Madefire Releases 3D Comics App for Magic Leap One

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Madefire, the minds behind the Motion Books 3D comic format and publishing platform, today released a new app for Magic Leap One that will let users not only publish their own 3D ‘motion comic’ creations directly to the AR headset, but also experience a number of comics in the Madefire catalog. Magic Leap says there is “50+ world-class series” reimagined for the company’s developer-focused AR headset.

Andy Serkis to Star as “orc-like” Motion Capture Character for Magic Leap One

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Andy Serkis, the actor-director you may recognize for his award-winning performances as Gollum in the Lord of The Rings film franchise, is lending his likeness to a new AR creation for Magic Leap One headset in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an “orc-like creature.” According to the report, The Imaginarium has worked with Magic Leap for at least five years, marked by the moment when Serkis first visited their offices. Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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Magic Leap One’s Reported Field Of View Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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Now the Magic Leap One , the severely hyped upcoming AR headset that no one can talk about, only has a 40 degree horizontal field of view according to uncovered developer documentation. In a world where the upcoming Leap Motion North Star headset reportedly has a 100-degree FOV and Magic Leap’s received over $2 billion in funding by comparison, 40 degrees horizontally isn’t much of a “leap” forward at all.

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

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There’s a lot that can be said about the Magic Leap One. And although its OS and apps don’t fully utilize the tech available to them, Magic Leap One is an ambitious, well-made, but imperfect MR devkit that doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but is still the most complete and affordable mixed-reality (MR) computer out there. The Magic Leap One consists of three elements: a light-pack, a headset and a controller?—?all Image courtesy Magic Leap.

Leap Motion Jumps Into AR With Project North Star Headset/Platform

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Over the past five or so years Leap Motion has been pushing hand-tracking VR forward with its controller-free sensor. Many see hand-tracking as the ideal way to interact with content, and basic finger and gesture recognition can already be seen in AR kits like Microsoft’s HoloLens (though the upcoming Magic Leap One will use a remote-like controller). For starters, Leap Motion has built its own PC-based AR headset acting as a reference design.

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Notice a Leap Motion sensor installed on top of it. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community. HoloLens or Magic Leap One ), but to create a headset that is: Affordable; Completely open, both from a software and hardware standpoint.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One.

Project North Star is Now Open Source

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At Leap Motion, we envision a future where the physical and virtual worlds blend together into a single magical experience. Project North Star points a future where the physical and virtual worlds blend together into a single magical experience. While the classic Leap Motion Controller’s FOV is significantly beyond existing AR headsets such as Microsoft Hololens and Magic Leap One, it felt limiting on the North Star headset.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

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Triton works with Leap Motion (now Ultra Leap) hands tracking. Originally I was going to make a standalone device which hooked everything up to a Nvidia Jetson Nano that could be worn on your belt (think Magic Leap One).

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Facebook Patents ‘Small Form Factor’ AR Display With ‘Large Field of View’

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The Magic Leap One for example is relatively compact with a horizontal field of view of 40 degrees. Leap Motion’s Project North Star design achieves 100 degrees, but is significantly bulkier. The source claimed to have tried a prototype that “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.”.

GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Oculus’ Hardware Reports Reveal Less Than Half Of Gear Owners Use Motion Controller. Magic Leap’s Design Discussion Reveals Very Few Real Details (Surprise!). Amazing New Leap Motion Concept Videos. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal. Magic Leap Teases ‘Cool News’ As ‘Mag!c

Realmax Qian Is A Light, Fully Wireless AR/VR Headset With A 100-degree FOV

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Though the headset isn’t as fancy-looking as Magic Leap One, it features a much wider 100.8-degree field of view, filling enough of your eye space to feel immersive, and is compatible with prescription glasses rather than requiring special lenses. One missing element in the core hardware is hand tracking, but there’s a USB port on the headset’s front that can connect easily to a Leap Motion gesture sensor.

WCVRI: Hands-on with new North Star headset, Virtualizer 2, Pareal VR and more!

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Project North Star is an opensource reference design for a wide-FOV augmented reality headset that Leap Motion (now Ultraleap ) has given to the community. Keep in mind that Magic Leap One has a diagonal FOV of 50° and you realize why the word “only” is between quotes. The hand tracking was fabulous as always thanks to Leap Motion and its Orion tracking. At WCVRI , I have tried some cool AR/VR hardware.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

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Rony Abovitz steps down from Magic Leap CEO. It is the end of an era: Abovitz has been the mastermind behind Magic Leap’s communication and vision. This was a very good thing and attracted many people to Magic Leap. For sure the new Magic Leap, reduced in size and in ambitions, and with a new target at the enterprise market, can’t have a visionary CEO, but has to have a very practical one that aims at making money and conquering a niche of the market.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Last year I interviewed John Gaeta , that is building the Magicverse at Magic Leap and I asked him how much time we’ll need to get there, to have a fully persistent and shared mixed reality that is completely blended with the real world. Header image by Leap Motion). According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one.

Hands-on: LetinAR Brings a Larger FOV & Depth of Field to AR with ‘Pinhole Effect’ Optics

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In contrast to HoloLens 2 or Magic Leap One, PinMR doesn’t use waveguides, which the company says cuts down manufacturing complexity and cost. With an embedded Leap Motion hand tracker on the opposite side of the fixed frame, I was able to reach out to the 3D objects and bring them right up to the point where the vergence-accommodation conflict took over and I went a bit cross-eyed trying to resolve the image.

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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This new HoloLens has for sure made a huge leap forward for what concerns comfort. The new HoloLens features: Eye tracking Full hands tracking (a la Leap Motion) Voice commands understanding. All this study of the UX using the hands reminded me a lot of Leap Motion’s work, exactly as the fact that Microsoft plans to create a sense of phantom touch of the hands by the use of visual cues and sound cues that pop when you touch virtual objects with your hands.

WCVRI Day 1: Hands-on RealMax AR glasses and Droolon F1 eye tracking!

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The virtual elements spanned all my FOV until the frame of the glasses , and this was another smart thing, because my brain was ok to see that there were holograms only inside the frame of the glass, and then after the frame there was nothing anymore (it is the same trick of Magic Leap ). Markers can be used to define where to show virtual elements, and in the demo that I tried were used to show virtual Chinese artworks in a room; Leap Motion device on Realmax glasses.

Turn Any Surface Into An AR Experience With Post Mobile AR

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Spacee will be the first to tell you that what they are offering is not the same as something like Microsoft HoloLens, Leap Motion, or Magic Leap technology. Walmart, Coca Cola and Mercedes Benz are using Post Mobile AR to give customers a more interactive in-store experience.

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Microsoft?s HoloLens 2 Will Reportedly Use Qualcomm XR1 And Cost Less

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Meanwhile, rival Magic Leap has continued to tease its own AR offering, which includes a wearable computer and comparatively svelte glasses, and Leap Motion debuted and open-sourced an AR headset it claims can be built for $100 at scale.

2019 AR Funding Exceeds $1.3 Billion

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Magic Leap, the top-funded company, raised $280 million compared to $1.25 — There were some high-profile flameouts in 2019, including Meta, ODG and Daqri, while others exited below previous funding totals (a veritable down-round), including Leap Motion. 1 — Magic Leap ($280 Million & counting). AR is core to Digilens and Magic Leap, more so than Corning and Matterport. Header Image Credit: Magic Leap.

Analyzing Oculus Santa Cruz patent images

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The only headset that has such kind of strange thing on one side is the Magic Leap One , that uses it to track the controllers with magnetical fields… but we all know that Oculus actually uses optical tracking to track the controllers. attaching Leap Motion through an adapter).

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Tomorrow's Tech Today: Takeaways From Augmented World Expo 2019

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RealMax's AR and VR device with hand tracking by Leap Motion and an epic 102-degree field of view, was used for a multiplayer AR game which involved grabbing fish and knocking over boxes. Apple begins its World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, June 3rd; Microsoft, Facebook (Oculus), Google, Amazon, Snap, and Magic Leap, had theirs earlier in the year. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

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

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3D objects had washed out colors , a bit like when you see AR objects through HoloLens 1 and Magic Leap One … they appeared a bit semi-transparent. Even worse, it wasn’t able to track my finger movements well (it was worse than Leap Motion … and Leap Motion doesn’t have worn sensors!). It felt like magic. The first one is the Hexaride , that is like a big triangle-shaped column wi th some motion chairs on each side.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse?

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It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. Magic Leap are the highest-profile, with both a device and a platform, and more recent entrants include Ubiquity6, AIReal and Placenote. We can visualize how Snap, Niantic and Magic Leap provide many of the AR Cloud ingredients across this landscape.

The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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Imagine the same touch and motion-based actions we’re used to on mobile phones, only happening in the air with our hands while we’re in VR. Future solutions will get rid of clunky wired headsets and move onto glasses that can project a high-definition image onto the eye, a la Magic Leap, and eventually contact lenses that contain tiny screens. Today’s VR systems are both fantastic and restrictive: they blow you away, but it’s clear how far they have to go.

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How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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Innovative companies like Valve, Magic Leap, Leap Motion, Unity and Epic Games could still play influential roles in the spatial computing revolution going forward, but it is platform companies experienced in putting together communications-focused hardware, software and services that stand to lose or gain the most over the next decade.

Going (Literally) Hands-on With Manus Prime Haptic Gloves

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In its current line-up the company has four products for various use cases, starting with the entry-level Manus Prime One for basic finger tracking, the Manus Prime Xsens; designed for integration into an Xsens motion capture suit, the OptiTrack Hybrid Gloves for use with Optitrack systems and finally the Manus Prime Haptic. Hand tracking is one of those technologies that will become more ubiquitous whether it’s via gloves or systems like Leap Motion.

Shaping the Digital World with Our Hands, with Clay AIR’s Varag Gharibjanian

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Alan: With Facebook now working on AR, and you've got Magic Leap, and Microsoft's Hololens. And, you know, Magic Leap-- people are going to expect when they walk around holograms, they stay put. Are things like midair haptics-- I know-- I guess Leap Motion would be a competitor to you guys, even though they're using a hardware solution to do that. But things like midair haptics, with the Ultra Haptics or the Ultra Leap now.

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi

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And then even Magic Leap, I’ve heard rumors that they’re going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something. I don’t know about Magic Leap yet. And then Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion coming together, creating that virtual hand tracking meets virtual manipulation of the air: ultrasonics.

On the XR Beat, with VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi

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And then even Magic Leap, I've heard rumors that they're going to be introducing an enterprise division, or an enterprise something. I don't know about Magic Leap yet. And then Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion coming together, creating that virtual hand tracking meets virtual manipulation of the air: ultrasonics.

OSVR - a Look Ahead

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Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. We see goggles, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs and body suits. Magic Leap is not commercial yet. Introduction OSVR is an open source software platform and VR goggle. Sensics and Razer launched OSVR 18 months ago with the intent of democratizing VR. We wanted to provide an open alternative to walled-garden, single-device approaches.

All the best AR and VR news from CES 2019

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It is an augmented reality glass that is being developed in China by a former Magic Leap engineer. Graphically appealing : the FOV is 52 degrees and the quality of images is better than the one of Magic Leap (there is a 1080p display for each eye); Complete : it has integrated audio; Quite powerful , featuring the Snapdragon 845 processor; Ambitious , since it works to offer 6 DOF tracking and also object recognition.

The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

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The name made many people recall the CTRL+Labs startup acquired by Facebook, which makes people use their hands as if they were magical Jedis. Magic Leap reveals updates and new enterprise solutions. With various posts on its blog, AR startup Magic Leap has revealed a bunch of new updates. This package offers 4 Magic Leap 1 headsets + the subscription to Spatial pro, all for 45 days, for a rental price of $5000. Today is the day!