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


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. Using Gravity Sketch to mark out ranges of comfortable motion, pivoting at my shoulders, elbows, and wrists. What kinds of 3D UIs would you like to see, touch, and create with these tools?

Exclusive: Scaffolding in VR – Interaction Design for Easy & Intuitive Building

Road to VR

Barrett is the Lead VR Interactive Engineer for Leap Motion. Through a mix of prototyping, tools and workflow building with a user driven feedback loop, Barrett has been pushing, prodding, lunging, and poking at the boundaries of computer interaction. Martin is Lead Virtual Reality Designer and Evangelist for Leap Motion. Barrett and Martin are part of the elite Leap Motion team presenting substantive work in VR/AR UX in innovative and engaging ways.


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

The Ghost Howls

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!

Building a Playground of 3D User Interfaces


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. What kinds of 3D UIs would you like to see, touch, and create with these tools?

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


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. Created by a London-based startup, this new release isn’t so much about artistic expression (though that’s completely possible) as it is a genuine tool for creating professional 3D models. With a flat surface tool I can ensure straight lines don’t ever wobble and make flat objects.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


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. The Chinese company is also making a standalone VR headset for Google’s upcoming WorldSense platform and a standalone device for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality platform. San Francisco-based Leap Motion has raised a $50M Series C for their hand- and finger-tracking technology.

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


During the 3D Jam, I was surprised by the lack of tools like this. If I could have found a professional tool like this, I would have been begging my boss to buy it!”. Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Recommended: Google Chrome. HoloData is a VR visualization tool that lets you experience three-axis graph data over time. Leap Commander. Leap Opticals. Recommended: Google Chrome.

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Scaffolding in VR: Interaction Design for Stacking and Assembly


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. Even in VR we see early examples like the very nice implementation in Google Blocks. Photo credits: Leap Motion, CanStock, Medium, Google, Sunghoon Jung, Epic Games.

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


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. Here are some of the essential insights they want you to know about designing VR tools and experiences: 0:00. Google Cardboard and the DK2), which focus strongly on one aspect of the experience, and big bets (e.g.

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Reaching for New Social Realities with AltspaceVR’s Cymatic Bruce


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. People like to talk about the uncanny valley when it refers to faces, but for me, uncanny valley also refers to motion and other body parts as well.

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


All the tools you’ll need are at your fingertips, and Archy is there with his professional architectural suggestions.” 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, Mac, Linux with tool tracking enabled. Jamming with Leap. ” Recommended: Google Chrome.

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


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? What types of tools or building blocks have helped you create a sense of immersion? In addition to VR, we work with AR on various devices: mobile platforms, Google Glass, Epson Moverio. The post Simple, Elegant, Fun: Hauhet + Paper Plane by VRARlab appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

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.

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

The Ghost Howls

Google makes Tilt Brush opensource. Google has just announced that the VR painting program Tilt Brush has been put opensource on GitHub. The bad news is that this means that Google has abandoned it. Google is becoming well-known for abandoning the interesting project it creates.

VRvisu Lets Doctors Study Patient’s Tumors In VR


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. VR is finding plenty of use as a healthcare tool with similar applications. It’s VR to the rescue yet again, as a new app built by a University of North Florida student could dramatically improve cancer treatment.

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


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. The phone is placed inside of a Google Cardboard-esque Merge VR headset with a little window so it can see the cube at all times. When I first tried out the Samsung Gear VR, I immediately reached out with my hands.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

The Ghost Howls

Numerous, underlying elements will need to be created (such as edge networking, high bandwidth and low-latency communications, standardized tools and content types for publishing into the AR cloud, management and delivery of content, and interoperability to ensure seamless and ubiquitous [rather than siloed] experiences) to enable this shift in how we organize and interact with digital content. Header image by Leap Motion).

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

The Ghost Howls

As you can see there are tools like Block Programming that can make life easier for non-developers. A guy and a girl from Prague showcased in Stereopsia a simple demo where you could play the piano with a Vive with a Leap Motion mounted on.

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!

The Ghost Howls

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).

HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

The Ghost Howls

But having seen Google taking a similar route, releasing a faceplate to add 6DOF controller tracking for Mirage Solo , I think that both companies realized that the hardware solution was a better solution at the moment. This is cool because without having to add external hardware like Leap Motion , all Vive Pro users will be able to use their hands inside VR experiences to interact with the VR environment.

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. The World Map in this world therefore isn’t a 2D street map like we have with Google Maps or Open Street Map, nor is it a 3D map with terrain and building volumes. Both Azure Spatial Anchors and Google Cloud Anchors are leveraging existing strengths in mapping towards the AR Cloud. Tools.

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


When we first saw images of the HoloLens, we described it as "part Google Glass, part Oculus Rift, part helmet from RoboCop". What's more interesting is that you can sync multiple headsets together over an internet connection, which should make it a more useful collaboration tool. Blending virtual models, environments and 'holograms' with well, reality means that the lenses are transparent like those found in Google Glass and rival smartglasses and goggles from Sony and others.

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

The Ghost Howls

And the moderation tools look like a scary Big Brother where you may always be controlled by some person from Facebook. Ultraleap (previously known also as Leap Motion) has struck a great deal with Qualcomm. You can now try Google’s volumetric videos.

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Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

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We did a project just using Google's hand tracking library. Alan: With Facebook now working on AR, and you've got Magic Leap, and Microsoft's Hololens. And, you know, Magic Leap-- people are going to expect when they walk around holograms, they stay put. Are things like midair haptics-- I know-- I guess Leap Motion would be a competitor to you guys, even though they're using a hardware solution to do that.

A Social VR Experiment


I am a technologist and artist, interested in the design of media production tools. 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. It was no question, however, that the avatars with full hand motion felt the most expressive. Hi Everyone!

OSVR - a Look Ahead


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. Augmented reality tools detect objects in video feeds. 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.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’ve used Google search to find all the pages with references to Del Mar in the Oculus website, and all the docs are identical to the previous versions. And also some people of my family are now enjoying it since it is a great tool to escape the isolation we are forced into.