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  • Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit

    Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit

    One of the big promises with iOS 11 is ARKit. This new framework makes it much easier to look at virtual objects in the real world using augmented reality. Sketchfab has been building the biggest 3D model sharing platform, a sort of YouTube for 3D models. That’s why today’s iOS update turns Sketchfab into a thorough augmented reality app. This implementation isn’t perfect… Read More

  • Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its 3D model sharing platform

    Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its 3D model sharing platform

    Sketchfab wants to become a sort of YouTube for 3D models and scenes. While the service started as a way to show off static 3D objects, the company has added a ton of interactive tools over time, making it a solid platform to preview virtual reality content. This week, Sketchfab added sound support. So if you have a VR headset at home, you can look at a scene in 3D using your headset with… Read More

  • VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry Crunch Network

    VR is gaining ground in the academic world and the 3D industry

    Two recent survey reports came in with news on positive traction in VR adoption by two very different segments of the industry: academic institutes and the 3D modeling community. Read More

  • The reality of VR/AR trial Crunch Network

    The reality of VR/AR trial

    If you haven’t heard about VR/AR by now, your desert island must not have Wi-Fi. But there are millions of folks who know about VR/AR who haven’t seen it yet. User trial is on the critical path for VR/AR to go mass market. So what are the lessons from previous digital platforms about moving mass consumers from awareness to trial? Read More

  • GeoCV captures your apartment in vivid 3D

    GeoCV captures your apartment in vivid 3D

    Apartment walk-throughs are necessary but uneventful. You visit the kitchen, hit the bathroom, size up the bedroom, kick a dead cockroach into the front closet and then sign a contract. But what if you could see an apartment in 3D even before you visited the building. That’s what GeoCV is trying to do. The system consists of a mobile app for 3D scanning and a cloud processor for creating… Read More

  • The reality of AR/VR survival Crunch Network

    The reality of AR/VR survival

    VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech markets, growth will be curved, not straight. There will be a few billion dollars of revenue this year, a progressive ramp in 2017 and a hoped-for inflection point in 2018 (when AR could deliver that magic combination of hero device, long battery life, cellular capability, strong app ecosystem and telco… Read More

  • The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital Crunch Network

    The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital

    AR/VR is the new hotness. VCs invested $1.7 billion in the 12 months leading to March 2016, $1.2 billion of that in the first quarter of this year alone. There are four AR/VR unicorns already (Magic Leap, Oculus, Blippar, MindMaze). Big numbers, very exciting. But as DFJ Partner Bubba Murarka says, “not all VCs have taken the red pill yet.” Read More

  • Sketchfab now supports all VR headsets for its 3D model sharing platform

    Sketchfab now supports all VR headsets for its 3D model sharing platform

    You saw it coming, right? 3D model repository Sketchfab just added support for all major virtual reality headsets out there. You can now view your pretty 3D models in your VR headset. Read More

  • This Insane Rack Made Out Of 53 GoPros Captures 3D Movies

    This Insane Rack Made Out Of 53 GoPros Captures 3D Movies

    Sketchfab is an online platform to view and share 3D files. The company has been adding a bunch of new features over the past few months, including computer-generated animations and a VR button to view 3D models with a VR headset. Today, the company is partnering with TimeSlice Films to add support for “4D,” which are really 3D movie files captured using multiple cameras. Read More