NEWSLETTER | October 2015

NEWSLETTER  | October 2015

Mouth tracking from BinaryVR!

We have been fortunate to work with so many great entrepreneurs doing amazing stuff with VR hardware, BinaryVR is one of these companies. BinaryVR develops facial expression tracking technology for virtual reality, enabling users to create a personalized 3D face from 2D facial photos to track and retarget their facial animations in real-time in any transformed CG character or avatar mode. BinaryVR have integrated their technology into High Fidelity, allowing your mouth to be tracked while in the HMD. 

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Mouth tracking using BinaryVR. 

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In our September update we showed how we are moving the upper torso and head using the HMD and hand controller. This month we continued that work and expanded it to include the knees. You can see in image below how we are making the knees accurately bend based on the position of the hand controllers and HMD. We will be continuing to work and expect more next month. 

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Using a DK2 and Hydra controller for full body movement

Toybox!

If you watch the monthly video you can see the additional work on the fun things you can interact with using hand controllers and HMD. Everything you see in the video is made with javascript. You can check them out yourself by running any of the scripts located here.

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High Fidelity Toybox.

Interviews

Philip recently presented at the SEA-VR event. VentureBeat did a great write up of our talk

Look out for some more exciting updates in November.