Watch: IKinema’s HTC Vive Powered Full Body Motion Capture System is Impressive

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Motion capture specialist IKinema has demonstrated its new in-development low-cost motion capture system which uses use 6 points of SteamVR tracking points to deliver a pretty accurate recreation of real world motion.

Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

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Described by its creator, Sngmoo Lee, as “location-based arts,” Scarecrow is a one-of-a-kind immersive theater experience that combines live actors, temperature effects, and motion capture technology to offer one of the most ambitious interactive VR experiences in recent memory.

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HTC Vive Accessories Are On Sale and As Expensive As You’d Think

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‘Driver4VR’ Emulates Vive Trackers With Kinect for Cheap VR Body Tracking

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A new SteamVR mod from the developer behind WalkinVR now allows body tracking by emulating Vive Trackers via Kinect’s motion sensing data, enabling an inexpensive solution for full body motion tracking in VR.

Google is Exploring Ways to Let You Animate Your ‘Blocks’ Creations

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Once prepared, controlling the movement is where VR is at its most intuitive, as the motion-tracked hardware means that a simple form of motion capture is readily available, although it’s not always appropriate, depending upon what’s being animated.

‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR

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This is often why directors will throw their talent into massive green screen sets while wearing motion capture suits and leave it entirely up to their imagination. News HTC Vive Motion Capture Movies Ready Player One Steven Spielberg VR filmmaking VR production

Valve Removes $3,000 SteamVR Tracking Hurdle, Will Offer Base Stations This Year

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HTC Planning Lip-tracking Module Dev Kit for Vive Pro

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Today at GDC, HTC announced plans to make available a lip-tracking module for the Vive Pro. HTC has said that it doesn’t presently have plans to turn the lip-tracking module into a consumer product, but wants to make it available as a development kit for research and experimentation.

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Optitrack’s New System Could Accelerate VR Theme Park And Arcade Roll-Outs

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Lower-priced cameras from long-time motion tracking company Optitrack could slash as much as 40 percent off the cost to track VR headsets and accessories over very large areas. While Valve Software is working on improved base stations for its innovative lighthouse tracking system used by the HTC Vive, we haven’t heard a definitive answer one way or the other about whether the technology might one day be extensible to cover very large regions.

HTC Releases Full Body Tracking Code for Use with Vive and Trackers

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HTC Vive Senior Engineer James Xiong has provided a Vive IK Demo on GitHub , which includes a reference source code and Unity demo. By tracking a headset and two motion controllers held in the hands, developers are able to achieve a reasonably accurate virtual representation of the upper body.

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HTC Vive Tracker Now Available For Purchase

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Exactly one month ago, HTC revealed that the Vive Tracker would go on sale to developers March 27th for the price of $99. Full Body Motion Capture With @HTCVive Trackers via @IKinema Full Vid: [link] pic.twitter.com/ScG51Ky8SY. News Developer HTC Vive Vive Tracker

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Vive Tracker Needs Headset To Run, HTC Confirms

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HTC’s upcoming Vive Tracker has literally thousands of potential applications for VR, but we can also see how it might be useful outside of the tech. If you’re looking for a cheap motion capture system, though, you’ll still need to buy the headset itself. HTC itself recently confirmed this over on the Viveport forums. ” We’ve reached out to HTC to confirm this is indeed the case. Tagged with: htc vive , vive tracker.

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HTC Experiments With 16 Base Stations Linked for Connected Multi-room Tracking

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HTC has been experimenting with some new features in a recent SteamVR beta update which allows up to 16 SteamVR Tracking 2.0 a strong candidate for VR attractions (like The Void), which often use expensive professional motion capture systems for tracking players across large spaces.

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Sandbox is Building an SDK so Anyone Can Create for Its VR Attraction Platform

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Company CTO Idan Beck says its Sandbox SDK will have capabilities like “high-performance inverse kinematics, rigging, and motion capture capabilities,” and will include support for Unreal Engine, Unity, and Native.

The Dazzling World of Firebird: La Peri for HTC Vive

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Captured with motion capture technology and ballet dancers in France, Hayoun Kwon’s production team wisely retained and refreshed the original music from 1912. Firebird: La Péri is now available in the Steam store for HTC Vive.

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VR Technology Reunites Grieving Mother With Her Deceased Child

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The 10-minute clip shows Jang Ji-sung at the center of a large green screen studio wearing an HTC Vive Pro headset and what appears to be a pair of haptic gloves equipped with Vive Trackers. News Haptic Gloves HTC HTC Vive Pro MBC Munhwan Broadcast Corporation Valve Inc.

400K Live Viewers Tuned In For Lindsey Stirling’s VR Violin Performance

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News Artemis HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro Lindsey Stirling Live VR Manus VR Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S steamvr Valve Index VR Concert VR Music VR Violin Performance Wave Windows Mixed Reality XsensThe dancing violinist broke new ground with her one-of-a-kind VR performance.

How Steven Spielberg Used VR to Shoot ‘Ready Player One’

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The HTC Vive was used to frame shots in VR. In a new video shared by HTC Vive, VR is helping push the boundaries of film production by changing the way director Steven Spielberg scouted virtual sets, framed shots in real time, and let the cast step inside a virtual scene.

Violin Virtuoso Lindsey Stirling To Perform Live In VR For The First Time

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In a video posted to Stirling’s official Twitter account, the musician can be seen wearing what appears to be an XSens 3D motion capture suit. Help celebrate the launch of her latest album with a virtual interactive performance. .

WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours

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WalkOVR is doing just that with its wearable motion capture system that allows VR users to walk in place to move through virtual environments. Then motion capture sensors work as a lightweight motion suit, allowing more realistic movement in VR.

‘Tornuffalo’ Shows What Full-body VR Gaming Could Look Like with Vive Trackers

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Using HTC’s Vive Trackers, Tornuffalo —named after a combination of ‘tornado’ and ‘buffalo’—has been given a ‘Full-Body Action’ mode, an early example of full body tracking in a VR gameplay scenario.

‘Ready Player One’ Behind-the-scenes Shows How Spielberg Used VR in Production

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As an official partner of Ready Player One , HTC has been using the film to highlight its VR wares. All we had to do was remember what it looked like when we were back in the motion capture volume.”.

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

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We used motion capture, face-scanning technology and professional voice actors to immerse users in the story Click To Tweet. Titanic VR is currently available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality as well as on a desktop PC version Click To Tweet.

The makers of Apollo 11 Announce Titanic VR

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The team is also using motion capture, face-scanning technology, and professional voice actors to immerse users in the story and relate to the people involved. The target platforms are the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Sony PSVR, regular desktop, and PS4.

‘Blasters of the Universe’ Studio Announces Reality-bending VR Puzzle ‘Transpose’

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Transpose is slated to arrive on PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift this Fall with a $20 price tag. HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games PSVR Games SteamVR Games VR Games blasters of the universe Secret Location transpose transpose vr

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Host Live VR Show at Comic-Con

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From the advanced wireless motion capture experience we saw for Jack Ryan and now this real-time TMNT VR experience, we can’t wait to see how crazy next year’s Con is going to be. News Animation Comic-Con HTC Vive Mixed Reality Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Television

Reality-Bending VR Puzzle Game Transpose Is Free To Keep This Weekend On Steam

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Real-time Motion Capture ??30+ On Steam Transpose has official support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows MR headsets, but Oculus Quest via Link and any other SteamVR headset (such as Pimax) should work fine as well.

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Philip K. Dick-inspired VR Story ‘The Great C’ Now Available on Mobile VR

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We went hands-on with The Great C when it released on PC VR headsets late last year, and it proved to be a powerful example of VR storytelling done right; the experience is a visually compelling, brings expert voice acting, motion capture, and classic movie-style pacing to impressive effect.

‘Mindshow’ Creative App to Launch Open Beta in Q3 2017, Watch New Trailer Here

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Revealed in the description of the new promo released today on the company’s YouTube channel, the makers of Mindshow haven’t cranked down on a definite release date yet, but have said it will be launching on HTC Vive.

Fan-Created ‘xkcd’ VR Tool Lets You Make Your Own xkcd-style Webcomics in VR

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Essentially using the VR headset and controllers for motion capture (both Rift and Vive are supported), you can create a moving comic, or take screenshots of the action for your own xkcd-inspired work.

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‘Project Ghost’ Lets You Bend Time Whilst Dual Wielding Lightsabers

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A new early prototype game for the HTC Vive is aiming to bring your time-shifting, lightsaber wielding dreams to life with Project Ghost , a new game, early in production, which mashes together so many individually cool ideas, some of them have to work!

WellTown Is A VR Experience Built For An Entire City

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Lintott continues, “ We used city-wide data supplied by Wellington City Council to create the virtual Wellington City and then added a layer of story and gamification though utilising motion capture, CG, 360 interactive video and photogrammetry.”.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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HTC’s Alvin Wang Graylin on the runway with a VR headset. HTC Vive Focus. HTC launched its Vive Focus VR standalone first in China in 2018. The leak came as both HTC and Google started showing the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo standalone VR headsets featuring a pair of “6DoF” point-and-reach hand controllers. He worked out a full-body motion capture system for a fraction of the cost of traditional pipelines.

‘The Invisible Hours’ Studio Announces ‘Groundhog Day VR’, Coming Later This Year

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“Like we did in The Invisible Hours , we are working with talented facial and motion capture artists to create a unique, immersive experience,” explains Tequila Works creative director and CEO of Raul Rubio in a PS blogpost.

Watch: How ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Used Steam VR Tracking to Shoot VFX Shots

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It’s emerged that last year’s Star Wars: Rogue One , used existing virtual reality technology – specifically HTC Vive’s Steam VR tracking – to allow the film’s director to compose visual effects shots for the movie.

Last Labyrinth Now Coming In Summer, Latest Trailer Arrives

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Most noticeably, it’s sung by Dutch singer, Stefani Joosten, who did motion capture for Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V. Look for Last Labyrinth on PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets later this year.

‘Racket Fury’ Bringing Amped-up VR Ping Pong to Early Access This Week

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The recent alpha footage shows a slick interface and impressive visuals, along with some convincing physics and motion-captured opponent animations.