Monday, 20 March 2017

RoboRaid for Microsoft HoloLens: Entertaining Experience of Innowise Group VR/AR/MR Department

There should be time for everything! Work comes first, but…

The specialists of Innowise Group VR/AR/MR department are young and quick as thought! They manage to find time not only for everyday work, but also for testing of something new and investigating the world of the novelties. 

This time they enjoyed  the game by Microsoft, developed for one of our favorite devices – Microsoft HoloLens.

RoboRaid – is a mixed reality first-person shooter where one uses natural movements to target enemies coming from every possible direction. The office of VR/AR/MR department bacame a real battlefield – the enemies broke through the walls, leaving destruction in their wake!

This gaming app for Microsoft HoloLens will also help the developers to start creating their own. Here are some moments:

→Spatial mapping
Pre-scan the room to maximize resources for a high-fidelity, low-latency experience during gameplay.

→Spatial sound
Use sound in 3D. HoloLens lets users hear holograms from all around them, even from behind.

→Natural interaction
Using gestures like air tap to fire at enemies immerses your players in the action.

→Self-contained device
Build experiences that encourage users to move around and react to holograms in their world.

How to play

Look at enemies to target them

Air tap to fire your weapon

Lean left or right to dodge enemy attacks

Say “X-ray!” to activate your super power

Enjoy RoboRaid for Microsoft HoloLens with Innowise Group!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Microsoft will release virtual reality glasses HoloLens V3

For the first time the Microsoft company released mixed reality glasses HoloLens on the 32-bit Windows Holographic operating system (Windows version 10) a few years ago.

The development has begun in 2012, and the prototype of the device has been presented in January, 2015, on March 16, 2016 the version for developers from the USA and Canada (with the cost $3000) has appeared on sale, and since October 12 the preorder of the device became also available in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Microsoft continues Microsoft HoloLens enhancement process. The company decided not to release the second version offering minor improvement of the original and more reasonable price. The company switched to creation of the new version of HoloLens - HoloLens V3. They say, the release of the latest model it is planned in 2019.

Today none of the companies develop technology of the mixed reality as quickly as Microsoft. HoloLens glasses are available to developers and gamers, the holographic platform Windows Holographic was also developed.

In the letter the Microsoft company reported to the Thurrott resource: "The mixed reality - is the future in the field of computer systems, and Microsoft HoloLens glasses are a future product for the mixed reality too. Our interest in it doesn't require the road map".

Microsoft HoloLens is the device allowing to combine the real world with virtual. Today the glasses of Microsoft company already became popular not only in gamers. The device is widely used for training, research, and scientific purposes.

Innowise Group develops various kinds of applications with use of this modern device. The specialists of the company develop games, training applications, applications for use in the advertizing sphere, automotive industry, medicine for Microsoft HoloLens.

Innowise Group achieved a certain progress in development for Microsoft HoloLens and continues to receive requests for development of such applications. Virtual reality, augmented reality and the mixed reality have gained interest of users nowardays.

For example, within the frames of one of the projects of the company the application with use of the Vuforia platform for HoloLens was created. 

Characters from mythology of Belarus became the main characters of the application. As a result we see reality objects on the screen of the portable device, and we can also control them, using possibilities of Microsoft HoloLens. The development was maintained on the platform for application of mixed reality creation for smartphones and tablets on iOS and Android operating systems. SDK Vuforia uses the smartphone camera, the webcam or the camera of HoloLens to define markers and to impose 3D objects in the mode of augmented reality.

The combination of Vuforia and HoloLens allows to reach the new level of interactivity with the surrounding world as we operate objects by means of simple gestures.You may have a look at demonstration example of use of Vuforia for Hololens.

This is only one example, stay with us to learn more. 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Rest and work with Innowise Group or «We make the impossible possible!»

Have you ever dreamed to work and rest at the same time? It seems, like Innowise Group may change our slogan for «We make the impossible possible!» In the contemporary world which is an ever-changing mix of routine and work, there should be a place for rest and inspiration.
Programmers from Innowise Group had the unique possibility to work and rest in the most extraordinary way. Lanzerotte (Canary Islands) was chosen as the place for work and leisure for our young and hardworking specialists.
The choice was made not by accident — Lanzerotte is the most suitable place owing to its comfortable weather, fancy beaches and, of course, possibility to surf.
Receipt of a visa, general organization and coordination with the management of the company didn't take a lot of time, and the journey started. The departure day was Friday not to lose precious working days. The route was planned so that to make travel to a final appointment the most saturated and eventful. 
On the way to the island our programmers visited beautiful cities of Europe - Vilnius and Brussels. Guys devoted the first day to walks across ancient Vilnius, did some sightseeing and, of course, tasted local dishes.

Further, guys traveled to Brussels and spent their time having fascinating walks through one of the most beautiful cities of Belgium.

On Sunday evening, tired, but with a bunch of impressions, guys arrived to the island of Lanzerotte. A comfortable cottage near the beach of the Atlantic Ocean became the place of residence for three weeks.
 Several workplaces were equipped beforehand and with no time for adaptation our programmers started working. The guys decided to start work from 6 am and work will 3 pm, which was the equivalent to the ordinary working day in Vitebsk office.

Guys devoted their evenings to practicing at surfing school, and got acquainted with beaches of the island. 

In the evening they had great opportunity to taste the local cuisine in different restaurants. The choice of dishes was really amazing — all sorts of fish, paella, gofio, papas arrugadas, chorizo, morcilla and many more.

Weekdays were the time for real rest: our programmers traveled around the different places of the island, visited sights: Timanfaya National Park, Cueva de los Verdes and many others.

The time spent on the island was really productive — from the point of view and work and rest. We can make the impossible possible!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - shopping in Virtual Reality

Imagine that you’re out of time and reality, distance is nothing for you, your wildest dreams may come true. Right here, right now! All you have to do is just push several buttons...And this is 100% possible!

Virtual reality – is the incredible world created by means of modern technologies. This world gives you an opportunity to get up to your neck in the most extraordinary and unreal places, spaces and surroundings. Virtual reality is not a fantasy any more. It storms into our everyday life and makes the most impossible things come true.

We all got used to on-line shopping, it’s a part of our everyday life. Anytime one can easily choose a product, compare goods from different producers, select an appropriate one and order it. It seems like there is nothing new in on-line shopping. Still, it’s not a secret that modern technologies are growing rapidly. Nowadays all you need is to take a look at a chosen item and push the button.
The team of programmers from Belarus developed a unique service for on-line shopping in virtual reality. One of the first VR shops was created by the company Innowise Group. (literally “shopping without leaving home”) – exciting and fascinating on-line shopping. Enjoy shopping without leaving home! We made it real!
You will find yourself in virtual museum of fashion where the most world famous brands are collected. It would be interesting to learn the history of brands and review the latest collections in 3D. Feel yourself as if you are at a fashion show, sitting in a front row. You can estimate not only a dress photo, but also see texture of the fabric in details, watch the clothing in motion.

The service is available worldwide. Visit fashion shows and "go shopping" staying home. The major advantage is that you don’t need to buy expensive headset for shopping in virtual reality. All you need is a smartphone and cardboard virtual reality glasses. By the way, you can make such glasses by yourself (just use Google).
Visit the site and estimate the simplicity and brilliance of the idea –!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Vuforia for Hololens App Experience

Today we'd like to share our experience of using Vuforia for a Hololens app.

This is an exciting combination as we don't just see augmented reality objects on the screen of a portable device but also manipulate them using Microsoft Hololens possibilities.

Vuforia SDK uses the mobile phone camera, a web-camera, or a Hololens camera to spot markers and overlay 3D objects to them in an augmented reality mode.

Here you can see, as the Vuforia and Hololens combination allows us to reach a new level of interactivity with the surroundings, as we control the objects projected to augmented reality using Hololens gestures.

This is just a little demo, there's a lot more you can achieve using Vuforia for Hololens applications.

3D models of Belarusian mythological creatures 
created and animated by Innowise Group.

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