H&M x Moschino Team Up With Magic Leap For AR Fashion Show Experience


Thanks to a collaboration by Magic Leap, H&M, Moschino, and Warpin Media, guests were able to interact with the eclectic collection through an unforgettable eight minute immersive fashion experience following the traditional runway show. We’re taking the virtual world and making it come alive in a physical experience.”. The post H&M x Moschino Team Up With Magic Leap For AR Fashion Show Experience appeared first on VRScout.

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

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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. He was obsessed with Virtual Reality. The movie came when people started thinking about a digital world where we are together (the Internet), where we were going beyond the inflection point of mainstream adoption of the Internet. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now.


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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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Another week closed at home, sending big hugs to all of you VR enthusiasts of the world. I hope to see your there, physically or virtually . Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it. Header image by Magic Leap).

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.” It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus. Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States.

GDC 2018: Talk on Creating Games for Magic Leap One, Live Blog @3PM PDT

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Updates will appear below, no need to refresh your browser: Here’s the description of the talk: Mixed reality is the combination of the real world with virtual worlds, allowing developers to bring games and interaction to the real world around you. Because both the real world and the virtual world need to understand the other, AI and data parsing are huge areas for AI work.

Hands-On: Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders Is A Showcase Of Magic Leap’s Triumphs And Troubles


To approach the portal, however, is to strip away the magic of Magic Leap One with each step forward. Unlike the Magic Leap situation, however, too much curiosity in a properly set up Rift or Vive merely gives you a visual reminder that you’ve gone too far out of your play area and need to return. Dr. G does this incredibly well — a true showcase to developers about how to take advantage of Magic Leap’s hardware. AR Magic Leap

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap looks for a $100-million deal to save itself. Some reports by Business Insider and The Information talk about the current situation of Magic Leap, that seems always more complicated. According to these reports, the company planned to release in 2021 the Magic Leap 2 , a device that should feature incremental improvement over the Magic Leap One , like a bigger FOV, a lighter design, and better battery management.

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common


iFixit revealed a full teardown of Magic Leap One Creator Edition recently along with some long-awaited clarity about how the system operates. The following illustration from iFixit breaks down the basic way the system functions as content flows from Lightpack to Lightwear: Diving a little deeper, iFixit explains Magic Leap One uses color-specific waveguides to deliver visuals at two distinct focal planes, each composed of red-green-blue.

Kim Nevelsteen wants to bridge different virtual worlds to create the Metaverse

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We all dream of the Metaverse , a fantastic online virtual world where we can all hang out with other people and do whatever we want. And even worse, these virtual worlds are like silos: they don’t talk to each other, they are separate the one from the others, they are not connected in any way. Or better: in connecting already existing virtual worlds to build a Metaverse. Also, with respect to (not just connecting worlds, but) mixing virtual worlds.

Magic Leap abandons consumers, lays off 1,000 employees, misses opportunity go to big during pandemic

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(Image courtesy Magic Leap.). Extended reality company Magic Leap announced this week that it is abandoning the consumer market and laying off employees. “The recent changes to the economic environment have decreased availability of capital and the appetite for longer term investments,” Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz said in a statement. With virtual reality and virtual worlds, there’s a similar problem at work.

Former Magic Leap Members Raise $3.5 Million To Simplify AR/VR Design


While much of augmented reality company Magic Leap’s work remains a mystery, some of its former employees are taking big leaps of their own. Torch 3D, an AR and VR development platform, was founded by Paul Reynolds and Josh Faust, who previously worked on SDK and Applications at Magic Leap, along with veteran cloud and infrastructure entrepreneur Antony Falco.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One.

Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2


Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Both companies remain at the forefront of VR’s push toward mainstream adoption, with Improbable heading in the direction of allowing millions of people to experience a virtual world at the same time while Unity works at the forefront of development that could allow anyone to build and shape virtual worlds using intuitive tools.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Will Feature Four World-Premiere VR/AR Experiences


Magic Leap, Disney, and Epic Games are bringing their A-game to the annual tech conference. With this latest edition, the Immersive Pavilion cements its status as the perfect place to experience, play, and learn about technological advances across the constantly evolving mediums of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality,” stated SIGGRAPH 2019 Immersive Pavilion Chair Victoria Rege, in an official release. “In

Interview to Eduardo Siman: virtual reality makes data visualization fun, we should all work together to make AR and VR to succeed

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In early 2016, I run into a paper from a professor at Caltech that was talking about data visualization in virtual reality and that blew my mind. The third component that has become a key part of the product is a shared virtual office. You can be there, looking your data in VR with your collaborators from all over the world and interacting with them. Standard AR is just adding virtual elements in the real world. Magic Leap glasses.

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Unlocking the Magic of XR With Your Voice

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Clarke’s Third Law (the one that states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic), just try a HoloLens 2 experience where you can just tell holograms what to do. There is something fundamentally satisfying, almost primal, to the empowerment of watching the world change as you command it to. In this screenless world of spatial computing, interfaces will need to become more intuitive, efficient, and empathic Click To Tweet.

The Manus VR Gloves Bring Full Hand Tracking into the Virtual World

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Most virtual and mixed reality headsets offer unnatural controls, making you use awkward movements or physical devices to control the holographic elements in your direct view. Video: Don't Miss: What's the Difference Between HoloLens, Meta, & Magic Leap? This doesn't make a lot of sense because using your hands is more natural, so Manus developed a set of gloves that solves that problem entirely.

Microsoft ‘DreamWalker’ Experiment Takes First Steps into Always-on World-scale VR

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Microsoft unveiled an experiment this week that explores the future of always-on virtual reality. Building a system called DreamWalker, Microsoft researchers walk around in the physical world while still being fully immersed in VR, essentially taking the first steps into replacing your morning walk with something that’s not only reactive to your physical surroundings, but ultimately more interesting.

Patent Pending: Progressive Reality Eyewear for Mixed Reality.

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Progressive Reality could be defined as an experience that segues between Virtual and Augmented Reality worlds on-demand. that can switch between AR and VR when needed by rotating a cross-polarizer to block out light from the real world. Coincidentally or not, concept images for Apple’s rumored AR glasses actually show round frames, as does Magic Leap’s Magic Leap One glasses. ProgressiveReality™.

Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

The Ghost Howls

But it is very interesting , because it will touch a lot of hot topics, like: Data visualization in XR; Magic Leap; Being a woman working in XR; How is XR in Asia. Today the interview will cover the first two topics: dataviz in VR thanks to BadVR solution and Magic Leap. We take really large complex datasets and pour them into virtual and augmented reality to help people find insights faster and to present data in a more intuitive and easy-to-use format.

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Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First


After the release of Magic Leap One earlier this month – the most anticipated launch in the sector – the industry’s best minds have shifted to content. . One of the largest industry events in North America, the Vancouver-based conference will spotlight how tech giants and startups are creating new ways to visualize and interact with virtual worlds. Magic Leap is tackling this as a humble start up with $2.3B.

This 1992 Book Predicted Oculus Headset Specs And Inspired Facebook’s Chief VR Researcher


But much of the novel doesn’t take place in the real world. Despite being released before even Wolenstein 3D and three years before the Virtual Boy, much of Snow Crash takes place in a massively multiplayer VR world. It’s used to describe the concept of a massively multiplayer virutal world focused on social interaction rather than just gaming. A digital character representing yourself in a virtual world. The Author Is Now At Magic Leap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.07): new Quest is coming at $299 and $399, NVIDIA RTX3070 is powerful and affordable and more!

The Ghost Howls

But before talking about it, let me invite you once more to visit the Venice VR Expanded virtual worlds that we did in VRChat for the Venice Film Festival. So the original Quest is going to die pretty soon, closing what has been a historical cycle for virtual reality.

Unreal Engine 4.20 Ships With Native Mixed Reality Compositing for VR, New AR/VR SDKs

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along with Magic Leap support. Mixed reality video compositing for VR allows applications to pull in video from the real world and mix it with the virtual world, which can lead to a really cool footage, like the work done for the Fantastic Contraption (2016) trailer ; it’s also the preferred way for streamers to show themselves in VR. Updated AR SDKs & Magic Leap. with development support for Magic Leap was released earlier this year.

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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.

A Future, More Compact Oculus Quest Could Be Powered By Its Carrying Case


When the headset is taken out, the case would act as the wireless computer, rendering the virtual world and running the actual VR software. Several AR headsets such as Magic Leap One use a wired compute pack attached to the user’s hip. Facebook filed a patent application for a case which acts as a wireless computer and charger for a VR headset. The case would be included with the headset.

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ILMxLab Executive Creative Director John Gaeta to Appear on Virtual Talk Show ‘Gunter’s Universe’ Friday

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John Gaeta, often associated with his groundbreaking special effects within T he Matrix trilogy, is currently working with xLab, Industrial Light & Magic’s arm dedicated to interactive media experimentation. The timing for this event comes on the heels of an announcement that ILMxLab have been collaborating with Magic Leap , a company shrouded in secrecy that is promising revolutionary augmented reality technology.

Mirage Solo Is Getting Pass-Through Support With Depth Perception And AR


The feature uses the Solo’s built-in cameras to show the real world on your display, much like we’ve seen with smartphone-powered headsets such as Gear VR. Unlike Gear, though, Google is using Solo’s tracking features to create convincing depth perception, so you can see the world as it truly is. When it pass-through mode, users will be able to summon virtual images and project them in the real world, essentially making the Mirage Solo a Magic Leap or HoloLens.

Book That Inspired Facebook’s Chief VR Researcher And Coined ‘Metaverse’ To Get HBO Series


Last we heard, Stephenson works at AR startup Magic Leap. Despite being released before even Wolfenstein 3D and three years before the Virtual Boy, much of Snow Crash takes place in a massively multiplayer VR world called the Metaverse — a term Stephenson coined. The book also popularized the term ‘avatar’ — the virtual character which represents a user in a virtual world.

Editorial: Why Catching Pokemon In Skyrim Could Be The Future Of VR And AR


Where the barriers between VR and AR dissolve and our virtual worlds and augmentations can seamlessly intermingle. To get there, all we need to do is remove the barriers that exist between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and let them become one thing. Augmented Virtual Reality. This works for any ARKit and ARCore app today in any virtual reality. They don’t care whether they’re augmenting real or virtual reality. Another is the Skyrim world.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

The Ghost Howls

Rony Abovitz steps down from Magic Leap CEO. It is the end of an era: Abovitz has been the mastermind behind Magic Leap’s communication and vision. This was a very good thing and attracted many people to Magic Leap. For sure the new Magic Leap, reduced in size and in ambitions, and with a new target at the enterprise market, can’t have a visionary CEO, but has to have a very practical one that aims at making money and conquering a niche of the market.

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.

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.17): Half-Life Alyx will launch on March, 23rd, MWC has been canceled and much more!

The Ghost Howls

The news is overly important because Alyx is already changing the virtual reality landscape for these reasons: It is increasing awareness towards VR a lot (all mainstream gaming media are talking about it); It is increasing sales of VR headsets a lot; It will probably show us new interactions in XR that will affect the UX of many games after it. The big news of the week is that the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the most important world fair about smartphones, has just been canceled.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet


For this year’s game, fans will be transported into a virtual version of the NBA on TNT’s Studio J, where they will be able to interact and explore the room in VR. It’s an immersive virtual world that includes all types of content, data, scores, stats, along with other ways for fans to experience the game.”. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th.

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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This news comes one year later than a similar one regarding Virtual Reality : in a popular post of mine of 2018, I highlighted how in that year VR had disappeared from the Gartner Hype Cycle (the curve showing the current maturity status of all emerging technologies). I have also noticed that actually there is still something AR-related in the hype cycle, and it is the AR cloud , the system to create a complete worldwide mapping between the real and the virtual world.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Feel heat and the wind on your face in virtual reality, new immersive technology products help the visually impaired, professional golfing tees off in VR, a dream team of developers leave Sony to form their own multi-platform studio, the investment and funding wrapup, and lots more… You can enjoy the full audio recording below: NOW YOU CAN FEEL THE WIND ON YOUR FACE IN VR. The covert product still has not been publicly shown, and the well-funded Magic Leap ($1.3B

NVIDIA Research At SIGGRAPH Aims To Fix VR Headset Limits


Current VR headsets can certainly make you believe you’re in a virtual world, but consumer devices can’t yet reproduce the exact way your eyes see the real world. Companies like Magic Leap are allegedly working on technology that perfectly produces the way your eyes see the real world, but that technology hasn’t arrived for consumers yet. According to a blog post : Varifocal Virtuality, is a new optical layout for near-eye display.