Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available


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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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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Half-Life: Alyx Level Editing Tool Now Available


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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3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support


The ladder even has a VR mode that lets you build in-headset using the Unreal Editor tool set. will allow users to inspect their 3D scenes at scale using a PC VR headset such as an Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, or Windows Mixed Reality. The post 3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support appeared first on VRScout. Users will soon be able to view their 3D scenes in VR. Additional features on the way.

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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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Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training


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


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


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


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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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


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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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 Outlines Social Safety Tools, Updates To Come At Oculus Connect


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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Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces


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.

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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Oculus Link Test Update Lets You Boost Bitrate To Fight Compression

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The Oculus PC app’s latest test channel update lets you set the bandwidth used by Oculus Link. Oculus Link is a feature of Oculus Quest headsets. Now you can set bitrate yourself using the Oculus Debug Tool (ODT). 4 choices available in Oculus PC app.

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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


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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Tvori Updates Animation Tools With Subscription Pricing And Free Version


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


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.

Dream Launches Online VR Collaboration And Productivity Tool


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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Flipside Studio Provides Virtual Production Tools For Animation In VR

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Flipside Studio is a new virtual production studio tool that allows actors and directors to capture and create animated content entirely in VR. The tool is leaving Early Access today, after a testing period where several notable companies and platforms made use of the technology. The tool has been used by some companies while in Early Access, with content made in Flipside Studio now available on some streaming platforms like Amazon Prime, YouTube, Twitch and Caffeine.

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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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VR Tool Built With Google Poly Turns Words Into Matching 3D Objects


VR #gamedev #indiedev #Oculus #Google #madewithunity pic.twitter.com/umtOiJGxMg. As you can see the video embedded above, the tool allows the user to move letters around to form a word, which can then be squished together and turned into a Google Poly asset. We contacted the developer, Andy Bacon, for more information on why he developed the tool and whether he had any plans to release or develop it further.

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New Oculus Headsets Will Require A Facebook Account Beginning This October


Existing users will need to merge their Oculus accounts in two years. Existing users are free to continue using their Oculus accounts until January 1, 2023, at which point they too will be required to abandon or merge their Oculus account. Image Credit: Facebook, Oculus.

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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


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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How To Enable 90Hz On Oculus Quest 2 Games And Virtual Desktop

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A new unofficial workaround allows users to enable 90Hz mode for games and apps on Oculus Quest 2, despite the feature being disabled at launch. You’ll need an Oculus Quest 2 — to our best knowledge, this method will not work on the original Quest.

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


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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AMD’s SteamVR Streaming Tool ‘ReLive for VR’ Won’t Support Oculus Mobile Devices

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Now the company has put future support for all Oculus mobile devices in doubt. The tool is already live for Vive Focus and Daydream devices through the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition and requisite Radeon ReLive for VR companion app. When it was released last week, an AMD spokesperson confirmed that the functionality would eventually come to Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR too.

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Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation


Veer VR has launched a free web-based virtual reality content creation tool as part of an effort to get users to create more content within the Veer global VR content community. Veer Experience is a coding-free interactive creation tool that people can use to create VR photos and videos, including those that can be viewed in 2D as 360-degree experiences.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Modding Tools Still in the Works But No Release Date Yet

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At the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx last year, Valve promised it would release Source 2 tools which would allow the community to extend the game’s content and functionality. Now, two weeks after the launch of the game, Valve says it’s presently working on the tools but isn’t ready to share a release date just yet. The post ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Modding Tools Still in the Works But No Release Date Yet appeared first on Road to VR.

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