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.”

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. The Magic Leap One consists of three elements: a light-pack, a headset and a controller?—?all Meet the trio | Image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap says this is unusual, but I’m still waiting for a fix.

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.

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.

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. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here.

AR+VR Weekly: ARKit apps hit 13M downloads, Leap Motion’s “virtual wearables” and Ready Player One hits theaters

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: ARKit apps hit 13 million downloads , Leap Motion’s virtual wearable concept , and will the debut of Ready Player One increase VR sales ?

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.

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.

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

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. It is a foot motion controller that lets you move in virtual reality by just slightly moving your feet while you are seated.

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.

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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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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.

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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I recently outlined the VR headsets which pushed the technology forward over the last six years by giving lots of developers new capabilities. In this post, I want to provide a blueprint for people to think about the spatial computing revolution over the next six years.

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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. 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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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.