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CROSS-POST - #CubeLearn: Implementation of hand/object interaction for VR
Photo Credit: Vancouver VR Community (Melissa Dex Guzman) #CubeLearn is a Lunch & Learn event presented by the Cube in partnership with industry experts in AR/VR/MR. RSVP Required: Join us on Thursday, October 25th, from 12:00-1:00 pm. The Cube has the mandate to help position Vancouver as a global excellence center for XR technology and, along with its education committee, the Cube is committed to helping current professionals in big talent pools such as gaming, VFX, and tech, to sustainably develop their skills and knowledge into VR/AR/MR technologies. TOPIC OF THE MONTH Design and implementation of hand/object interaction for VR: Interacting with objects with your hands in VR is key to truly immersive VR experiences but there are a number of design and implementation challenges to tackle to get good results. This talk will discuss grabbing, dropping, throwing, sliding, screwing and other hand based interactions we've implemented for our VR surgical training and the design and implementation lessons we learned along the way. There will be some Unity specific implementation details but most of the content is relevant to any engine. SPEAKER Matt Newport - Co-Founder/CTO at OssoVR Matt is a veteran game developer with over 15 years professional game development experience, both at large companies including EA and THQ, as well as smaller independent studios. He was an early backer of Oculus' Kickstarter campaign. He uses his Psychology degree to create VR experiences with high levels of presence & immersive interactions. RSVP Required: FOOD / BEVERAGE: Pizza and drinks are available while quantities last.

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VanVR (The Vancouver VR Community) is the best in the west inclusive virtual reality collective comprised of VR enthusiasts, evangelists, and creators. We invite folks of all different levels and interests. Our goal is to share our work and thoughts, actively promote diversity, and to create an enriched discourse on VR, making Vancouver a premiere flagship virtual reality hub in Canada.

In 2018, The Vancouver VR Community merged with the VanVR Meetup. VanVR was established in 2013, and introduced technical workshops and socials around VR - this Meetup started it all, and we are so excited to bring two specialized and diverse teams together.

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