The Design & Implementation of Hand-tracking in ‘Myst’

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Using Presence Platform’s upgraded Hand Tracking API , we introduced Hand Tracking with our most recent update to Myst on the Meta Quest Platform, titled ‘Hands & More’ We’re super excited to finally let folks play Myst on Quest without physical controllers!

Meta Releases ‘First Hand’ Demo to Showcase Quest Hand-tracking to Developers

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Meta this week released a new demo app called First Hand to showcase the kind of experiences that developers can build with the company’s controllerless hand-tracking tools. But what’s better than a good hands-on example?

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Google’s Owlchemy Labs Teases Its First Multiplayer VR Game & It’s All About Hand Tracking

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Owlchemy Labs, the Google-owned VR studio known for Job Simulator (2016) and Cosmosmious High (2022) , teased a new multiplayer VR game that’s built from the ground-up for hand tracking interactions.

Oculus ‘First Steps’ Now Works With Quest Hand-Tracking

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‘First Steps With Hand Tracking’ and ‘Tiny Castle’ are available now via the Oculus App Lab. It was back in 2019 that Facebook first began rolling out support for hand tracking on the Oculus Quest.

‘Clash Of Chefs VR’ Adds Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest

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Get your hands dirty with this week’s exciting update. The frantic food game Clash of Chefs VR just received a major update that lets you ditch your Oculus Touch controllers and cook delicious cartoon food with your own two hands.

HTC Improves Hand Tracking On The VIVE Focus 3

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A new firmware update introduces six predefined hand gestures and opens up quality-of-life opportunities. One of the VIVE Focus 3’s most exciting features is the AI-powered hand-tracking. The post HTC Improves Hand Tracking On The VIVE Focus 3 appeared first on VRScout.

Four Quest 2 Apps Making Use of Hand-tracking 2.0 Improvements

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Alongside the announcement that Quest 2 is getting upgraded controllerless hand-tracking which improves robustness, Meta revealed that it had given select developers access to the tech ahead of time, some of which used it to directly improve their apps. Hand Physics Lab.

Hand Tracking Comes To Nreal AR Glasses

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High fidelity hand tracking lets you pinch, grab, and zoom in AR. To bring hand tracking to Nreal Light glasses, Clay AIR took advantage of the embedded spatial cameras built into the headset to overlay a 3D hand skeleton model in full HD on top of your physical hand.

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Let You Touch Type Without Needing a Keyboard

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Facebook’s Reality Labs (FRL) today revealed new research into hand tracking which aims to bring touch typing to AR/VR users, all without the need of a physical keyboard. “This, along with a language model, predicts what people intended to type despite ambiguous hand motion.

VR Hand Tracking Shooter ‘Finger Gun VR’ Launches Official Kickstarter

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Unlike conventional VR shooters which rely upon motion controllers to fire weapons and interact with the in-game world, Finger Gun VR claims to be the first VR first-person shooter powered entirely by hand tracking. A childhood fantasy brought to life on SteamVR and Oculus headsets.

Hand Tracking Wristband Brings More Detailed Hand Movements To VR & AR

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A wristband with four thermal sensors promises a more detailed hand tracking experience. Instead of firing webs, however, this device captures your hand movements and then transfers that data to a tethered Raspberry Pi-powered device connected to a computer.

Case Study: The Design Behind ‘Cubism’s’ Hand-tracking

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Hand tracking first became available on the Oculus Quest back in late 2019. Out of enthusiasm for this new input method, I published a demo of Cubism to SideQuest with experimental hand tracking support only a few days later. Ghost Hands. Dynamic Hand Smoothing.

Miniature Beat Saber Powered By Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Looks Incredible

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When he’s not serving as the head of AR & VR at Shopify, Daniel Beauchamp, better known by his online handle “ Push Matrix “, is pushing the boundaries of Oculus Quest hand tracking technology and sharing his wild experiments with the online community.

Leading Hand-tracking Company Ultraleap Raises $82 Million Investment

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Ultraleap, a leading company focused on hand-tracking interfaces, this week announced it has secured a £60 million (~$82 million) Series D investment, with the goal of expanding its hand-tracking and mid-air haptic tech in the XR space and beyond.

Latest Oculus Quest Update Introduces Auto Hand Tracking Functionality

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You can now switch to hand-tracking by simply putting down your Touch controllers. The most noteworthy of which, a new hand-tracking option that — when enabled, allows you to automatically switch between your Oculus Touch controllers and hand-tracking mode.

Hands-on Vive Focus Plus Hand Tracking SDK

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I have just tried the hands tracking solution offered on the Vive Focus Plus by the Vive Hands Tracking SDK and I want to tell you what has been my experience with it and how it does compare with other hands tracking technologies, like the ones offered by Facebook or UltraLeap.

The Importance of Hand Tracking UX Design

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The article Dejan has written is a big collection of tutorials, suggestions, and tips about developing applications that use hand tracking. Your hand tracking UX design determines how your users will experience your application. How to Set Up Hand Tracking in Unity 3D.

Qualcomm Signs “Multi-year” Deal to Bring Ultraleap Hand-tracking to XR2 Headsets

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Qualcomm and Ultraleap today announced a “multi-year co-operation agreement” that will bring Ultraleap’s controllerless hand-tracking tech (formerly of Leap Motion) to XR headsets based on the Snapdragon XR2 chipset.

Oculus Browser Gets Experimental Hand-tracking Support on Quest

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A newly released update for the Oculus Browser on Quest includes full-finger hand-tracking support for WebXR projects. build of Oculus Browser, which now comes with a hand-tracking API and timewarp layer support, both of which are considered ‘experimental’ at this time.

Meta Reveals Hand-Tracking 2.0 For The Meta Quest 2

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Meta today announced a handful of significant updates on their way to the Presence Platform designed to improve its hand-tracking capabilities. This includes improved tracking, new gestures, and over-lapping hand movements just to name a few.

Oculus ‘Designing for Hands’ Document Introduces Best Practices for Quest Hand-tracking

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Hand-tracking on Quest rolled out as an experimental feature in late 2019, but Oculus is letting it gestate before it will accept third-party apps with hand-tracking. Hand-tracking brings many benefits to Quest, especially ease-of-use.

Quest Hand-tracking Graduates From Beta, Third-party Apps Launch Next Week

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Facebook introduced controllerless hand-tracking in beta on Oculus Quest late last year and it has remained an “experimental” feature ever since. Since late last year it’s been possible to enable hand-tracking on Quest as an experimental feature.

Unreal Engine Apps Can Now Be Built with Quest Hand-tracking

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An update to Oculus developer tools has brought a handful of updates, including support for Quest hand-tracking in Unreal Engine 4. Oculus released controllerless hand-tracking on Oculus Quest as a beta feature back in late 2019.

3D Puzzler ‘Cubism’ to Get Hand-tracking Support on Quest This Wednesday

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The 3D puzzler Cubism will be updated this Wednesday, March 17th, to support controller-less hand-tracking. Although the game is also available on Oculus PC and Steam, those versions of the game won’t support hand-tracking.

Hand Physics Lab Takes Oculus Quest Hand Tracking To New Heights

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Despite having only been available on Oculus Quest for roughly three months, independent developers have already established a sizable catalog of unique hand tracking applications pushing the boundaries of Oculus technology.

Hand Tracking Comes To Little Cities This Week On Quest

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Little Cities will receive hand tracking support this week on Oculus Quest and Meta Quest 2. After some discussions internally and a few requests from fans, Purple Yonder decided hand tracking support would be the game’s first big piece of post launch content.

Ultraleap Gemini is hands tracking at its best

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Today Ultraleap has officially released Gemini, the fifth-version of the hands tracking runtime. As usual, this article comes with a video version where I show you my hands-on session with Ultraleap Gemini! Ultraleap Gemini tracking. Very weird hand poses (e.g.

Silhouette Brings Novel Hand Tracking Puzzles To Quest In 2023

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Silhouette uses hand tracking to create an interesting puzzle game on Quest, but not in the way you might expect. If there was an ongoing theme for much of the discussion about boundary-pushing VR content at Gamescom this year, it was hand tracking.

Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Will Begin Rolling Out This Week

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Navigate the Quest Home interface and first-party Oculus apps with your bare hands. Originally revealed during Oculus Connect 6 this past September, native hand tracking for Oculus Quest headsets is scheduled to begin rolling out this week as part of software update v12. .

Three Totally Creative Uses of Quest Hand-tracking

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Controllerless hand-tracking on Quest is a great convenience feature. While we still expect controllers to be the go-to for hardcore games , there’s definitely opportunity for casual and novel games and experiences to prosper with hand-tracking. Thrown Hand.

Dev Tool Uses Quest Hand-tracking to Quickly Model Realistic Hand Poses for VR

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Developers often need to spend time hand animating the hand model so that it appears to hold each object in a realistic way. At minimum you need one custom hand-pose for every uniquely shaped object in a given game. SEE ALSO Three Totally Creative Uses of Quest Hand-tracking.

Waltz Of The Wizard Experiments With Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest

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A new video appears showing the potential of hand tracking in VR. When Facebook announced that they were bringing native hand tracking to the Oculus Quest back in September during Oculus Connect 6 , attendees gleamed with excitement.

Oculus Quest Hand-tracking Starts Rolling Out Today, Developer SDK Next Week

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Oculus announced today that hand-tracking on Quest is rolling out starting today with basic functionality. A hand-tracking SDK will be made available next week, giving developers the ability to create third-party applications which use the new feature.

VR Music Game ‘Unplugged’ Simulates The Rockstar Lifestyle Using Oculus Quest Hand-Tracking

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Unlike existing VR rhythm games like Beat Saber, Audica, and Synth Riders , Unplugged does away with gamepads and even the Touch controllers, instead relying on the Oculus Quest’s built-in hand-tracking. Shredding an air guitar never felt so good.

Oculus Claims Breakthrough in Hand-tracking Accuracy

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At F8 this week, Oculus showed work being done on hand-tracking to bring more intuitive control and accurate avatars into VR. Beyond hand-tracking, she also revealed the Oculus ‘Half Dome’ prototype , a headset with a 140 degree field of view and varifocal display. ” Footage which appeared to show the hand-tracking in action (above) also appeared to show detection of snapping gestures.

Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Game Has You Solving Puzzles By Throwing Your Dismembered Hand

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A proof-of-concept shows how hand tracking technology is bringing new possibilities to VR gaming. He’s also an avid VR developer working on some of the most unique projects for the Oculus Quest using the headsets’ newly-implemented hand tracking functionality.

Pimax’s Long-awaited Eye & Hand Tracking Modules Shipping to Backers “in a month”

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Pimax has announced that both eye and hand tracking modules, both of which were included as stretch goals in its original 2017 Pimax “8K” headset Kickstarter, are shipping out to backers soon. News Pimax pimax pimax 8k pimax eye-tracking pimax hand tracking pimax modules