VR Veterans Launch Startup for Intelligent AR Avatars

“Two veterans of immersive storytelling have banded together for a new Los Angeles-based augmented reality (AR) startup: Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and producer Armando Kirwin unveiled their new startup Artie Thursday, laying out a vision to bring intelligent avatars everywhere.”

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Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

“Augmented reality is a very buzzy space, but the fundamental technologies underpinning it are pushing boundaries across a lot of other verticals. Machine learning, object recognition and visual mapping tech are the pillars of plenty of new ventures, enabling there to be companies that thrive in the overlap. Phiar (pronounced fire) is building an augmented reality navigation app for drivers, but the same tech it’s built to help drivers easily pinpoint where they need to make their next turn also helps them build up rich mapping data that can give partners like autonomous car startups the high-quality data they so deeply need.”

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Immersv Scores $10.5 Million for VR Ads

“Immersv is pioneering virtual reality advertising. The Emeryville, Calif., startup develops ads aimed to be more adapted to how people consume content on mobile devices and virtual reality. Instead of flat ads or TV-like interstitial video placements, Immersv’s ad forms allow people to interact with products.”

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Jumping Rabbit

- built and animated in VR using Quill
- exported alembic to Maya
- shaded lit and rendered in Redshift
- sound and grading in Premiere

Check out the Virtual Animation Group for more aweosome Animations created in VR

Our CEO, @johnhanke, joined CNBC's @squawkalley this morning to discuss our Series C financing and the future of AR.

Build your own #AugmentedReality staff directory with this stepwise tutorial from our, #ar designing, rock star @kamikarras

Share and tag your creations #builtwithtorch 😅

Magic leap Is Hiring to Build #AR Tech for Mobile Phones – Variety

Unity made a solid move by undoing the recently-introduced Terms of Service restrictions on cloud services, SDKs, and stores. Developers are again free to mix and match everyone’s tools and services. Props to @johnriccitiello!

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