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.” Image courtesy Leap Motion.

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

The Ghost Howls

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. To develop for the Leap Motion North Star, you can use Unity or Unreal Engine.

Leap Motion VR Support Now Directly Integrated in Unreal Engine

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Now officially integrated in Unreal Engine 4.11 , getnamo’s independent plugin for Leap Motion makes it faster and easier than ever to integrate Leap Motion Orion into your VR projects! Visit developer.leapmotion.com/unreal to get started.

Reliving Memories With The Looking Glass Pro 3D Holographic Workstation

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This USB-C input can also be used to connect a variety of compatible controllers, including the Leap Motion tracker, Intel’s Realsense, even a Nintendo Joy-Con. The Looking Glass 3D display is now available as a touch screen standalone device.

From Orion to Mobile VR: Leap Motion in 2016

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Click To Tweet Leap Motion goes mobile. Our team will be at CES January 5-8 with our Leap Motion Mobile Platform reference design. How an indie #LeapMotion project became part of #UE4: [link] Click To Tweet Leap Motion VR support directly integrated in Unreal Engine.

HTC Vive FAQ: What You Need to Know About Leap Motion + SteamVR

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Along with last week’s Unreal 4.11 Here’s a quick guide to everything from Lighthouse tracking to Unreal development. Leap Motion adds a whole new level of expression to your virtual avatar – so you can point, wave, or dance. How can I build with Unreal Engine?

How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

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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.

5 Unreal Assets for Your Next Orion VR Project

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With our 2016 developer survey in full swing, we thought we’d share some great assets that you could buy with one of five $100 Unity/Unreal asset credit prizes! Protip: The assets that Epic includes in their tutorials and demo scenes are generally usable for your own Unreal projects.

Featured Platform: Getnamo’s Community Plugin for Unreal Engine 4

Leapmotion

One of the most powerful things about the Leap Motion platform is its ability to tie into just about any creative platform. This feature is fully documented with a guide on the Unreal forums. Breaking into Unreal development for the first time?

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

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Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Leap Commander. Leap Commander makes it possible to build a database of hand signs and add snapshots to help your custom commander make better choices. “In Leap Opticals.

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Twist the Gears of a Massive VR Music Engine with Carillon

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Using technology like the Leap Motion Controller allows us to use our hands to directly engage virtual instruments, from the plucking of a virtual string to the casting of a sonic fireball. All the programming for Carillon was done using Unreal’s Blueprint visual scripting language.

‘Imagined Landscapes’ VR Watercolor Experience Lets You Paint An Unbuilt Resort

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Kilograph brings Michael Graves’ unrealized architectural designs to life in VR. At-home users will need an Oculus Rift/Rift S headset and Leap Motion tracker in order to participate.

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. Fictional UIs vs. Today’s Motion Controls. Unreal. Get started with Unreal.

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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. The post 12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

Welcome to the 2015 3D Jam!

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On the Unreal side, we’re collaborating with the enormously talented getnamo to bring new assets to his community plugin. Right now, the plugin includes full support for Unreal 4.9.1 We can’t wait to see how you push the frontiers of technology with Leap Motion interaction.

6 More Amazing Unity Assets for Orion VR

Leapmotion

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. Don’t forget to take the survey for your chance to win Unity/Unreal credit!

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Oculus Rift Consumer Edition FAQ

Leapmotion

How about Unreal Engine? Unreal Engine 4.11 doesn’t currently have Oculus 1.3 Once it arrives, the new official Leap Motion UE4 plugin should work with it right away. Do Leap Motion demos work with the 1.3

Open Source Augmented Reality?

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Examples of such peripherals could be head trackers, hand and finger sensors (like Leap Motion and SoftKinetic), gesture control devices (such as the Myo armband and the Nod ring), cameras, eye trackers and many others.

Space and Perspective in VR

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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. The post Space and Perspective in VR appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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. Hey everyone!

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6 Pinchy Projects: Sword Art Online, Planetary Genesis, 3D Art and More

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Let us know in our 2016 developer survey and get the chance to win one of five $100 Unreal/Unity asset credits ( full details ). The post 6 Pinchy Projects: Sword Art Online, Planetary Genesis, 3D Art and More appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

The Ghost Howls

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. Unreal SDK.

HTC Brings Gloveless Finger Tracking To Vive and Vive Pro, Gestures To Vive Focus

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The SDK is available as a free plugin for Unity or Unreal Engine. I’ve spent a lot of time in platforms like AltSpaceVR- Leap Motion is by far my preferred method of input. HTC released an SDK which allows developers to add finger tracking to their Vive or Vive Pro apps.

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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. From button clicks using the Leap Motion Unity Widgets , to the humming Plasma Ball , sound has the power to make users feel more confident interacting with particular objects in the scene.

HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The SDK is available as a free plugin for Unity or Unreal Engine. I’ve spent a lot of time in platforms like AltSpaceVR- Leap Motion is by far my preferred method of input.

Sensics Releases High Resolution VR Headset Built Specially for Arcades and Theme Parks

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Arcade and park owners can also opt to include embedded hand/finger trackers like Leap Motion, which sits flush inside the unit behind a window that’s transparent to IR. IR motion capture for VR, image courtesy OptiTrack.

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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.).

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

The Ghost Howls

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.

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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

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.

OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality

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Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. We see headsets, motion trackers, haptics, eye trackers, motion chairs, and body suits. Many game engines—such as Unity, Unreal, and SteamVR—immediately support it.

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. At the time of writing there is support for both Unity and Unreal Engine.

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What every VR game engine needs

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In contrast, there is a much greater variety of VR devices: HMDs, motion and position trackers, hand and finger sensors, eye trackers, body suits, locomotion devices, force feedback devices, augmented reality cameras and more.

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. 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. 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.