Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments

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Academic VR researchers have shown that “people typically underestimate egocentric distances in immersive virtual environments,” sometimes up to 20%. The post Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments appeared first on Road to VR.

Mimesys Leverages ARKit as a Mobile Viewer into Collaborative Virtual Environments

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VR remote collaboration company Mimesys has dreamt up an experiment which envisions mobile AR as a portal into remote virtual environments, allowing for quick spatial collaboration on-the-go, without putting on a VR headset.

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New Space Station Home Environment Now Available For Oculus Quest

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Facebook introduced a new virtual home environment for the Oculus Quest this week called ‘Space Station’ As you might have guessed from the title, the new environment transforms your Oculus Quest home into a futuristic space station looking down on a huge planet.

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Hands-On with Magic Leap's Undersea, an AR Experience That Delivers on the Promise to Transport You to Another World

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It's called Undersea, and its goal is to submerge you in a virtual environment that makes it seem as though your surroundings have been suddenly sunken to the bottom of the ocean.

Hands-On: Hands-On with Magic Leap's Undersea, an AR Experience That Transports You to Another World

Next Reality AR

It's called Undersea, and its goal is to submerge you in a virtual environment that makes it seem as though your surroundings have been suddenly sunken to the bottom of the ocean.

How To Attend Zoom, Skype, Hangouts Meetings In VR With SPACES

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Whereas some apps, such as Immersed , Glue , and Spatial , offer those with VR headsets the chance to coordinate within virtual co-working environments, SPACES allows VR users to connect with those out-of-headset using a handful of popular video messaging apps.

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Researchers Say Head-mounted Haptics Can Combat Smooth Locomotion Discomfort in VR

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Moving players artificially through large virtual environments isn’t a trivial task. Unfortunately this method of virtual locomotion isn’t comfortable for everyone. Users were walked through three different virtual environments | Image courtesy Yi-Hao Peng.

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New mobile VR headset to have built-in positional tracking

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Dacuda, a 3D scanning and room-scale virtual reality company is partnering with brain technology company MindMaze on a new headset that will offer positional tracing and improve social interactions in virtual environments.

How to activate AR in your Oculus Quest Home Menu

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Today I was reading Upload VR, and I’ve found a very interesting article by David Heaney stating that now it is possible to use your real environment as your Oculus Quest Home environment. augmented reality tutorials virtual reality AR oculus quest vr

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Engage VR targets educators, businesses with free platform and content creation

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Engage, a free multi-user virtual reality social platform that allows educators to create and share virtual environments and take students on virtual field trips is now available in preview edition and will launch early next... News VR & AR Engage VR HTC Vive

Hand Physics Lab Takes Oculus Quest Hand Tracking To New Heights

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Personally, my favorite tool is the “slicer” This laser-like device dismembers your hands while keeping you in control of your fingers, allowing you to crawl your lost appendages around the virtual environment like a pair of creepy five-legged spiders.

Master of Shapes Combines VR Racing With Real Go Karts

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Virtual environments. Last month we had the opportunity to check out Master of Shapes’ VR go-kart experience, a bold new location-based venture that blends virtual reality racetracks with real-world racing. Real-world racing.

Virtual Desktop On Quest Pushes Twice As Many Pixels As Oculus Go

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Virtual Desktop is slated to be an Oculus Quest launch title later this month when the headset releases on May 21. For those unaware, Virtual Desktop is a VR application that allows you to stream your desktop to a virtual environment in VR.

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Tired Of Webcam Grids For Remote Work? Spatial Is Now Free During The Pandemic

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Almost any kind of file can be imported in this shared virtual workplace, including documents, models, images, and videos. Inside the virtual environment, users can annotate, draw, and write sticky notes.

Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

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The Cyberith Virtualizer. This until one/two months ago, when Cyberith has announced a very cool update to the Virtualizer , that now reaches its second generation. The new device, called Virtualizer Elite 2 , adds a motion platform that makes walking in VR more natural and effortless.

How To Install Custom Home Environments On Oculus Quest Using SideQuest

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Oculus Quest users are now able to select their own home environments from a small selection of options provided by Facebook. Some users, however, also found a way to install custom environments in place of the officially available ones. Switching Environments.

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Disney’s Upcoming Lion King Remake Pushes The Boundaries Of VR Filmmaking

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Director Jon Favreau ditches physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments. Director Jon Favreau and his team immersed within their virtual set. // Image Credit: Wired.

Oculus Patents VR Movement System with Phone-Based HMD

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Today, Oculus was granted a patent for a new method of moving around in a virtual environment that is more “natural and intuitive” to the user than teleporting – which has been an industry standard until now.

John Legend, Tinashe to Play Live Shows in Social VR Platform ‘Wave’

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With an emphasis on virtual raves, replete with immersive visualizations and regular live performances, it’s become the de facto concert platform for VR users. News Social Virtual Reality Social VR VR Event john legend one wave social virtual reality social vr vr concert wave

Canetrollers Could Change VR for Visually Impaired

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Whole experiences are built around immersing the eyes in headsets to explore virtual environments. The Canetroller will then vibrate when it hits a virtual object and can also detect changes in environment texture.

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LightVR uses headset camera to see real keyboard

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Press release: MyDream Announces LightVR, a Customizable and Interactive Virtual Reality Desktop Explore and Build Your Ideal Virtual Environment for Operating Your PC With LightVR’s Virtual Room Simulator SEATTLE, WA – Virtual Reality company... Briefs VR & AR LightVR MyDream Interactive Inc.

Studying Social Presence in VR

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New research by the University of British Columbia highlights both similarities and differences in the way people interact in virtual environments and the real world. Subjects yawned at the same rate, even while being watched by a virtual human avatar or a virtual webcam.

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OVR Advanced Settings Adds Redirected Walking (But Your Room Probably Isn’t Big Enough)

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The idea of “redirected walking” is for the geometry of a virtual environment to dynamically change to keep you within your physical playspace.

Win free VR viewer: Submit a historical destination

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Virtual environments can let people step back in time, by visiting the recreation of a place or event. Tell people about your favorite historical destinations in the survey below.

Jason Rubin: Oculus Cloud Rendering More Than 5 Years Out

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Virtual Desktop wireless streaming supports cloud PCs like Shadow VR, and some are using this already to play PC VR’s biggest hits. In an interview with Protocol , Facebook gaming VP Jason Rubin suggested that cloud streamed Oculus VR is more than 5 years out.

AvayaLive Engage to close by end of year

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AvayaLive Engage, one of the three major enterprise-focused virtual environment platforms, is shutting down the company announced.

Google Is Exploring VR Shoes With Tiny Motorized Wheels

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The approach is an extension of earlier ideas of “infinite redirected walking”, which used purely visual distortions in scale of the virtual environment to try and achieve the same effect through tricking the user’s eyes. The issue with those approaches however is that they still required a very large playspace of around 20×20 feet to be effective, and may only be effective in indoor virtual environments.

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The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

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What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality ? The immersive nature of virtual reality makes the often dull world of finance more compelling for people. See Also: Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Financial Industry. Investing in Virtual Reality.

Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

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At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck.

Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. 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.

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Nvidia recreates the Apollo 11 landing with real-time ray tracing

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When the team began constructing the virtual environment, they studied the lander, the actual reflectivity of astronaut’s space suits and the properties of the Moon’s surface dust and terrain.

Jump Into Tilt Brush With Vreal And Revisit Creations Together

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Vreal’s recorder maps player movements onto an animal avatar while also capturing the entire changing virtual environment. Vreal records the entire virtual environment in a linear way with voices and body movements mapped onto avatars.

Go Behind-The-Scenes With Solaris, The New Shooter From Firewall Devs

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The game’s environment itself is a virtual environment in which athletes take up arms. Interestingly, Shabestari also teases the game’s AR interface, which uses your suit’s visor to project virtual images and information to help you in combat.

Report: Kids and VR

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As more children start using virtual reality, it will be critical for parents and teachers to understand the effect it can have. This is what a new report Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About Kids and VR is hoping to contribute towards.

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Oculus Quest Can Now Show Camera Passthrough Instead Of A Home Environment

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Oculus Quest users can now choose to see the real world (in black & white) instead of a virtual home environment when in the headset’s menu. Do you want your VR headset to have a virtual home environment, or should the main menu be in your real room?

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Curing Insomnia With VR Light Shows, Ambient Music, And Interactive Beds

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Developed by art duo Dr. Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer, Inter-Dream combines VR technology, kaleidoscopic visuals, manually-controlled ambient music, and an interactive bed to deliver a calming, stress-free virtual environment which can assist users in falling asleep.

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Sony Working on Minority Report Style VR Glove

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In the film Tom Cruise’s character John Anderton wears a glove to interact with a massive augmented reality environment. Playstation VR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality NewsMany people would love to be Tom Cruise.

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