XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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Apart from the splendid Cathedral and the tasty Trdelnik, Prague also features an interesting Virtual Reality startup: VRgineers. Thanks to the improved realism offered by the XTAL headset, this felt incredibly scary; one was a very elegant interactive virtual tour of a house.

Leap Motion’s Interaction Engine Lets You Get a Grip in VR


Launched back in 2012, Leap Motion first introduced us to their new way of interacting with computers in three dimensions. At the time, the Leap Motion sensor sat on your desk or was built into your keyboard, allowing for natural hand and finger movement tracking.

Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Leap Motion Raises $50M,


4) ObEN , AI avatar company that has recently graduated from HTC’s Vive X VR accelerator, has raised $5M in strategic investment from Tencent as it looks to tackle the AI celebrity scene.

Universities Drive VR/AR Research with Leap Motion


Click To Tweet Universities are the earliest adopters of virtual and augmented reality. Virtual reality was born in universities and survived through multiple waves of innovation, failure, and rebirth. 71% of universities own augmented reality headsets.

VR Prototyping for Less Than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge


63 for the Leap Motion Controller and VR Developer Mount , now on sale in our web store. This transforms your phone into a VR headset screen, simulating devices like the HTC Vive. If you’re sensitive to motion sickness, the added latency may cause you to feel uncomfortable.

HTC Vive FAQ: What You Need to Know About Leap Motion + SteamVR


AltspaceVR is a virtual social space where you can strap on your Vive and meet people from around the world. Leap Motion adds a whole new level of expression to your virtual avatar – so you can point, wave, or dance. Have a question about Leap Motion + HTC Vive?

Volkswagen Launches Custom VR Exhibit At Historic Brand Tower


Open to the public now for the low, low price of $0, the T-Roc Virtual Reality Experience was designed with an accessible user interface in mind in order to remain as self-explanatory as technologically possible.

Virtual reality training for car assembly line workers feels like a game — but it might work


Except I was actually in a warehouse in San Francisco where virtual and augmented reality company HTC Vive had just announced its expanded Vive Focus system for companies to use in fields like health, entertainment, automotive, aerospace, and retail.

HTC Vive announces 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and teases hand tracking for Vive Pro

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Today it’s a great day for virtual reality: at WCVRI conference, HTC has just announced a kit to provide 6 DOF controllers for Vive Focus and has showcased a hands-tracking technology for the Vive Pro ! The Venture Reality Fund and of course HTC.

Open Source Virtual Reality Platform Now Available on Steam


OSVR stands for Open Source Virtual Reality which is an ecosystem or a framework co-developed by Sensics, a pioneer in the VR industry. This means that the players are offered with an opportunity experience a high-edge gaming tools and technology of Virtual Reality. Apart from Sensics, OSVR is also supported by Razer, Leap Motion, Intel, Gearbox Software. Virtual Reality

VEC 2019 – All the most important news from the Vive Ecosystem Conference

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After having detailed his vision for a better future where we all will wear an XR headset, Alvin has started introducing HTC’s vision for the Vive Focus Plus. As you can see from the price, it has been positioned in the West as an enterprise headset as all the devices by HTC.

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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This represents the current status of the technology, that is evolving, but has still not reached the inflection point to become mainstream (as I have already told you in my 2019 predictions about augmented and virtual reality ). HTC has been the VR star of this CES 2019.

Designing Cat Explorer


That application became Cat Explorer , which you can download now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Click To Tweet Perhaps the most important issue to consider when designing hand interactions with virtual objects is the lack of tactile perception and material support. This is the core of our mission at Leap Motion. The post Designing Cat Explorer appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Team Orion Unity UX Design

Hacking the (Old) VR Developer Mount for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive


If you want to adapt your older kit to the Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, here’s a quick guide that will help: Thicker Adhesive Strips. Room-scale virtual reality means longer cords, which is why we’ve included a 15-foot extender cable in our updated VR Developer Mount kits.

What Makes a Spoon a Spoon? Form and Function in VR Industrial Design


Martin Schubert is a VR Developer/Designer at Leap Motion and the creator of Weightless and Geometric. And then along comes virtual reality. An inherently 3D medium requiring designed virtual 3D objects, but without the limitations and guidance of physical functions.

Intel Teases Depth-Sensing HTC Vive For Developer ConferenceAn.


Intel Teases Depth-Sensing HTC Vive For Developer Conference An Intel engineer tweeted a tease suggesting VR is going to be a major theme at the company’s developer conference in a couple weeks. intel vr virtual reality htc vive

Unity Core Assets 101: How to Start Building Your VR Project


With the Leap Motion Unity Core Assets and Modules , you can start building right away with features like custom-designed hands, user interfaces, and event triggers. Leap Motion Core Assets. The Leap Motion Unity assets provide an easy way to bring hands into a Unity game.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.15): Apple kills its AR glasses, Oculus full-steam ahead on 2nd gen VR and much more!

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If the report were true, this would mean that Apple doesn’t believe in AR anymore and this would be terrible news for all the immersive realities ecosystem. Apple is clearly committed in augmented reality, and the recent release of ARKit 3 proves that.

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Oculus Rift Consumer Edition FAQ


SDK, this is an exciting time for virtual reality. Once it arrives, the new official Leap Motion UE4 plugin should work with it right away. Do Leap Motion demos work with the 1.3 The post Oculus Rift Consumer Edition FAQ appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

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I had the pleasure of participating to the “VR Visionaries” event in Kaohsiung and then I headed to Taipei to meet some XR companies (like HTC ) and people. Me and Andria of iStaging, discussing over their virtual tour services, in front of a Panomo VR camera. virtual reality vr

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Welcome to the World’s First VR Dance Competition!


All you need to enter is a VR headset, Leap Motion Controller, and AltspaceVR user account. For the final round, we’re excited to announce our judges: David Holz , CTO of Leap Motion. appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Get ready to raise the roof!

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All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

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The headsets are something we have never seen before and one of them clearly features a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) with the Valve logo on and from that moment on, the hype regarding an upcoming Valve virtual reality HMD has risen. virtual reality half life leak steam valve vr

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Vive Focus enter version 2.0 at VEC 2018

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From my tests, the image on the screen appears slightly distorted, so there will be something to fix on HTC’s side. Better integration with HTC phones. Yesterday HTC has also unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC U12+. Image by HTC). Image by HTC).

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Space and Perspective in VR


Click To Tweet To bring Leap Motion tracking into a VR experience, you’ll need a virtual controller within the scene attached to your VR headset. For the Oculus Rift, this offset is 80mm, while on the HTC Vive it’s closer to 90mm. Virtual Safety Goggles.

Valve shows Knuckles prototype controllers v2

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One of the biggest drawbacks of HTC Vive headsets with regard to Oculus Rift are the controllers: while Oculus Touch is ergonomic and can emulate the hands quite well, Vive has controllers that are quite big and are usable only as wands.

Redesigning Our Unity Core Assets Part II: New Features in 4.1.0


beta, which features native support for the HTC Vive. While working on demonstration projects here at Leap Motion, we’ve found ourselves wanting to use different sets of hands for a variety of reasons. appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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Upgrading VR Storytelling

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You don a Vive Pro headset, equipped with leap-motion sensors for hand tracking, and are also able to communicate with your partner via voice. Want to leverage Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality to take your brand to the next level?

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How to fix Vive controllers not working inside SteamVR games

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We all love virtual reality, but sometimes it gives us big headaches. And not because of the motion sickness , but because something doesn’t work. Otherwise, contact HTC support to have your Vive fixed (good luck with that). Leap Motion driver and runtime.

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The crazy April, 30th of VR: Oculus Quest, Rift S, Oculus For Business and Valve Index!

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This seems crazy to me: HTC has always been blamed for its high prices (well, $1400 for the Vive Pro was a bit too much…) but the Vive Focus Plus , that is an enterprise device, costs $799… $200 less than the Business Quest! virtual reality vr

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Immersive Architecture is the event all architects were waiting for

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If you see the program of the conferences or workshops , you may see that there are very interesting people there, like some guys from Epic Games, other people by HTC Vive, Keiichi Matsuda from Leap Motion , Alex Coulombe and also the epic Enea Le Fons from #30DaysInVR.

We tried the Ghostbusters VR experience and it was awesome


Dimension is a mixed reality add-on to a multi-story Ghostbusters exhibition with Madame Tussaud's trademark wax statues of the cast and some fun, lifelike projections of your favorite ghosts from the films. Augmented Reality Demo Hardware Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News

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Doraemon ‘Anywhere Door’ Uses Simple Props for a Brilliant VR Experience

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Bandai Namco’s ‘ Project i Can ‘ has made the Anywhere Door a (virtual) reality using the HTC Vive, Leap Motion, and a few simple props tracked with attached Vive controllers. HTC Vive Games News Videos VR Games

All the most important AR and VR news from Facebook F8

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This is something that I predicted and it is also in line with the vision of the competitor HTC that says that standalones are products for consumers while PC VR is something for gamers and prosumers. Do you remember Facebook Camera, the augmented reality framework of Facebook?

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This Accessory Lets You Control Almost Any VR Headset with Gestures

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The Oculus Rift's virtual experiences become a little less immersive when you're barely moving in a chair with a headset on, playing on a gamepad—but you don't have to accept that reality anymore. Don't Miss: What's the Difference Between Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality?

Hands-On: Manus VR Arm And Finger Tracking System Now In.


Hands-On: Manus VR Arm And Finger Tracking System Now In Production Regardless of whether or not you prefer the HTC Vive or the Oculus Touch , or maybe the PlayStation Move controllers , the fact remains none of these solutions actually offer 1:1 tracking for your entire hand.