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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.

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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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‘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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“Major improvements” Coming to Quest 2 Hand-tracking with ‘2.0’ Upgrade

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Meta today announced “major improvements” coming to Quest 2’s controllerless hand-tracking capability. The company calls it a “step-function improvement in tracking continuity.” – – — – – Meta says the hand-tracking 2.0

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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.

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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.

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Best VR Hand Tracking Games for Oculus Quest in 2020

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It consists of a headset and a pair of hand controllers. Also, for some time now , users have been able to find VR hand tracking games compatible with Oculus Quest. What Are VR Hand Tracking Games?

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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.

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VR Dungeon Crawler Demeo Is Getting Hand Tracking

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Hope you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty. Earlier this week, Resolution Games announced yet another exciting feature on its way to the Quest platform: hand tracking. Mixed reality is available now as a free update to existing players with hand tracking to follow.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘VRChat’ Begins Open Beta for Hand-tracking on Quest 2 & Quest Pro

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VRChat has brought hand-tracking to its social VR platform in a recent update, letting users opt-in to the experimental feature on Quest 2 and Quest Pro. “You can move around, jump, and use your menu, all with just your hands.”

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The Latest Hand-Tracking Innovations from Meta and Shopify

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January is a productive month for extended reality (XR) technologies following CES 2023; as February approaches, Meta and Shopify have introduced hand-tracking innovations for their customers, continuing the journey of XR innovation. Meta Debuts Hand-Tracking v2.1

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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.

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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.

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VRChat Unveils Hand Tracking For Quest 2 & Quest Pro

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There's also a bit of a surprise: experimental finger tracking on Quest 2 and Quest Pro! You can then interact with the UI using a quick “air pinch” gesture with your right hand. Hand tracking even works with Avatar Dynamics , such as any physics-driven hair.

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Novel Hand Tracking Game Silhouette Launches On Quest 2

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By using your hands for shadow puppetry, Silhouette is one of the more unique VR puzzle games in recent times, and that’s available now on Quest 2. You aim to guide shadow creatures to safety, manipulating light, walls and environments with your hands.

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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.

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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.

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Ultraleap’s Hand Tracking Platform Gemini Is Now Available for Download

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Now, thanks to a new and improved hand tracking platform developed by Ultraleap, these interactions will become even more improved and realistic. Introducing Ultraleap’s Fifth-Generation Hand Tracking Platform . Hand Tracking – a Critical Element for XR Technology.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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.