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. Since VRidge and our Unity Core Assets both take advantage of OpenVR, it’s possible for you to build and test your project using this minimal setup. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Setup your Google Cardboard with Leap Motion Controller.

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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. With our Interaction Engine Unity package, prototyping these kinds of physically inspired interfaces is easier than ever. Designing virtual interactions for human arms, hands, and fingers means digging into the range of motion of shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Each stage is at your fingertips w/ #LeapMotion #Unity.

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!

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. Over time, my interest shifted to Unity3D, and now I love to tinker with new hardware like the Leap Motion, Oculus Rift, or Kinect – which led to experiments like Hoverboard VR , Polyrider , and Soundscape VR. Nowadays, I jam around with Reason, Figure, and also Collider for Leap Motion.

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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. 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.

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. Even in VR we see early examples like the very nice implementation in Google Blocks. The hierarchy for the finished widget shows how the classes from the diagram above sit together in the Unity scene.

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. Voice input is something Microsoft can do , but hand-tracking is a separate and enormously difficult problem despite companies like Leap Motion working hard at it.

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.” Created by Cipher Prime based on their art show We’ve Traveled So Far , #Headlight is an impressively innovative use of Leap Motion’s image passthrough – generating a Tron-style stream of liquid light that streams across the 3D objects captured by the twin infrared cameras.

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? Unity provides a very natural way for the implementation of VR in your project. 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

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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.

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. Our UI Widget for Unity had some interesting challenges along the way. VR is a double-edged sword.

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VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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Also announced was the judging panel that includes virtual reality experts such as Josh Naylor of Unity Technologies, Jenn Duong of Shiift, and CEO of Spiral Media Megan Gaiser. Google – Daydream View. Leap MotionLeap Motion. Google – Tilt Brush. GoogleGoogle Earth VR. Google – Tabel. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

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

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Presenz also offers a Unity plugin so that you can import this render file in Unity and so mix the resulting volumetric video with some real-time interactions that you add in the game engine.

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

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Facebook has acquired Ctrl+Labs some years ago, and now it is using its expertise to create a wristband that can sense the motion information that your brain is sending to your hands. Google halves its revenues on the Play Store. Learn more (XR Collaboration) Learn more (Unity College).

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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. Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support. Report: Google To Acquire Light Field Capture Studio Lytro. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. Magic Leap Teases ‘Cool News’ As ‘Mag!c

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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Then, you can create MR applications, and so code in Unity and at the same time see the preview of your 3D game in 3D in front of you. Unity releases the XR Interaction Toolkit. The plugin is currently in preview, and Unity seeks feedback for fixing the bugs and adding new features.

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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. These accessories could include Leap Motion, VR input gloves, 6DoF controllers and even eye-tracking solutions if manufacturers are so willing, Engadget reports.

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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. This makes Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon the companies most likely to hire, acquire or build their way to a platform in VR. Microsoft and Google secured numerous manufacturing partners over the years in building out influence over the PC and phone industries.

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.

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. Many game engines – such as Unity, Unreal and SteamVR- immediately support it. 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!

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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. Unity is offering 3 months of Free Learning so that you can sharp your development skills. Yes, Android, Google.