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. For developers operating on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and other PC VR headsets, mixed reality capture has served as an invaluable marketing tool for their projects, allowing them to showcase a clearer interpretation of their in-game experience.

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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. In an official Unreal Engine blog post , Workman talked about Unreal Engine’s VR production tool, saying how when he first walked on to the LED-filled set and looked through the camera, to him, it really felt like he was filming on location. Is real-time VR technology the future of filmmaking ?

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Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1

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Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity. According to Unity, the tools include: WYSIWYG authoring experience. We’re looking forward to seeing what developers make with MARS, you can learn more about the tools here.

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Valve Launches Half-Life: Alyx Workshop And Community Development Tools

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Valve released Steam Workshop support for Half-Life: Alyx alongside a beta release of community development tools. Crack open the tools yourself and make it happen!” Valve said it plans to “add to and improve” the tools in the coming weeks while the current release includes “new or updated versions” of: Hammer , the latest version of the Source 2 level editor. Material Editor , the tool for creating and tuning materials in Source 2.

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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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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. The fact that our VR tool has shown impact in such a short space of time is beyond all our hopes and expectations. The post Cornerstone Partnership Uses VR As An Intervention Tool appeared first on VRScout.

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Half-Life: Alyx Level Editing Tool Now Available

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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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Half-Life: Alyx Workshop Tools SteamDB Listing Suggests Launch Nears

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A month on from the release of Half-Life: Alyx, it looks like the anticipated launch of modding tools, or Workshop Tools, for the game is nearing. SteamDB , a site that unofficially interfaces with Steam to track new listings in its database, has uncovered a Half-Life: Alyx – Workshop Tools listing. Even without these tools, the modding scene around Alyx has begun to thrive. Modders have already integrated Alyx into Valve’s authoring tool, Hammer.

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3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support

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The ladder even has a VR mode that lets you build in-headset using the Unreal Editor tool set. 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. One of the coolest parts of developing with Unity or Unreal Engine is the ability to instantly hop into your VR headset and view 3D creations at scale.

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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.

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. We did a lot of UX research to figure out what types of brushes and tools people would like and use most and will be releasing more options over the coming months.”. News 3D Drawing Tool AR AR Camera Augmented Reality Facebook

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Early Humans Were Using Fire 300,000 Years Ago to Forge Superior Stone Tools

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The prehistoric practice of using controlled fires to produce customized stone tools dates back 300,000 years, according to new research. baked tools anthropology ancient humans stone tools stone tool manufacturing knapping science

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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. Brought to us by Nanome , the studio behind the free VR math tool CalcFlow , these additions range from 3D graphing and molecule visualization, to protein model information and various calculus tools.

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

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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. 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.

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

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8th Wall, a Palo Alto-based company creating augmented reality development tools, today announced the release of its cloud-based authoring and hosting platform which aims to make it easier for AR developers by providing what it calls a “unified in-browser solution” to create and host WebAR experiences. The post 8th Wall Launches Cloud-based WebAR Development Tools & Hosting Platform appeared first on Road to VR.

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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. We think that people will use Mirra for a wide array of purposes: presentations, product tours, sales tools, training, portfolios, location tours, brand marketing experiences, promotional experiences, educational content, galleries, immersive experience prototyping, and more,” added Farnham.

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Google Tries to Buy Journalists Off With Some Honestly Sweet New Tools

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This morning Google announced it’s rolled out an entire suite of tools designed to make journalists’ jobs easier. google journalist studio google journalism journalist tools fact checking data visualization

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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. On stage at Oculus Connect 6 at the end of September , Oculus’ Mike Howard, Product Manager for Platform SDK and Avatar SDK, laid out the goals for the new social tools.

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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? We have affordable and powerful hardware and software tools.

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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. For many of us who paint more elaborate landscapes and art pieces, Tilt Brush also added a couple tools that will make life that much easier. The Pin Tool lets you quickly lock your objects in place. Select All and Invert Selection Tools.

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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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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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During the opening presentation at today’s Unity Vision Summit, Nathan Martz, Developer Platforms Product Manager at Google, took to the stage to talk about new tools that the company is releasing to help developers create high-performance apps for Daydream, Google’s high-end Android VR platform. On stage (see the video heading this article) Martz talked about those new tools which are due to release soon to developers: Daydream Render.

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App

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

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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. The fact that our VR tool has shown impact in such a short space of time is beyond all our hopes and expectations. Cornerstone Partnership Uses VR As An Intervention Tool via @alicebonasio [link] pic.twitter.com/zQEzjjuHsY.

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8th Wall Launches Tool for WebAR Experiences Using Curved Targets

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Specifically, we talked about 8th Wall’s recently launched tool for creating Web-XR experiences from curved rather than flat targets, available now. 8th Wall specializes in creating tools for both kinds of experiences.

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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. While it can also be used for effective human motion capture, this broader approach for multiple OpenVR devices means that the tool can be used to record camera tracking or indeed any objects with Vive Trackers attached.

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This AI-Powered Sky Replacement Tool Is Smart Enough to Change Reflections Too

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There are lots of valid reasons to raise concerns over the capabilities of AI-powered image editing tools, but if you’re a professional pixel pusher, there are just as many reasons to be excited about them too, as Skylum Software demonstrates with its new image editing software, Luminar AI that does automated sky… Read more. software photo editing skylum software luminar ai sky ai photoshop adobe tools photography

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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. The app also supported exporting of models so that they could be refined in other common 3D modeling and texturing tools, and ultimately used in production projects like games and films.

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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. It's time to make some more room at the augmented reality cosmetics counter.

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New AI Tool Turns Any Song Into A Custom Beat Saber Map, And It Really Works

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However, a new tool that utilizes neural networks and artificial intelligence might change the entire custom map scene. We know what you’re thinking — tools like Beat Sage that auto-generate maps for rhythm games are average at best, dismal as worst. It works better than any other comparative tools I’ve tried, and in some cases it generates custom maps that I found more consistent and enjoyable than some community-made ones.

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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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‘Modbox’ 2.0 Overhaul Brings Powerful Tools to the VR Game Creation Sandbox

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“Developing the scripting language and VR tools took 4-5 rewrites to make them accessible for non-coders and powerful for creating multiplayer co-op experiences.” It’s also slated to arrive with limited creation tools, which ought to hook new users.

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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. Unity also revealed the new version of its EditorVR authoring tool and confirmed it will be available sometime in December. Featuring free portfolio tools and community network, Unity Connect helps developers showcase work and individual skills.

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Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR

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Blender, a popular free open-source modeling and animation tool, is soon to get VR support via the OpenXR API. The post Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR appeared first on Road to VR. Initially users will be able to step into their 3D scenes to see them up close and at scale, with new features expected in the future. The next version of Blender , version 2.83

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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. So they decided to custom-build their own 3D design tool for the event, with the tool becoming an integral part of the 4D VR ride experience towards the end. The post Toyota Brings VR Creative Tools Into Virtual Drive Experience appeared first on VRScout.

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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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