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. For developers operating on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and other PC VR headsets, mixed reality capture has served as an invaluable marketing tool for their projects, allowing them to showcase a clearer interpretation of their in-game experience.

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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. Today Valve has released the promised modding tools which will allow the game’s community to make and distribute new content for Alyx.

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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. According to the official notes , creators will have the opportunity to customize nearly every aspect of the existing HL:A experience, from the robust physics engine, to particle effects, to the in-game multi-tool puzzle mechanic. 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. The post 3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support appeared first on VRScout. Users will soon be able to view their 3D scenes in VR. Additional features on the way.

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A Mystery HTC VR Headset Appears In FCC Filings

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A newly public FCC Test Report uncovered by Road to VR shows that HTC, the company behind Viveport and the Cosmos Elite VR headset, has recently submitted a new filing for what looks to be a new VR headset that would expand HTC’s lineup of immersive tech hardware.

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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. Developed by a group of design engineers at the Royal College of Art, the software is ‘for everyone’, but its feature set has particular relevance to creative professionals, and could become an invaluable tool for industrial design visualisation. The HTC Vive hardware arrived soon after, prompting renewed interest in motion-tracked sketching and modelling.

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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. As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. 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. Image Credit: HTC / Nanomi.

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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 What’s most exciting about a development tool this easy to use is its potential to attract a whole new market previously intimidated by the complexity of the still-emerging technology. The post Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze appeared first on VRScout.

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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.” An improved snapping function has also been included, which the company says address the “often unpredictable or difficult to control” snapping tool from the previous build.

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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. After a quick e-mail signup, the experience begins with you donning a HTC VIVE headset and painting in a 3D space. After you complete your master piece with this simple 3D painting tool, you’re then shown into a driver’s seat where you again strap on a VIVE headset.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. Since HTC has always made announcements during the CES, I think it will be announced in January. HTC launches Vive XR Suite.

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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. Nanome is bringing a number of their VR tools to libraries as a part of the Vive Libraries program , which recently saw over 100 HTC Vive’s donated to public libraries in California and Nevada.

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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. Up next for HTC is a full suite of enterprise Vive Pro Eye solutions that will give businesses of all sizes the tools to explore or expand in areas such as training and simulation, consumer feedback and analytics, gaze-oriented navigation, and many other enterprise solutions. . To do this, HTC is rolling out new additions to the Vive Pro Eye family.

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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 ViveIt seems like there’s been a surge in environmental awareness VR Content recently, but it’s never been done quite like this.

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. It looks as though the front-facing cameras on your Vive Pro will finally begin seeing some use as HTC reveals plans to launch native support for hand and finger tracking on their high-end PC VR headset. 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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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. Both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users can take advantage of the free software, as it contains support for both Vive controllers and XBox gamepads. Download ‘Destinations Workshop Tools’ on Steam.

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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. The post AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools appeared first on VRScout. News AR Augmented Reality HTC Vive Mixed Reality Unity Unreal Engine 4 Vive Pro

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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 HTC released its Vive Cosmos back in October last year, it came with some much-needed improvements to the original HTC Vive design; a flip-up visor, all-new RGB LCD panels, a wide tracking FOV, and a revolutionary design that allows you to augment the device with new abilities via interchangeable faceplates. Image Credit: 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. “At Vive, the announcement of Vive Focus Plus furthers our commitment to rapidly iterate and refine the VR market for both businesses and consumers,” said Daniel O’Brien, General Manager Americas, HTC Vive. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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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. Promotional footage shows an emphasis on prototyping layouts for spatial interfaces, including text layout, which is not seen in similar tools.

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. PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index users can keep one around their gaming rooms while Oculus Quest and owners of other untethered VR solutions can have something on the go. 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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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. For the highest-quality VR experience, however, prospective buyers will want to take a look at the HTC Cosmos Elite, an HTC Cosmos with a pre-installed Elite faceplate. Feature Image Credit: 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. News Electronauts HTC Vive Oculus Rift Playstation VR Survios VR Music ProductionSurvios enlists the help of EDM’s biggest names for this mind-bending musical experience.

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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. Now, two weeks after the launch of the game, Valve says it’s presently working on the tools but isn’t ready to share a release date just yet. The post ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Modding Tools Still in the Works But No Release Date Yet appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC announces XR Suite and teases the future of collaboration and workplace

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This night I woke up at 3am to participate in HTC Vive’s event on ENGAGE because I read that it was an “HTC VIVE LAUNCH EVENT” and I was super-confident in the launch of the Cosmos XR or at least of the Cosmos Play. Like with all the other events organized by HTC China, the keynote has been held by Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , mostly known as “Mister President”, that is famous for the passion with which he performs inspiring talks.

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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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‘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. As shown in the new trailer, MakeVR Pro addresses this with a number of useful tools for precision alignment and advanced modelling, including grids, object snapping, precision sweeps, object mirroring, a rotation tool, ruler, and jigs.

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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. HTC loves to announce new stuff at CES : during this exhibition it has already announced the Vive Tracker in 2017 and the Vive Pro in 2018, for instance. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC). image by HTC).

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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. MARUI supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and all Windows MR headsets, while BlenderXR supports all these and the eye tracking PC VR headset ‘FOVE 0’ too.

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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. MasterpieceVR boasts some pretty impressive features outside of its 20+ sculpting and painting tools.

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HTC Launches Dedicated VR App Store Viveport

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HTC’s VR app store is now live, giving you more options to discover and experience non-gaming content. Back in August at VRLA , HTC announced they would be opening a dedicated virtual reality app store called Viveport, which would be home to a host of largely non-gaming immersive content. HTC’s hope is that when you first purchase your Vive (yep, no Rift for now), Viveport will be the beginning of your journey when exploring virtual reality experiences.

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HTC Brings VR Storefront to Mobile

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Less than a month after launching the Viveport VR app store , HTC is introducing even more ways to discover and experience VR content. At the Alibaba Cloud developer forum conference Monday, HTC announced the release of a closed beta for Viveport M. Up until know, VR at HTC has been lacking any sort of mobile features. Also announced at the conference, HTC revealed Viveport Arcade, a new VR content management and sales platform customized for offline experience centers.

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HTC Launches Vive Studios; Debuts First Title ‘Arcade Saga’

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HTC is getting into the VR content development game with the launch of Vive Studios. Announced Thursday, Vive Studios is HTC’s internal VR development team that’s been stealthily creating content to be released to consumers. Earlier this year, HTC hired game veterans with pedigree hailing from titles such as Fable 2 , Lord of the Rings , Gears of War and other massive AAA hits to create the internal studio. News Arcade Saga Games HTC HTC Vive Vive Studios

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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. The results, although not perfect, are pretty good for only about 5 minutes of playing around with the tool’s sliders and color swatches.

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Vive Sync Impressions: A useful collaboration tool

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HTC invited Virtual Perceptions to try out the VIVE Sync, a collaboration platform entering free Beta. HTC’s version offers something different; one dedicated for companies working remotely across the world, with tools that service businesses rather than hobbies. ” HTC Vive Pro. Photo credit: HTC. It’s not lost on anyone that HTC announced the VIVE Sync during a global pandemic. HTC also thinks it is the future of collaboration.

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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. Finally, the pair debuted Tools, featuring VR-specific extensions for Unity. That changed today.

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HTC Announces ‘Vive XR Suite’ a Bundle of VR Apps for Remote Productivity

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HTC today announced the Vive XR Suite, a bundle of five enterprise-focused VR applications which are unified under a single login. HTC is trying to seize the moment (as much of the world remains on lockdown) to make VR-based remote education, meetings, and socializing the new norm. Here are the five applications that make up the bundle, and the partners that HTC has chosen to deliver each: VIVE Sync (HTC) – Meetings. Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC.

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