How pervasive will virtual reality be? VR has the power to fundamentally transform the way we learn, play, share and even browse the web. Mozilla’s recent experiments combining VR and the web pave a path towards virtual presence – pushing beyond disconnected feelings of immersion and bringing us into new places with a life of their own.
It’s no secret that for many developers in our community, midnight is the hour when the hacking gets good. Late last Friday night, over 1,000 undergraduates from across the country poured into California Memorial Stadium for Cal Hacks, a 36-hour coding spree put on by Major League Hacking. Sponsors ranging from tech’s biggest players to […]
Visual feedback is hugely important when it comes to motion control – since users can feel lost or frustrated when they’re not sure how their actions are affecting an application. Virtual hands can make it much easier for users to identify what’s happening onscreen. Thanks to the new v2 tracking, we’ve been able to create persistent rigged hands for LeapJS that reflect how your hands look and behave in the real world.
The web is all around us. With new technologies like WebGL, you can unlock great performance for real-time graphics with very little effort. Recently, we decided to throw a party for employees and friends, and decided that the large venue would work great with interactive projections. By using the Leap Motion Controller, our guests could interact with the visuals using one hand while holding a drink in the other.
We’ve talked about the magic of WebGL before – how it unleashes the power of the web to do incredible things in 3D. With this latest experiment from Bartek Drozdz, you can reach into your browser and play with a variety of cool visuals to music. A liquid gem, cityscape, spherical lines, and more, all […]
What can you make with a Leap Motion Controller, some plexiglass, and the magic of WebGL? Over the course of three weeks, a team of students at Stockholm’s Hyper Island created a haunting interactive illusion – where people could reach out and command virtual objects sealed in glass. They named it Calderan.
When a volcano erupts, a large, sunken crater called a Caldera is left in its wake. They are desolate and otherworldly voids, seemingly stolen from a post-apocalyptic future where – left with a blank canvas – we are suddenly faced with the challenge of reconstructing our environment completely from the ground up. But if we […]
When we joined artists and coders at Google San Francisco last week to talk about the future of the web, the consensus was clear: it’s time to truly unleash our creativity. Beneath our browsers is a robust engine waiting to break free. It’s more than a place to consume media and speedread viral headlines – it’s a platform to heighten our senses and challenge our minds.