AltspaceVR turns Tumblr into your own personal gallery

AltspaceVR brings your favorite images and hangs them on the wall in your own personal gallery. “Art is an easy way to share an experience with each other and facilitate a conversation,” says Ting Ting Wu, one of the engineers behind Tumblr Gallery, “there’s also so much content out there—it’s time to bring it into …

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Play Trivia with Real People in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality just got its first trivia night with our newest game: Sketchy Quiz. If you don’t know us yet, AltspaceVR is an app for Oculus products and desktops (PC & Mac) that gives real people the chance to hang in virtual reality. Now, visitors to AltspaceVR can join trivia lovers in a virtual speakeasy. Players …

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New avatars available in AltspaceVR

Today, we’re releasing two new robot avatars and an exciting new avatar line–our first human avatars. Launch AltspaceVR to try them out today.  Our vision at AltspaceVR is to enable natural communication online, where talking to another person in VR can feel like being together in the same place. Avatars are central to this vision. …

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How to play D&D in VR

Playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) in AltspaceVR is just like playing D&D in person. All you need is a party, a dungeon master, and AltspaceVR. If you’re new to AltspaceVR, you can sign up for a free account here. Instructions for the dungeon master (DM) 1. Start a campaign Starting a D&D campaign in AltspaceVR …

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Gear VR Alpha 0.1a Patch Notes

We released a new build of our Gear VR alpha app today. Current functionality Avatar support Head tracking VOIP Visible public displays for webpages Gaze cursor (touch to activate, teleport) Missing functionality Scrolling on public displays does not sync Streaming video not visible To register for the Gear VR alpha, click here.

Try spatialized audio in AltspaceVR

We’re excited to announce that voice audio in AltspaceVR is now spatialized using the Oculus Audio SDK. The result is much more natural-sounding voices that really feel like they’re in the room with you. Check out this video to hear the difference for yourself. Spatialization adjusts audio in subtle ways that mimic the way sound …

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Set up full body mocap in VR with Perception Neuron

Some fun footage from our Perception Neuron demo event. If you’ve attended any of our recent events like our Vrtuoso #VRTechTalks or product announcements, you may have met some people in AltspaceVR with extraordinary body tracking. Chances are, that was one of us hooked up to Perception Neuron–a 32-sensor full body mocap suit. If you have a Perception …

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Choose boring technology – VR Tech Talk by Dan McKinley

Dan McKinley, an early engineer at Etsy.com and current engineer at Stripe, knows first-hand how much choosing the right technology matters for a business. As he contributed to soaring growth of his companies, he saw the consequences of bad technology choices and the joys of pragmatic ones. After nearly a decade of experience, he has …

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Attend Oculus Connect 2 in VR

In the future, though, you’ll probably want to skip the real conference in favor of the VR feed with no annoying limits or laws… Palmer Luckey Why spend your time and money flying to Los Angeles for Oculus Connect 2 this year when you can attend from the comfort of your home. In addition to streaming …

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