VR Motion Simulator ‘Feel Three’ Hits Kickstarter, Fully Funded in Under 24 Hours

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Feel Three, a 3DOF motion simulator for VR, went live on Kickstarter yesterday. According to the Kickstarter page , a tracker near the player’s head “constantly updates the orientation of the sphere and cancels the movement of the simulator from the players view.”

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Unity’s Head of VR & AR, Tony Parisi

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Unity’s Tony Parisi weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Tony Parisi, Head of VR & AR at Unity. He is currently Head of VR and AR at Unity Technologies, where he oversees the company’s strategy for virtual and augmented reality.

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Learn To Create Full VR Experiences In Unity With Our 10-Week Intensive Night Course

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We are offering a 10-week intensive night course at our campuses in both San Francisco and Los Angeles to teach you how to create full VR experiences from the ground up in Unity. Tiffany Raber is a Unity developer, 3D asset creator/designer, and biomedical illustrator.

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JLG Virtual Reality Training Simulator Featured at 2017 Unity Vision Summit in Los Angeles

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The post JLG Virtual Reality Training Simulator Featured at 2017 Unity Vision Summit in Los Angeles appeared first on VRJournal. Press Releases VR Industry and Technology JLG Virtual Reality Training SimulatorMedia Announcement: JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, showcased.

This VR Controller Mod Shifts Weight To Simulate Objects

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Switch to a smaller weapon like an Uzi, though, and the device will fold back up and realistically simulate the shift of weight when firing. The device works with a Unity plug-in to communicate with games.

‘VTOL VR’ Update Introduces Air Combat Fighter Jet and Mission Editor

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VR-only flight simulator VTOL VR , recently received a substantial update that includes a mission editor and a pilotable fighter jet. The sim is designed specifically around the use of VR motion controls, and is available in Early Access on Steam.

NVIDIA Shows How Physically-based Audio Can Greatly Enhance VR Immersion

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Physically-based audio is a simulation of virtual sounds in a virtual environment, which includes both directional audio and audio interactions with scene geometry and materials. SEE ALSO Latest Unity Beta Gets NVIDIA VRWorks for Enhanced Rendering Features.

Using OSVR Software in Professional-Grade Simulators

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They are looking for high-performance HMDs for a new simulator and wanted to explore some of the higher-end Sensics products. As is often the case, this company uses a special-purpose engine (as opposed to a game engine like Unity or Unreal). The precise tracking hardware for their simulator is still in flux, and could also change between the development and deployment phase. OSVR training and simulation

Hofstra University Uses VR To Put You Face To Face With A Category 3 Hurricane

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That is what a research project at Hofstra University aims to do with their Category 3 Hurricane Landfall Virtual Reality Simulation. The VR simulation begins with you looking out of a window from your living room as an incoming storm begins to creep closer and closer.

Exploring Methods for Conveying Object Weight in Virtual Reality

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See Cosmic Trip , which brilliantly uses physical buttons to navigate its item menu; or Job Simulator , which almost entirely eliminates the old point-and-click interaction paradigm. Cosmic Trip (Left) Job Simulator (Right).

View Conference 2018: What does holophonic, ambisonic and spatialized audio mean?

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This is possible thanks to various tools: if you work with Unity, for instance, the engine already offers some spatialization features out of the box. virtual reality ambisonics audio holophonic sound spatialized sound stereoscopy unity vr

Owlchemy Labs Teases New In-Engine Mixed Reality Tech

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Owlchemy Labs , the studio known for the genre-defying game Job Simulator , have cooked up a new way of doing mixed reality that not only promises to be more realistic, but is sure to grab the attention of VR streamers and content creators alike.

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FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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” Check out the video below to get a better idea how simulated field-of-depth and foveated rendering work. The company has already released their SDK which allows developers to integrate FOVE support for projects built-in Unity, Unreal Engine, and CryEngine.

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Presence Episode 8 | An Interview With WorldViz’s Peter Schlueer About Warehouse-Scale VR

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WorldViz Founder and President Peter Schlueer joins us to talk about bringing warehouse-level motion tracking to Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 – the two most widely used game engines currently around for VR – and what that means for the future of big, BIG virtual reality simulations.

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2018 Highlights: Award-winning VR gloves, global customers, and a growing team

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The same principle guided the software team to the first customer-facing SDK release, sporting plugins for Unreal Engine and Unity that instantly, intuitively, and effectively enhance customer projects with haptics.”. “We’ve A new generation of HaptX Gloves.

Owlchemy Seeks Beta Testers For New Mixed Reality Solution

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Back in October , Owlchemy Labs, the developers behind the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Job Simulator and upcoming Rick and Morty VR game, announced their plans for iterating and improving on mixed reality capture technology. “It can be dropped into any app with zero integration and will work for any 3D content in Unity. Tagged with: Dynamic lighting , green screen bounding , job simulator , mixed reality , owlchemy labs , transparency.

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Jurassic VR – Google Cardboard

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Unique virtual reality (VR) theme park simulator for your phone. This app is crafted with Unity 3D Pro. Amusement Android Casual games Games SimulationJurassic VR – Google Cardboard. Freely roam the open environment en poke round the beautiful cedar evergreen trees to see huge dinos come to life. You can go to any point and see the sites and dinos in VR.

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What Makes a Spoon a Spoon? Form and Function in VR Industrial Design

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Import a 3D model of a spoon into Unity and you’ll be able to see the mesh in full 3D but it won’t do much else. All this and we’d still have a rather clunky spoon, capable of crudely pushing around other rigid objects within the physics simulation.

Beyond Flatland: User Interface Design for VR

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The UI Input Module provides a simplified interface for physically interacting with World Space Canvases in Unity’s UI System. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Team Orion Unity UX Design

VR Prototyping for Less Than $100 with Leap Motion + VRidge

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This transforms your phone into a VR headset screen, simulating devices like the HTC Vive. Since VRidge and our Unity Core Assets both take advantage of OpenVR, it’s possible for you to build and test your project using this minimal setup. Download the Unity Core Assets and Modules.

WorldViz VR solutions help university research

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Huge Immersive Virtual Environment (HIVE) of Miami University is a 1,000 square meters virtual reality environment, and is used for the university’s research work such as spatial cognition and medical training simulations in nursing programs. The university is now using Unity heavily.

Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Creators can also simulate the sun by shooting its realistic shadows and color and adding the shot into the scene, and use 400 camera presets to adjust focal length and frame accurately when blocking out undesired scenes. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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Scaffolding in VR: Interaction Design for Stacking and Assembly

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How could we place, stack, and assemble virtual objects quickly and accurately while preserving the nuance and richness of full physics simulation? Manipulating physically simulated virtual objects with your bare hands is an incredibly complex task.

So Meta: Spiraling Beyond the Point-and-Click with Tran;section

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Second, the 3D environment motion flows in immersive VR often cause “simulator sickness” and negative game experience. The game progression moves forward on the 2D screen, which decreases 3D motion flows and helps to avoid simulator sickness.

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Reach into the Digital World: Getting Started with Leap Motion @ HackingEDU

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Our Unity , Unreal , and JavaScript integrations already include model hands that you can quickly drop into any project. Building a 3D Desktop App with Unity. Unity is a powerful game engine that makes it easy to rapidly build and develop desktop and VR projects.

Punch into Hyperspace with VR Cockpit: Leap Motion’s Latest Experimental Project

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Why a space simulator? Flight and space simulator games already make heavy use of complex physical controls such as HOTAS rigs to increase controllability, realism, and immersion. Augmented & Virtual Reality Gaming Leap Motion Team New Apps Unity UX Design cockpit image hands

NVIDIA Announces Bigger, Better Toolkit for VR Developers

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It enables a new level of presence by bringing physically realistic visuals, sound, touch interactions, and simulated environments to virtual reality. GPU Technology Conference 2017 is premier, NVIDIA just announced first set of VR news coming from the conference.

Summoning and Superpowers: Designing VR Interactions at a Distance

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To counter this, we changed the target from your hand to an offset in front of you – plus a slight random torque to the object to simulate an explosive launch. Augmented & Virtual Reality Leap Motion Team Unity interaction engine

Google Opens ‘Maps’ API So Devs Can Create ‘Pokémon Go’-style Games

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The team has built an SDK to bring the technology to Unity which “does all the heavy lifting” with “no Google Maps expertise needed to get started,” and helps developers design interactions around real-world places, which presents a unique set of challenges.

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Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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You can watch videos in a variety of simulated environments, using intuitive hand controls and a virtual remote control. VR has the power to transform our lives and connect us in new ways, while hand tracking lets you reach beyond the digital divide and take control.

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Designing VR Tools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Simulations and situational therapy. VR can also help people recover from trauma by creating safe simulated spaces. Our UI Widget for Unity had some interesting challenges along the way. Swipe Between VR and the Real World in Unity. Our Unity assets include Prefabs that make it easy to integrate Quick Switch functionality into any Unity VR application. Augmented & Virtual Reality Events Leap Motion Team Unity UX Design Arm HUD

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5 Experiments from Leap Motion’s Internal Hackathon (Including the Augmented Reality Workspace)

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Due to safety concerns, the team ultimately decided to make it into a sit-down space simulator where stars, comets, space dust, and planets fly past you. Augmented & Virtual Reality Education Events Free and Open Source Leap Motion Team Unity hackathon

Exiii is Developing Two Haptic Gloves with Different Approaches to Force Feedback

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The company’s ‘EXOS Wrist’ device can rotate your hand about two axes, while the ‘EXOS Gripper’ providers finger stoppage to simulate the grabbing of virtual objects. Both devices include a Unity SDK for integrating them into VR experiences.

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Simple, Elegant, Fun: Hauhet + Paper Plane by VRARlab

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That’s the feeling we wanted to simulate. What was it like incorporating Leap Motion into your Unity workflow? Unity provides a very natural way for the implementation of VR in your project.

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12 Explosive Sci-Fi Games

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In 2035, artificial intelligences compete in a battle simulation known as TVRD to spur the next stage of digital evolution. Outer space might be the final frontier – but there are many more frontiers lurking in our imagination. Check out 12 3D Jam games that let you escape (several!)

11 Mind-Bending Puzzle Games

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Cube Simulator. Kaiyuan Ping is a 19-year-old indie developer and Sword Art Online fan who got hooked on virtual reality after seeing demos like ElementL: Ghost Story at Unity 2015. Want to solve a murder mystery or explore ways to sketch through 3D space?

Oculus & CHLA Bring VR Medical Training To Eleven New Facilities

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The advanced VR simulation expands to new medical institutions as Oculus & CHLA continue their push towards experiential education. VR levels the playing field in a way that doesn’t happen with in-person methods and provides the flexibility for more frequent participation in simulation.”.

Moving Virtual Objects Like a Jedi

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Dynamically mapping rich features of input gestures to properties of physics-based simulation made the interface controllable in most cases. . These are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time.

This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi

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Dynamically mapping rich features of input gestures to properties of physics-based simulation made the interface controllable in most cases. These are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time.

CAD Experiment: Disassemble a Spherical Robot in VR

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My current goal is to create an immersive fishing simulator, for when uni gets a bit too stressful! Art & Design Augmented & Virtual Reality Free and Open Source Guest Posts Unity UX Design cad robot chess robotsWhat if you could disassemble a robot at a touch?

Valve Announces ‘Skeletal Input’ to Give SteamVR Apps More Lifelike Hands Moving Forward

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Valve says a the full release is coming “soon,” and that currently only Unity developers can access the Skeletal Input API with the early release of the SteamVR Unity plugin.

6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

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In a meditative experience WebGL, ThreeJS, and a post-processing tool are used to simulate the physical effects of interacting with falling sand. Augmented & Virtual Reality Gaming JavaScript Leap Motion UnityWith such a strong global community, we see a stream of creators building and sharing new content all the time. This week, we wanted to showcase some community projects that you may not have seen yet. Betatron.

The Future of Virtual Lightfields with Otoy CEO Jules Urbach

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Now that Otoy’s Octane Renderer has shipped in Unity, they’re pivoting from focusing on licensing their rendering engine to selling cloud computing resources for rendering light fields and physically-correct photon paths.

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