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.

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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. We’ve reached out to Oculus for comment.

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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. On August 2nd, the software launched on Steam Early Access with HTC Vive and Oculus Touch controller support.

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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.”

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

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Now, Oculus has developed a tool called ‘VRC Validator’ that at least lets developers test to see if their app is technically up to snuff before sending it off for the full review. image courtesy Oculus. Your app must not distribute its own copies of Oculus DLLs.

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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.

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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. Disney’s PoseVR isn’t actually the first tool to allow animators the ability to create scenes in VR ( a tool called Tvori has been available since 2016).

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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 The post Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze appeared first on VRScout.

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Facebook Launches ‘Quill 2.0’ with Enhanced Features Making It a “self-contained storytelling tool”

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Facebook today announced and launched Quill 2.0 , bringing overhauled VR animation, audio, and narrative tools to make the app an all-in-one pipeline for storyboarding, drawing, animating, and storytelling. But an update which brought animation tools to the app turned it into much, much more.

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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. Download ‘Destinations Workshop Tools’ on Steam.

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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.

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. The minimal learning curve and easy accessebility through smartphone devices make augmented reality the perfect tool for in-store shopping.

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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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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.

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Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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The ZDNet report maintains that the app will focus on cognitive behavior therapies for suicide prevention, and include psychological assessment tools using the Samsung’s Bixby AI assistant.

Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool ‘MasterpieceVR’ Now Available on Vive & Rift

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MasterpieceVR is a 3D creation tool that’s looking to get an edge on the competition by offering something no other volumetric art program has so far; a multi-user, spectator-friendly, sculpting and painting tool that promises to house everything you need in a single place.

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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. 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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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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‘Quill’ Gets Animation Tools to Bring Your VR Paintings to Life

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Quill , Facebook’s VR painting tool, has been a great way to sketch in VR since its launch back at the end of 2016, but today a new update transforms it into something entirely new. Update (2/8/16): An earlier version of this article stated that Quill is being developed by Oculus.

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Event Planning Platform AllSeated Launches New VR Visualization Tool

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AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. The application is compatible with a range of VR headsets specifically noted are the Oculus Go, Gear VR, and Vive.

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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.

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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. Quill , the art creation tool built by Oculus Story Studio, would be available within the Spaces platform as well.

Dear Angelica Is the Film—and Filmmaking Tool—VR Needs

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Making a female-led VR experience sets a precedent for the industry, and the animation tool Quill puts the creative power in VR users' hands. The post Dear Angelica Is the Film—and Filmmaking Tool—VR Needs appeared first on WIRED.

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Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier.

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Can Virtual Reality Be Used as a Forensic Tool?

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However, investigators can use it alongside other tools. Using the Oculus Rift, the researchers are experimenting on VR’s capacity to present forensic evidence. To gain accurate information, forensic scientists used tools ranging from lasers to CT scanners.

‘vTime’ Releases New Avatar Customization Tool

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vTime , the social VR platform from Starship Group , today released an update to their avatar creation tool that now gives users access to thousands of avatar customization options, promising to “let you reflect more of yourself inside vTime.

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Scope AR Secures $9.7M Series A to Develop AR Training & Remote Assistance Tools

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million Series A funding round to further develop it cross-platform AR work training and on-site instruction tools. ” SEE ALSO OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations.

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How to Drastically Boost Oculus Rift Image Quality

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Then the Oculus Debug tool may just be your saviour, as long as you have a PC that can handle it. The tool allows you to increase said pixel density, and supports incremental values in between, with a setting of ‘2’ doubling the pixels your VR gaming PC has to render.

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‘Noda’ is a Mind Mapping Tool for Spatial Thinking in VR

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One early stab at that is Noda , a mind mapping tool for the Vive and Rift. Though there’s only a small number of reviews on Steam so far, all are positive, with one reviewer saying they used the tool to map out ideas for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

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Oculus Story Studio Creative Director on ‘Quill’, an Immersive Storytelling Tool

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Oculus Story Studio has been exploring VR storytelling through a series of short narrative experiences starting with Lost and Henry , but they wanted to push the envelope of immersive storytelling with their next short titled Dear Angelica.

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‘MARUI’ Plugins Bring VR Support to 3D Tools Maya and Blender

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Maya, the paid tool from Autodesk, and Blender, a free and open source alternative, are two of the most popular 3D creation tools in the industry. Maya is the tool used to create the 3D assets for countless films, TV shows, and video games.

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Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation

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

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Built as an entry at the Winnipeg Winter Game Jam and xkcd Game Jam this past weekend, the comic-creation tool lets you set up a cell, use props and act out the part of one of 8 xkcd characters.

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Unity Planning To Release In-VR Authoring Tool Next Month

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We’ve seen Unity’s impressive in-VR authoring tool a few times throughout 2016, with no real clue of when it’s coming. This time, West used the HTC Vive, having used the Oculus Rift with Touch controllers in previous demos.

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‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level

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Electronauts will be available August 7th on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR for $18. The post ‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level appeared first on VRScout.

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