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. There is not even an assembly kit like with Google Cardboards.

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.

Leap Motion tracking v4 sample apps show how Virtual Reality UX should be made

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This is because Leap Motion has announced its v4 version of the tracking runtime and with it three demos to showcase the new tracking functionalities: Cat Explorer, Particles, and Paint. A great job by Leap Motion engineers!

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.

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.

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.

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.

AR+VR Weekly: ARKit apps hit 13M downloads, Leap Motion’s “virtual wearables” and Ready Player One hits theaters

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: ARKit apps hit 13 million downloads , Leap Motion’s virtual wearable concept , and will the debut of Ready Player One increase VR sales ?

Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

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Asia VR Headsets baofeng baofeng mojing china vr chinese vr Daydream gear vr google daydream leap motion mobile VR samsung samsung gear vrBaofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0,

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AR+VR Weekly: Slump in AR+VR headsets, Leap Motion AR table tennis demo and no-go to Xbox VR/MR

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: IDC releases new AR+VR headset numbers, Leap Motion demos Project North Star and Microsoft says no to Xbox VR/MR. Meanwhile, Leap Motion released a new demo of its open-source AR headset, Project North Star, in action playing a game of augmented reality table tennis. .

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Unlike the Lucasfilm AR headset, which uses a smartphone to power it (like the Google Daydream or the Samsung Gear VR does), the company says this concept is a standalone, self-powered headset. GOOGLE GLASS IS BACK AND READY FOR BUSINESS.

Building a Playground of 3D User Interfaces

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At Leap Motion, our team is constantly pushing the boundaries of our interactive VR toolkit. We built the Leap Motion Interaction Engine to give developers the power to define the physical laws of the virtual universe. Since the iPhone introduced multi-touch input in 2007, we’ve seen 2D touchscreen interaction design evolve into a responsive, motion-filled language. ” Tagged with: leap motion Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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.

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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.

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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.

AR+VR Weekly: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions & Google Lens sees billions

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: AR Big Ben, 2018 Apple acquisitions and Google Lens sees billions. Funomena launches Luma for Magic Leap ( The Verge ).

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.

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.

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Scaffolding in VR: Interaction Design for Stacking and Assembly

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Check out our results below or download the example demo from the Leap Motion Gallery. The advanced hand-based physics layer of the Leap Motion Interaction Engine makes the foundational elements of grabbing and releasing virtual objects feel natural.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Hands-on: LetinAR Brings a Larger FOV & Depth of Field to AR with ‘Pinhole Effect’ Optics

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In contrast to HoloLens 2 or Magic Leap One, PinMR doesn’t use waveguides, which the company says cuts down manufacturing complexity and cost.

VEC 2019 – All the most important news from the Vive Ecosystem Conference

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The SDK will support eye-tracked foveation and fixed foveation (like the one of Oculus Go); The Vive Focus will soon have finger tracking : for every hand, you will be able to have something similar to what Leap Motion offers. Hit Motion: Reloaded.

A Hands on Look at the State of Input in VR

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Google Daydream View plus 3DOF controller. Many mobile headsets, like the Google Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR, become fully functional as soon as you slide your compatible smartphone into them. Google Daydream Controller. Virtual Motion Labs. LEAP Motion.

Nominate Projects And Teams For The VR Awards 2018

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The VR Awards which saw the likes of AMD Studios, Oculus, HTC, Google, Framestore, Rebellion, Leap Motion, Epic Games and many more has continued to grow, while introducing new categories aimed at celebrating the best in VR.

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

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HTC tells Road to VR that this function is specifically for coarse gesture recognition, not finger-level tracking like you might expect from something like Leap Motion.

Tomorrow's Tech Today: Takeaways From Augmented World Expo 2019

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RealMax's AR and VR device with hand tracking by Leap Motion and an epic 102-degree field of view, was used for a multiplayer AR game which involved grabbing fish and knocking over boxes. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

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.

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Realmax Qian Is A Light, Fully Wireless AR/VR Headset With A 100-degree FOV

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Though the headset isn’t as fancy-looking as Magic Leap One, it features a much wider 100.8-degree field of view, filling enough of your eye space to feel immersive, and is compatible with prescription glasses rather than requiring special lenses. One missing element in the core hardware is hand tracking, but there’s a USB port on the headset’s front that can connect easily to a Leap Motion gesture sensor.