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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Report: Google To Acquire Light Field Capture Studio Lytro. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. Google Highlights New ARCore Apps Including Tamagotchi And eBay.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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That’s the problem we’re likely to see with the Google-partnered Lenovo Mirage Solo , with its pointer-only hand controller. Simple pointer-based hand controls from Google and Samsung.

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