Shareable Parts of Reality

Shareable Parts of Reality

Will the next big content format contain bits of reality? USDZ could be a hint of things to come. Imagine programmable self-contained bits of volumetric information that can be shared with others. The process will be simple:
1. Scan a real clock
2. Program the digital version of the clock
3. Share the clock and it’s code as a single file so that others can instantiate it in their reality.

Jacob and the Giraffe

Radical director Taika Waititi recently tweeted about Jacob and the Giraffee, an animated short by Cool 3D World. This is weird, unexpected, and delightful. Enjoy!

How to Generate Waifu Art Using Machine Learning

“All of the animation is made in real-time using a StyleGan neural network trained on the Danbooru2018 dataset, a large scale anime image database with 3.33m+ images annotated with 99.7m+ tags.”

“The Woman Behind the Clothes” Asks if VR is Unwittingly Sexist

“The Woman Behind the Clothes” Asks if VR is Unwittingly Sexist

In Freeform’s new series, The Bold Type we follow Jane, Kat, and Sutton who are three best friends navigating office politics and life at a fictional women’s magazine, Scarlet. The Bold Type is inspired by the adventures of real life Cosmopolitan magazine editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles.

Reviewing Wonder Woman – Instant Appreciation, Delayed Appraisal

Reviewing Wonder Woman – Instant Appreciation, Delayed Appraisal

It happened, I finally saw Wonder Woman!

In order to see this movie, just so it would not be completely sold out, I had to go midday on a Saturday during perfect beach weather in L.A. 6 weeks after it premiered.

How Reality Got a New Workflow: Facebook Partners with Otoy to Create VR Tools

How Reality Got a New Workflow: Facebook Partners with Otoy to Create VR Tools

Otoy and Facebook recently announced a partnership in which a Facebook Surround 360 camera will be usable within an Otoy Orbx workflow.

How VR startups can survive the slow growth of 2017

How VR startups can survive the slow growth of 2017

“Be cautious. Know that when it comes to the VR industry, you guys probably know a lot more than any of the investors that you’re talking to. Manage accordingly.”

How to View Custom Photo Spheres on a Google Pixel and Daydream View

How to View Custom Photo Spheres on a Google Pixel and Daydream View

Today I was testing out a user interface design for a Google Daydream VR application we are creating at Variable Labs and I wanted to see how it would look in the Daydream View headset.

Just in time for Halloween.

Friday the 13th: The Game – Virtual Cabin is an experience provided to early backers of the Friday the 13th: The Game which will see a beta release this fall and single player campaign during the summer of 2017.

SIMNET goes online in 1987

This is a video displaying the capabilities of SIMNET which was a multi-user military simulator that went online in 1987. A few interesting quotes from the latter half of the video should have you thinking about the future of virtual reality systems.

“…you’ll be able to create anything, from a synthetic battlefield to a synthetic factory, all using the same core technology.”

“Anything that you can conceive of can be put on a network.”

“…all the way down to the guy bringing lunch out to the troops.

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