Today marks the last day for the castAR Kickstarter! What began as a pinkslip from Valve has turned into a new class of game and application development that features both AR and VR excitement. $885,000 and counting!
So what the heck is this picture?!? Technical Illusions announced a few weeks ago that they have added castAR support to Vireio Perception. Vireio Perception are new open source drivers that let you take existing games and play them in VR on multiple VR solutions. The Oculus Rift and castAR are working examples of this. Version 2.0 will be out on November 28th, and we think they are really going to shake things up!
This is a snapshot Rick Johnson sent us to show that castAR support has been implemented. There is additional manipulation that needed to be done beyond this though, and the reason the the images are vertically mirrored is because the second projector is rotated 180 degrees so "its electronics can converge towards the center fpga (field-programmable gate array)". Whatever you say, Rick! We'll have to take your word for it. They are experimenting with other formats too.
Jeri Ellsworth from castAR fame will be making an MTBS appearance soon. We'll keep you posted!
Just when you thought we were out of cute toddler pictures to tell you we have recovered from a crash...MTBS is back...AGAIN! Concerned parents need not worry about the above picture - the Oculus Rift wasn't actually on.
It has been a nightmare of a week with MTBS suffering two major crashes caused by the webhosting company. We have since moved to a new server and left that cursed hardware behind us. There are still odds and ends that need to be fixed up, but most of the site should be operational now (we had to do a complete rebuild on a fresh operating system image).
In the meantime, DDD has released version 3.8 Beta 3 of their TriDef ignition stereoscopic 3D drivers. Some of the highlights include new profiles for Battlefield 4 (yes, a 64 bit game!), single player Call of Duty: Ghosts, Batman: Arkham Origins and more.
MTBS will be welcoming more special guests soon, and yes...there will be Vireio Perception news too!