Oculus VR has announced a plan to introduce 100 Oculus Rift headsets and compatible PCs in 90 libraries throughout California. Introducing Rifts to libraries will not only allow people to try out virtual reality for the first time but give them access to virtual reality educational experiences that can impart wisdom and knowledge in entirely new ways. To that end, Oculus is also conducting a number of research projects to augment learning through virtual reality. Libraries, are hoping it will draw people in to some of the other services available there.
Google created Tilt Brush, an app for the HTC Vive VR headset in May 2016. The app allows the user to ‘paint’ in three dimensions, using a simple handheld controller as the ‘brush’. Brushes – including ink, snow and smoke effects – and colors are selected from a virtual palette. Users can share their creations as animated GIFs.
Mr. Loberg presented mixed reality live on stage. The audience was able to watch Mr. Loberg build a virtual timber-frame structure in front of them, watching his mixed-reality view projected onto a screen. They could then download an app to their iPhones, key in their seat number in the auditorium and see the virtual wooden-framed construction on stage for themselves.
Virtual-reality simulation is increasingly being used by architects and is slowly making its way into architectural schools.
A virtual office interior. (DIRTT Environmental Solutions)
Oculus Touch devices are used here
This illustrative look and feel, was created by the Story Studio team that built an internal production tool allowing the film’s illustrators to paint entire scenes in VR using Oculus Touch,