What is VR Why Virtual Reality (VR)? A picture paints a thousand words... but an interactive VR simulation paints millions What is VR? Virtual reality can be many things to many men (and women). However, VR can trace its roots back to the 1860s, when in the art world, 360-degree panoramic murals (eg. Peruzzi's work "Sala delle Prospettive) started to appear. Moving a few decades on, stereographic photography started to become popular – and by the 1920s, car simulators were also being introduced. Today, computer based VR tends to be used at two levels: Interactive 3D virtual environments, or worlds Virtual artefacts, that is, objects such as a machine, device or historical object Our favourite (modern) definition of VR is: …It is a computer-generated, three dimensional environment where the user can move around freely, see and manipulate the content of the environment – one where all communication is interactive and with immediate response” Levels of VR This all sounds very impressive, doesn't it?
Enabling Social Experiences Using Mixed Reality and the Open Web Today, Mozilla is sharing an early preview of an experiment we are calling “Hubs by Mozilla”. Hubs is an immersive social experience that is delivered through the browser. You simply click on a web link to begin interacting with others inside virtual reality. Late last year we announced the creation of a team focused on enabling social experiences using Mixed Reality and the open web. This is one of many experiments we’ll be sharing from that work. Using the web as a platform provides people with better choices and greater access. There are other teams and companies out there that are building social VR experiences. Built for the Browser When we announced Firefox Reality earlier this month, we reinforced our stance that the web provides the best future for virtual and augmented reality (or “Mixed Reality”). With Hubs, you can create a room with a single click. Built for Every Device Built for Privacy Built for Scaling Try Hubs – a WebVR experiment from Mozilla Mixed Reality
Sébastien "VR Geek" Kuntz » A Definition of VR Short definition Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) is the science and technology required for a user to feel present, via perceptive, cognitive and functional immersion and interaction, in a generated environment. Introduction The term VR, Virtual Reality, seems now useless because it is too broadly defined and means different things to people. It ranges from any kind of 3D interactive application, to online metaverses like SecondLife, and finally to immersive VR. For me VR is Immersive Virtual Reality, the ultimate alternate reality we can get ! The terms ‘Immersion’ and ‘Presence’, which for me are essential for VR, are also now confusing, so let’s start by defining some fundamental concepts. - Fred Brooks asking the question, IEEE VR 2010 - Definitions Reality We could start be defining reality. Presence Then let’s define presence. The place illusion (PI) implies that your perception is fooled. The plausibility illusion (Psi) implies that your cognition is fooled. Immersion Immersive VR
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Unity’s XR Toolkit Aims to Improve VR Development Later this Year The Unite Europe 2017 conference is well underway in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with plenty of sessions focused on virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) development. VRFocus is at the event bringing you all the latest news and interviews, and caught up with Unity’s XR Evangelist Sarah Stumbo who revealed the company’s upcoming XR Foundation Toolkit should be ready later this year. Earlier this year Unity unveiled the XR Foundation Toolkit (XRFT) during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017, a piece of software designed as ‘a framework for XR developers that allows anyone – not just programmers – but artists, and directors, random people who want to get into immersive design.’ The premise behind it is to speed up development of immersive content enabling more people to dive into the industry. And while no release date has been confirmed just yet, it’s not too far away. “XR Toolkit is something that we’re working on right now.
Designing for Real Feelings in a Virtual Reality – Designing for Virtual Reality I’m standing in the middle of a frozen lake when an animated white rabbit approaches me. She looks me in the eye and crouches, ready to play. I crouch too. The scene takes place inside Invasion, an interactive virtual reality film developed by California-based Baobab Studios. It’s not the climax of the film (that comes later, when a pair of aliens arrive), but it’s one of the most illustrative. Virtual reality, it turns out, is excellent at playing into our emotions. Virtual reality is still a new medium, but VR artists and developers are gradually learning how to design experiences around what extracts the largest response from a viewer. “VR allows you to have the empathy of films, the agency of games, and the motivation of real life,” says Maureen Fan, co-founder and CEO of Baobab. The Camera Perspective Across the continent, in Montreal, Felix & Paul Studios specializes in making experiential films for VR. That seamless switch from camera to viewer is by design. Morphing Identity
Road to VR - Virtual Reality News An AR/VR Primer for Godot — Godot Engine latest documentation This tutorial gives you a springboard into the world of AR and VR in the Godot game engine. A new architecture was introduced in Godot 3 called the AR/VR Server. On top of this architecture specific implementations are available as interfaces most of which are plugins based on GDNative. AR/VR Server¶ When Godot starts each available interface will make itself known to the AR/VR server. You can use the function get_interfaces to return a list of available interfaces but for this tutorial we’re going to use the native mobile VR interface in our examples. To enable an interface you execute the following code: var arvr_interface = ARVRServer.find_interface("Native mobile")if arvr_interface and arvr_interface.initialize(): get_viewport().arvr = true var arvrInterface = ARVRServer.FindInterface("Native mobile");if (arvrInterface ! This code finds the interface we wish to use, initializes it and if that is successful binds the main viewport to the interface. New AR/VR Nodes¶
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