Oculus Quest Gets Its Best Virtual Environment Yet – Cyber City

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A new virtual environment is available for Oculus Quest users, and it might just be the best one yet. As you can see in the footage, this new environment has a number of small animations that work to great effect. Are you using the cyber city environment?

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%. This could have huge implications for architectural visualizations, but also for anyone making aesthetic judgments based upon the proportion and scale represented within a virtual environment. The post Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments appeared first on Road to VR.

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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. Mimesys has employed Apple’s ARKit to turn an iPhone or iPad into a mobile viewer that acts as a window into the company’s virtual collaborative environments.

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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Holotron And The Pursuit Of The Perfect VR Exoskeleton

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Despite the considerable advances in immersive technology these past few years, simulating physical locomotion in a virtual environment remains one of the most difficult aspects of developing interactive VR content.

Hands-on with Microsoft Mesh: I handed someone a whale shark, and it was awesome

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Microsoft has unveiled Mesh, a cross-technology platform that lets app developers build persistent virtual environments. Computing News Virtual Reality Wearables Augmented Reality holograms HoloLens 2 HP Microsoft Microsoft Ignite mixed reality

Hands-On: Hands-On with Magic Leap's Undersea, an AR Experience That Transports 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. The latest immersive production from Magic Leap Studios finally got its debut on Monday at Siggraph, during which the company also released the app to the general public, so we took it for a spin.

Train Safely on the Virtual Lathe Machine

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EON XR is now revolutionising technical training, allowing students to train safely on the lathe machine directly from their phones in a virtual environment. Click here to learn how you can train safely on the lathe machine in a virtual environment on EON XR. .

Researchers Simulate Walking In VR Using Foot Vibrations

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New technology, however—such as Cybershoes and omnidirectional treadmills like the Virtuix Omni One —are taking VR locomotion to the next level by allowing players to physically move throughout their VR environments while remaining stationary.

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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‘Bigscreen VR’ Green Screen Room Is Perfect For VR Podcasts, Zoom Meetings

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Spice up your live stream with this customizable virtual environment. Add a VR avatar to your next Twitch stream, direct a short film, record your own virtual talk show; it’s your virtual studio, do whatever you’d like.

New VR Fitness App VZfit Helps Stay at Home People Stay in Shape

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What they need is an exciting and motivating virtual environment, which replicates the outside world where they go cycling and jogging. Either way, they can select any environment they like, from a sinuous road in the mountains to a relaxing tropical beach.

Ride Your Real Bike In The Virtual World With The Blync VR Controller

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Pedal your way through a variety of virtual terrain or create your own. According to the official Kickstarter page, the platform will feature numerous virtual environments, games and stunts, multiplayer functionality, and the ability to design custom terrain.

Virtuix Omni One is a 360-degree VR treadmill to bring the Holodeck home

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A new home virtual reality treadmill could help turn your living room into a Holodeck, with the Virtuix Omni One offering a consumer version of the infinite-walk tech. Omni Pro made waves for its ability to unlock virtual environments for limitless exploration – regardless of the size of the room you’re in – thanks to its omni-directional treadmill system. Archive virtual reality VR

US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training

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Airmen and their spouses are taught how to comfort distressed individuals in a virtual environment.

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. Developed in partnership with Intel , K1 Speed , and Black Trax , the one-of-a-kind experience allows participants to race against the clock as they navigate a virtual environment mapped to a real-world track. Real-world racing.

WalkinVR Looks To Make PC VR More Accessible To Disabled Users

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He studied how each player interacted with their virtual environment in order to identify where their respective conditions came into play the most. Disabled users can play SteamVR games using a new tool that offers four types of assistance.

Build Your Own Retro VR Arcade In ‘Arcade Legend’

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In 2017, the company worked with Ubisoft to develop a VR attraction called Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride , which received high praise from both developers as well as players and is now considered a game-changer for the arcade industry.

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AltspaceVR zeros in on social virtual reality

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The social virtual reality platform AltspaceVR is doubling down on the social aspect, with interface changes designed to make it easier for people to get together. Previously, AltspaceVR — like many virtual environments —... News VR & AR AltspaceVR

Feel the Heat! Construct A Water Heater in AR/VR

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Created by the University for Business and Technology in Kosovo, the lesson provides an overview of the key components of a virtual heater. In this hands on lesson, students can also learn how to put together a water heater in a virtual environment.

The Spaces Between Reality: Understanding Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality!

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We are providing an entry-level guide to understanding Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality applications, the differences between each, and how all of these experiences, when enabled, form what is known as mixed reality. First things first, let’s define the term virtual.

Watch Super Smash Bros Matches In 3D VR With Hyperplane

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A new streaming technology, Hyperplane , allows traditional games to be broadcast in 3D to virtual arenas, where VR users can watch traditional matches play out around them in 3D, as if they were really there.

Virtual Concert Platform ‘Wave’ Secures $30M in Series B Funding

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Wave , the social VR platform and virtual music venue, today announced a $30 million Series B funding round, putting its total funding to $40 million to date. The post Virtual Concert Platform ‘Wave’ Secures $30M in Series B Funding appeared first on Road to VR.

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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. The new MMI... News VR & AR Dacuda MindMaze

Electronic Music Pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to Host Concert in ‘VRChat’ This Weekend

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Pioneering French musician Jean-Michel Jarre is performing live on a virtual stage in social VR platform VRChat this weekend. The live performance is slated to last 40 minutes and take place in a virtual environment built by VRrOOm , hosted in VRChat.

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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. However, whereas his The Jungle Book remake featured a live human throughout most of the film, the upcoming Lion King remake is 100% CGI, a move that has allowed the ambitious filmmaker to abandon the complex and uncontrollable difficulties presented by physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments he and his team can immerse themselves in via VR headsets.

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

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ForceBot will advance knowledge at the convergence of virtual reality, robotic control, sensory feedback, ergonomics, and human factor fields,” said Dr. Alexander Leonessa, Principal Investigator, Virginia Tech. “We’re

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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.

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. We created Canetroller, a haptic cane controller that simulates [assistive] cane interactions, enabling people with visual impairments to navigate a virtual environment by transferring their cane skills into the virtual world.”. The Canetroller will then vibrate when it hits a virtual object and can also detect changes in environment texture.

Popular VTubers Headline Upcoming VR Concert On Oculus Quest

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4 will have both performers taking turns on stage and in the audience during the virtual show, beginning with a two-hour performance by Himemori Luna! Natsuiro is a virtual singer from the Hololive 1st Generation known for performing karaoke streams for her fans.

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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

This is the Ray Tracing We've Been Waiting For

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Today, Nvidia showed us the true promise and vision of ray tracing —making virtual environments look as real as possible based on how light is cast and reflected off surfaces and objects.

Does The Oculus Quest 2 Work Outside?

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For those who may be out of the loop, the Oculus Quest 2 offers 6DoF (degrees of freedom) functionality, allowing you to navigate virtual worlds by physically moving throughout your real-world environment. The answer is yes and no.

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Oculus Quest 2 – Your First Five Downloads

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Fractal enemies now glow with light as they move throughout the virtual environment in slow-motion; body parts explode on contact, scattering tiny flickering shards across the room. Next, we have Virtual Desktop. Five VR games and apps you need to download at launch.

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TapID Uses Bone Conduction To Deliver A Better Typing Experience In VR

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Those sensors are used to detect the rapid touch of your fingertips hitting a physical flat surface to provide haptic feedback as you type out words on a virtual keyboard. You are able to open a virtual numeric keypad widget to type in numbers using all five fingers on one hand.

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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Olfactory Engineering: The Future Of Multisensory VR Could Be Scent-Based

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Sensory input— sight, sound, smell, taste and touch— power our most instinctive reactions to the context of our environment. Even without bullets flying, loud explosions, or chaotic commotion, these scents can effectively immerse soldiers in a wide variety of virtual environments.