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New York Times to discuss virtual reality production at Siggraph

New York Times to discuss virtual reality production at Siggraph

The session “VR/AR to Go” will also feature how Pokemon Go made augmented reality a mass market phenomenon. A special presentation on immersive journalistic storytelling at the New York Times has been added to the keynote schedule at Siggraph 2017. The annual computer graphics conference conveniens July 30 – August 3 in Los Angeles. The […]

By June 28, 2017 Read More →
Corel Technical Suite enhances 3D CAD support

Corel Technical Suite enhances 3D CAD support

Building a unique toolset at the intersection of design and explanation.   Corel has released an update to its popular CorelDraw Technical Suite, a mix of CAD and illustration tools for technical communications. The 2017 edition features enhanced support for 3D CAD formats, technical publication standards, and text translation. It also includes updates to isometric […]

By June 25, 2017 Read More →
Facecake app brings augmented reality to choosing new eyelashes

Facecake app brings augmented reality to choosing new eyelashes

Battington makes silk eyelashes; Facecake shows how they look on you. A new augmented reality (AR) app provides the opportunity to see how new eyelashes will look on you. Battington has been creating silk lash collections for years, but claims its new iOS app Facecake — created by a development team of the same name […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →
Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

The Finnish start-up claims resolution of 70x all current shipping and announced products. Product design and architecture are key early markets. Varjo — Finnish for “Shadow” — emerges from the shadows of stealth development today by announcing what it calls the first human eye-resolution headset for immersive display in virtual reality (AR). Today’s announcement is […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Pixvana releases mixed reality publishing platform

Pixvana releases mixed reality publishing platform

Spin LaunchKit for Windows Mixed Reality provides an environment for developers to create custom 360-degree video and applications. Seattle-based Pixvana has released the first media content publishing platform designed to work with Microsoft Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices. Pixvana’s Spin LaunchKit is a development platform designed for media companies, enterprises, and other developers to build […]

By June 14, 2017 Read More →
Seeing in augmented reality is hard

Seeing in augmented reality is hard

The next step for pixels and eyeballs is smart glasses. Jon Peddie sees many challenges ahead before we all wear them. Smart glasses are the next wave for augmented reality (AR), says graphics industry pioneer and analyst Jon Peddie. They will be quite popular in industrial settings, and somewhat popular in the consumer marketplace. But […]

By June 12, 2017 Read More →
Diversity on display in Siggraph VR Village 2017 

Diversity on display in Siggraph VR Village 2017 

New technologies and novel presentations go hand-in-hand at this popular new hands-on part of the Siggraph experience.  VR Village has only been a part of the Siggraph scene for a few years, but has already proven itself as both a crowd-pleaser and a sneak peek at where virtual and augmented reality technology is going. Researchers […]

By June 9, 2017 Read More →
Game console market in temporary lull, says new market report

Game console market in temporary lull, says new market report

Jon Peddie Research expects 2017 to be a much better year than 2016 for game console sales. The TV-based gaming console market is in a temporary lull, according to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research. Devices tracked in this market report include Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Wii and others. As a whole, […]

By June 8, 2017 Read More →
For Siemens, innovation starts in the USA

For Siemens, innovation starts in the USA

Digitize it, automate it, electrify it, communicate with it, analyze it. Siemens CEO of Siemens US Judy Marks announced the company’s new push to advanced manufacturing with Innovation Day, a day of presentations and demonstrations of the company’s technologies. She reminded the audience that Siemens is also an American company having made over $10 billion […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
New development kit puts hands inside virtual reality

New development kit puts hands inside virtual reality

ManoMotion offers a way to add gesture recognition to products and apps. A new software development kit (SDK) makes it possible to add gesture recognition into products and applications for virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new immersive visual technologies. ManoMotion says its new SDK allows people to see their actual hands in VR/AR/MR. Using […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →