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Ocurus tour of the month | November

Hello there! We are happy to present you aOcurus tour ofNovember 2017 -Action Park GPbyJefferson Braga.The virtual tour shows us all the areas. Including video files on his virtual tour makes his virtual tour more reliable and atmospheric. We also present the author of this virtual tour Jefferson Braga to additional 6 month PRO subscription. You can view action park information from below image. Hope you enjoy exploring this tour! Hope this column helps you find some interesting solutions for your own tours or just be in connection with Ocurus community. :) Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com.

Ocurus Black Friday Sale!!!

Hello there!!! Were absolutely exited to anounce a black friday sale which is going to be the first massive sale Ocurus has ever had! From the 24th till the 30th of November all the licenses will cost 50% less! Just go to our "Upgrade Account" as usual and buy with the new Black Friday prices using "Coupon Code". We kindly remind you that starting from the 1st of January 2018 licenses prises will rise. So now you have a great oportunity to create a stock of licenses with unprecedented price for future tours. Don't miss a chance, guys! Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com. Best regards,Your Ocurus Team

Black Friday 2017: Good VR Ready PC Deals

Sure, there are some big savings on virtually all PC-based VR headsets this Black Friday, but thats not where the real cost of getting into VR lies, is it? Its the high-powered PCs required to run the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets that really threaten your wallet. So weve rounded up some of the best deals out there for those looking to get into VR from scratch (or just hunting for an upgrade) this sale season. This is going to include bundles as well as standalone rigs and laptops, so there should be something for everyone. Of course, Black Friday itself isnt actually upon us yet, so expect to see plenty more deals in the coming days. If youve come here looking for a little inspiration, though, were going to list the recommended specifications for each of the three major VR platforms below so you can check out other bundles knowing what youre getting into. Oculus Rift Recommended Specs: Graphics card NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater (Alternative graphics card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater) CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater 8 GB+ RAM Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output 3x USB 3.0 ports, plus 1x USB 2.0 port Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer HTC Vive Recommended Specs: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or greater Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater 4GB+ RAM Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output 2x USB 3.0 ports Windows 7 SP1 or newer Windows Mixed Reality Recommended Specs (60 FPS): Intel HD Graphics 620 equivalent or greater Intel i7200U equivalent or greater 8GB+ RAM Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output 1x USB 3.0 port Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Windows Mixed Reality Ultra Recommended Specs (90 FPS): NVIDIA GTX 1050/AMD RX 560 equivalent or greater Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater 8GB+ RAM Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output 1x USB 3.0 port Windows 10 Fall Creators Update All-In For Under $800 Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-51-5594 Gaming Laptop + Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Motion ControllersPrice: $798 ($400 off) Acers Windows-based VR headsetmight not be up to the same standardsas the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive but this is still one of the cheapest prices weve ever seen for going all-in on PC-based VR. With an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, 8GM RAM and GTX 1050 graphics, this will handle everything on Windows own store at 90fps, though if youre looking to dive into SteamVRyou might want to considersomething with a bit more firepower. 1080 For $1300 AMD ET 6960Price: $1299.99 When it comes to future-proofing your VR PC (and getting the best out of it right now), its best to go top of the range with your graphics card. The AMD ET offers the Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card, 16GB RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU. While new GTX cards may not be far off right now, this is as good as it gets outside of the beastly Titan X. Ultra Mixed Reality Dell Inspiron 15 7577 i7577-5258BLK-PUS Laptop + Dell Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Motion ControllersPrice: $1,148 ($400 off) The Microsoft Store has a bunch of PC bundle deals with its new VR headsets ready to ship, but were most taken by this Inspiron bundle. With an Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, GTX 1060 graphics and 8GB RAM it fits comfortably into the Ultra range of mixed reality PCs, meaning itll run experiences from the Windows Store at 90fps. With the Dell headset bundled in, this is all you need to get into VR. Shaving Price And Weight GIGABYTE Aero 14Kv7-BK4Price: $1449 ($100 off) Notebooks might not offer the absolute best VR performance, but if youre on the go a lot and have space for a Rift or Vive then you might want to consider Gigabytes slender selection, with GTX 1050 TI graphics, an Intel i77700HQ processor, and 16GB RAM. Its only $100 off but, for laptops this small that can run VR, thats pretty good. Beastly Performance For A Slightly Lower Price Alienware Area-51Price: $4299.99 ($750 off) If youre only in the market for the absolute best experience, have the money to spend on it, but still wouldnt mind saving a good $750, then Alienwares Area-51 rig might be the place to go. With 32GB RAM, 1080 graphics and Intelsi9 7980XE you wont need to worry about what your PC can and cant run for some time yet. You can even upgrade to the 1080Ti for an extra $200, meaning youll still save a fair bundle.

Ditch the 3D stitch — updated algorithm means a clearer Google Street View

Nothing quite disrupts the being there experience of a 360 photo like a bad stitch line. But Google Street View panoramas will soon have fewer disruptions thanks to new research by Google. On Thursday, November 9, Google Research shared a new algorithm to create more seamless stitches. While Google says proper hardware can help minimize stitch lines, factors like parallax, or that effect where straight lines appear to curve together in the distance, can create problems for the software. A slight time difference between each photo can still create oddities where the images meet, which can pop up often since Street View Cameras are often mounted on top of moving cars. To illustrate, Google shared images of the Sydney Opera House with off-kilter architecture and a panorama of the Tower Bridge in London where the bridge doesnt actually meet up with the other half. In order to provide more seamless Street View images, weve developed a new algorithm based on optical flow to help solve these challenges, wrote software engineer Mike Kraninin and research scientist Ce Liu in theirblog post. The idea is to subtly warp each input image such that the image content lines up within regions of overlap. This needs to be done carefully to avoid introducing new types of visual artifacts. The approach must also be robust to varying scene geometry, lighting conditions, calibration quality, and many other conditions. To correct the stitch, Google divided their approach into two different steps. The first is optical flowor computing where the stitched photo flows from one individual shot to the other. This merge area is down-sampled in order for the computer to handle the process quickly. Once the merger areas are recognized, the software warps both sides of the stitch simultaneously until both sides properly align. The image is then adjusted using a nonlinear optimization method, which makes the process less likely to correct one oddity while introducing another. With the program, Google Street View images from iconic landmarks to downtown hotspots will see a boost with fewer stitch lines. Google says the new algorithm was recently added to the stitching process and users should start seeing the improved views soon.

Ocurus tour of the month | October

Hello there! We are happy to present you aOcurus tour ofOctober 2017 - ベストケア求人VR /Best Care VR/.VR Lab Inc -provides a venue for japanese senior care center. Its a great place with quita big amount of different locations. The virtual tour shows us all the areas. And hotspots photos demostratehowthose places could look like. The photos are live andatmospheric which makes the tour truly impressive. Hotspots and Markers point out some cute little elements ofexplanation or promotional contents. That is a nice visualizationhelping visitors to feel the atmosphere and take a final decision about the place if they are looking for one. Hope you enjoy exploring this tour! Hope this column helps you find some interesting solutions for your own tours or just be in connection with Ocurus community. :) Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com.

Build a your Virtual Tour on Ocurus

Lots of users asked us full video tutorial to using Ocurus platform with most of its features. So we made a 30 minute screencast video which is trying to use every feature of Ocuruson one virtual tour project. ; For example: https://ocurus.com/view/NTcw Get started today with Ocurus! https://ocurus.com/Check out our latest tutorials: https://ocurus.com/learn Like OCURUS on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/ocurusFollow OCURUS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ocurus_OfficialSubscribe OCURUS on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyXuG5_nxLapuU6Bc-wMBA Need Help? Visitocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly you can drop us a line atsupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Not a Ocurususer? Not a problem! Visit theOcurus Registrationpage and get started with Ocurus today.

Things that developed September 2017

Hello Valued Customers! Ocurus Platform further updated progressively as promised. We are very excited to share with you our September update as follows: We upgrade all of our back-endcodes and improve yourserver one more level. So now Ocurusvirtual tours will be loaded 30% faster than previous one. In the Virtual Tour Settings section, we added more settings for "PRO" users which is "enableand disable" COG menu items, view port configuration settings. Our "background music" and "sound markers" now compatible with IOS and ANDROID devices. All minor bugs and issues are fixed. Now fully supports "Mobile and Tablet" devices. Your virtual tours are now more SEO optimized. Please do continue to send us your exciting ideas about how best we could improve Ocurus platform. We will stand by you all the time to help you to build the most exciting and advanced virtual tours! Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com.

Ocurus tour of the month | September

Hello, everybody!Today is the time for our regular column Ocurus tour of the month. As usually, weve carefully investigated all the tours made during the last four weeks. Every month winner will get 3 months"Pro" subscription and it will automatically addedto your account. And we are happy to present you the winner:Hotel 360 VR - Chinggis Khaan Hotel. Located on Tokyo Street and Beijing Street, within a 15-minute walk from the major government, business and cultural centres, the 4-star Chinggis Khaan Hotel enjoys a quiet location in a primarily residential area. It houses an indoor swimming pool, massage and sauna services, a trendy nightclub, karaoke rooms and a variety of dining options. Free Wi-Fi is provided.This is a great job to collect that amount of media and place in one tour. The design of the tour is bright and memorable. A navigation menu is easy, logical and comprehensive. Hotspots are small and easily perceivable for visitors. This is a very well-done tour! Hope this column helps you find some interesting solutions for your own tours or just be in connection with Ocurus community. :) Need help? Visithttps://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly throughinfo@ocurus.com.

IS VIRTUAL REALITY THE LAST COMPUTING PLATFORM?

We see devices get smaller and smaller hardware-wise. Take a look at the first computer: We need a room with 2.4m0.9m 30m in size, at least, to own the computer. But see whats happening years, years later: Every office, every school, every laboratory own PCs, perfectly fit in a small cubicle. Even more, everybody has a laptop at their houses. Things get even crazier today, as we bring a computer everywhere in our pocket yes,Im referring to a smartphone. The Race to Make Virtual Reality an Actual (Business) Reality In mid-April, virtual reality passed a milestone. Using an app created by a company called Medical Realities, viewers from around the globe, each presumably with an iron constitution, witnessed a surgeon at the Royal London NHS Hospital delve into the bowels of a 70-year-old cancer patient. If that sounds like a Nova special, it was so much more. Doctors, medical students, and the merely curious experienced the operation in real time, with 360-degree control over their vantage points, as though they were actually in the operating room. A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think DAVID KOSSLYN AND Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies. Two years into this stealth project, backed by $8 million in funding, they wont say much about the virtual world theyre buildingat least not publicly. But they will say that theyre building it in a way that alters the relationship between computer hardware and software. When a PC or a game console runs this virtual world, the GPU chips play an unexpectedly large role, taking so much of the burden off the main processor. I played the ridiculous and delightful new Rick and Morty game heres what it was like As a devout Rick and Morty superfan, Im often an evangelist. You havent seen Rick and Morty? How lucky you are to get to experience it for the first time, totally fresh! I might say. Its one of those shows like Arrested Development, or Community, or Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! where its almost as famous for its cult following as it is for the show itself. The Medium is the Divine Message: Religion Meets Virtual Reality Anyone looking to experience God in a brand new way will soon have his or her chance virtually.Believe VR, is a new immersive faith-based virtual reality experience for people of color. The experience is part of a larger project created by L. Michelle Media called Mission VR. The idea for Believe VR came from our passion to enhance current Christian programming options, L. Michelle Salvant, the companys founder, told NBCBLK. When Mission VR began, we knew we wanted to create a signature virtual reality environment a faith world of sorts where dynamic, never before seen, Christian lifestyle stories and experiences could have a home. VRScientist v1.0 There are very few standards in the VR industry at the moment. For now, theres a ton of guesswork and eyeballing. For example, do you know what your targetField of View should befor a VR movie? Dont worry about it! From our tests, no one else does, either. Every headset is a little different. Creating 360-Degree Content With The Ricoh Theta S, Part 2: Production And Editing This is Part 2 of our three-part series looking at how to create content in 360 degrees, using the Ricoh Theta S as a specific example. Some of this will be germane to the Theta S, but you can extrapolate a great deal, including best practices for shooting, editing, and sharing. In Part 1, we discussed how to shoot with the camera. Below, we look at the editing and production process. How to hire VR developer: Skills and places to look for With the release of major VR headsets Virtual Realitys potential in entertainment and science has been finally uncovered. And the labor behind hundreds of constantly emerging projects falls on shoulders of VR developer. This is a new breed of programmers of high demand. How to hire VR developer is a teaser that hasnt been fully solved yet. But lets try. Real-world photo comparison: 2017 Samsung Gear 360 vs. Ricoh Theta S The Ricoh Theta S is currently the most popular 360 camera on the market by a very wide margin (even if you only look at recent sales and not historic sales). The Ricoh Theta S was released in 2015 but remains one of my favorite 360 cameras for 360 photos. It has the best manual controls, the best stitching among 360 cameras, and its easy to hold and use. However, it has low resolution videos (1920 x 960). Animation In A VR World: How Is It Different and How Is It The Same? Whether you believe the hype or not, virtual reality is here. Billions of dollars are being spent on vr headset development, vr content creation, and getting users to adopt the technology.

PUBLISH ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Ocurus presents the new beta panel for direct publishing on Street View. Access to the editor will be soon available for all PRO subscribers and this feature will be released in October 2017.

Stitching & uploading 360 photos from a Samsung Gear 360

Samsung Gear 360 is one of the most popular 360 cameras available on the market. A lot of users onOcurusupload photos made with that device. However, before you start shooting and sharing 360 panoramas with a Gear 360, heres one important thing you need to know about its stitching process to avoid problems with displaying your photos. The Samsung Gear 360cameradoes not stitch the photos on the device, unlike some other popular devices (ex. Ricoh Theta). Instead, the stitching process is done on the fly when you save the photos from the camera to the Gear 360 mobile app on your phone or tablet. It is possible not to use the mobile application and copy the photos via USB directly from the camera to a computer. While this is technically possible, it is not recommended photos copied directly from the camera to a PC are unstitched and will not display correctly. If you are not sure if your photos are stitched or not, its not difficult to spot the difference. A raw, unstitched photo from a Samsung Gear 360 is composed of two fisheye shots next to each other, one from each lens. It will typically look a bit like this: However, when you save the photo from the camera onto the mobile app, it is stitched and transformed into a correct equirectangular projection on the fly. A correctly stitched photo looks more like this: Only the latter format will be correctly projected by most 360 photo players includingOcurus, so make sure to check your source photos and to always use the Gear 360 mobile app with your camera.Remember: copying photos directly from the camera on your computer is not recommended. The Samsung Gear 360 app is available on bothGoogle PlayandAppStoreand you can get a Gear 360 device onAmazon. Keep in mind that you need an iPhone 5s at minimum. If you are an Android user, you will need a device with Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer installed. We hope you find this tip useful!

Affiliate Program

Dear Ocurus clients, Did you know we just announced our Affiliate program? You can now be compensated up to 30% of the subscription amount if new subscriber used your affiliate URL. Its eligible for both new PRO account or Space Upgrade subscriptions. Please check following link to obtain your affiliate URL. Affiliate URL -https://ocurus.com/affiliate Affiliate Terms -https://ocurus.com/terms#affiliate You could certainly use your credits towards to extend your PRO account, or to purchase new PRO enhancements in addition to request more functions as needed. As usual, we greatly appreciated your choice to join Ocurus platform and well continue to surprise you with new exciting opportunities. Need help? Visit https://ocurus.com/learnfor all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly, you can reach out to us by sending an email tosupport@ocurus.comand well get you started! Want a virtual tour for your business? If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the Ocurus features and functionality, you can contact us directly through info@ocurus.com or visit our studio website:http://studio.ocurus.com/en/ . Sincerely, Your friends at Ocurus

VR Shopping Comes To Vera Bradley Brand

Want the in-store shopping experience but dont want to leave the comfort of your own home? From this week youll be able to easily visit a Vera Bradley store virtually thanks to Google Daydream. Tech startup Obsess has partnered with the womens handbags, luggage, and travel items brand to produce a new VR shopping experience for the mobile headset which should launch in America this week. In it, shoppers will find themselves inside one of Vera Bradleys retail locations, which they can explore using teleportation. Using the Daydreams remote, theyll be able to select items to see more information about them. Some elements of the store will be interactive, too. A set of bed sheets, for example, can be changed over with the click of a button. Youll be able to purchase items you select, or save them for later. If you dont have a Daydream then a WebVR version of the app will also go live at an official site, and 10 sites across the US will also be showing off the experience in VR from tomorrow. Source from: uploadvr.com

Things that developed July 2017

Hello Valued Customers! Ocurus Platform further updated progressively as promised. We are very excited to share with you our August update as follows: We have completed our Learn section as of this July. This section is further updated with detailed explanations in English in addition to further exciting lessons. Dashboard section is further upgraded and we are planning to release the Italian version of Ocurus in coming month. We would say the translation is already reached 50% of whole platform. Global Music feature that would enable you to add music during entire virtual tour is now completed and added at the platform. Mini map bugs on mobile devices are fixed and upgraded. Social share functions, including the full integration with Facebook and Twitter, are now completely renovated and upgraded. Emails that can be sent directly from your virtual tour Form is nearly finished with 3distinct and fashionable designs. Last and importand update was our "Pro" users can create custom URL for their virtual tour. It will improve your search engine optimization a lot. Please do continue to send us your exciting ideas about how best we could improve Ocurus platform. We will stand by you all the time to help you to build the most exciting and advanced virtual tours!

Welcome Our 500th Customer!

Its a little more than 3 months, since the relaunch of Ocurus enhanced platform, and were really happy to announce that we now have 500 customers!Our 500th customer is Michał Piętakfrom Poland one of the top 360 virtual tour makers in the region and custom virtual tour experts. Thank you, Michał Piętak, for your business and welcome aboard!Its been a wonderful journey for the entire team of Ocurus, and we would like to thank all our customers for their trust and faith in us. This is just the beginning. There is a long way to go and were geared up to build some awesome features, listen to our customers feedback, and build a most advanced 360oVTs that your virtual tour users loves. Stay tuned and please contact us for any questions writing tosupport@ocurus.com.

IVRPA Vienna 2017 :: Live Video Stream

Below is a list of current live video stream links from the IVRPA Vienna 2017 360 VR Photography 360 Video Conference, these are temporary links and all presentations will be posted separately with higher quality when final videos are ready full conference schedule is here - http://ivrpa.org/event/vienna-2017/program/ IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 1st Day Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 2nd Day part 1 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 2nd Day part 3 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 2nd Day part 2 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 2nd Day part 4 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 2nd Day part 5 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 1 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 2 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 3 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 4 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 5 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 6 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 3rd Day Live Stream 7 | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 4th Day 1 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 4th Day 2 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference IVRPA VIENNA 2017 | 4th Day 3 Live Stream | International VR Photography Association Conference

How to add sound into your Virtual Tour

Hello everybody! This week we want to show you that howto add any kind of sound to your virtual tour. With help of sound marker, your virtual tour becomes more alive. For example: https://ocurus.com/tour/MjEx Get started today with Ocurus! https://ocurus.com/Check out our latest tutorials: https://ocurus.com/learn Like OCURUS on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/ocurusFollow OCURUS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ocurus_OfficialSubscribe OCURUS on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyXuG5_nxLapuU6Bc-wMBA Need Help? Visit ocurus.com/learn for all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly you can drop us a line at support@ocurus.com and well get you started! Not a Ocurususer? Not a problem! Visit the Ocurus Registration page and get started with Ocurus today.

U.S. Dominates World’s VR Market as Chinese Consumers Yawn

The virtualreality industry, such as it is, continues to have a hard time selling itself to much of the world. According to a new report from Canalys, U.S. consumers accounted for 40 percent of the global VR market in the first quarter of 2017. Japan moved up to the number two spot with 14 percent. Perhaps most troubling, however, is that Chinese consumers seem increasingly indifferent to VR. Canalys said China fell to 11 percent, citing a different gaming culture combined with the unwillingness to pay for content, including VR. Not surprisingly, HTCs Vive is the leader in its hometown Chinese market, with 25 percent of the market share. That means HTChas the most at stake in that country, and Canalys said the company is trying a number of initiatives to boost adoption. This include pushing VR in Chinese schools, making Chinathe first country to widely introduce VR into private and public schools. HTC is trying to discover and promote new verticals as it deepens its relationship with local and governmental establishments, said Canalys analyst Jason Low, in a statement. From introducing the Vive Group Edition 10-headset bundle to promoting Vivedu and Vivepaper for schools, HTC has multiplied its commitment to grow the VR education segment in China. In the U.S., Sonys PlayStation VR had60 percent market share, highlighting the challenges still faced by Facebooks Oculus VR and HTC. This post by Chris OBrien originally appeared on VentureBeat.

How to build creative starter information on Ocurus virtual tour creator

Hello everybody! This week we want to share with you to create a beautiful intro or starter information. For example: https://ocurus.com/tour/MjEx Get started today with Ocurus! https://ocurus.com/Check out our latest tutorials: https://ocurus.com/learn Like OCURUS on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/ocurusFollow OCURUS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ocurus_OfficialSubscribe OCURUS on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyXuG5_nxLapuU6Bc-wMBA Need Help? Visit ocurus.com/learn for all of our documentation. If you want to talk to us directly you can drop us a line at support@ocurus.com and well get you started! Not a Ocurususer? Not a problem! Visit the Ocurus Registration page and get started with Ocurus today.

Interesting articles about VR – week #1

Unlocking the treasure chest: The emerging language of VR storytelling, by Eric Darnell of Baobab Studios (Part 1 of 2) I was a Journalism major at the University of Colorado as an undergrad student. I started taking film classes just to learn how to cut a news story together and got really interested in film. Then in 1983, when I was flipping through the channels and saw a PBS documentary on computer animation, which Id never seen before, I was blown away. I knew what I wanted to do with my life. 15 Virtual Reality Trends Were Predicting for 2017 2016 is fast drawing to a close. And while many will be glad to see the back of it, for those of us who work and play with Virtual Reality, it has been a most exciting year.By the time the bells ring out signalling the start of a new year, the total number of VR users will exceed 43 million. This is a market on the move, projected to be worth $30bn by 2020. If its to meet that valuation, then we believe 2017 will be an incredibly important year in the lifecycle of VR hardware and software development. The female perspective:Takeaways from my experience watching VR porn made for dudes Last week, I got to experience something I never thought possible as a woman: sex from the male perspective.The future is here, my friends. And though it was an interesting anthropological experiment, it was not particularly sexy to look down and see that. But thats what I saw, courtesy of Naughty America at CES in Las Vegas. The company was tucked away in a sad meeting room off the show floor, reminiscent of aglass smoking room at the airport, as if to send a message. Keep the animals in their cage. The first Virtual Reality X-ray training with Virtual MedicalCoaching The Writer had the opportunity to put on the VR googles and what was a vacant booth suddenly became a full Hospital Radiology suite. I was able to walk from the Consul room into the examination room. I was able to interact with the X ray tube, manipulate the patient, raise or lower the table and put left or right markers on. After placing the X Ray tube, manipulating the patients knee, collimating the beam and even placing the correct R side maker onto the X Ray image receptor I walked back to the consul room, and took the radiograph. This is how Sony plans to make virtual reality films a long-term business Virtual reality (VR) is a long way off from becoming a money maker for movie bosses and for Sony the challenge to date has been resisting the urge to fuel hype for the medium and instead understand the value it could bring. Virtually boring: VR really disappoints at CES this year Call it a virtual disappointment. Or virtually unsurprising. Ill just say I was virtually underwhelmed.Whatever pun you choose, the virtual reality industry has some explaining to do after this years Consumer Electronics Show, during which the biggest product announcements can largely be categorized as more of the same. Virtual Reality Devices: What to Expect In 2017 Virtual reality is actually becoming the biggest market after the smartphone revolution. As we enter in 2017, the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality would be cheaper and better for consumers, handy for Enterprises. All in all, 2017 will mark the start of a new era for the next big thing, the later half of 2016 manifested the beginning of an ever-growing market with Sony introducing PlayStation 4 VR, Facebook buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion and launching of HTC Vive VR Edition. Virtual Reality Takes Fans Inside the World of Watches Swiss watchmakers are nostalgic by nature. How else to explain their constant reference to a golden era of timekeeping, more than 200 years ago, when masters such as Abraham-Louis Breguet devised the worlds first complicated timepieces? I tried to work all day in a VR headset and it was horrible Virtual reality is here. You can pilot a starfighter, make sculptures out of virtual clay and experience award-winning journalism but can you use it to get some work done? Cirque Du Soleil Gets New Virtual Reality Experience Dreams of O Award-winning virtual reality studio Felix Paul released a new virtual reality experience in cooperation withCirque Du Soleil at CES in Las Vegas Thursday. Dreams of O takes the viewer on a 12-minute journey into the underwater world of O, the Cirque show thats been playing in Vegas for close to 20 years.