Valve Releases ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Steam Workshop Tools for Making & Downloading Mods

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Valve today launched new Half-Life: Alyx modding tools which will allow developers and tinkerers to make and publish mods and user-generated content via the Steam Workshop system. Valve says the tools will allow for the creation of new levels, models, textures, and animations for the game.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR. The post Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available appeared first on VRScout.

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Half-Life: Alyx Level Editing Tool Now Available

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Create your own levels, textures, models, and animations using the Alyx Workshop tools suite. Crack open the tools yourself and make it happen! Material Editor : the tool for creating and tuning materials in Source 2.

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3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support

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The ladder even has a VR mode that lets you build in-headset using the Unreal Editor tool set. will allow users to inspect their 3D scenes at scale using a PC VR headset such as an Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, or Windows Mixed Reality.

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VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access

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VR-optimised 3D creation tool Gravity Sketch is now available on Steam Early Access. The HTC Vive hardware arrived soon after, prompting renewed interest in motion-tracked sketching and modelling.

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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Nanome partners with HTC to extend their virtual science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations. Now it appears as though these California and Nevada VR systems will be receiving an upgrade in the form of a series of advanced STEM tools.

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Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze

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From there you can view the experience via your platform of choice, whether that be a HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or a multitude of other options. “We The post Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze appeared first on VRScout.

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‘CalcFlow’ Studio Partners with HTC to Bring VR STEM Tools to Libraries Across California & Nevada

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Nanome , the studio behind CalcFlow, the 3D visualization tool for math concepts, has partnered with HTC to bring their STEM-focused VR tools to libraries across California and Nevada.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Modding Tools Still in the Works But No Release Date Yet

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At the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx last year, Valve promised it would release Source 2 tools which would allow the community to extend the game’s content and functionality.

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Despite popping up out of nowhere, the tool looks like a quite polished first attempt even though it’s initially launching as a closed beta.

Valve Releases ‘Destinations’, a Free VR Creation Tool

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Valve has today released a new VR content creation tool suite called Destinations, a free program that lets you create, share and view community-created photogrammetry scenes, game worlds, and other 3D models. Download ‘Destinations Workshop Tools’ on Steam.

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LensPen Cleaning Tool Helps Make Sure Your VR Lenses Stay Clear

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Something they capture in the moment can be ruined without a clean lens and take extra post-production work when all that was needed was a tool like the LensPen. It’s an incredibly frustrating feeling when an immersive VR experience is ruined by a smudge or spec of dust on your optical lens.

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Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

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At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. SEE ALSO Two Tools to Make Your Own Avatar for Social VR Apps like 'VRChat' & 'Mozilla Hubs'.

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Toyota Brings VR Creative Tools Into Virtual Drive Experience

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The automaker decided to mix in a world recognized visual architect with an Emmy-award winning director and then added their own 3D VR painting tool to create what is being called “The Impossible Quest” VR experience. News HTC Vive MediaMonks Saatchi Saatchi Tilt Brush Toyota

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‘MARUI’ Plugins Bring VR Support to 3D Tools Maya and Blender

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Maya, the paid tool from Autodesk, and Blender, a free and open source alternative, are two of the most popular 3D creation tools in the industry. Maya is the tool used to create the 3D assets for countless films, TV shows, and video games.

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This VR Game Doubles As A Clean Water Educational Tool

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Pollutants become monsters in this HTC Vive clean water educational game. The post This VR Game Doubles As A Clean Water Educational Tool appeared first on VRScout. News Causes Charity Education HTC Vive

‘MakeVR Pro’ Introduces Precision Tools for 3D Modelling in VR

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There’s some healthy competition in the VR 3D modelling space, as Sixense brings serious enhancements to MakeVR in a new version of the product named MakeVR Pro , with precision tools to assist in detailed 3D creativity and production.

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HTC Drops Price Of Vive Pro Eye, Announces New Vive Pro Eye Bundles

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New HTC Pro Eye solutions make VR more accessible to businesses of all sizes. HTC has had a busy first quarter. To do this, HTC is rolling out new additions to the Vive Pro Eye family. Image Credit: HTC.

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Unity Planning To Release In-VR Authoring Tool Next Month

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We’ve seen Unity’s impressive in-VR authoring tool a few times throughout 2016, with no real clue of when it’s coming. This time, West used the HTC Vive, having used the Oculus Rift with Touch controllers in previous demos.

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Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool ‘MasterpieceVR’ Now Available on Vive & Rift

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MasterpieceVR is a 3D creation tool that’s looking to get an edge on the competition by offering something no other volumetric art program has so far; a multi-user, spectator-friendly, sculpting and painting tool that promises to house everything you need in a single place.

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Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation

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Veer VR has launched a free web-based virtual reality content creation tool as part of an effort to get users to create more content within the Veer global VR content community. Veer Experience is a coding-free interactive creation tool that people can use to create VR photos and videos, including those that can be viewed in 2D as 360-degree experiences.

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AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

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The Vive Pro gets new SDK tools unlocking advanced AR capabilities. According to HTC, the SDK breaks down into three primary modules that allow developers to focus solely on their content: a depth module, see-through module, and a 3D reconstruction module.

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‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level

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Electronauts will be available August 7th on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR for $18. The post ‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level appeared first on VRScout.

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‘vTime’ Releases New Avatar Customization Tool

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vTime , the social VR platform from Starship Group , today released an update to their avatar creation tool that now gives users access to thousands of avatar customization options, promising to “let you reflect more of yourself inside vTime.

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Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier.

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VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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Unity is used by a majority of VR developers and its asset store makes it easy for developers to find cheap or free tools with which to build more immersive worlds. The open source toolset was created by Harvey Ball, also known as TheStoneFox , after he bought an HTC Vive last year.

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Hand & Finger Tracking Coming Soon To The HTC Vive Pro

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HTC reveals native hand/finger tracking for Vive Pro alongside 6DoF functionality for Vive Focus. HTC revealed the devices exciting tracking capabilities during their time at last weeks 2018 World Conference on VR Industry in Nanchang, China. Image Credit: HTC / GIPHY.

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HTC Unveils New Vive Cosmos Headsets And Faceplate Upgrades

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A handful of new headsets and swappable faceplates breathes new life into HTC’s lineup of modular VR hardware. ” When the HTC Vive Cosmos was first released, some owners complained of poor tracking due to lighting issues. Image Credit: HTC.

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‘Noda’ is a Mind Mapping Tool for Spatial Thinking in VR

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One early stab at that is Noda , a mind mapping tool for the Vive and Rift. Though there’s only a small number of reviews on Steam so far, all are positive, with one reviewer saying they used the tool to map out ideas for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

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How Facebook’s ‘Quill’ Art Tool Differs From Medium And Tilt Brush [Hands-on]

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I was standing inside an illustration made with the art tool Quill from Facebook’s Oculus. My right hand was for painting and my left hand showed a tool panel with a nested list of objects representing everything in the scene.

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Lowe’s ‘Holoroom’ Lets Customers Test Drive Power Tools in VR Before Buying

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Using an HTC Vive and a specially made controller, the ‘Holoroom Test Drive’ allows anyone timid around power tools to put on a VR headset to learn how to use the tools in a safe virtual space. Haptics were also added to the tool to enhance realism.

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Gravity Sketch Is An Impressive VR 3D Modelling Tool Available Today

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Created by a London-based startup, this new release isn’t so much about artistic expression (though that’s completely possible) as it is a genuine tool for creating professional 3D models. Art & Science Experiences HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News Gravity Sketch

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC).

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VR Waibao explains us the importance of VR remote collaboration tools

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After my interviews with the VR educational companies Langzou and Judao , I’ve visited in Shanghai VR Waibao , that is working on a multipresence VR collaboration tool. Me trying the XCOL application with an HTC Vive Pro, while Sam is using a tablet and another employee a smartphone.

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Hands-On: HTC Cosmos Elite Offers Big Improvements With Its Elite Faceplate

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HTC’s modular headset delivers a great VR experience. Just a few weeks ago, HTC announced a new suite of Cosmos headsets and faceplates aimed at delivering VR solutions to both average consumers as well as businesses. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

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Insurance and virtual reality are hardly synonymous, but Talespin’s training tools have helped claims assessors do their jobs and helped train a new generation of insurance investigators in what to look for when they’re trying to determine how much their companies are going to pay out.