Andy Serkis to Star as “orc-like” Motion Capture Character for Magic Leap One

Road to VR

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.”

Inside Magic Leap's Cinematic Partnership with Andy Serkis & The Imaginarium's Experimental Motion Capture Experience

Next Reality AR

By now, you've probably already seen Andy Serkis and his performance capture demo for Magic Leap. And sure, marrying motion capture acting and augmented reality sounds compelling, but how does it really work as an experience?

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Magic Leap Taps Andy Serkis For ‘Orc-Like’ Motion Capture Character


The Oscar nominated actors performance-capture studio partners with Magic Leap to bring fresh content to their MR platform. Now the celebrated actor, director and author has taken his talents to augmented reality thanks to an ongoing partnership with Magic Leap.

Magic Leap CEO: ‘We have made something that is small, mobile, powerful, and we think pretty cool’

Road to VR

Magic Leap is a mystery. Now founder and CEO Rony Abovitz offers a bit more in his recent blog post entitled Creativity Matters , where he speaks about some of the changes coming to the company in 2017, and for what it’s worth, says it’ll be “a big year for Magic Leap.”

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

The Ghost Howls

He has joined Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap and now he’s there, trying to build the MagicVerse as the SVP of Creative Strategy of the Florida company. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now. Magic Leap glasses.

Magic Leap Teams with Andy Serkis Effects Studio Imaginarium for New AR Experience

Next Reality AR

The critics of Magic Leap have been circling for a couple of weeks now, but that isn't stopping the company from pushing forward with major new partnerships. The latest Magic Leap tie-up is with none other than motion capture actor Andy Serkis and his UK-based The Imaginarium Studios.

Magic Leap & Andy Serkis Reveal Lord of the Rings-Inspired Character for Upcoming AR Experience

Next Reality AR

We already know that Magic Leap is working with Hollywood motion capture legend Andy Serkis on a new immersive content experience but, so far, all we've heard are descriptions of the work.

Facebook’s plan for our post-web future

TechCrunch VR

Jaron Lanier demo’d the first real VR headset and motion capture wearable, the EyePhone and DataGlove, more than thirty years ago. The theory being it will be more immersive, and therefore more compelling, than Magic Leap’s mixed reality.) Opinion TC Andrew Bosworth brazil computing democrats digital media Facebook Facebook Reality Labs jaron lanier Magic Leap Mark Zuckerberg mobile advertising new media unity video gaming Virtual reality VR William Gibso

Rumor: Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Consumer AR Headset

Road to VR

And as a consumer-oriented company, Apple doesn’t typically launch expensive developer hardware like how Microsoft and Magic Leap have done with their respective headsets, the HoloLens 1 & 2 and Magic Leap One.

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Apple’s Tim Cook Sees Opportunity In AR, But It ‘Will Take Some Time To Get Right’


In 2013, Apple acquired a company called PrimeSense which created the original motion sensors used in Microsoft’s Kinect hardware.Then, in 2015, Apple bought a German AR firm called Metaio and another motion capture named Faceshift.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere


Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. The company launched its $2,300 Magic Leap One AR headset development kit in August after revealing earlier in the year it passed $2 billion in total investment, with a huge amount from Saudi Arabia. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap releases its SDK. We still haven’t seen a Magic Leap device , but at least now we can see its SDK. It is so possible to start creating your Magic Leap application.

Going (Literally) Hands-on With Manus Prime Haptic Gloves

Peter Graham

Retailing for nearly £5,000 GBP (more than Magic Leap One or an HTC Vive Pro Eye) Manus Prime Haptic offers full finger tracking thanks to Flexpoint’s Bend Sensors as well as individual haptics for each finger and thumb.

Dress for Success: Talking Headsets and Haptic Suits with Skarred Ghost Antony Vitillo

XR for Business Podcast

You've got mobile phone-based AR, eye tracking set devices, taste experiments, hot and cold devices, thermal devices, and then tracking systems for motion capture, and of course, treadmills for omni-directional walking. You've got a ton coming out, now; you've got the Hololens, Hololens 2, Magic Leap, nreal, Realmax, Vuzix, North glasses, Epson MOVERIO, Google Glass.

Top XR Stories of 2019

Tech Trends VR

Bumpy Road For Magic Leap. Magic Leap then announced it was pivoting towards enterprise customers following damning reports of extremely weak sales. A lot has happened in the immersive space over the past 12 months. What’s in store for 2020?