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Building Virtual Reality on the Web with WebVR (Google I/O '


WebVR enables web developers to create frictionless, immersive experiences. Reach all VR headsets and the billions of users without VR hardware at once with a single web app. We’ll explore how to get started with WebVR by creating an app on stage, and show you how others are already using WebVR today.


Try on clothes in Virtual Reality


The latest in VR allows you to try on clothes and go shopping without stepping into a store!


Catching a Real Ball in Virtual Reality


We present a system enabling users to accurately catch a real ball while immersed in a virtual reality environment. We examine three visualizations: rendering a matching virtual ball, the predicted trajectory of the ball, and a target catching point lying on the predicted trajectory.

 In our demonstration system, we track the projectile motion of a ball as it is being tossed between users. Using Unscented Kalman Filtering, we generate predictive estimates of the ball’s motion as it approaches the catcher. The predictive assistance visualizations effectively increases the user’s senses but can also alter the user’s strategy in catching. 

Link to publication page: https://www.disneyresearch.com/public...




In 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to more than ten countries in five months to draw global attention to the urgent needs of some 130 million people severely impacted by armed conflicts and natural disasters. A VR crew was granted unprecedented access to capture the journey.

Released in Mr. Ban's final weeks in office after a ten-year term, "Home" offers viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look at Ban's visits to these communities. A triumphant story of loss, recovery, and spreading hope, the VR film features an original song by the Black Eyed Peas.


How Does VR Rewire Your Brain?


Virtual Reality is evolving fast, but are we evolving along with it? We asked a scientist to see how our brain works in VR. 


MaxiGolf – Earliest, Roughest, Jankiest Prototype


A virtualiterally cobbled together scene of styled photograms of statues and environments I made from around the greater Portland, Oregon area. I knock around a few golf balls in a literally primitive game of Virtual Reality golf. then I teleport around the scene, from golf ball to golf ball, checking out the statues in greater detail. Finally, I just end up tossing my golf club in the air and catching it a few times. As you can see, physics and the teleportation system are still a little broken, but nevertheless, it's pretty, fun, and relaxing.