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Syrp Announced Latest Version of Genie App for Panoramas & 360 Photos

Syrp just released the latest version of the Syrp Genie App which includes the ability to shoot Panoramas and 360 photos. The App will now include a fourth option on the home screen for Panorama setup and allows you to specify the amount of overlap, number of photos and movement right up to 360 degrees. Setup is designed to be extremely simple and a full tutorial is available here. Using a 180 degree lens you can also shoot full 360 photos for upload to 360 viewers or straight into facebook for 360 / VR viewing. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback about the App and see what images you create! To install the update download the latest version of the…

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Jesus Christ Is Coming To Virtual Reality Movie

Jesus Christ is coming, but this time is coming to a Virtual Reality film about his life, and people will be able to see it first at the Venice Film Festival from August 31 to September 10. Jesus VR – The Story of Christ will have a 40 minutes long preview that will only be available to festival attendees from the 1st to the 4th of September. Jesus VR – The Story of Christ Will Be A Historical Achievement Autumn VR and VRWerx, film producers, claim that Jesus VR – The Story of Christ it’s the first VR movie ever made. They previously developed a virtual reality videogame based on the Paranormal Activity movies. Festival goers will see the film…

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Free Shipping on Oculus Rift Through August 31st

According to the official Oculus product page, the company is offering free shipping on Rift orders through the end of the month. If you’re looking to pick up an Oculus Rift, you can snag a small discount if you order before the end of the month, thanks to a free shipping offer from the company. See Also: 3 Moves Oculus is Borrowing from Apple’s Marketing Playbook Following shipping delays with the headset’s initial launch earlier this year, the company eventually sorted things out and beat back a 4 month order backlog, announcing in July that all pending Rifts had been shipped. Currently the Oculus Store says that headsets usually ship within 2 business days. If you’re an Amazon Prime member,…

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover At Murray Buttes In 360 Video

You can explore this 360 panorama of planet Mars by interacting with a mouse or mobile device. The images were collected on August 5th, 2016 by the Mastercam on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover as the rover reached the lower Mount Sharp know as “Murray Buttes” The dark and flat-topped mesa situation to the left-hand side of the rover’s arm is approximately 15 meters (50 feet) high, and 60 meters wide (200 feet) near the top. Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video From computer YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.    From mobile and tablets To watch and interact…

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‘Apex’ is the Next Immersive Music Video from the Creator of the Acclaimed ‘Surge’

Arjan van Meerten, the indie 3D artist and musician behind the widely acclaimed Surge VR music video, has confirmed Apex as his next project. See Also: ‘Surge’ is a Real-time VR Music Video You Don’t Want to Miss Surge, launched freely back in early 2015—the days of the second Rift development (DK2)—was a curiously compelling piece of music set to a real-time VR rendering of abstract shapes and scenery that reacted to the music. As with the best of abstract art, the piece evoked emotions from composition, aesthetic, and scale, without relying heavily on symbolic visuals. Surge stood as a compelling glimpse into where the future of music and virtual reality might take us. Now, the creator of Surge, Arjan van Meerten,…

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AMD Launches Open Source Ray Traced VR Audio Tech “TrueAudio Next”

AMD has announced TrueAudio Next a “scalable” physics-based audio rendering engine for generating environmentally accurate, GPU accelerated audio for virtual reality. AMD has announced a set of key technologies to bolster its open source technology arsenal represented by GPUOpen, this time in the field of immersive VR audio. TrueAudio Next, AMD claim, provides “real-time dynamic physics-based audio acoustics rendering” and that any soundscape can now be modelled physically, taking into account reflection, refraction and ob With GPUOpen and LiquidVR, AMD continues to pitch its tent in the open source camp, a reaction to its main rival NVIDIA’s approach which focuses largely on proprietary, GPU hardware and driver locked Gameworks VR (now known as VRWorks) initiatives and technologies – i.e. things…

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Flo VR Opens the New Age of VR Advertising

We all eventually ask ourselves how free-to-play videogames work, they require technology, equipment, experienced people and even offices. Who pays for all of that? Well, money isn’t falling from the sky. These games usually have in-game purchasing or extra features for sale to make the game more amenable. But the ability to buy things in order to make a videogame easier, especially online videogames, is often criticized and referred as pay-to-win. Flo VR might involuntarily change that for good. Flo Virtual Reality Wants to Monetize VR Content What’s the other option? Buying a $60 game that you don’t know whether you’ll like it or not? That’s the standard, and let me tell you something, it doesn’t work, and sometimes you…

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Documenting the Evolution of VR Headsets with Zenka’s Sculptures

6 SHARES FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedinSubscribe The Entire VR Industry in One Little Email The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox.  Email Address The artist Zenka has been documenting the evolution of virtual reality by making raku sculptures of VR headsets. She’s also created an interactive timeline of some of the major VR and AR headsets. Technology has been progressing so quickly that looking back at cell phones from 10-20 years ago starts to feel like ancient history. Zenka feels the same way about VR and AR headsets as we start to see more patents like Sony’s smart eye contacts or Google’s cyborg eye implants. LISTEN TO THE VOICES…

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Ford Returns To Le Mans In 360 Video

Le Mans is the pinnacle of sports car endurance racing, featuring the most punishing track on Earth. 3 drivers per car share 24 hours of racing from 3 pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday. 50 years ago, the Ford GT took 1st place at Le Mans. This year they came back for more, with an all-new GT. Ford put everything they’ve got into this car, a combination of great work, money, technology, and reputation. The race started out with rain and the drivers were asked to start off slow. when the sky gets dark, the Ferris wheels light up, and that’s when those people get the best seats in town to witness one of the greatest race. At this point in the…

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Khronos Group President Neil Trevett on glTF: The ‘JPEG for 3D Objects’

The Khronos Group announced that the open standard of glTF was gaining momentum by some of the key players within the graphics industry before SIGGRAPH this year. glTF provides a standardized baseline and interchange format to deliver 3D content to different tools and services; it’s been described as being analogous to the flexible and widely used JPEG format for images. The traction for a glTF open standard means that one of the fundamental building blocks for the metaverse is coming into place. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST http://d1icj85yqthyoq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Voices-of-VR-421-Neil-Trevett.mp3 I had a chance to sit down with the Khronos Group President Neil Trevett at SIGGRAPH where he explained the significance of this emerging consensus. He expands upon what glTF…