Category: Software

October 8, 2017

A couple of weeks back, I saw a request on Twitter for information about how to go about starting or contributing to open source software and projects, and I wanted to share what my experience with OSS has been, and my recommendations for anyone looking to get more involved with it (especially focusing on virtual […]

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June 15, 2017

While at first glance, AI seems largely separate from virtual and augmented reality, the convergence of the two is rapidly approaching. During Day 1 of VivaTech today, artificial intelligence was center stage, featured heavily in the keynote and throughout panels and demo stations alike. There is no doubt that voice as a platform is evolving, […]

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June 13, 2017

A few weeks ago, I spoke briefly on a new passion project of mine, combining natural language processing and virtual reality to start harnessing our tendencies towards conversational interactions to build out a new degree of engagement in a virtual space. Natural language processing is an important segment of machine learning, and powers our digital […]

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April 16, 2017

3D assets, low-poly, from bitgem

Happy Sunday, everyone! In an attempt to learn more about the pipeline for creating virtual reality experiences, I’ve been on a personal mission lately to dip my toes into the 3D art side of the process. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a few amazing 3D artists as friends (go follow them here and here!) who have […]

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January 2, 2017

I can’t believe that 2016 is now officially over! The past year was an absolutely incredible year for VR & AR development. We got all sorts of access to hardware with the Oculus, Vive, Daydream, HoloLens, and Tango development kits going on sale, WebVR has begun to come into its own (I expect we’ll see […]

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December 14, 2016

The Star Wars API is one of my favorite public APIs to use for testing out new technologies. This week, as part of a new project at work, I decided to brush up on my Node.JS skills (and by “brush up on”, I mean “hack together something resembling an app) and build a SWAPI Bot. You […]

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November 3, 2016

If I’m just starting out with learning augmented, virtual, or mixed reality development, how do I decide which headset to build for? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get around developing for immersive technologies, and with good reason – the space around today’s AR, VR, and mixed reality devices is growing rapidly, with […]

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October 4, 2016

As the line between 360 video and computer-generated interactive content blurs, one thing I find myself frequently being asked is how to add a 360 degree video into a Unity scene for playback. This quick tutorial will walk through a quick way to add 360, 2D video content (e.g. the types video shot from a […]

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May 5, 2016

I am not really a shopaholic, but the Unity Asset Store occasionally makes me question that assertion. I tweeted about spending a good amount of money yesterday buying asset packages, and there was quite a bit of interest in what they were, so I wanted to share the asset packages that I’ve bought that I’m loving […]

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