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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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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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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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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Adobe Brings VR Video Editing Tools to Premiere Pro

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The latest update to Premiere Pro, Adobe’s popular video editing software, released yesterday includes new tools for editing 360 degree video and stereoscopic VR video. The post Adobe Brings VR Video Editing Tools to Premiere Pro appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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Google’s New 3D Compression Tool Could Be Big For VR On The Web

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Draco is a 3D graphics compression tool developed by the Chrome Media team. The video below showcases the tool’s speed in comparison to gzip, with 12 meshes loading faster in Google’s solution. You can grab the tool from GitHub.

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VR’s Excellent Animation Tool Tvori Gets Better With Major Update

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It’s got the intuitive sort of menus you’d expect to interact with in a creative VR app now, allowing you to better navigate through its tools and options. We were particularly taken with Tvori when we first saw it last year.

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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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Valve Releases Lab Renderer Tools For Increased VR Performance

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At GDC earlier this year Valve’s Alex Vlachos revealed The post Valve Releases Lab Renderer Tools For Increased VR Performance appeared first on UploadVR.

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Gravity Sketch Is An Impressive VR 3D Modelling Tool Available Today

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Created by a London-based startup, this new release isn’t so much about artistic expression (though that’s completely possible) as it is a genuine tool for creating professional 3D models.

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GDC 2017: The 3 VR Tools That Got Us In

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For virtual reality entrepreneurs there are some amazing tools which help amplify this mindset, allowing you to move fast and, hopefully, make things. With these tools, a little luck, and a lot of tenacity, our six-month-old VR startup is heading to the Game Developers Conference to present our new game at Valve’s booth. Luckily, amazing tools like VRTK, PlayMaker, and Photon have enabled creators like us to do the formerly impossible, impossibly fast.

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Facebook Launches New Camera Tools as a Foundation for Advanced Augmented Reality

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“We’re not using primitive tools today because we prefer primitive tools. We’re using primitive tools because we’re still early in the journey to create better ones.

NVIDIA Announces ‘FCAT VR’ Frame Analysis Tool to Help Demystify VR Performance

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The latest version of NVIDIA’s FCAT VR analysis tool is here and it’s equipped with a wealth of impressive features designed to demystify virtual reality performance on the PC. One of those tools was FCAT – short for Frame Capture Analysis Tool.

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Improbable Raises Over $500 Million To Create The Tools That Will Build The Metaverse

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Creating a future where the technology imagined in books like Ready Player One and movies like The Matrix actually exists is going to take a lot more than solid virtual reality headsets.

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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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Facebook Acquires 3D Spatial Audio Startup ‘Two Big Ears’ and Makes Its Tools Free

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At Two Big Ears, we’ve been hard at work creating technology and tools that have defined how immersive audio is crafted and experienced in VR and AR both now and in the future.

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This VR Game Doubles As A Clean Water Educational Tool

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The post This VR Game Doubles As A Clean Water Educational Tool appeared first on VRScout. Pollutants become monsters in this HTC Vive clean water educational game. It seems like there’s been a surge in environmental awareness VR Content recently, but it’s never been done quite like this.

Facebook Adds 360 Video Guide and Heatmap Tools

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With more than 250,000 360 videos uploaded to Facebook since the feature launched in News Feed last September , publishers have been looking to Facebook to provide even more tools to help them better engage with audiences.

Using VR as a Tool to Cultivate Compassion with Condition One

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He believes that VR can be used as a tool to cultivate compassion through having an embodied experience of witnessing suffering within VR. Dennis believes that VR has the potential to be tool that can inspire humans to cultivate compassion by taking actions that relieve suffering.

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YouTube VR Wants To Provide Tools To Make Things ‘We Never Even Thought About’

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“And we want to get them the tools they need to realize their creative vision.”. YouTube is a media leader, providing a nearly endless supply of accessible content and standing as the 2nd ranked website in the world. With such a significant position, it’d be an absolute boon for 360-degree and VR content to gain any type of foothold on the platform.

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Developer’s Vision for ‘ModBox’ is a More “Fun and Intuitive” Creation Tool Than Unity

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The post Developer’s Vision for ‘ModBox’ is a More “Fun and Intuitive” Creation Tool Than Unity appeared first on UploadVR.

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Hospitals test Gear VR as non-addictive pain management tool

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Samsung and AppliedVR are working with hospitals to test the Gear VR as a potential pain management tool that doesn’t have the same addiction potential as opioid prescriptions.

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Artella is a Cloud-Based Tool That Aims to Be the GitHub of Creative VR Collaboration

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But The post Artella is a Cloud-Based Tool That Aims to Be the GitHub of Creative VR Collaboration appeared first on UploadVR. Finding like-minded creatives for any type of project can be a challenge.

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Lifeliqe adds 3D creation tool

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Lifelique, a platform for 3D, VR and AR educational content, has launched a content creator tool that will allow educators to create intuitive and immersive educational content that integrate interactive 3D models in order... News VR & AR Lifeliqe

How Mozilla is Driving WebVR Content & Tooling with the A-Frame Framework

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I had a chance to catch up with A-Frame core developers Diego Marcos & Kevin Ngo at the IEEE VR conference in March to get an overview of A-Frame, and how it’s driving WebVR content and innovations in developer tools.

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MetaWorld to offer VR creation tools, marketplace

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MetaWorld, a multi-user virtual world, will add virtual reality creation tools and allow exporting of objects and launch a marketplace. The MetaWorld Pioneer Edition is currently in pre-alpha and users can pre-order it for $9.99 for early pioneer access....

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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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Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

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Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Both companies remain at the forefront of VR’s push toward mainstream adoption, with Improbable heading in the direction of allowing millions of people to experience a virtual world at the same time while Unity works at the forefront of development that could allow anyone to build and shape virtual worlds using intuitive tools.

Hands-On With NASA’s Mixed Reality HoloLens Tools

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During a recent test, NASA engineers placed a microwave-sized The post Hands-On With NASA’s Mixed Reality HoloLens Tools appeared first on UploadVR.

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AR shopping tool PointShop wins TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon

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The Hackathon was part of the start of this years TechCrunch Disrupt SF and was won by PointShop.space. The app utilizes augmented reality with the aim of helping consumers better understand what they’re looking at before a purchase by simply lining up a phone camera with a real world product.

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Viro Media Is A Tool For Creating Simple Mobile VR Apps For Businesses

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We chatted with Viro Media CEO Danny Moon about the tool and what creators can expect to accomplish with it.

The Best Encoding Settings For Your 4k 360 3D VR Videos + FREE Encoding Tool

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This article explains the settings we started with, what we learned from analyzing some of the legends in the field (like Chris Milk and Felix & Paul), and finally we’ll share a simple yet powerful free tool we built to help you encode your VR video content with the best possible settings.

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Use these Google tools to optimize VR content for search engines

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Unity Wants Tools Like ‘Tilt Brush’ And ‘Medium’ To Kickstart Creation In VR

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Earlier this week Unity’s Editor VR platform evolved from a novel new way of making videogames into potentially the most forward-thinking VR development platform, and its all to do with Tools. Someone will make the tool you want to use and, when they do, it will be right there in VR.

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Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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‘Neos’ Aims to be the Google Docs of VR World Building

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One of the central ideas behind Neos is to offer collaborators intuitive, humanistic tools, inspired by the way we interact with the real world.

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

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Here are some of the essential insights they want you to know about designing VR tools and experiences: 0:00. It’s more like designing a room full of tools than a screen with buttons. The post Designing VR Tools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. VR is a double-edged sword. While many experiences can feel like a digital wonderland, one misstep can create a nausea-inducing assault on the senses.

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Ghostline: This Analytics Tool Can Tell You What Works In VR Games

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Aldin Dynamics, a studio founded in 2013 that works exclusively on VR content, has a powerful analytic tool called Ghostline and they’ve started fostering partnerships with other dev studios to use the tool with their games. The immersive nature of VR presents a lot of data about players that wouldn’t be considered in traditional game development, so tools like Ghostline will be crucial going forward.

Destinations Workshop Tools available on Steam Early Access

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Destinations Workshop Tools lets you create, share, and explore both real and imaginary places in virtual reality. Destinations Workshop Tools includes: The Source 2 tool set used internally at Valve.