A 2D film can show you something, but a 3D film in virtual reality can make you feel it. If done right, you'll feel immersed in a new world that surrounds you. If done wrong, you'll get nauseous and uncomfortable. SilVR Thread, a 360-degree VR video company, figured out a few important ways to get the feeling right.
Did you forget to get a Christmas gift for that niece or nephew who you see once a year? If you're lucky, the Walmart near you may have a Merge Cube in stock. When paired with the 57° North game for the Merge Cube, the mysterious-looking cube offers the possibility of extended sessions of virtual adventure in the palm of your hand. Available for $2.99 through the App Store or Google Play, 57° North is a choose-your-own-adventure game that takes place in augmented reality.
Whether you're new to Adobe InDesign or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to create compelling eBooks with enhanced support for the EPUB file format with CS5 Design Premium and Digital Editions.
While this video is aimed at the writer of a crime novel or thriller, you can use this advice to strengthen any fiction writing. Avoid stereotypical characters and create believable conflict between all the characters. And above all - make sure you have a good motive!
In this video, we learn how to create a compelling resume. When you talk about your prior experience, write down something that you learned from your work background, preferably something that matches the job you're applying for. Employers are looking for something you were taught in your experience. Write down any accomplishments you received while on the job, and how well you did them as well. If you're graduated, let them know when you are available for full time work and when you are grad...
Want to become the next Oscar winning screenwriter? Writing a movie script is sometimes harder than it can seem at first. This ten minute tutorial shows you all the basics you'll need to master to write the best movie script or screenplay you can.
Every now and then you may need to use HTML tags outside of your HTML editor. Posting things for sale on eBay is a perfect example. In this video tutorial you'll see how you can use GoLive CS2 to generate all the HTML to make your descriptions pop.
The new backup features of iCloud on the iOS 5 devices are extremely compelling. If you're trying to figure out how to connect your iPhone 4S to a new iCloud account, here's a quick video that will show you how to do so.
In this tutorial, you will learn exactly how to make a router-based inlay. And inlay is made up of small cut out sections of wood, and looks like a stencil or pattern when you are finished.
The world of decorative knot tying is a compelling place and few sinnet cords are as compelling and beautiful as the corkscrew crown sinnet. This elegant step-by-step video shows you how to achieve one of the most desired knot cords out there.
Not all Roman alphabet letters are created equal. Some are used much more than others, as becomes readily apparent in this mind game / brain teaser / scam. It involved compelling people to list words that lack certain letters, without which words all but cannot be made. Watch this video to learn how to play this trick on unsuspecting (and preferably pretentiously wordy) friends or enemies.
If you're wondering what FoWsc stands for in Guild Wars and what it's all about, here's your lesson. Dooom Box teaches us everything we need to know when it comes to Fissure of Wo Speed Clear: The basics, the parts, the teams, and more.
Wondering how you can finally use that Paragon? Dooom Box shows how to finally start using the Paragon using the Imbagon build in Guild Wars in what he calls the "Imbaguide".
In this video, Dooom Box shows us how to farm raptors quickly an easily using a warrior necro. Clear the raptor cave in under a minute in hard mode using a WARRIOR! Farm.
Curious about the Norn Fighting Tournament? In this video, Dooom Box gives some great tips on the Norn Fighting Tournament in Guild Wars, and some great insight on how to beat Magni The Bison.
'Wayward Son' is a main story quest about halfway through Act 1 of Dragon Age 2, in which you are called upon to, big surprise, help a mother and son in need. This video series will give you a walkthrough of the entire quest, allowing you to complete it yourself and also making a compelling viewing experience in it's own right.
Doom Box explains how to do a hero setup for Guild Wars called "Discordway", so that you can clear hard mode the easy way.
This tutorial covers some of the basics of dramatic filmmaking. A drama is a film that is character-driven, using the characters' emotional responses to situations to move the story along. Epic and historical dramas put their characters in historical events. Crime dramas are set within the rules and boundaries of reality, but do not have to be linked with any historical event. These films utilize suspense and action to push the characters through the story. Biopics are motion picture biograph...
If you're interested in forensic toxicology and are trying to determine the presence of salicylate by using a visual colorimetry, then look no further. This indepth and compelling video takes you into world of salicylate determination.
In this video tutorial from published author Donna Sozio, we learn how to create a compelling antagonist when writing a novel. For all of the details, and to learn more about incorporating quality antagonists into your own written works, watch this writer's guide.
In this lesson, learn how to shoot compelling close-up shots using a macro lens. Tips on composition, lighting and controlling depth of field are discussed in detail. Watch this video photography tutorial and learn how to shoot close-up pictures with a macro lens.
inDesign has some hidden special effects that will make your type on a path much more compelling. Granted Type on a Path is not a new concept and has been around in Illustrator for years. However, no other application out there can handle Type on a Path as well as InDesign CS2.
YouTuber pm00 really does make the best video guides for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In order to get the 'War Hero' achievement, you'll have to complete a few objectives. First and foremost, you'll have to join the Imperial Legion to activate that questline. Also, you'll have to complete the quest "Compelling Tribute".
In this video, we learn how to create professional looking business promotional video. To make your video more professional, you can first make your video shorter. The shorter the better, which will get your point across more quickly. Videos should be less than a minute and thirty seconds. If you're using a web cam, don't get too far away from it. If you're using a Flip camera, use a tripod and make sure the light source is coming from in front of you. Natural lighting is also nice. Make sure...
Discover how easy it is to harness After Effects to create compelling, deep motion graphics with very little thought. In this episode, Dennis of the Genesis Project walks through how a single element can be combined and reused to create a nice background element. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well se...
A compelling and quick moving tutorial on making the Windows Vista logo with Adobe Photoshop. The logo can be made quick without going too in depth into some of Photoshop's more advanced features. Starting with a circle a gradient shade is layered over the shape. Two circles are cut out and shaded white to give the circle a 3D feel. Then adding a drop shadow to the entire shape really gives it the logo's appearance. The windows themselves within the logo are cut to shape and copied and moved ...
This video takes the viewer through a simple, step-by-step process for writing a compelling introduction to an argumentative essay. According to the author, an ideal introduction should begin with detailing the subject matter of the essay, and should provide the background information on the issue being discussed in the essay. The introduction should be very clear about the conclusion that the author of the essay is alluding at. One of the major problems with student essays is that their intr...
One of the most compelling reasons to reduce lawn is it gives more opportunities to create beautiful flower beds like this one. However, it really goes beyond the beauty of these flowers, it's about the environment. Lawn mowers negatively impact the enviroment. Over the years as your garden continues to evolve, you can make a concerted effort to look for ways to reduce the amount of lawn that you have to care for. Find out how you can reduce your lawn with this tutorial.
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While you can't turn art into a formula, the film industry has managed to come stupidly close. While many storytelling principles still stand across mediums, successfully crafting a compelling, immersive narrative in virtual reality requires a brand new rulebook. Through trial, error, and success, writer/director/editor Adam Cosco figured out the right rules to follow (and break) in "KNIVES"—his latest 360-degree short film. The film tells an old-fashioned tale of a woman, Kelsey Frye, strugg...
When you think about consumer VR headsets, you either imagine a computer-tethered powerhouse like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, or something portable yet limited that utilizes your smartphone like Google Cardboard. Somehow, we haven't seen much in-between, but the Idealens aims to fill that gap.
In this lesson, learn how to "texturize" an image in Photoshop by using layers and blending options. Make any image look like it's made of something else - a great technique for creating imaginative, compelling images!
LARPing, or live action role-playing, can look a little silly because it requires a lot of imagination to suspend reality. But mixed reality technology like the Microsoft HoloLens can change all of that with voice commands and special effects.
News: The Incredible VR Painting Experience Tilt Brush Adds Greater Control, 3D Models & a Word Game
Google's Tilt Brush has proven to be one of the most compelling VR experiences for the HTC Vive, letting you paint with crazy materials like electricity and duct tape. It is clearly an experiment in bringing the joy of imagination to life—or creating some form of virtual LSD—and the app's latest update brings a variety of features that only continue to support that theme. There are few to no rules in virtual reality app development, and that can both be freeing or absolutely paralyzing when t...
Are there any benefits to watching a movie in a holographic mixed reality headset, or should you just stick with your TV? It's not as cut and dried as you might think. While TVs have some advantages, so does the virtual screen of a Microsoft HoloLens.
The headphone jack is becoming outdated technology in smartphones — that's what many manufacturers would have you believe. For the convenience of the audiophiles out there, we recently published our list of all phones that have removed the 3.5 mm jack. But what did each company gain inside their flagship phones by removing this supposedly antiquated port?
News: Facebook's Brain Control Interface Research Could Eventually Produce Thought-Controlled AR Wearables
Who's ready to let future Facebook augmented reality smartglasses read their brain? Well, ready or not, the tech giant is making progress in the area of brain control interfaces (BCI) by funding research.
News: First Truly Mainstream, Hit Augmented Reality App May Arrive Through Advertising, Says Unity CEO
Despite the launch of ARKit a year ago, and ARCore this year, a true killer app has not arrived for either platform, that's according to the head honcho for one of the leading development environments for 3D applications.
Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality are all a little bit different, but as many expect—including Metavision—the continuum of our next realities will converge and give us one head-mounted display (HMD) platform that can do it all. If Vrvana, a Canadian company building AR and VR headsets, succeeds, that convergence could begin as early as next year.
The future of augmented and mixed reality offers many possibilities, mostly because we're still figuring out everything it can do. While Meta is open to exploration, they've spent a lot of time thinking about what the future of this technology will be.