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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HTC and Valve do this with their Vive controllers that are super low latency and extremely accurate and Oculus does this with their touch controllers and their extremely natural ergonomics. 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’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.

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. The experience within the headset will be at least a couple of frames behind what you would experience on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Setup your Google Cardboard with Leap Motion Controller.

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. I’ve tried them all: I was so curious about them that I took out my Leap Motion and used some tape to attach it to my Oculus Rift CV1, that in the end, was something like a mummy headset. A great job by Leap Motion engineers!

New Feature in Quest Update Could Bolster WebXR Use

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Meta is rolling out update v37 for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 bringing quality-of-life improvements like interface tweaks and tracking support for the Apple Magic Keyboard. Previously if you looked at your palm and made a pinching gesture it would open the usual Oculus menu.

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 Rift from Facebook-owned Oculus or a Vive from HTC can track your head throughout a room, but these “outside-in” systems require careful placement, or mounting, of sensors around the perimeter of the room for a full experience.

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

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Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Recommended: Google Chrome. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. 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. Recommended: Google Chrome.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

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Oculus releases hands tracking SDK, official Link cable for Quest and more. This has been a great week for all Oculus Quest users and developers. Oculus has also finally released the official 5-meters optical fiber cable to be used with Oculus Link.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.22): Oculus working on AR glasses with Luxottica, Apple glasses FOV discovered and much more!

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Considering that Facebook is very smart also in leaking misleading info (as it has happened with the “Monterey” headset ), this can also be a move from Menlo Park to create hype for the upcoming Oculus Connect 6 and the AR glasses that will be teased there. The Oculus Connect 6 is coming! Next week, on Wednesday and Thursday, Oculus will hold his yearly gathering, where it will showcase all its newest innovations. Games on Oculus Quest are selling really well.

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2014: A Year in Virtual Superlatives

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The experience used an Oculus DK1 (vintage!) While we love to chart new territory, the monthly SFHTML5 meetup at Google SF holds a special place in our hearts. The post 2014: A Year in Virtual Superlatives appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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. On the other hand, being able to control movement reduces the experience of motion sickness. Avoid rotating or moving the horizon line or other large components of the environment unless it corresponds with the user’s real-world motions.

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

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Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. 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.” ” Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Jamming with Leap. ” Created by a team of four student developers, Jamming with Leap lets you create melodies on a virtual Hang. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift.

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? On our YouTube channel , for example, we show how to combine the Oculus and iPhone , turning it into the input device. In addition to VR, we work with AR on various devices: mobile platforms, Google Glass, Epson Moverio.

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A Hands on Look at the State of Input in VR

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Oculus Touch controllers were just announced to ship late in 2016. Xbox gamepads shipped with the Oculus Rift headset. Though Oculus Rift no longer comes bundled with an Xbox controller, there are still titles being made that are compatible with gamepads across Steam, Oculus Store, and the Playstation Store. Google Daydream View plus 3DOF controller. Google Daydream Controller. Oculus Go Controller. Oculus Touch hand controllers.

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. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion.

VR Fitness Startup YUR Secures $1.1M Investment, Releases Calorie-counting Software for Quest

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Having launched its pilot program on PC VR earlier this year, YUR is now officially making its software available on Oculus Quest. The plug-in tracks calories burned while in any VR game or app while using Quest, and also extends to a mobile app that syncs to Apple Health and Google Fit. You won’t find YUR on the Oculus Store though, at least not yet. SEE ALSO Ultrahaptics Relaunches as 'Ultraleap' After Leap Motion Acquisition. “We

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.31): Oculus becomes Facebook Reality Labs, Horizon gets revealed and more!

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Facebook Connect is coming September, 16th Oculus de facto rebranded as Facebook Reality Labs. Oculus is de facto no more. This week, Facebook has finally announced the date of the Oculus Connect 7, which is September, 16th. You can now try Google’s volumetric videos.

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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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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.01): Facebook is very confident in Quest 2 sales, Valve is working on Neural Interfaces, and more!

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Oculus official side distribution platform is coming soon. Last year, Facebook announced that it was going to release in 2021 a new side content distribution platform for the Oculus Quest. Google makes Tilt Brush opensource. Oculus Quest is coming to Korea.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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

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

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Good luck in understanding them in Mandarin… Google translates them in weird ways like “Machine Box giant screen viewing mode” What the heck… With this multimode, HTC tries from one side to showcase the capabilities of the Focus Plus and its openness , on the other it tries to remedy to the fact that Viveport M currently doesn’t have great content. Hit Motion: Reloaded.

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. With my left motion controller (in this case Oculus Touch) I can change the tools in my hand to suit a variety of different needs. Leap Motion support is included for example, allowing you to bring hand-tracking into the experience.

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Stereopsia report / 1: hands-on with Presenz, Antilatency, full-body on Quest and more!

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I found very interesting that they are trying to create full-body VR content for the Oculus Quest. I have instead tried another demo for Oculus Quest called Anamika, where you impersonate a four-armed Indian goddess. An Oculus Go with the picture of a painting attached to it.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

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The shape of the controllers is slightly different than the one of the Oculus Touch, though, and there is a ring that surrounds the wrist of the user. There is also “finger-tracking” a la Valve Index , but just for the thumb, index, and middle finger (so, it is more a la Oculus Touch).

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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I think that Gartner was not referring to the consumer market, where VR is still unripe (even if devices like the Oculus Quest and the Vive Focus Plus are helping it in becoming more widespread), but at the B2B one, where VR is already helping companies to spare money (e.g. Header image by Leap Motion). According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one.

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. This take on AR is what Oculus’ chief scientist, Michael Abrash called “ Augmented Virtual Reality. Most high-end virtual reality headsets today use what’s called outside-in positional tracking.

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. Better yet, download the HD videos for Kolor Eyes, which includes VR support for the Oculus Rift. Check out their guide to setting up the Oculus Rift , download HD videos from their video gallery , and grab some popcorn!

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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. This provides Leap Motion type hand tracking as well as six-degrees-of-freedom, room-scale positional tracking. Intel demonstrates “Merged Reality” wireless VR headset, Project Alloy.

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. This provides Leap Motion type hand tracking as well as six-degrees-of-freedom, room-scale positional tracking. Intel demonstrates “Merged Reality” wireless VR headset, Project Alloy.

WCVRI Day 1: Hands-on RealMax AR glasses and Droolon F1 eye tracking!

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Even with the organizers of the event, I have to speak mostly in Chinese (hence my headache) and use a lot of Baidu Fanyi (the Chinese counterpart of Google Translate). The virtual elements spanned all my FOV until the frame of the glasses , and this was another smart thing, because my brain was ok to see that there were holograms only inside the frame of the glass, and then after the frame there was nothing anymore (it is the same trick of Magic Leap ).

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.21): Daydream is dead, Varjo VR-2 is out, Sony makes AR glasses and much more!

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Image by Google). Google’s next flagship phone, the Pixel 4, won’t be compatible with Daydream View headset and Google has also stopped selling the Daydream View. Google will continue to keep the servers up to let existing Daydream users continue using the apps, but there will be no new apps, no new products and no new sales of the hardware. VR-2 Pro adds an integrated Leap Motion and a 10m cable. Header image by Google).

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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. Now in its 3rd year, the annual Proto Awards have shadowed Oculus’ developer conference Connect since the first event, with an aim to celebrate the best that this new immersive industry has to offer. Pearl – Google Spotlight Studios. Tilt Brush – Google.

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. Apple begins its World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, June 3rd; Microsoft, Facebook (Oculus), Google, Amazon, Snap, and Magic Leap, had theirs earlier in the year. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

Look and Reach into Another Layer of Reality

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Experimental headsets are changing how we see the world, either by creating the virtual worlds of our imaginations, like the Oculus Rift, or adding ghostly layers on top of the real world, like Google Glass.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap may be in trouble, but its CEO remains confident. It seems that soon it will release a refresh of the Magic Leap One , but we have to see if this will be enough. More info (Report on Magic Leap) More info (Rony Abovitz’s tweet).

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. Picking up awards at two industry shows, VR Roulette combined Oculus Rift and Leap Motion controller s to plunge players into a virtually interactive casino. UCI Google Glass.