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Hololens Dev Kits Coming In January

October 7, 2015 Leave a comment

hololens_3172574kBecause I was totally unaware but pleasantly surprised to see Microsoft announce its Dev Kits for the Hololens will be coming in January for the tune of $3000. Support for US and Canada only at the moment but there are always work arounds. Painful work arounds but hey if it gets my hands on a Hololens worth it. Signed up for the waitlist demo in November for Atlanta. Hope I can get in.

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Scanning and Shooting

September 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Structure ScanI am really looking forward to scanning environments in 3D and also shooting them in 3D 360 video. I really like the idea of having both as options for my work. Being able to step into a space and get all the footage I need and reference to take away is awesome. I think it will be a great addition to my workflow and add some new potential to creating projects.

At Last!

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixWas able to get the tracker working with a fix to the drivers. So we have a mostly fully operational battle station. Still have a few pieces of software to install but was able to test out the leap motion and the Oculus. Mostly novelty stuff I have seen so far. Really hoping to find some more innovative works or just work on them ourselves. Today I will be exploring more of the Share store and seeing what else is out there. It is one thing to read about these experiences but totally different to actually experience them.

No Tracker Attached

August 31, 2015 Leave a comment

OculusBecause it would be too easy if everything was plug and play we spent most of our first day trying to solve what seems like a pretty common problem of the tracker not being identified. Sadly there appears to be no one solution for this problem and all of our attempts using what others have tried have failed. So we continue to hammer away at trying to get the tracker working on our Oculus Rift Dk2. Still able to use the HMD without the tracker but it would be nice to have it all working.

Screaming at the Gods

August 21, 2015 Leave a comment

HulkI don’t know which gods I need to leave tribute around here in order to get my supplies. Somehow I still wait for computer, monitor and slew of other items in order to R&D and develop. I believe the gods are laughing at me and all I feel like is the Hulk screaming in frustration. The amount of process I deal with is enough to drive me insane. All I want to do is develop and design. HULK SMASH!!!

Leap Motion

August 19, 2015 Leave a comment

leap-motion-controllerWell while I wait impatiently for other things to arrive I can at least rejoice in the fact that I will get to unbox the Leap Motion and the VR Workstation today. Hopefully the monitor will arrive as well. We will see. Looking forward to what fun and wacky things we can develop with the hand tracking.

https://www.leapmotion.com/

Waiting is the hardest part

August 18, 2015 Leave a comment

MatrixI am expecting some cool stuff soon but soon is not now and it is not here. Everything takes forever to get here. Since everything is mostly imported it takes time. Add in that nobody is actually in a rush to get you what you need it is a little frustrating. The concept of rush is lost. So I look at invoices and dream of development.