3D Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Now Free On All VR Platforms

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The free version will feature all the tools included as part of the paid experience. 3D design tool Gravity Sketch is now available for free on all major VR platforms, including the Oculus Quest/Quest 2, Oculus Rift/Rift S, and SteamVR headsets.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR. Image Credit: Oculus. Here’s the hardware you’ll need to get up and running: Oculus Quest (obviously). Oculus Rift or Rift S (for calibration purposes).

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Oculus Teases Unreleased ‘Quill’ Animation Tools

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Oculus has provided an unreleased build of the Quill VR paint app to an artist to experiment with animation features. Using the new animation tools artist Goro Fujita shows what the app’s animation tools can do. Oculus Story Studio, the company’s VR film division, built Quill initially as an internal tool for creating the VR film Dear Angelica. We’ve reached out to Oculus for comment.

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11 Tools for Painting, Sculpting, & Animating in VR

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If you’re interested in exploring your creativity in VR, here’s 11 tools worth checking out. First, here’s a quick breakdown of the tools and their capabilities, so that you can hone in on what kind of creative tool you’re looking for the VR headset of your choice.

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Half-Life: Alyx Level Editing Tool Now Available

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Create your own levels, textures, models, and animations using the Alyx Workshop tools suite. According to the official notes , creators will have the opportunity to customize nearly every aspect of the existing HL:A experience, from the robust physics engine, to particle effects, to the in-game multi-tool puzzle mechanic. Crack open the tools yourself and make it happen! Material Editor : the tool for creating and tuning materials in Source 2.

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Valve Releases ?Half-Life: Alyx? Steam Workshop Tools for Making & Downloading Mods

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Valve today launched new Half-Life: Alyx modding tools which will allow developers and tinkerers to make and publish mods and user-generated content via the Steam Workshop system. Valve says the tools will allow for the creation of new levels, models, textures, and animations for the game. Today Valve has released the promised modding tools which will allow the game’s community to make and distribute new content for Alyx.

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New Oculus Social Tools Will Help VR Feel More Like a Place, Less Like a Game

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Oculus is developing a new set of social and multiplayer tools which stand to make it much easier to directly connect with friends by treating games and apps more like actual places. Oculus is releasing new social tools in an effort to make this process much more smooth. Image courtesy Oculus. In order to achieve this, Oculus’ social tools will soon integrate three new features: Destinations, Deep Linking, and Rich Presence.

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Adobe Acquires Facebook’s ‘Oculus Medium’ VR Sculpting Tool

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Facebook today announced that Adobe—the company behind industry-leading creative tools like Photoshop, Premiere, and Substance—has acquired Oculus Medium , the company’s VR sculpting tool. Oculus Medium launched back in 2016 alongside the company’s Touch motion controllers, and began as an exploration of how VR could be useful beyond gaming and entertainment. At launch Medium included a range of tools for making and forming 3D volumes.

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Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

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The platform runs with the Oculus Quest headset, making it a portable and cost-effective option that could theoretically be used anywhere in the world. As the “new normal” imposed by the coronavirus pandemic settles in for the long-term, it’s crucial that we continue to explore and implement these XR collaborative tools, especially where it comes to training essential healthcare workers in the age of remote working and social distancing.

VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access

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VR-optimised 3D creation tool Gravity Sketch is now available on Steam Early Access. Developed by a group of design engineers at the Royal College of Art, the software is ‘for everyone’, but its feature set has particular relevance to creative professionals, and could become an invaluable tool for industrial design visualisation. On August 2nd, the software launched on Steam Early Access with HTC Vive and Oculus Touch controller support.

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Disney’s PoseVR Tool Lets Animators Create In VR

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Disney’s summer internship program results in a new VR tool aimed at 3D animation. Most recently, the technical team over at Walt Disney Animation Studios developed an amazing new dynamic VR tool that could possibly shift their animation team away from long-established animation techniques towards a more state-of-the-art method that could very well be the future of Disney’s animation tool sets. News Disney Animation Studios Oculus Rift PoseVR VR Animation

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Facebook Launches “Hey Facebook” Wake Word For Voice Commands On Oculus Quest 2

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The Oculus Quest 2 goes “hands-free” with this week’s latest update. It looks like the Oculus Quest 2 is in the middle of a growth spurt. Facebook announced Voice Commands for the Oculus Quest last year. Image Credit: Facebook, Oculus.

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Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze

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From there you can view the experience via your platform of choice, whether that be a HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or a multitude of other options. “We What’s most exciting about a development tool this easy to use is its potential to attract a whole new market previously intimidated by the complexity of the still-emerging technology. The post Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze appeared first on VRScout.

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New Official Dev Tool Tests VR Apps Against Oculus Platform Guidelines Before Submission

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Up until now, developers wishing to get their VR app on the Oculus Store had to submit to a manual review process by which their game or experience was washed through two stages; a tech review to see if the app passed minimum standards and a content review to determine it was a complete and polished experience. But even if you’ve religiously read through Oculus’ latest Best Practices Guide , there still might be a few things to consider before hitting that big submit button.

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This Tool Makes Installing Custom Beat Saber Songs On Oculus Quest Easy

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A developer going by the username of NyanBlade created a tool that makes sideloading custom Beat Saber songs to Oculus Quest easy. The tool features step by step instructions, guiding you through everything from enabling developer mode on your Quest to how to get custom songs. The hundreds of songs already made for the PC VR version of the game, available form websites such as Beat Saver , will work with this tool. Oculus Quest Beat Saber

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Google ‘Blocks’ Update Matures Tools for Even Easier 3D Modeling in VR

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Google Blocks, the 3D object creation tool for VR/AR app developers, just got a big update that includes new environments, improved object snapping, and a number of experimental features that the company says makes Blocks “more powerful and even easier to use.” An improved snapping function has also been included, which the company says address the “often unpredictable or difficult to control” snapping tool from the previous build.

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VR Design App ‘Gravity Sketch’ is Now Free for Individual Users

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Gravity Sketch is a 3D modeling software that supports PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest. Launched into Steam Early Access in 2017, Gravity Sketch has been lauded for its full-featured VR creation tools and support for traditional peripherals such as Wacom tablets.

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Facebook Rolls Out New Social Tools to Oculus Platform, Integrating Brand Even Tighter

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Although Facebook Spaces was shut down in October, making way for the company’s next social VR platform, Horizon , Facebook is rolling out some big social changes that promise to make meeting, talking, and playing together on the Oculus platform a lot easier. Facebook first announced some of this back at OC6 in September, but here’s a quick breakdown for what’s happening to the Oculus platform now. Privacy Changes to Oculus. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App

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based employee using an Oculus Go through STRIVR ’s VR training program. or higher, the new AR tool allows customers to scan physical products to display up-to-date information that includes the product name, how much the item costs, customer reviews from Walmart.com, and other valuable information – all by moving your device back and forth scanning the labels on stores shelves. The post Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App appeared first on VRScout.

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‘The Climb 2’ Scales Its Way Onto Oculus Quest This March

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Originally announced last year at Facebook Connect 2020, Oculus this week confirmed that The Climb 2 , the direct follow-up to 2016’s The Climb , will be arriving next month on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

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Facebook Outlines Social Safety Tools, Updates To Come At Oculus Connect

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Today during the Day 2 Keynote at the 2019 F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, CA, Facebook discussed plans for upcoming social safety features in VR and teased Oculus Connect 6. During the first part of the VR segment of today’s keynote, Lade Obamehinti from the AR/VR team at Facebook talked about building AI with inclusivity in mind, which dovetailed with the recent announcement of a voice assistant in Oculus devices. Oculus Social VR F8 Oculus Connect social vr

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Holo-BLSD is a powerful AR tool to teach first-aid procedures and save lives

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I know that your team has created a tool called Holo-BLSD. Holo-BLSD is a self-learning tool in AR. A self-instruction tool can solve many of these problems if it is indeed effective in achieving the same learning outcomes of a traditional course. If we can create such a tool, we can increase the number of trained people in a cost and time-effective manner. And is it a reliable self-evaluation tool? Oculus revamped the whole idea of VR and changed its paradigms.

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Improve Your Reflexes With REAKT Performance Trainer On Oculus Quest

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There’s no shortage of fitness-focused apps on the Oculus Quest Store. REAKT is the evolution of physical training tools like the type of reaction boards or electronic agility tools that are often used in sports.

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‘OceanCraft’ Brings Aquatic Survival Co-Op To Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest platform is in desperate need of some quality survival crafting games. Here, you’ll use a variety of tools to collect valuable items floating adrift, allowing you to craft additional upgrades, and expand your life raft.

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Valve Releases ‘Destinations’, a Free VR Creation Tool

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Valve has today released a new VR content creation tool suite called Destinations, a free program that lets you create, share and view community-created photogrammetry scenes, game worlds, and other 3D models. Both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users can take advantage of the free software, as it contains support for both Vive controllers and XBox gamepads. Download ‘Destinations Workshop Tools’ on Steam.

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Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces

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Today at Oculus Connect 4, Facebook announced several major updates to their social VR hangout app Facebook Spaces, expected in the coming year. But soon, you’ll be able to watch these livestreams in full 360 ° —meaning, if they popped on their headset (like the upcoming Oculus Go standalone HMD ), they’d be able to “be there” for the livestream. Quill , the art creation tool built by Oculus Story Studio, would be available within the Spaces platform as well.

SideQuest for Oculus Quest: Everything You Need To Know

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Here’s everything you need to know about SideQuest, one of the most useful tools for advanced Oculus Quest users. SideQuest has become one of the most prominent pieces of software for advanced Oculus Quest users and developers since its launch alongside the original Quest in 2019.

VR Collaboration Tool The Wild Adds Support for Oculus Quest

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The Wild is a collaboration platform for architecture and design teams which has just launched support for Oculus Quest. Adding support for Oculus Quest, designers don’t need to be next to their PC to view their work, either finding a quiet corner of the office as well as being able to take the device to customers. The Wild for Oculus Quest dramatically reduces the complexity of collaborating in VR,” according to The Wild’s founder and CEO, Gabe Paez in a statement.

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8th Wall’s New Tool Offers Dramatic Improvements To WebVR Development

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8th Wall, the platform that gives developers powerful tools to build and launch interactive AR content, has launched their first WebVR project template to all of its Agency and Business plan users. The WebVR template is an A-Frame project for Oculus Quest designed to assist developers in building interactive 6DOF WebVR experiences. 8th Walls tool essentially cuts the workflow time in half and makes a seamless and effortless creative process for new VR content. .

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Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

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The launch on Quest has gone pretty well , and the game has had good feedback from the press (apart from some graphical glitches that can be solved in future updates) and very positive reviews on the Oculus Store. Now there is the Oculus Quest. The post Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

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Dream Launches Online VR Collaboration And Productivity Tool

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For three years, it has been working on an online collaboration tool that enables people to view web sites on the Chrome browser in virtual reality. It’s like the operating system for virtual reality, and it is available for free on the Oculus Store. As I wore the Oculus Rift headset and reached out to tap something, Beck said, “Even a button is an unsolved problem in VR. There are no Dream development tools yet, but that is a future task. “It

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Every Major Oculus Quest & Rift Announcement Made At Oculus Connect 6

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Native hand tracking, PC/standalone hybrid functionality, and new games confirmed for the Oculus platform. That’s a wrap on Oculus Connect 6. Facebook’s annual two-day developer conference dedicated to all things Oculus brought its A-game this year delighting users with a series of surprise bombshells, as well as updates on several highly-anticipated updates and experiences. Oculus Link launches this November ; Oculus will be offering its own official USB-C cable as well. .

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Microsoft’s SharePoint Spaces Collaborative Tool Is Coming This Year, Including Quest Support

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Microsoft has revealed that its file sharing and digital collaborative work platform, SharePoint, is getting a VR Maker Tool later this year, dubbed SharePoint Spaces. The tool was originally revealed back during the SharePoint Virtual Summit in 2018 but is nearing release generally across the gamut of widely-used VR headsets including the Oculus Quest and Microsoft’s own HoloLens AR headset.

Oculus ‘Medium’ 2.0 Overhauls Performance and Tools, Allows Exporting to ‘Home’

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Medium , Oculus’ first-party VR sculpting and modeling tool, today gets a major update in version 2.0, bringing better performance, improved tools, and the ability to export your creations into your own Oculus Home space. Having launched Medium initially back in late 2016, Oculus has been continuing to tune the tool for the needs of professional artists and modelers. Oculus says it’s also launching new Medium tutorials as part of the 2.0

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Tvori Updates Animation Tools With Subscription Pricing And Free Version

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Creativity software Tvori switched to a subscription pricing model with the addition of new animation tools meant to make the software more useful to VR and AR designers. Tvori is a set of creation tools that’s been in early access on Steam since 2016. According to the developers, its new animation timeline is available in all three tiers with the free version limiting animations created with the tool to one minute in length.

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Despite popping up out of nowhere, the tool looks like a quite polished first attempt even though it’s initially launching as a closed beta. Promotional footage shows an emphasis on prototyping layouts for spatial interfaces, including text layout, which is not seen in similar tools.

LensPen Cleaning Tool Helps Make Sure Your VR Lenses Stay Clear

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Something they capture in the moment can be ruined without a clean lens and take extra post-production work when all that was needed was a tool like the LensPen. PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index users can keep one around their gaming rooms while Oculus Quest and owners of other untethered VR solutions can have something on the go. It’s an incredibly frustrating feeling when an immersive VR experience is ruined by a smudge or spec of dust on your optical lens.

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