR website with spaces you can enter. As we met more new friends, we realized that something important differentiated our avatars: some people had hands with free-range motion, and others did not. Hi Everyone!