Now that we finally have the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers, VR gaming on the platform is about to get a lot more interactive. However, based on a video released by Oculus on Monday, the best use of the Touch controller may turn out be Medium, a software tool from Oculus that allows you to sculpt with digital clay in virtual reality.
In the launch video, we first see a user sketch out an idea using an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro. Then the user takes the concept from that sketch and recreates it in Medium, constructing a 3D character in VR using layers, lighting effects and stamp tools. Read more…
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Imagine trying to climb a mountain without using your hands. That’s what it’s been like using an Oculus Rift since the category-defining virtual reality headset landed in March.
The Touch controllers, available Dec. 6, change all of that.
Oculus Touch at last gives Rift users a way to interact with VR environments using their hands. Until now, Rift experiences have been limited to experiences that rely on a standard video game controller or the headset’s included remote control.
The moon-shaped controllers arrive as a pair, one for each hand. They’re not nearly as bulky as the wands for the HTC Vive, and their natural contours guide you to a comfortable, button-accessible grip every time you pick them up. Read more…
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