Oculus Rift is going to change the way you look at reality
Oculus VR has introduced the world with a new technology to make you feel a virtual world instead of real. First virtual headsets by Oculus are about to come in few months.
On May 6, 2016 Oculus VR had announced that there will be shipping of the Rift in the first quarter of 2016 and firstly consumer version will be packed for pre-orders.
It has been confirmed for the release of Oculus Rift in Q1 2016, which comprises an Xbox One controller, Windows 10 support, and more.
Oculus Rift is a headset developed by Oculus VR. About 3 years ago it was introduced to the world but now in 2016 it will again appear in the market with the same name, which features two AMOLED displays for low persistence and high clarity.
Rift is primarily a gaming device, stated by Oculus and also inexpensive for gamers. Its main content focus is gaming. Orders are limited to one per customer.
Oculus’s positional tracking system, which is used to track the position of the user’s head as well as other VR devices, is called ‘Constellation’. It consists of external infrared tracking sensors which optically track specially designed VR devices.
If you purchase Oculus Touch controllers, there is an addition of another sensor in the device with a view to prevent the issue that the single sensor could be easily occluded by one or more of the controllers. It provides an ability of tracking to the system across the room.
The sensors come with a stand of a desk lamp form factor, but have standard screw holes and can be detached from this stand and mounted anywhere appropriate.
Oculus claimed it as a first pc based headset. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, who triggered an idea to develop it.
Oculus has comprised Microsoft for including the Xbox One Wireless Gamepad in the Rift. The purpose of this partnership is that many virtual reality games require a third party hardware as a controller and do not support Oculus Touch type controllers.
Oculus Rift comprises headphones, provides 3D audio effect for better clarity and to keep free from any types of sound, which comes from outside. It can be even worn with spectacles. It has tendency to work with single tracking sensor or with multiple sensors.
Oculus is also releasing a pair of controller which is used with the Rift, named as Oculus Touch. These Touch are mirror of each other and one for each hand. But, Oculus is not going to add this with the Rift, which indicates for buying separately.
You will have to bear two controllers in each hand to operate it.
They are fully tracked in 3D space by the constellation system, so that the user sees them in virtual reality responding to their real world counterpart, giving the user a sensation of their hands being present in the virtual space.
- Traditional analog thumb-stick
- Two buttons
- Analog trigger
Oculus is still working round the clock for more and more improvements or something extra in Rift. Many social applications for the Rift are under development and will soon be ready for running in the Rift.
It features brilliant technology, which understands and follows the fingers gestures made to do
- Joystick for controlling motion
- Buttons and two triggers (one for grabbing and one for shooting or firing)
With the help of USB stationary IR sensor, which is kept on the nearby desk, the positional tracking is performed, which allows the user to sit, stand or even walk within the room without any disturbance.
It will begin shipping to gamers and developers in the first half of 2016. Oculus VR will make it available at the same time as the new Touch.
It has the ability to support both seated and standing position for providing unique experiences.
It is designed in such a way to make us experience the real world, but in reality it is virtual. It will engage you into itself and you will be reluctant to leave it.
Its aim is to offer something innovative and unique to deliver plenty of enjoyment with an electronic device.
Oculus Touch is a new VR input device introduced by Oculus VR.
Most of the people are unknown with this device and it will be something new thing for them.
Providing an artificial environment for playing is literally unique for all and also amazing for the makers.
What is VR
VR is virtual reality and is an artificial environment, which is generated by computer that allows a user to view, explore and manipulate the environment and the term is popularized by Jaron Lanier.
For manipulating, it requires these devices:
With the help of these devices, a user can pick up and manipulate the virtual objects.
Besides Consumer’s Uses, Oculus Rift is also for Industrial and Professional Uses
Oculus Rift can also play significant role in industrial area for productivity enhancement, visualization, and advertising. Many architects are experimenting with Oculus Rift and approved it as a significant device because it helps to see exactly what their building will look like, and get an understanding of the scale that is impossible on a traditional monitor.
It is also very helpful for the security agencies because they have to undergo through many situations without prior preparation but after using it they will be able to cope with many types of conditions.
Besides gaming purposes, Oculus is including free application known as Oculus Cinema, allowing the Rift to view conventional movies and videos from inside a virtual cinema environment.
There is also one more function in the Oculus Cinema that is networked mode through which multiple people will be able to watch the same video in the same virtual space.
The biggest advantage of Oculus Cinema is that you will find yourself as a character and also able to talk with your comrades watching the same video, so that you will feel reality but in real that is artificial.
Oculus Rift possesses the ability to display spherical videos (commonly called 360 degrees videos).
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Pre-orders for Oculus Rift have been opened from 6 January, 2016 and shipping of product is expected in March 2016.
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This is a great idea of developing a unique design for the users and is being appreciated by all. Other companies like Samsung, Nvidia etc. may also work in the same direction of manufacturing the same thing or something different from the Oculus’s design.
There will be a huge competition between the companies, which will develop the same product, but with intuitive and extra features.
Oculus Rift is virtual machine that makes you feel like living reality. You want to be character of Game of Thrones, want to be minion, want to be an Elf, every desire you possess will become true with Oculus Rift. You can explore the world as a minion or being an Elf. You can go under harsh training, be a martial artist, every single desire you possess will be true.
Have you ever read a manga name Price ½? If you do you can imagine the Oculus Rift device as the one used in that manga. The main character in that manga is a girl who entered the game using a virtual machine, in which she can choose her character appearance. So just like in the manga the virtual machine will enable us to choose our desired character (of ‘Corse it should be in the game you are playing) and then we can enjoy with our new formed figure.
Oculus Rift will move you from your seat and will place you where you belong (in virtual reality that is). Everything is possible with Oculus Rift you can Jump from a cliff, hunt in a forest filled with wild animals, fight shark in deep waters, saving earth from alien invasion by going to their planet and destroying it. Everything is Possible with Oculus Rift.