Augmented Reality Lets You Slip Inside Magritte’s Surreal Scenes at SFMOMA

Exhibit provides AR experience inspired by 20th-century surrealist Rene Magritte’s art.

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Powered by VIVE: The Inaugural MLB VR Home Run Derby

Fans will swing for the fences with a special All-Star bat combined with a VIVE Tracker. The MLB Home Run Derby isn’t until Monday, July 16th—practically an eternity for baseball fans and anyone who loves a good dinger. Fortunately for them, the excitement gets started much, much sooner than that. Starting today, July 13th, fans of all ages attending the

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Vive Teams up with STEM Innovators at Nanome

This is a guest blog written by Adam Simon and James Jarrell from Nanome, with illustration by Kendra Black. I’m not a scientist, and neither are most of my friends. But why not? Most of them are plenty smart, have successful careers in something else, and many are even interested in STEM fields. What’s going on here? What keeps intelligent,

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Exploring the Process Behind Polyarc Games’ Moss

With the critically acclaimed Moss becoming available on the HTC VIVE earlier this month, we took some time out to chat with Danny Bulla, the Co-founder and Design Director from Polyarc Games, to talk about the game and the process of bringing their hugely successful title to PC based VR. Firstly, can you tell our audience a little about Moss

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Vive Libraries Program launches in California and Nevada

This is a guest post from Chris Chin, Executive Director, Education VR Content at HTC VIVE. When I was a kid, I spent many an hour visiting the local public library.  It offered a very cool tropical aquarium, the occasional puppet show, and of course access to a treasure trove of books – all for free!  The one thing that resonated

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Man Teleports Into Miniature Vehicle in Stunning On-Stage Demo at GTC Taiwan

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang just used VR to shrink one of our colleagues and teleport him into a miniature car, which he then drove around a miniature city. The on-stage demonstration Wednesday was a rousing finale to Huang’s keynote at our GPU Technology Conference in Taiwan. With such technology, humans will be able to use Read article >

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What’s the Difference Between VR, AR and MR?

Get up. Brush your teeth. Put on your pants. Go to the office. That’s reality. Now, imagine you can play Tony Stark in Iron Man or the Joker in Batman. That’s virtual reality. Advances in VR have enabled people to create, play, work, collaborate and explore in computer-generated environments like never before. VR has been Read article >

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Vive X Europe Announces Sign Up For Startups

This is a guest blog post by Dave Haynes, Director of Vive X Europe Vive X is our $100m global VR/AR accelerator, with a mission to help cultivate, foster and grow the global VR ecosystem by supporting startups and providing them with education, investment and mentorship and we have recently expanded Vive X by opening its sixth location in London.

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Radically Simple: AI Startup Makes 3D Motion Capture a Breeze for All

For animated characters to move us, they first have to move. But bringing virtual characters to life has never been a simple task. Motion capture technology records and digitally replicates human movement to create 3D animations. Think of Andy Serkis’ work, transformed into Gollum, in the Lord of the Rings film series. The problem is Read article >

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Behind the Scenes: Vive on the set of “Ready Player One”

Virtual reality is pushing the boundaries of the film industry, from changing the way viewers watch to the way directors create. With the recent release of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”, Hollywood has embraced VR for its utility on set as well as its futuristic story lines.  We got a chance to go behind the scenes of “Ready Player One”

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