How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

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This is the week of this blog’s birthday and so I’m publishing a very special post, that I’m going to split into two parts. If you are not into VR, don’t worry… most of these rules apply to all kinds of companies. So, you have to manage both very carefully.

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How to view your 3D models in VR in Blender

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Some days ago, the popular opensource 3D modeling software Blender has launched a new VR view tool to let you see your 3D scene in VR! Do you want to try it yourself? How to view your 3D scene in VR in Blender – Video. It is also available in the Microsoft Store.

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How To Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens Mixed Reality Announcement


Sunday at 9 am Pacific Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman will kick off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We expect announcements detailing Microsoft’s next steps with AR and VR technology and HoloLens. Microsoft refers to the entire spectrum of AR and VR technology as “Mixed Reality.” ” You can watch the presentation live on Microsoft’s website.

Schedule For Microsoft’s Virtual Mixed Reality Dev Days Revealed


Microsoft revealed the full schedule for their upcoming Mixed Reality Dev Days, which is set to take place virtually in Altspace VR on Thursday and Friday. All of the events are free to attend but require registration ahead of time.

Microsoft Unveils How-To Videos for Dynamics 365 Guides App Ahead of HoloLens 2 Arrival

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With the imminent arrival of the HoloLens 2 expected any day now, Microsoft is preparing new users to take advantage of its software from day one.

How to Watch the Microsoft Mobile World Congress Event Rumored to Reveal HoloLens 2

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We already know that Microsoft has something big planned for later this month, and now we have details on how to watch the company's big reveal.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. This technology has been revealed to the world as “mixed reality.” to 5 meters. Image courtesy Microsoft.). Ivan Zubritskiy.

How to Pre-Order the HoloLens 2

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The debut of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 went off without a hitch, and now it's time to figure out if you want to hop aboard the updated augmented reality train. Just after the reveal of the HoloLens 2, Microsoft posted a pre-order page that features two major options.

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Some PCs Can Charge Oculus Quest While Sleeping If You Change This Setting


Oculus Quest is a versatile VR headset because it is able to operate both in standalone wireless mode as well as PC-powered Oculus Link mode. One change to the BIOS settings on your PC, though, may be able to make the transition go more smoothly.

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How to enable WebVR in Google Chrome

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People like me had to use Firefox or Chromium (that mysterious application that is the open source version of Chrome), or even Microsoft Edge (for WMR headsets) to experience VR websites. But… how to enable it? How is the experience?

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15 things to keep in mind if you have to showcase your VR game in China

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As I always do, I would like to share these lessons with you , so that if you will ever have to go to exhibit in China, you will be prepared. Let’s start: what are my pieces of advice if you have to showcase your game in China? Translate your game to Chinese.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2


Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage.

How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

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In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. Actually it is possible and I’ll explain you how. I had to try it, and so I did. You have to be warned about this.

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These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry


The VR and AR markets are full of companies of various sizes with many roles in the VR industry, when you consider how many verticals there are it can get confusing. This list will mostly be made up of publicly traded companies that are confirmed to have a presence in VR.

This AR App Teaches You How To Play The Piano


Learning to play the piano is getting an immersive upgrade with a new augmented reality (AR) piano training software called Music Everywhere. The HoloLens app aims to help students of all talent levels build fundamental music theory and performance skills.

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How to snag Oculus Rift at retail with Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy


Starting tomorrow, May 6th 9 AM PST you'll be able to purchase a new Oculus Rift headset from Amazon and Microsoft. On Saturday, you'll be able to buy from Best Buy.

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How To Virtually Hang Out With Friends On Oculus Go Post-Rooms


But there are multiple third party alternatives to try. Oculus Rooms was the Go’s flagship app , allowing people to easily hang out in a virtual apartment by simply being in the same Party. Bigscreen plans to improve this system in 2020.

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How To Watch Google’s I/O 2018 Keynote Live


If Microsoft’s Build conference left you underwhelmed on the VR front yesterday then perhaps today’s Google I/O Conference will help make up for it.

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Ukrainian Military Testing Microsoft HoloLens for Battle


The Microsoft HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield soon. Microsoft has already shown their “mixed reality” headset’s applications in medicine, architecture, space , and now, soldiers in the Ukrainian military may begin wearing the device.

How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in VR

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The 2018 Winter Olympics is about to kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea today, and this year you’ll be able to watch a total of 30 events in VR, shared across live and on-demand 360/180 recordings. Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR Headsets – Microsoft Store.

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Microsoft Hosting Mixed Reality Dev Days For HoloLens 2 Developers


In a few months’ time, Microsoft will let even more people test it out. Mixed reality is Microsoft’s semi-confusing term the covers everything from HoloLens to its VR headsets made with partners. Running on May 2nd and 3rd 2019, this event will welcome developers to Microsoft’s Redmond Campus. Interestingly, the show takes place just a few days before Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference kicks off.

How to convert your Oculus Rift CV1 in a fully functional Santa Cruz

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Since the first time we have seen the Oculus Santa Cruz prototype during Oculus Connect 3 , we want to put our hands on it. The Oculus Connect 4 made us eager to have it and finally this year we will be able to buy it. Ready to discover how? Everyone has to know!

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Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site


Microsoft teases practical MR worker tools for Hololens at 2018 Build Developer Conference. I was trying out the Microsoft Remote Assist feature, a HoloLens app (although the functionality also works on PCs. Image Credit: Microsoft Build.

Introduction to OpenVR 101 Series: What is OpenVR and how to get started with its APIs

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In this first post we will be describing what OpenVR is, what it may be useful for and finally, we will go through a little OpenVR application to demo some of the core functionality of the API in what respects to interacting with a VR system (get connected devices, get tracking data, etc).

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Microsoft’s Social VR Platform ‘AltspaceVR’ Revamped for Improved Event Hosting

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Microsoft’s social VR platform, AltspaceVR , has been updated with a renewed emphasis on event hosting. AltspaceVR was one of the first social VR platforms to grace the modern era of virtual reality.

How To Get Started With Developing For Windows Mixed Reality And VR Platforms


If you’re a software developer that’s interested in getting started with the Windows Mixed Reality platform, specifically via the Windows VR immersive headsets, then you’ve come to the right place. Once all of that is good to go you’re ready to get started.

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US Navy Taps Microsoft's HoloLens for Augmented Reality War Games System

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Simulated training can help soldiers and sailors learn how to use their weapons safely, but simulations can sometimes lack the stressful environment of a real firefight.

How To Balance Gameplay And Realism When Creating A VR Sim Experience


Finding the sweet spot between authentic simulation and fun entertainment product is always a challenge, and here is how we found that balance. When game developers try to recreate real life, there is always a creative tension between realism and entertainment. Make your simulation too realistic, and the game gets too hard to find. Lean too far in the other direction, and you risk losing the authentic essence of the experience you are trying to recreate.

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 3 (Setting Up the App Controller)

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Currently, in the augmented reality space, it seems the Microsoft-created C# has won out as the overall top language of choice. While there are other options like JavaScript and C++, to name a few, C# seems to be the most worthwhile place to invest one's time and effort.

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Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Presence in VR Game Design

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The Microsoft Build conference starts this week, and I expect that we’ll be learning more about the HoloLens as well as Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality operating system. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST. Donate to the Voices of VR Podcast Patreon.

The Ghost’s Spotlight: oVRshot, Microsoft Maquette and The Great C

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Today I inaugurate a new column of this blog called “The Ghost’s Spotlight” in which I try to put the spotlight on some interesting VR projects that I tried or that I got to know. To them visibility means living or dying and every bit of visibility more matters.

Pokemon Go On Microsoft Hololens!

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Looks like Pokemon GO is really going to push acceptance of AR. A team of developers with a Hololens dev kit were able to create a demo showcasing Pokemon GO as a Hololens App. David Robustelli, Head of Digital at CapitolaVR posted the above video and had this to say. "We

Take A Look A Microsoft’s Home Space For Windows Mixed Reality


Oculus Home and the new SteamVR Home offer cosy spaces to launch into your VR experiences, so why should we expect Microsoft to offer anything less? The company’s Nadia Steer-Mobley introduced the home area to an audience at the WinHEC event in Taipei last month. “This home is beyond a menu or a lobby; this is the place for you to personalize, it’s a place for you to explore, it’s a place to interact with mixed reality experiences.”

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


Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. So it's safe to say, it's not an example of the inconspicuous wearables we'll see (or not) in the next five years.

Windows mixed reality headsets go up for pre-order – here’s how to get one


Following Microsoft’s reveal of Samsung’s HMD Odyssey headset, the company has announced the start of pre-orders for a variety of Windows mixed reality headsets. Archive Acer augmented reality dell HP Lenovo Microsoft mixed reality Samsung virtual reality Windows

Field in View: Microsoft And Sony Are Set To Battle For VR Dominance At E3 2017


As usual, Microsoft is firing first with its press conference this E3, but it’s doing so even earlier than anticipated. It’s surprisingly early announcement of a press conference date indicates that this is going to be a significant showing for the company. This E3 is shaping up to be the biggest batle between Sony and Microsoft since 2013, the year where each had to convince gamers to buy a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One respectively.

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Microsoft Research Shows Haptic VR Add-On That Links Motion Controllers


The HTC Vive wands and Oculus Touch controllers do an amazing job of bringing our hands into VR, but they share many issues, including how to handle two-handed objects. However, a new project from Microsoft Research is addressing this issue with Haptic Links.

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