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. There are some typical questions that arise in the mind of the AR enthusiasts of the world: how is it? 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.

How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

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In this Exploration, we’ll explore the fundamentals of VR sound design, plus take a deep dive into the auditory world of Blocks. 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. Virtual reality is an exciting medium, but for first time users it can take a few minutes to master its limitations. Editorials How-to leap motion

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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. MARCH 2: To match the new capabilities of Leap Motion Orion with the performance demands of VR, we gave our Unity toolset an overhaul from the ground up. VR prototyping for less than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge.

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! Whimsical fall leaves, melancholy rain, spooky fog – weather can be a powerful way to set the tone for your virtual world (or give your users Storm-like superpowers). Completely free for Unreal development, the 7,600 art and sound assets on the Marketplace represent $3 million in content development.

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. With the rising popularity of PC gaming and VR, there’s never been a better time to start building with one of the world’s most powerful game engines. Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting getnamo’s community Leap Motion plugin for Unreal Engine 4, which offers some unique capabilities alongside the official plugin.

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

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As part of our 3D Jam spotlight series, here are 17 utility demos that let you reach into a sea of data and extract its insights, explore a CAD prototype before committing it to a 3D printer, meet with people from around the world, and more. Much like our UI Widgets , it’s a set of interface elements – switch, lever and potentiometer – that can be embedded in any virtual environment. Please try a new text input interface using Leap Motion!” Leap Commander.

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12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers

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Check out these 12 demos from the 3D Jam that take you into new worlds of godlike power, magical curses, swords and sorcery. 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. How will it change the way you feel about yourself and the world you live in?”.

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 his 1984 classic Neuromancer, characters entered a virtual reality world called “the matrix” (inspiration for the 1999 film of the same name by the Wachowskis). What virtual avatars, creatures, information layers or interactive components are here.