Tag Archives: Oculus Rift

RUIS 1.10 with support for Vive and Rift CV1 released

A new version of RUIS is available at our download page. It finally adds support for Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, while requiring Unity 5.4. All head-mounted displays and motion controllers (including Oculus Touch) that support OpenVR can now be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Microsoft Hololens

In May I had the opportunity to try out Microsoft Hololens. It had a phenomenal inside-out positional tracking, which felt very robust. As reported widely online, its field of view is very limited. That is the single biggest obstacle for … Continue reading

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RUIS for Unity 5 released!

An unofficial RUIS for Unity 5 patch has been out for a few months, and we’re finally putting out the official release. It includes a bunch of bug fixes and improvements: Thickness of individual limbs can be scaled, creating the appearance … Continue reading

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Using RUIS in Unity 5

Unity 5 allows the use of Kinect 2 and Razer Hydra without a Pro license, so it makes sense to update your RUIS project to Unity 5. In May June we will put out an official RUIS for Unity 5 … Continue reading

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RUIS 1.07 released! Fist gesture and more

Aalto University’s course for virtual reality started earlier this month, and to get things rolling we have just released the latest version of RUIS for Unity. RUIS 1.07 adds new features and fixes many issues of our previous release, which we admittedly rushed … 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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Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 has arrived!

We just received our Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) head-mounted-display and are thrilled to report our experiences with it. The DK2 comes bundled with an infrared webcam that tracks the Rift’s position (and most likely helps to correct yaw … Continue reading

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VR2014 conference highlights: Tactical Haptics and more

I participated in the IEEE Virtual Reality 2014 conference that was held between March 29th – April 2nd in Minneapolis. Eager beavers can jump straight to the below link to see a list of the best papers and demos at … 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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