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3DinReview-05292015 - Has Google Lost its VR Mojo -- or Not?

05-29-2015

Guest Crasher:  Zach Kaplan, Founder of Inventables https://www.inventables.com/ & Daniel Cahill, 3D Scanner, digital artist (http://www.adornably.com/#header-section0 , http://www.woofbert.com/technology/,

News:

Mike - “1 Million Google Cardboards” - http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/28/google-has-shipped-over-1-million-cardboard-vr-units/

Chris - China’s Silicon Valley? - http://www.afr.com/news/world/chinas-silicon-valley-a-sign-of-communist-partys-shift-20150520-gh409b

Mike - Money in VR? - http://recode.net/2015/05/26/were-seriously-underestimating-the-virtual-reality-market/

3D Scanner Darkly (3D scanning news):

Mike - BioStep Capture is finally here in beta.  Want to try it out? Email info@slo3dcreators.com

VR Corner, in a Round Room (Interactive 3D):

Mike - GoPro’s epic 16-camera array - http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/28/gopro-built-this-epic-16-camera-array-to-capture-vr-content-for-google/#.xljrjz:HsHk

http://mashable.com/2015/05/29/google-jump/

Bryan - Apple buys Metaio which is a big deal since Apple hasn’t revealed any AR/VR plans even 2 years after purchasing Primesense, could this be the beginning of Apple’s foray into AR/VR?

http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/28/apple-metaio-augmented-reality/

Structure SDK 0.5 - When are we getting custom calibrator to use with iPhone 6+? Unbounded Tracking demo is very good, better than my Project Tango at unbounded tracking?

Use to add positional tracking to Google Cardboard apps on iPhone 6+

  

3D in Engineering:

James - Creating seals with ABS - https://plus.google.com/103071820029277305299/posts/HMjy3pieDL5

 

Projects of the week:

Mike - Better late than never, beta versions of “BioCapture” went out yesterday to select betas
          NEODiVR moving forward (show latest prototype)

James - 3d Prints of masks from shapeways used in music video by JiHEA. Video is a bit graphic but can show from 2:10 to 2:48(max) to see the masks.

 Products of the week:

Mike - 3Dwarehouse - https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/

James - Large print area 4 extruder 3d printer - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breytblat/3dmonstr-large-industrial-grade-quad-extruder-3d-p/description

http://3dmonstr.com/

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