Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

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Leap Motion builds the leading markerless hand-tracking technology, and today the company revealed a update which they claim brings major improvements “across the board.” ” The upgraded tracking and improved developer tools are available in beta today on Windows , alongside three new demos to try it out for yourself. Image courtesy Leap Motion. Significantly smoother hand and finger tracking, with motions that look and feel more natural.

How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

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For this reason, sound is more than just an immersive tool – how (and where) objects around you sound has an enormous effect on your understanding of where they are, especially when you’re not looking at them. Engines like Unity and Unreal are constantly getting better at representing sound effects in 3D space – with binaural audio , better reverb modeling, better occlusion and obstruction modeling, and more. Tagged with: leap motion Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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During the 3D Jam, I was surprised by the lack of tools like this. If I could have found a professional tool like this, I would have been begging my boss to buy it!”. Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” HoloData is a VR visualization tool that lets you experience three-axis graph data over time. Leap Commander. Leap Opticals. The demo even uses Leap Motion’s passthrough mode to bring your media into augmented reality.

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The Essential 3D Jam Development Guide

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A quick note: VR/AR is a rapidly emerging ecosystem, and many of the engine tools and features that we use to build our Unity and Unreal assets are constantly shifting. Unreal. Whatever platform you’re building on, it’s important to know that designing for motion control involves a whole new way of thinking about interactions. Here are some key resources that will help you build compelling experiences that feel natural: Introduction to Motion Control.

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12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers

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Inspired by the Doctor Who episodes Blink and Last Christmas , this adventure game lets you switch between the real world and a dreamworld at will, using Leap Motion’s Quick Switch function. Designed with Leap Motion’s tool tracking technology, Toothunt lets you fight creepy fairies using a magically charged wand that fires bursts of energy. “We The post 12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

6 More Amazing Unity Assets for Orion VR

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Since we’re giving away five $100 Unity/Unreal asset credits as part of our 2016 developer survey , we thought we’d share some more cool stuff you can buy with cold hard virtual cash. From a community-created Leap Motion UI design asset, to the awe-inspiring glow effect in Blocks, here are 6 more jaw-dropping Unity assets for your next Orion project. Squiggle is a general tool that visualizes the way values change over time, which really helps with debugging.

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4 Ways to Unleash the Power of Sound in VR

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In this post, we take a look at 4 ways that sound, VR, and motion controls can be a powerful combination. Engines like Unity and Unreal are constantly getting better at representing sound effects in 3D space, which is absolutely essential to creating a sense of presence. For this reason, sound is more than just an immersive tool – how (and where) objects around you sound has an enormous effect on your understanding of where they are. Unreal Engine documentation.

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Space and Perspective in VR

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Creating a sense of space is one of the most powerful tools in a VR developer’s arsenal. Space and perspective are among the most powerful tools in a VR developer's arsenal. Click To Tweet To bring Leap Motion tracking into a VR experience, you’ll need a virtual controller within the scene attached to your VR headset. Our Unity Core Assets and the Leap Motion Unreal Engine 4 plugin both handle position and scale out-of-the-box for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Live from Berlin! VR Workshops for Unity & JavaScript

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As part of our global tour for the Leap Motion 3D Jam , we’re at Berlin’s Game Science Centre to take developers through our SDK and building with the latest VR tools. Let’s take a light-speed look at VR development with Leap Motion in Unity and JavaScript. With the Leap Motion Controller, you can quickly bring your hands into almost any virtual reality experience. Fictional UIs vs. Today’s Motion Controls. Hey everyone!

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Build AR & VR Apps With the Open-Source Virtuoso SDK

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The most popular tend to be videogame engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine which have been fine-tuned over many years. VSDK is a Unity-based solution for developers looking to create naturalistic user interactions whilst supporting a wide variety of headsets (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest) and peripherals (bHaptics TactSuit, Leap Motion, and ManusVR gloves.). VRFocus will continue its coverage XR related development tools, reporting back with the latest updates.

Building an XR Vocabulary for Businesses, with XR Bootcamp’s Ferhan Ozkan

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And we actually tried to tackle this problem with the help of major headset manufacturers - Oculus, HTC, Leap Motion, Intel -- and they supported us to create VR/AR labs around the world. And I think the tools are starting to come that will allow anybody, in any organization to start making this content. Of course Unity, Unreal, and these engines is already important to make you enabled, which we strongly recommend if you already have a commitment for VR/AR.

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. In another scenario, we may see game engines dominant, like Unity or Unreal. Tools. The ecosystem around the AR Cloud has to include tools for Authoring: applications, behaviours, creation of assets and environments.

Review OSVR HDK2

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The other side of the belt clip is connected to the headset itself, there is an extra USB port on the belt clip, this is probably for devices such as a Leap Motion. On the website www.osvr.org you will find the Runtime Setup including all the essential drivers, tools, software and scripts. At the time of writing there is support for both Unity and Unreal Engine. A few weeks ago was able to test the Hackers Development Kit 1.4 from Razer.

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All you need to know on Oculus Connect 6: the most important news in one single article!

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Then there are the problems that are inherent to all hands-tracking solutions like Leap Motion : no haptic feedback, virtual hands that trespass objects they are interacting with, and such. Facebook encourages people to create new worlds inside Horizon using the World Creation tools , that let people create easily new experiences for Horizon from inside virtual reality in an easy way and without knowing how to code (there is a visual scripting system). Developer tools.

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OSVR Roadmap: Creating an Ecosystem of Interoperable VR Hardware and Software

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Since the OSVR launch in January this year, nearly 250 organizations including Intel, NVIDIA, Xilinx, Ubisoft, Leap Motion, and many others have joined the OSVR ecosystem. Concurrent with the expansion of the OSVR community, the capabilities of the software platform have grown by leaps and bounds. In the above example, these devices would be products from Leap Motion, NOD, YEI and Softkinetic.

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. Many game engines – such as Unity, Unreal and SteamVR- immediately support it. Augmented reality tools detect objects in video feeds. Magic Leap is not commercial yet. Introduction OSVR is an open source software platform and VR goggle.