Creating Synthetic Photography, with ThreeKit’s Ben Houston

XR for Business Podcast

The obvious answer is the ethos behind ThreeKit’s product customization software, which CTO Ben Houston joins Alan to discuss. Today, we have a very special guest, Ben Houston. Today, we have a very special guest, Ben Houston.

Houston Fire Department on VR’s Potential to Enhance Firefighter Training

Road to VR

Patrick Hagan is a technical specialist for the Houston Fire Department who had an opportunity to try out a VR demo by HTX Labs featuring an active shooter critical response training scenario. The post Houston Fire Department on VR’s Potential to Enhance Firefighter Training appeared first on Road to VR.


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Houston’s ITC Expo to Showcase Business-focused VR/AR Solutions, November 6th–7th

Road to VR

The Immersive Technology Conference (ITC) , soon to be hosted at the University of Houston on November 6th & 7th, is an event built around a paradox. Houston, Texas, a hub for industries ranging from Medicine to Oil & Gas to Aerospace, has been ground-zero for many of the conversations reimagining the scope of what VR and AR can accomplish. “At The Immersive Technology Conference runs from November 6th-7th at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas.

Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury


It’s trial by opera in this interactive murder-mystery. There’s been a murder! One of the city’s wealthiest women has been found dead, but things don’t quite add up. The circumstances of her death are shrouded in mystery.

Houston, there's a turd floating around the Moon – Space is Weird

Mashable VR

In 1969, Apollo 10 astronauts discovered multiple turds floating around the capsule. We found the audio recordings in NASA's archives and animated the chaos. Read more. More about Nasa , Mashable Video , Space Exploration , Apollo 10 , and Space Is Weird.

Sansar Partners With Overwatch For Esports VR Streaming


Partnering with prominent Overwatch teams such as the Houston Outlaws and the San Francisco Shock , fans can participate in virtual photo ops and official meet-and-greets with their favorite players, access exclusive giveaways, view live matches in a custom shared watch space, even show their love by purchasing branded merch from their favorite teams. “We’ve News eSports Houston Outlaws Linden Lab Overwatch Overwatch League Sans Francisco Shock Sansar

Startup 1RIC Serves Up AR Volumetric Videos of Vic Mensa, Poppy, & More via Jadu iPhone App

Next Reality AR

While holographic Whitney Houston is hitting the road, a new mobile app is bringing volumetric captures of up and coming performers directly to the iPhones and iPads of fans.

Using augmented reality, Altoida is identifying the likely onset of neurodegenerative diseases

TechCrunch VR

Tarnanas finally settled in Houston, where Altoida is now based. Augmented Reality Health TC Altoida Alzheimer's arkansas Bern dementia Disease Food and Drug Administration Houston iPad Japan medicine Mental Illness Merck New York Pharmaceutical san diego switzerland United States Virtual reality

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop


Those lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl Live festival in Houston have the chance to travel to Mars in virtual reality. One of the biggest of these events, Super Bowl Live, will take place nine days leading up to the big game February 5th in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and unsurprisingly the multiple promotional events dedicated to the massively-popular spectacle have begun to kick off.

What's the Best Air Purifier?

GizModo VR

Houston, we’ve got allergies. Or rather my wife has allergies and I’m suffering the consequences secondhand.

Boeing Is Using Varjo Headsets To Train Astronauts For Its Starliner Spacecraft


Engineers in Australia recreated the Starliner in Unreal Engine, and this was then integrated in the Houston training center. US aerospace giant Boeing will use Varjo’s VR-2 advanced mixed reality headset to train astronauts for its Starliner spacecraft.

Huge fight between teams at MLB game is definitely not socially distanced

Mashable VR

It all started when one player, the Oakland Athletics Ramon Laureano, was hit by a pitch thrown by Houston Astro Humberto Castellano. But things escalated, apparently after Houston batting coach Alex Cintron started talking with Laureano.

ThreeKit Raises $10 Million To Turn Static Images Into ‘3D Experiences’


CTO Ben Houston, a 15-year Hollywood veteran who created visual effects software that has been used in the Harry Potter franchise, The Avengers , Titanic , and over 100 other films, said the cash would be used to fund talent acquisition and product and business development. A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a three-dimensional rendering? Ask ThreeKit — it’s in the business of creating 3D renderings for clients such as Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC.

2020 NAMM Show Highlights The Growing Impact Of Immersive Technology On Live Music


In 2020, for example, Whitney Houston’s hologram will begin touring in the UK. “The world’s largest trade-only music event” shined a spotlight on how VR and AR are changing how artists perform live.

7 coping skills to deal with anger you might be feeling right now

Mashable VR

And some people are angry and frustrated because they don't have any other solutions," says Dr. Rheeda Walker, a clinical psychologist, speaker, and professor of psychology at the University of Houston who focuses on Black mental health. There's a lot to be angry about these days.

Tesla is building a massive battery for Texas

Mashable VR

Although the project is being kept under wraps, the Tesla logo has been spotted on the hard hats of employees at the site, which is located roughly 40 miles outside Houston. Tesla knows how to manufacture massive batteries, just ask Australia.

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Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience


Samsung’s rig design team co-operated with the crew responsible for NASA’s Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in order to provide customers with a realistic sensation of weightlessness. One small step for man, one giant, virtual leap for mankind. In celebration of the Apollo Program’s historic, 50th anniversary, NASA has teamed up with Samsung to develop an out-of-this-world, location-based VR experience powered by the Gear VR.

‘Halo’ VR Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Location-based Halo Event

Road to VR

August 16-18 – Houston, Texas. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event coming to a few cities across the US this summer; it aims to bring fans closer to the world of Halo, while undoubtedly distancing them from the money in their back pockets. As a traveling Halo theme park, it just so happens to have a Halo -themed multiplayer VR attraction too.

Take a Ride in this VR Hot Air Balloon


Hopping in a wicker basket and floating away like The Wizard of Oz no longer need be an unrealistic dream—Janimation, a Houston-based animation company has created a virtual experience making that dream a reality. Combining the mechanical, physical and virtual, a new VR hot air balloon ride allows for a realistic in-flight experience.

NBA to Broadcast 26 Games Live in VR This Season via NextVR

Road to VR

The VR viewing schedule tips off October 26th with the New Orleans Pelicans vs. the Houston Rockets, and will feature a top game each week throughout the NBA regular season. Starting next month, the NBA and NextVR will be broadcasting 26 basketball games live in VR, some of which are free to watch for US-based users with a VR headsets.

Björk Reveals Music Video for ‘Notget’ VR Experience


Originally released as part of the Björk Digital exhibition in Houston last December, the online version of Notget VR was released to the public Monday and combines high resolution 3D scans, an on location holostudio, motion capture videogrammetry, and real-time spatial audio design. You can now watch a 2D video version of Björk’s latest VR music experience. This isn’t Björk’s first VR rodeo, and it likely won’t be the last.

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Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR


Halo Outpost Discovery kicks off July 5th – 7th in Orlando, Florida; followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19th – 21nd ; Chicago, Illinois August 2nd – 4th ; Houston, Texas August 16th – 18th ; and Anaheim, California August 30th – September 1st. Fight like alongside fellow Spartans in a PvP experience based on the historic franchise.

Hyundai Surprises Troops With Super Bowl Livestream They’ll Never Forget


Footage from Houston and Poland was edited and produced in a production trailer outside the stadium during the game. Watching the Super Bowl is one thing, but watching it with loved ones is better. As millions of fans watched the Super Bowl with friends and family, U.S. military personnel stationed on base in Zagan, Poland got a Super Sunday surprise of their own.

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Samsung Teams With NASA For A Moon For All Mankind VR


That’s how you get around in A Moon For All Mankind, a brand new VR experience developed by Samsung in partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program. Here’s one type of VR movement we haven’t seen before; low-gravity leaping with the help of a harness to simulate moving on the Moon.

Youth activists share how people too young to vote can participate in the election

Mashable VR

Chanté Davis, a 16-year-old involved with the youth-led climate justice organization, the Sunrise Movement , in Houston, Texas feels similarly about the election.

‘First Man’ WebAR Experience Takes You To The Moon and Back


Select Mission Control and you’ll join NASA’s team of engineers and technicians in Houston and check out various Mission Control screens, dials, instructions and schematics, and ashtrays full of cigarette butts that were most likely smoked to help calm nerves. The upcoming Ryan Gosling film receives a WebAR experience that uses the actual Moon to function.

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on RiftAll the.


Based on NASA Space Station models and the input of actual astronauts as well as the VR Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the simulation features an extensive level of detail that undoubtedly pushes the Oculus Rift to its limits. Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift All the fun of being an astronaut, minus the nauseating trip up to space.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet


Thursday, March 20 – Houston @ Portland. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend.

Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition


The experience is scheduled to be shown in several other cities in the coming months, including Tokyo, London, Paris and Houston. The Icelandic music icon is taking her VR album on tour, starting in Sydney. Björk has always been an early adopter when it comes to immersive technology, having released her “Stonemilker” video from last year’s album Vulnicura as a VR app along with an installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art PS1.

Oncomfort is changing cancer care with VR

Hypergrid Business

Oncomfort , a startup based in Houston, Texas is helping patients diagnosed with cancer manage their anxiety through virtual reality. The Aqua virtual reality experience is designed to ease pain and anxiety. Image courtesy Oncomfort.). Oncomfort helps patients deal not only with their anxiety, pain management and stress but also provide information about their medical journey. To pursue its goal, the company has already launched five apps — Aqua , Amo , Kimo , Spacio , and Stella.

NBA 2019-20 Games Available In Oculus Venues and NextVR


The NBA VR schedule is available online now , with the New Orleans Pelicans and the Houston Rockets kicking off the VR-ready portion of the NBA season. NBA Digital have announced several ways that NBA fans can view the 2019-20 season in VR , through Oculus Venues and NextVR, marking the second consecutive season of NBA content available in VR.

Halo VR Training Included In Touring Fan Event


” Halo: Outpost Discovery kicks off first in Orlando (July 5-7) and then travels through Philadelphia (July 19-21), Chicago (August 2-4), Houston (August 16-18) and finally Anaheim (August 30-September 1). A VR experience is among the attractions at a touring Halo fan event passing through major cities this summer.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

Cats and VR

20 Houston @ Portland , 10:30 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app. Through a partnership with Intel, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets. The coverage kicks off on Friday, Feb. 16 with the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars at 9:00 p.m.

NASA’s ‘Mission: ISS’ is an Impressively Detailed View of Life in Zero Gravity

Road to VR

According to a blog post from Oculus , the new experience, built for the Rift and Touch motion controllers, uses space station models direct from NASA themselves, while information for enhancing the authenticity of the project were gleaned from conversations with “multiple astronauts and the VR Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.”

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift


Based on NASA Space Station models and the input of actual astronauts as well as the VR Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the simulation features an extensive level of detail that undoubtedly pushes the Oculus Rift to its limits. All the fun of being an astronaut, minus the nauseating trip up to space. At some point I feel as though everyone dreams of being an astronaut.

How to get wine, beer, and liquor delivered to your door fast and cheap

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Get wine, beer, and other drinks brought right to your doorstep with $50 worth of Saucey liquour delivery credit for just $34.99 as of July 8, a 30% savings. See cities below.

NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

Road to VR

Houston @ Portland , 10:30 p.m. TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream. Based on Intel’s True VR technology, TNT is bringing live and on-demand VR coverage of NBA All-Star events to Gear VR and Daydream headsets via the NBA on TNT VR app. The app is available today on the Oculus store and the Google Play store.