Back in April, Google quietly acquired Skillman & Hackett, the makers of Tilt Brush, the app that allows you to paint in real-time in virtual reality. Now a video (above) has surfaced of veteran Disney animator Glen Keane taking the app through its paces as he creates iconic animation imagery inside VR space.
Ping pong has never looked so cool. Virtual reality ping pong, courtesy of Facebook's Oculus Rift, could very soon be a reality. Calling it the "craziest Oculus experience I've had recently," Facebook CEO Zuckerberg showed off a new Toy Box demo that allows people to play games with each other in real time using their hands, even if they aren't in the same room.
Wellington, New Zealand-founded virtual reality startup, 8i, has hit the big time in its latest funding round. On Thursday, the company announced it had raised NZ$20 million (US$13.65 million) from some big names in technology investing, including Samsung Ventures and Dolby Family Ventures, and even actor Ashton Kutcher through his fund Sound Ventures.
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Although the virtual reality space is rapidly filling up with accessories to help us better interact with imaginary worlds, we still don't have an affordable option to transmit our full body movements in VR - until now. Salto is a full body motion capture suit lined with sensors designed to seamlessly translate your real world movements into VR action.
The term " artificial reality", coined by Myron Krueger, has been in use since the 1970s. The term "Virtual Reality" was used in The Judas Mandala, a 1982 science-fiction novel by Damien Broderick. The Oxford English Dictionary cites a 1987 article titled " Virtual reality", but the article is not about VR technology.
How Long Until Virtual Reality Goes Mainstream? Google can help get the market started, but barriers remain to widespread success for the technology. A woman takes a virtual flight to Chicago with the use of the Google Cardboard during the COIN Summit on Aug. 24, 2015 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
When Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus in early 2014, virtual reality blew up. While game and movie studios began reimagining the future, others looked back at the "old days" of VR - a loosely remembered period in the 1990s when gloves and goggles were super cool and everyone was going to get high on 3D graphics.