News Bits: VRClay Beta is Now Available For Download

VRClay, the digital sculpting software built for virtual reality and motion sensing peripherals, has just launched the first public beta. … Read the full article …

Exclusive: VRClay Beta Hands-on, the 3D Sculpting Software for VR

Another video has surfaced within the past few days of VRClay, sparking more curiosity around the only 3D modeling software currently designed to be used in virtual reality. We reached out to the team behind the software and were granted an exclusive hands-on with closed beta before it heads out to the general public. … Read the full article …

Sixense Shows off STEM Tracking With Impressive Ping Pong Demo

Sixense, creators of the tracking technology in the Razer Hydra, have been hard at work over the last year developing Hydra's successor, STEM. The company has also recently announced that STEM will be compatible with Samsung's Gear VR for both positional tracking and motion input. The company's latest demo, a ping pong experience, shows off the accuracy and latency of the motion input system. … Read the full article …

‘Sword Art Online’ Fan Prototype Brings Bullet Dodging and Blocking to VR with the Razer Hydra

Sword Art Online is a popularly acclaimed modern action-anime based around virtual reality. It's proven inspiring enough for one fan to create an Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra prototype which allows players to dodge and block bullets while firing a pistol, much like the 'gameplay' depicted in the show. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 80): VR Game Design Discussion with Lunar Flight and ZVR Apocalypse Developer, Sean Edwards

In this episode of the Rev VR Podcast, I invite VR game developer, Sean Edwards to discuss game design, and the outcome of his Kickstarter for ZVR Apocalypse. … Read the full article …

News Bits: ‘VRClay’ Allows Quick and Easy Creation of Digital Sculptures Using Razer Hydra

VRClay is a recently revealed piece of digital sculpting software which utilizes the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra motion controller to create 3D models in no time at all. … Read the full article …

3 Month Delay for STEM Motion Controller Aims to Improve Accuracy and Modify Modular Design

Sixense, creators of the popular (and now rather expensive!) Hydra system, today announced to their Kickstarter backers a three month delay in delivery of their upcoming STEM motion controllers “for the sake of performance optimization." The controllers, originally due in July, would've been shipped roughly around the same time as the Oculus Rift DK2 VR headset. Sixense attributes the delay to two factors. … Read the full article …

Sixense Responds to MakeVR Kickstarter Feedback with Major Price Drop and More

Sixense Entertainment, creators of the Hydra and STEM controllers, announced key enhancements to the Kickstarter for forthcoming virtual reality 3D modeling and printing software, MakeVR. Beta access, lower price points, and less restrictive conditions on collaboration bolster the company's offering. … Read the full article …

Sixense STEM Update: Pre-orders, Black Friday Sale, Mechanical Prototype, New Color Scheme

Time for a quick check up on the world on STEM, the next-generation VR motion controller from Sixense. The company is running a Black Friday / holiday sale and recently showed their first mechanical prototype along with the system's final color scheme. … Read the full article …

Sixense STEM Kickstarter Ends With 241% Funding, Teases Collaboration with NASA and Project Holodeck

The Sixense STEM Kickstarter had a very successful end this past weekend, reeling in over $600,000 in funding. In addition to teasing some collaboration with NASA and Project Holodeck, Sixense says that STEM pre-orders will be available through their official store in the near future. … Read the full article …

STEM Prototype Shown with 5 Trackers for the First Time: This is the Next Step for VR (video)

Sixense's successful STEM Kickstarter has been running for a few weeks now, but for the first time they're showing the true power of their VR tracking system with full 5 point tracking. The results are, quite frankly, awesome. … Read the full article …