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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mapbox Unrolls Magic Maps Developer Tool for Magic Leap

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Less than 20 days after the launch of Magic Leap One, Mapbox has jumped at the chance to provide its map services to Magic Leap developers through its Maps SDK for Unity.

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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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 post Event Planning Platform AllSeated Launches New VR Visualization Tool appeared first on Road to VR.

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Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

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This new set of tools from Unity is build for precisely that type of device. Check out the MARS section about 41 minutes into this video: Tagged with: mixed reality Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps appeared first on UploadVR.

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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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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.

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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‘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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‘CalcFlow’ Studio Partners with HTC to Bring VR STEM Tools to Libraries Across California & Nevada

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Nanome , the studio behind CalcFlow, the 3D visualization tool for math concepts, has partnered with HTC to bring their STEM-focused VR tools to libraries across California and Nevada.

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Unity Builds Developer Bridge Between ARKit & ARCore Apps with AR Foundation Tool

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A new set of APIs for Unity promise to make it easier for developers to publish apps that support both ARKit and ARCore. AR Foundation allows developers to leverage the common features, such as plane detection and world tracking, found in the mobile AR toolkits. Available in Unity 2018.1

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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Niantic Partners with City Governments to Turn Pokémon GO into a Tool for Community Engagement

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A new study published by American University demonstrates how Pokémon GO and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together. An ongoing partnership between Pokémon GO developer Niantic and the community investment program of the John S. and James L.

Track Lab Review: Music Creation Tools Without An Audience

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Track Lab is the latest game to step up to this challenge, throwing in an intuitive PlayStation VR puzzle game while also offering several different tools for composing your own electronic beats.

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Google to Announce New Dev Tools at GDC 2018, Keynote to Feature AR/VR

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This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) is nearly upon us, and now that talks for the week-long event are published on the GDC website , it appears Google will be taking the stage to introduce a number of new products and tools for game devs.

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Google Open Sources Seurat, a ‘Surface Light-field’ Rendering Tool for 6DOF Mobile VR

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Now, the company is open sourcing Seurat so developers can customize the tool and use it for their own mobile VR projects.

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Lowe’s ‘Holoroom’ Lets Customers Test Drive Power Tools in VR Before Buying

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Using an HTC Vive and a specially made controller, the ‘Holoroom Test Drive’ allows anyone timid around power tools to put on a VR headset to learn how to use the tools in a safe virtual space. Haptics were also added to the tool to enhance realism.

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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.

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Unity Reveals New VR Tools and Google Daydream Support

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Aside from new tools and features to provide enhanced graphics and performance, Unity stepped in to preview a completely new video player that will make it easier to import and play 4k video and seamlessly-rendered 360 VR videos.

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VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Raises $1.7 Million With Participation from Wacom

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Gravity Sketch , a concepting & design tool made for VR, has raised $1.7 Matthew Bradley from Forward Partners, who has joined the Gravity Sketch board as part of the deal, told UKTN that he believes the company’s solution fills a niche not served by CAD tools.

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Hands-on: Meta's New Meta Viewer App Is the AR Collaboration Tool All Those Sci-Fi Films Imagined

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When you drive along the deceptively sedate streets of Silicon Valley, there are few hints that all those nondescript office parks and low-rise buildings contain the very future of the planet, but they really do.

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Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces

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Quill , the art creation tool built by Oculus Story Studio, would be available within the Spaces platform as well. This means that users will be able to share in making art (Quillustrations as Facebook calls them) using the same powerful tool behind critical darling Dear Angelica.

Terminal 3 Finally Showed Me AR Can Be As Powerful A Tool For Change As VR

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But there are real-world aspects and implications to this striking piece that, for the first time, showed me AR can be just as valid and compelling a tool to spark emotion as VR can.

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Toyota Brings VR Creative Tools Into Virtual Drive Experience

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The automaker decided to mix in a world recognized visual architect with an Emmy-award winning director and then added their own 3D VR painting tool to create what is being called “The Impossible Quest” VR experience. You can paint VR elements in real time into your immersive driving story.

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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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‘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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‘Gravity Sketch’ 1.5 Update Brings New Tools for 3D Design Concepting

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Gravity Sketch fills an interesting role in the world of VR modeling tools. An update to the Early Access app brings new and improved tools to make 3D ideation faster and easier. Update Brings New Tools for 3D Design Concepting appeared first on Road to VR.

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Lytro Picks up Limitless Team to Build Tools to Work With Light-fields in Game Engines

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Limitless, a company developing content and tools for creating cinematic VR experiences, has joined Lytro to build out tools for combining light-fields and real-time rendering directly in game engines.

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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. mtl — for use elsewhere, including other creation tools, 3D engines, VR/AR and 3D printing.

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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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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. update, which will detail new tools like Elastic Move.

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

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The post ‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level appeared first on VRScout. Survios enlists the help of EDM’s biggest names for this mind-bending musical experience.

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