SIGGRAPH 2019: VR Headsets And Motion Capture Become Commodities

UploadVR

A startup called Wrnch , for example, found a spot across from the Oculus Medium booth where people were sculpting future physical objects in Facebook’s VR art application. Human Activity Capture.

Oculus Research Devises High-accuracy Low-cost Stylus for Writing & Drawing in VR

Road to VR

Lead by National Taiwan University PhD student Po-Chen Wu during his internship at Oculus Research, the work presents a low-cost tracking and input solution with many potential applications in virtual and augmented reality.

‘Driver4VR’ Emulates Vive Trackers With Kinect for Cheap VR Body Tracking

Road to VR

A new SteamVR mod from the developer behind WalkinVR now allows body tracking by emulating Vive Trackers via Kinect’s motion sensing data, enabling an inexpensive solution for full body motion tracking in VR.

Google is Exploring Ways to Let You Animate Your ‘Blocks’ Creations

Road to VR

Once prepared, controlling the movement is where VR is at its most intuitive, as the motion-tracked hardware means that a simple form of motion capture is readily available, although it’s not always appropriate, depending upon what’s being animated.

Emteq Aims to Humanize VR by Capturing Your Facial Expressions

Road to VR

Emteq’s technology called “Faceteq” uses a range of biometric sensor techniques including electromyography (EMG), electrooculography (EOG), heart rate and more in the faceplate of VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift, which track the electrical current generated in the movement of facial muscles.

Oculus Is Offering A $250,000 Grant For Perception Research

UploadVR

Last week Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash stood on the stage at Oculus Connect 3 and talked about where he thought VR will be in five years’ time. That’s why Oculus Research is launching a $250,000 grant initiative looking to advance work in a few key areas.

Watch: ANVIO VR is an Epic Looking Multiplayer ‘Full Body’ VR Experience

Road to VR

Anvio VR is a new, motion capture tracked VR experience that throws you and a bunch of friends into a warehouse-scale VR arena to battle, well, pretty much everything. Anvio VR is a new, motion captured virtual reality platform developed by Vortex LLC in Moscow.

‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR

VRScout

This is often why directors will throw their talent into massive green screen sets while wearing motion capture suits and leave it entirely up to their imagination. The only way the cast had a chance to understand where they were – we all had virtual reality Oculus* goggles.

CES 2018 Hands-On: VRfree Gloves Feature Great Hand And Finger Tracking

UploadVR

Right now, the most popular input method for most VR content is to use handheld motion controllers like the Oculus Touch, PS Move, or Vive wands. CES Hand Tracking Haptics Motion Capture CES 2018 gloves VRfree

Valve Removes $3,000 SteamVR Tracking Hurdle, Will Offer Base Stations This Year

UploadVR

Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift , Royalty Free , SteamVR , tracking , valve. hardware motion capture Research Valve VR VR Headsets VR Industry News htc vive oculus rift Royalty Free SteamVR tracking valve

Avatar Technology From USC Captures Your Body In 20 Minutes

UploadVR

Luckey went on to co-found one of the breakthrough companies in the VR industry with Oculus and its Rift headset, so it is no surprise that ICT could end up serving as the origins for other pioneering pieces of technology.

The CaptoGlove Is A VR Hand Controller Already Funded On Kickstarter

UploadVR

Whether by haptic claws or well-designed VR controllers like the Oculus Touch, there’s a mission to bring an intricate level of control to VR involving natural interaction with our hands. Hand Tracking Hardware Motion Capture CaptoGloveSince kids, we’ve emulated different devices with our hands like making a gun for cops and robber with index finger and thumb extended from a fist.

Respawn’s VR Shooter: Everything We Know About The Oculus Exclusive

UploadVR

In just over a week one of the biggest and most anticipated VR games to date will finally be unveiled at Oculus Connect 6 when Respawn Entertainment pulls back the curtains on its upcoming AAA VR shooter.

Oculus 284

Oculus Insight: Facebook Details Quest’s Inside Out Tracking System

UploadVR

Facebook provided background on the development of the inside out positional tracking technology which enables both Oculus Quest and Rift S to operate without any external cameras. AR Research facebook inside out insight oculus insight Optitrack tracking

Oculus 247

Oculus Lifts the Lid on its Tracking Tech Oculus Insight

Peter Graham

Oculus Quest might look like a nice compact virtual reality (VR) headset (in comparison to other VR devices) but it packs a lot under that hood. Today, the company has revealed the story behind Oculus Insight and how it gives players a full six-degrees-of-freedom.

‘The Under Presents’: Interactive Live Theater For The Oculus Quest

VRScout

Despite the lack of an actual release date, Oculus’ upcoming 6DoF standalone headset, the Oculus Quest, has found new trouble in garnering large amounts of attention from both industry veterans and consumers alike.

Oculus 269

BBC Debuts VR Film ‘We Wait’ For Oculus Rift

VRScout

BBC has released their first VR short film for the Oculus platform. Known for their stop-motion claymation films starring the characters Wallace and Gromit, this is also Aardman’s first foray into immersive storytelling as well. News BBC Documentary Film Oculus Rift

‘Alien: Covenant in Utero’ Comes To Oculus Rift

VRScout

Dubbed Alien: Covenant in Utero , the two-minute VR video experience is now available on Oculus Rift for “Alien Day,” a nod to planet LV-426 from the Alien films. Additionally, the motion capture work for the piece was done at the Technicolor Experience Center (TEC) right here in Los Angeles.

Oculus Chief Scientist Predicts the Next 5 Years of VR Technology

Road to VR

The annual presentation at Oculus Connect by Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, is always a highlight of the company’s annual developer event, projecting a forward-thinking and ever inspirational look at the future of virtual reality.

The Yang and the Yin of Immersive Storytelling with Oculus’ Yelena Rachitsky

Road to VR

Yelena Rachitsky is an executive producer of experiences at Oculus, and she’s been inspired by how interactive narratives have allowed her to feel like a participant who is more engaged, more present, and more alive. The future of VR storytelling will be immersive and interactive.

400K Live Viewers Tuned In For Lindsey Stirling’s VR Violin Performance

VRScout

Those watching live from Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube enjoyed a standard 2D experience featuring several different camera angles, or in VR using a SteamVR or Oculus-compatible headset. The dancing violinist broke new ground with her one-of-a-kind VR performance.

Review: Doctor Who: The Runaway Is A Must-See For Fans Of The TV Show

UploadVR

Doctor Who: The Runaway combines world-class motion capture, animation, and voice acting to successfully regenerate Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor from live-action TV to animated VR character. The Doctor from long-running television show Doctor Who regenerates from time to time.

Doctor Who: The Runaway Is A Must-See For Fans Of The TV Show

UploadVR

Doctor Who: The Runaway combines world-class motion capture, animation, and voice acting to successfully regenerate Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor from live-action TV to animated VR character. The Doctor from long-running television show Doctor Who regenerates from time to time.

Philip K. Dick-inspired VR Story ‘The Great C’ Now Available on Mobile VR

Road to VR

Dick inspired VR experience, The Great C (2018) , to Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. Android VR Game Google Daydream Game HTC Vive Game Mobile VR Game News Oculus Go Games Oculus Rift Game Samsung Gear VR Game SteamVR Game VR Game Secret Location the great c

Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR

UploadVR

Among the changes, the HDRP now supports virtual reality and a new option could make Oculus Quest apps perform better. This would make it unsuitable for platforms like the Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR, but useful for developers pushing the bounds on graphics on the PC.

Unity 266

WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours

UploadVR

WalkOVR is doing just that with its wearable motion capture system that allows VR users to walk in place to move through virtual environments. Then motion capture sensors work as a lightweight motion suit, allowing more realistic movement in VR.

Violin Virtuoso Lindsey Stirling To Perform Live In VR For The First Time

VRScout

In a video posted to Stirling’s official Twitter account, the musician can be seen wearing what appears to be an XSens 3D motion capture suit. The action kicks-off August 26th at 12pm PT via TheWaveVR, available free on SteamVR and the Oculus Store.

‘Blasters of the Universe’ Studio Announces Reality-bending VR Puzzle ‘Transpose’

Road to VR

Transpose is slated to arrive on PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift this Fall with a $20 price tag. HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games PSVR Games SteamVR Games VR Games blasters of the universe Secret Location transpose transpose vr

‘The Invisible Hours’ Studio Announces ‘Groundhog Day VR’, Coming Later This Year

Road to VR

The studio makes mention of “other major VR platforms” as well, showing both the Oculus and Vive logos. HTC Vive Game News Oculus Rift Game PSVR Game VR Game groundhog day groundhog day vr mwm interactive sony sony vr spvr tequila works

Fan-Created ‘xkcd’ VR Tool Lets You Make Your Own xkcd-style Webcomics in VR

Road to VR

Essentially using the VR headset and controllers for motion capture (both Rift and Vive are supported), you can create a moving comic, or take screenshots of the action for your own xkcd-inspired work.

Tools 283

‘Ready Player One’ Behind-the-scenes Shows How Spielberg Used VR in Production

Road to VR

All we had to do was remember what it looked like when we were back in the motion capture volume.”. As an official partner of Ready Player One , HTC has been using the film to highlight its VR wares.

Join An Apocalyptic Street Race In REWIND’s ‘Curfew’ VR Experience

VRScout

‘Curfew: Join The Race’ is an immersive, interactive VR experience for Oculus Rift inspired by the exhilarating new drama. The process involved extensive reference photography, motion capture, immersive sound design, and a notable cast of actors and talent.

Groups 262

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

We used motion capture, face-scanning technology and professional voice actors to immerse users in the story Click To Tweet. Titanic VR is currently available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality as well as on a desktop PC version Click To Tweet.

TrueVR Reveals 10-Player, Full-Body VR Arcade App Tikal

UploadVR

The app uses motion capture, physical props and 4D effects to teleport players into an ancient temple. Users wear an Oculus Rift, tracked by OptiTrack’s location-based solution. Location-based VR allows multiple people to jump into the same virtual space.

Chile 256

‘Defector’ Review – Action Movie Thrills Wrapped in a Standard Arcade Shooter

Road to VR

Publisher : Oculus Studios. Available On: Oculus Store (Rift). Image captured by Road to VR. Image captured by Road to VR. Image captured by Road to VR. Image captured by Road to VR.

India 261

Séance: The Unquiet preview released on Steam and Oculus Store

The Rift Arcade

A short five-minute video was released today both in the Oculus Store and on Steam, and it uses a combination of Unreal Engine graphics and motion capture to bring a Séance experience to life. Games Horror Oculus Rift Games News

Last Labyrinth Now Coming In Summer, Latest Trailer Arrives

UploadVR

Most noticeably, it’s sung by Dutch singer, Stefani Joosten, who did motion capture for Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V. Look for Last Labyrinth on PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets later this year.