Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography

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Unreal Engine is changing how filmmakers and advertisers are making movies and commercials with a new virtual production tool that allows them to add special effects in real-time. The post Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography appeared first on VRScout.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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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. The post Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available appeared first on VRScout.

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Oculus Teases Unreleased ‘Quill’ Animation Tools

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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.

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8th Wall Launches Cloud-based WebAR Development Tools & Hosting Platform

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Early access partner 72andSunny used 8th Wall’s new tools to publish their current WebAR activation for Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi’s “Bra Twist” campaign, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.

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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. The post VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access appeared first on Road to VR.

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Cornerstone Partnership Uses VR As An Intervention Tool

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To help tackle these difficult and complex issues, London-based social enterprise The Cornerstone Partnership has partnered with Immerse UK to test the use of VR as an intervention tool across adoption and fostering services. News Alma Economics Cornerstone VR CVR Visyon VR Intervention Tool

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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.

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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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The company is doing that with new tools that aim to make the lives of Daydream developers easier in several ways, from performance and profiling to templates of best practices for VR interaction.

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VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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Nanome partners with HTC to extend their virtual science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations. Now it appears as though these California and Nevada VR systems will be receiving an upgrade in the form of a series of advanced STEM tools.

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AR Drawing Tool Comes To Facebook Camera

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Already an application you’re likely to find installed on a majority of smartphones, this week the Facebook app received yet another attractive upgrade: an augmented 3D drawing tool allowing you to spice up your videos with real-time custom artwork.

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‘OpenVR Recorder’ is a Powerful Tool for Capturing Tracking and Input Data

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Jasper Brekelmans, a Netherlands-based 3D tech artist, has recently released a motion capture tool offering an easy way to record OpenVR tracking data from headsets, motion controllers and Vive Trackers for both Vive and Rift setups.

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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.

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Using VR as an Intervention Tool

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To help tackle these difficult and complex issues, London-based social enterprise The Cornerstone Partnership has partnered with Immerse UK to test the use of VR as an intervention tool across adoption and fostering services. UK Social enterprise pilots use of immersive tech in social care.

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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. At launch Medium included a range of tools for making and forming 3D volumes.

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Pinterest Adds AR Makeup Try-On Feature to Its Mobile Lens Tool

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This week, social media giant Pinterest unveiled "Try On," a virtual make-up visualization tool running on its Lens visual search tool. Try On is accessible through the camera tool in the search section of the app, where users will find a "try on" button that flips the view.

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Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

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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. The post Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training appeared first on VRScout.

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

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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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Tilt Brush Introduces New Brushes and Tools

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The VR painting tool just got even better. Part of what keeps us coming back to Tilt Brush all the time is seeing what others are able to do with the 3D painting tool. The Pin Tool lets you quickly lock your objects in place. Select All and Invert Selection Tools.

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App

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The minimal learning curve and easy accessebility through smartphone devices make augmented reality the perfect tool for in-store shopping. The post Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App appeared first on VRScout.

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Magic Leap Repackages Developer Tools as The Lab, Publishes Updates to Lumin SDK & Lumin OS, & Previews Magicverse SDK

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On Tuesday, the company not only introduced a consolidated package of new and existing developer tools that it calls The Lab and published new releases of the Lumin SDK and Lumin OS, but it also set the stage for the release of the Magicverse SDK, set to arrive in the first quarter of 2020.

‘SoundStage’ Turns Your Vive into a VR Music Studio Tool for Serious Musicians

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The post ‘SoundStage’ Turns Your Vive into a VR Music Studio Tool for Serious Musicians appeared first on UploadVR. Development Experiences music studio production SoundStage tool vr music vr studio

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Source 2 Tools Will Ship with ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ for VR Content from the Modding Community

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Half-Life: Alyx is due to launch in March 2020 ; alongside it, Valve plans to release tools for its Source 2 engine which will let community creators build more VR content for the game and beyond.

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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. There are no Dream development tools yet, but that is a future task. “It The company Dream is named appropriately.

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Walmart Turns Its iPhone App's Barcode Scanner into an Augmented Reality Price Comparison Tool

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While many retailers have introduced try-before-you-buy features in their apps, Walmart has gone in another direction by bringing shoppers an augmented reality tool to help them compare products they want to buy.

PoseVR Is A VR Animation Tool From Disney

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Disney has shown off an internal tool for posing and animating 3D models from inside VR. Called PoseVR , the tool is an experimental project exploring the potential of VR for 3D creation. Disney describes the tool as: Removing inefficiency and distractions to allow artists to focus on their craft is one of our core tenets that drives innovation. PoseVR is an experimental project established to demonstrate the potential of VR as a tool to pose and animate CG characters.

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‘MakeVR Pro’ Introduces Precision Tools for 3D Modelling in VR

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There’s some healthy competition in the VR 3D modelling space, as Sixense brings serious enhancements to MakeVR in a new version of the product named MakeVR Pro , with precision tools to assist in detailed 3D creativity and production.

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Magic Leap One Gets Educational Tool for Would-Be Paleontologists via Dinosaur Kit App

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The growing stock of augmented reality apps filling up the Magic Leap store seems to be picking up pace in recent months.

Masters of Pie Secures $4.7M to Further Develop AR/VR Tools for Enterprise

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Founded in 2011 in London, Masters of Pie started out as a service company creating R&D prototypes and products for blue chip companies using the tools and knowledge from the gaming industry. to Further Develop AR/VR Tools for Enterprise appeared first on Road to VR.

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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.

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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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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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.

Microsoft’s VR Maker Tool ‘SharePoint Spaces’ to Launch in First Half of 2020

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Back at Microsoft’s annual SharePoint Virtual Summit in May 2018, the company announced it was getting ready to ship a new VR maker tool set called Spaces for SharePoint, the web-based collaborative platform for enterprise customers.

Adobe Launches AR Creation Tool ‘Project Aero’ For Creative Cloud

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Adobe released a preview of a powerful new AR editing & creation tool, currently named ‘Project Aero’ The key feature of Aero that sets it apart from similar projects is its direct 1st party integration with Adobe’s popular Creative Cloud suite, which millions of creators already use and love — you can request early access here.

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

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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. Bacon hopes to develop the tool and the accompanying game, ‘Lexicon’, more in the future.

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