Category: Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift CV1 Support in OpenHMD

OpenHMD has added support for the Oculus Rift Consumer version 1 (CV1) in the dev-oculus-cv1 branch. It tracks the headset and turns the video and sound on. Above is a blurry image taken on my phone showing openglexample running on-screen and in the rift display. I've found a few minor issues: You'll need a strong…
Posted in Virtual Reality

Gloves

Making music with datagloves in the 1980s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3oy98HUs8E Making music with datagloves in the 2010s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6btFObRRD9k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Ah8TKopks I'm interested in applications of VR gloves to visual art making. There's examples of this for 3D modelling, e.g.: http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/P5_Glove:Art but I'm more interested in 2D image production. If anyone knows of any examples I'd be very interested.…
Posted in Art, Art Computing, Virtual Reality

Free Software Oculus Rift Driver in Chromium

With a nightly build of Chromium and experimental code from vr.js you can run a free software JavaScript/WebGL Oculus Rift environment on GNU//Linux: https://github.com/benvanik/vr.js/tree/master/experimental/usb-driver The demo allows you to look around the inside of a cube, which reads as a room. It's fun, and an exciting step for the Rift and Free Software.
Posted in Free Software, Virtual Reality