Tag Archives: Kinect

HTC Vive setup experiences

In November I got to borrow a HTC Vive dev kit for a few days. I was responsible for setting it up at a AEC hackathon in Helsinki. Before I share my experiences in detail, here are my two suggestions to … Continue reading

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Photos from 2014 Virtual Reality Course

Below you see VR applications created by my students with our RUIS for Unity toolkit. Most of the applications featured Oculus Rift DK1, Kinect, and PlayStation Move controllers. This year and in 2015 the virtual reality course is organized in Aalto … Continue reading

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RUIS for Unity 1.05 released

Last week Oculus Rift was acquired by Facebook for 2 billion dollars, which is the biggest move in virtual reality industry that we have seen. I speculate that this was at least partially influenced by Sony finally becoming serious with … Continue reading

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Look ahead into year 2014: Virtual reality & RUIS

The year 2014 looks very promising for virtual reality; A new version of Oculus Rift is coming out, along with plethora of VR peripherals like Sixense STEM and Virtuix Omni. Developing applications that use these devices means that middleware and … Continue reading

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Lessons learned while developing TurboTuscany

Below I sum a few points that we learned while developing the TurboTuscany demo. Some of our findings are consequential, while some are common knowledge if you have developed stuff for Razer Hydra, Kinect, or PS Move before. Latencies of … Continue reading

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Oculus Rift + Kinect + Razer Hydra + PS Move demo released!

In the past months we’ve been adding new features and Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra support in RUIS for Unity. Our just released TurboTuscany demo showcases the new capabilities of RUIS: Video part 2: TurboTuscany features a 1st person view … Continue reading

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Soon

In the near future we will release a Oculus Rift demo that is used either with Kinect, Razer Hydra, or PlayStation Move controllers (or any combination of those). This will be followed by a new version of RUIS for Unity, … Continue reading

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Controlling Blender with PS Move: Winner of best low-cost solution in 3DUI 2013 contest

A new version of RUIS for Processing has just become available! I used this version to create an immersive user interface for 3D modeling in Blender with stereo 3D, PlayStation Move controllers, and head-tracking (with PS Move or Kinect). Check … Continue reading

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PlayStation 4 announced tonight

PlayStation 4 will be officially announced within one hour and I’m following the release closely: http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps4-release-date-news-and-features-937822  PS Move controllers will certainly be supported by PS4 and some rumors suggest that they will be accompanied with full-body motion sensors: http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps4-promises-new-styles-of-play-more-motion-control-and-social-1130204 I … Continue reading

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RUIS for Unity released!

It’s out! Get RUIS for Unity from the download page. RUIS  (Reality-based User Interface System) gives hobbyists and seasoned developers an easy access to the state-of-the-art interaction devices, so they can bring their innovations into the field of virtual reality … Continue reading

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