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. The Quest launched with only the original Quest ‘Dome’ environment, which is the default home and comes pre-installed on the device. Are you a fan of the new Space Station environment?

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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 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. 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. .

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

‘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.

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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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.

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. SPACES works by creating a virtual camera showing the user in their virtual environment which can then be connected to existing platforms like Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Facebook Messenger.

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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.

Apple Granted Patent For A Tracked VR Glove

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Virtual reality (VR) technology can be used for many applications such as military training, educational learning, and video games. VR technology can use one or more electronic devices to simulate a virtual environment and the user’s physical presence in that virtual environment.

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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

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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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. In a 2017 interview with VRFocus, Bendarski said “WalkinVR aims at giving users with physical disabilities the freedom of unlimited movement in virtual reality. The Driver enables them to rotate and move around a virtual environment without the need of lower body motion using any VR Config in SteamVR environment.”.

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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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.

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

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.

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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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.

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. This lesson on the water heater created wholly on EON XR, now lets you get up close and rebuild your own machine in AR/VR!

Education’s Next Big Leap: Immersive VR Education For Better Learning

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This data is exciting in that it suggests that immersive environments could offer new pathways for improved outcomes in education and high-proficiency training” – Amitabh Varshney, Professor of computer science and dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

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.

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

‘Rec Room’ Now Has Over 1 Million Monthly Active VR Users

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Rec Room not only lets you socialize face-to-virtual-face, but it focuses on providing compelling games such as its co-op Quests, a battle royale-style shooter, and a host of minigames.

What is VR Fitness? Most of VR’s Best Games Are VR Fitness Games

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VR’s best quality is that it immerses you directly into a virtual environment, allowing your own body to become the controller that makes gameplay happen.

Social VR: Virtual Reality Headsets Eliminating the Distance Between Us

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More Personal Interaction With Virtual Reality Headsets. Aside from enabling real-time feedback and collaboration, virtual reality also creates a more realistic form of interaction. But virtual reality headsets make this possible. Among those technologies is virtual reality.

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. Wave puts a heavy emphasis on virtual dance parties and concerts, which comes part and parcel with immersive visualizations and mind-bending locales that simply wouldn’t be possible outside of VR. The post Virtual Concert Platform ‘Wave’ Secures $30M in Series B Funding appeared first on Road to VR.

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Take Your Brain To The Gym With Enhance VR

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Jumping into Enhance VR , you’ll be greeted by a virtual being named PICO, an AI powered personal brain trainer who will help you with each memory session. The aim is to make you more proficient in the execution of your abilities to localize the source of a sound in your immediate environment.

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. Then all you’ve got to do is pair a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to your Quest and you’ve got a remote PC workstation in a virtual environment. Experiences Oculus Quest virtual desktop

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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. Additionally, the night will also see what organizers are calling a “silent broadcast” of the virtual concert in the courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris, France.

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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. Over 11 mind-blowing experiments and tools now available free via SideQuest.

Your Guide To Sundance 2021 In VR: What, Where, How To Access

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Unlike previous celebrations, however, this years’ festivities are being conducted remotely via a dedicated social platform complete with virtual screening rooms, lounge areas, and waiting rooms. The easiest way to access the virtual platform is through newfrontier.sundance.org.

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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