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!

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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. augmented reality reviews AR

Leap Motion VR Support Now Directly Integrated in Unreal Engine

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Bringing hands into virtual reality just got a major upgrade. 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!

From Orion to Mobile VR: Leap Motion in 2016

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2016 was a landmark year for virtual reality, but 2017 will be nothing short of surreal. Click To Tweet Leap Motion goes mobile. Our team will be at CES January 5-8 with our Leap Motion Mobile Platform reference design.

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. AltspaceVR is a virtual social space where you can strap on your Vive and meet people from around the world. How can I build with Unreal Engine?

Reach into the Digital World: Getting Started with Leap Motion @ HackingEDU

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At Leap Motion, we believe that the next wave of technological interfaces will rely on the original human operating system: your hands. LA Hack Finalists Armateur: Robotic Arm + Leap Motion + Bluetooth. Getting Started with Leap Motion.

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

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One of the most powerful things about the Leap Motion platform is its ability to tie into just about any creative platform. Much like the Quick Switch gesture for Unity, this experimental approach lets you rapidly toggle between the real and virtual worlds.

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.

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

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Much like our UI Widgets , it’s a set of interface elements – switch, lever and potentiometer – that can be embedded in any virtual environment. But with the lines between the real and virtual worlds now blurrier than ever, could we cut it even further? Leap Commander.

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Twist the Gears of a Massive VR Music Engine with Carillon

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When virtual reality and musical interface design collide, entire universes can be musical instruments. Created by artists Rob Hamilton and Chris Platz for the Stanford Laptop Orchestra , Carillon is a networked VR instrument that brings you inside a massive virtual bell tower.

The Essential 3D Jam Development Guide

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In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about our integrations and best practices for augmented and virtual reality, desktop, and the Internet of Things. 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. Did you ever want to become a powerful mage and cast reality-shattering spells?

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

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Welcome to the 2015 3D Jam!

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This morning, our second annual 3D Jam kicks off with developers around the world competing for over $75,000 in cash and prizes – building brand new experiences for virtual reality, desktop, mobile, and beyond. Quick Switch to swipe between virtual and augmented reality.

Oculus Rift Consumer Edition FAQ

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SDK, this is an exciting time for virtual reality. 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.

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. Virtual Safety Goggles. It’s important to note that head tracking moves the user’s head, but not the user’s virtual body.

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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Scott Kuehnert ’s Triangulate is an augmented reality art program that lets you fill your space with colorful triangles by pinching them out of the air. Let us know in our 2016 developer survey and get the chance to win one of five $100 Unreal/Unity asset credits ( full details ).

Open Source Augmented Reality?

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Illustration from Meta SpaceGlasses Can the OSVR project be used not just for virtual reality but also for augmented reality? Provide optimized connectors to popular engines such as Unity and Unreal.

4 Ways to Unleash the Power of Sound in VR

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Hand tracking and virtual reality are both emerging technologies, and combining the two into a fluid and seamless experience can be a real challenge. Once the most underrated element of virtual reality, sound is now widely recognized to be a major element in creating VR with “presence.” In this post, we take a look at 4 ways that sound, VR, and motion controls can be a powerful combination. Unreal Engine documentation.

Review OSVR HDK2

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You need quite a bit of technical knowledge if you want to use the OSVR (Open Source Virtual Reality). 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.

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

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There are a number of ways to create your own virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) app/videogame. 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 free, augmented/virtual reality software development kit that helps developers rapidly achieve results,” said Dr. Michael Jenkins, Senior Scientist at Charles River Analytics in a statement.

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

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Sensic, a long-time player in virtual reality and co-founder of OSVR , finally released their VR headset destined to make its way to public venues such as theme parks and arcades. IR motion capture for VR, image courtesy OptiTrack.

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

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OSVR (Open Source Virtual Reality) aims to create an open and universal standard for the discovery, configuration, and operation of VR/AR devices. Concurrent with the expansion of the OSVR community, the capabilities of the software platform have grown by leaps and bounds.

OSVR - a Look Ahead

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Acer, NVIDIA, Valve, Ubisoft, Leap Motion and many others joined the ecosystem. Increased Device Diversity leads to more Choices for Customers Trends An avalanche of new virtual reality devices arrived. 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.