Bringing your whole body into virtual reality with Immotionar
After a while with VR, you forget that your full body isn't being tracked... until you try to kick something, or you look down at your non-existent body. Immotionar is a group in Italy who are working on a way to enable full body tracking. Here's how it works and how developers can give it a go in their own apps.
Using virtual reality to help provide physical, mental and emotional relaxation
Virtual reality is perfect for immersing people in an entirely different, controlled experience. Sourabh Jain and Eddie Cranswick put their minds together and have been developing "Relax VR", a VR experience that guides you through relaxation meditation with natural environments and soothing music. Sourabh was nice enough to take some time out to share the Relax VR team's experience building for VR.
A limitless canvas — three Tilt Brush artists on the potential of art in VR
Skilled artists out there are finding a whole new realm of possibility with Tilt Brush, the VR painting app! The artwork these artists are creating is absolutely mindblowing and is emerging as a whole new art style that is completely enabled by virtual reality. I interviewed three Tilt Brush artists about this new medium and why others should give it a go.
This guy made his own open-source Jarvis-like virtual assistant
Tanay Pant, our top Dev Diner Emerging Tech Inspiration for the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in 2016, has put together his own virtual assistant called Melissa and open-sourced it for others to learn from! Here's his story.
VRTK — a quicker and easier way to build virtual reality
We recently finished up our Dev Diner Emerging Tech Inspiration nominations for 2016, where the community nominated those who'd inspired and helped them in 2016. One of the top nominees was TheStoneFox, who produced VRTK — the Virtual Reality Toolkit. He was kind enough to give us some inside info on what VRTK is and how it might help you in your next VR project.
Lessons from bringing VR storytelling to real estate
One of the exciting areas of potential within virtual reality applications is the potential for storytelling. Transported is a platform for real estate agents which brings storytelling into the fold in a really fascinating way. David Green, CTO of Transported, spoke at VR/AR With The Best and shared a few moments of his time to talk about their approach to VR.