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Virtual Reality: All you need to know about Input Devices for the bright new ... - Gamasutra (blog)

Virtual Reality: All you need to know about Input Devices for the bright new ... - Gamasutra (blog) | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality: All you need to know about Input Devices for the bright new ...
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He is IN the world and is able to freely look around. However something is missing - his eyes are in the world but what about the rest of his body?

Via Sandys VR, Ramprasad Rangarajan, Dulcie Mills
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Use head movement to control an external object

A straightforward way to use only the rift for controlling your game is to control the position of an object via head movement.

A good example for this method is the Breakout - inspired “Proton Pulse” by Pushy Pixels which lets you control a paddle’s x and y position with your head movement.

 

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Very well written, fun article about different input devices that can be used with the Oculus for more immersion of computer games. Or other applications, of course. The guys who wrote this did a really good job in giving you an overview over different devices and how to operate them, pros and cons etc. 

I wouldn't use Unity though ;) but besides that, it's definitely worth reading.

Reality Bytes's curator insight, January 28, 2014 2:02 AM

Virtual Reality - the world inside the computer, an unreal world which doesn't exist!  A world which exists nowhere except in your computer, your X-Box or perhaps, just inside your own head ...We are already living in a Cosmic three-dimensional holograph of light, sound and colour. Everything in this three-D plane of existence called Earth is unreal. We are already dreaming. Do we really want to lose ourselves in the illusion of Virtual Reality - I vote No. Coping with Life on Earth is hard enough as it is without getting lost inside Virtual Reality as well. But that's just me.  There are those out there who love the idea and if you are one of those who are all for it ... dig in and read this article!!

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Kinect Tutorial: Kinect MoCap Animation in After Effects — Parts 1-4

Kinect Tutorial: Kinect MoCap Animation in After Effects — Parts 1-4 | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Post by Victoria Nece. Four Part Tutorial on how to use an Xbox Kinect to capture motion and animate in Adobe After Effects.
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iClone 5.1 + Kinect (Microsoft SDK) + Behind the Scene :) – kurzalmovies « Safegaard – Movie Theater

iClone 5.1 + Kinect (Microsoft SDK) + Behind the Scene :) – kurzalmovies « Safegaard – Movie Theater | Machinimania | Scoop.it

What a funny demo of how improved iClone5 and Kinect, is in the new v5.1 - 

First there is a short movie with a great soundtrack then we are presented of how it was made. I just love the style and the way kurzalmovies make the presentation. 

It seems that the Kinect have got a kick up to the next level and is going to be very useful for Animators. It really show of well. See for your self here. @safegaard

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Kinect + 3D = Fusion4D | Coding4Fun Kinect Projects | Channel 9

Kinect + 3D = Fusion4D | Coding4Fun Kinect Projects | Channel 9 | Machinimania | Scoop.it
This week's theme is going to be very loosely based on "Presentations." Today we present a inspirational project that merges the Kinect's 3D gesture recognition with 3D models... (I know, I know, it's a stretch but Roberto emailed us about this ...

 

Very interesting use of Kinect. If you have Kinect you must see this :-)   @safegaard

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Skyrim Kinect

Skyrim Kinect is my latest PC game adapted to work with the Kinect. It allows for full character control using both gestures and voice. Update: I've been rea...
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Nyko Zoom for Kinect

The Zoom lets players enjoy Microsoft Kinect games in 40% less space, and requires no additional power or batteries. Perfect for apartments, halls of residence and small living rooms, Zoom lets two people play Kinect in a space that would otherwise only accommodate one person and is compatible with any Kinect game. A breakout hit at E3 2011, the Zoom was nominated for Best Hardware in Show by IGN, GameSpot, Machinima and G4 X-Play.

What a great add on. @safegaard

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Kinect - Blackout TOON - Blackout aka Michael Biggins as a cartoon using Xbox Kinect

Test of animating myself as a cartoon with new xbox kinect avatar maker and motion capture software. This is just a test but pretty impressive.  

Make a animation movie on your Xbox - is it a Joke? - No, it's deffenitive not a joke. Have a look at this impressive test. It's Amazing. @safegaard

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Microsoft will make New Kinect device for Windows PCs

Microsoft will make New Kinect device for Windows PCs | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Microsoft says it is optimising certain hardware components of its Kinect motion sensor device to enable Windows PC compatibility (Microsoft will make improved Kinect device for Windows PCs -Iclone reallusion. Read all about it here. @safegaard

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Microsoft Touts the Kinect Effect as Part of Global Holiday Ad Campaign

Microsoft Touts the Kinect Effect as Part of Global Holiday Ad Campaign | Machinimania | Scoop.it

On Nov. 4, 2010, Microsoft launched Kinect worldwide. A year later, a new Microsoft commercial, above, showcases the 'Kinect Effect,' showing how its motion-controlled gaming device has evolved into a product with much broader potential social impact.


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Kinect Brings Real Time Animation To Second Life | The Metaverse Tribune

Kinect Brings Real Time Animation To Second Life | The Metaverse Tribune | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Kinect Hack Brings Real Time Animation To #SecondLife | The Metaverse Tribune http://t.co/tuu7soUA via @MetaverseTV @machinima...

 

If you are in to Second Life and have a Kinect this is some big news. :-)  @safegaard

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Canadian Duo’s Music Video Shot Using Xbox Kinect Camera [Video] @PSFK

Canadian Duo’s Music Video Shot Using Xbox Kinect Camera [Video] @PSFK | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Directors Tim & Joe filmed New Look in 3D and embedded the performance in an underwater CG world.

 

Amazing - Kinect does have professional possibilities for artists. @safegaard

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iClone5 Kinect @ New York Comic-Con 2011

Real-time mocap on the show floor. We met many creative folks at NYCC and here are a few that got Kinected!

 

Kinect demo with iClone 5  @safegaard

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Captain Action's Lady Action on the iClone 5

NonProductive guest correspondent Lady Action (aka Niki Rubin) interviews the guys of Reallusion about their new product The iClone5.

 

John C Martin II live demonstration off iClone 5 and Kinect for real time animation. 

It's so fascinating to watch animation come to live thru human moves. @safegaard

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iClone 5: New Tricks for the Kinect Sensor

Here I will show you OTHER uses for the Kinect device under iClone 5. You can use the Kinect to control LIGHTS, CAMERA, PARTICLES AND CLOTH. It allows other ...
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Animated Human Faces Are Getting Frighteningly Real | Adweek

Animated Human Faces Are Getting Frighteningly Real | Adweek | Machinimania | Scoop.it
How lifelike are animated faces getting? Check out the video below from Janimation. "This is a test on some facial animation R & D we've been working on here at Janimation," one of the engineers explains.
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#HoloDesk – #Direct #3D #Interactions with a Situated See-Through #Display

#HoloDesk – #Direct #3D #Interactions with a Situated See-Through #Display | Machinimania | Scoop.it
HoloDesk is a novel interactive system combining an optical
see through display and Kinect camera to create the illusion
that users are directly interacting with 3D graphics. A virtual
image of ...

The World is changing - we haven´t seen nothing yet. @safegaard

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How To make Machinima using kinect (Motion Capture Tutorial)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPpe6Sb-WI Click here to watch The Plan: Unreal Engine 3 Machinima How To make Machinima using kinect (Motion Capture Tutoria...
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3D Scanner software using Kinect for OS X | BlenderNation (maybe iClone 5?)

3D Scanner software using Kinect for OS X | BlenderNation (maybe iClone 5?) | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Smackall Games, an Indian Game Design Studio for mobile devises just released their 3D scanning software to use the Microsoft Kinect scanner to capture 3D models. The screenshot shows the OS X interface including ...

If you have Kinect maybe this is something you can use for creating iClone 5 content to. Im not sure if they have reliesed all functions yet but it seems very interesting. AND it's cheap. :-)

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