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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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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Google ‘Blocks’ Update Matures Tools for Even Easier 3D Modeling in VR

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Google Blocks, the 3D object creation tool for VR/AR app developers, just got a big update that includes new environments, improved object snapping, and a number of experimental features that the company says makes Blocks “more powerful and even easier to use.”

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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Can Virtual Reality Be Used as a Forensic Tool?

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However, investigators can use it alongside other tools. To gain accurate information, forensic scientists used tools ranging from lasers to CT scanners. The Center for Forensic Sciences came up with a virtual reality tool to train forensic professionals and personnel.

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

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Built as an entry at the Winnipeg Winter Game Jam and xkcd Game Jam this past weekend, the comic-creation tool lets you set up a cell, use props and act out the part of one of 8 xkcd characters.

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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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‘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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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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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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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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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 Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

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Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. HTC also indicates that the capability can track individual finger movements too. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Reveals Vive Focus Plus, Coming Q2 2019

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Continuing their push towards enterprise VR technology, HTC has unveiled a new version of their HTC Vive Focus headset designed specifically for use by businesses and corporations. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. The post The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Invests in 17 AR/VR Startups in Latest Vive X Accelerator Program

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HTC is now on its fourth batch in its $100 million accelerator program, which offers education, investment and mentorship to startups doing unique and and interesting things around VR and AR. HTC News htc vive htc vive x vive x

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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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NVIDIA Announces ‘FCAT VR’ Frame Analysis Tool to Help Demystify VR Performance

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The latest version of NVIDIA’s FCAT VR analysis tool is here and it’s equipped with a wealth of impressive features designed to demystify virtual reality performance on the PC. One of those tools was FCAT – short for Frame Capture Analysis Tool.

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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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