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Virtual Reality for Beginners!: How to Understand, Use & Create with VR

By Murray Ramirez

Ingramcontent
Paperback (90 pages)

Virtual Reality for Beginners!: How to Understand, Use & Create with VR
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Virtual Reality for Beginners! How to Understand, Use & Create with VR Are You Ready To Learn All About VR? If So You've Come To The Right Place... Here's A Preview Of What This Virtual Reality Book Contains...
  • An Introduction To Virtual Reality
  • VR Through Time - The History And Growth Of Virtual Reality
  • Getting Started With VR - What You'll Need To Get Going
  • The Science of VR
  • Trends In The VR Industry
  • Google Cardboard Explored
  • Sony PlayStation VR Explored
  • HTC Vive Explored
  • Oculus Rift Explored
  • Samsung Gear VR Explored
  • Bonus: Google Daydream View Explored
  • VR And Beyond!
  • 2016+ Verdict
  • The Next Big Thing
  • And Much, Much More!
Download Your Copy Now And Get Started Now!

Practical Augmented Reality: A Guide to the Technologies, Applications, and Human Factors for AR and VR (Usability)

By Steve Aukstakalnis

Steve Aukstakalnis
Paperback (448 pages)

Practical Augmented Reality: A Guide to the Technologies, Applications, and Human Factors for AR and VR (Usability)
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  • Practical Augmented Reality A Guide to the Technologies Applications and Human Factors for AR and VR Usability
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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the technologies, applications and human factors considerations of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems and wearable computing devices. Ideal for practitioners and students alike, it brings together comprehensive coverage of both theory and practice, emphasizing leading-edge displays, sensors, and other enabling technologies and tools that are already commercially available or will be soon.
 
Beginning with a Foreword by NASA research scientist Victor Luo, Practical Augmented Reality starts by explaining the mechanics of human sight, hearing and touch, showing how these perceptual mechanisms (and their performance ranges) directly dictate the design and use of wearable displays, 3-D audio systems, and tactile/force feedback devices.
 
The book presents revealing case studies of real-world applications from gaming, entertainment, Big Data visualization, engineering, aeronautics and aerospace, defense, medicine, telerobotics, architecture, law enforcement, and geophysics. Readers will find clear, easy-to-understand explanations, photos, and illustrations of devices including the Atheer AiR, HTC Vive, DAQRI Smart Helmet, Oculus (Facebook) CV1, Sony PlayStation VR, Vuzix M300, Google Glass, and many more. Functional diagrams and photographs clearly explain how these devices operate, and link directly to relevant theoretical and practical content.
 
Practical Augmented Reality thoroughly considers the human factors of these systems, including sensory and motor physiology constraints, monocular and binocular depth cues, elements contributing to visually-induced motion sickness and nausea, as well as vergence-accommodation conflicts. It concludes by assessing both the legal and societal implications of new and emerging AR, VR, and wearable technologies, as well as provides a look next generation systems.

The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality (Acm Books)

By Jason Jerald

Ingramcontent
Paperback (550 pages)

The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality (Acm Books)
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Without a clear understanding of the human side of virtual reality (VR), the experience will always fail. The VR Book bridges this gap by focusing on human-centered design. Creating compelling VR applications is an incredibly complex challenge. When done well, these experiences can be brilliant and pleasurable, but when done badly, they can result in frustration and sickness. Whereas limitations of technology can cause bad VR execution, problems are oftentimes caused by a lack of understanding human perception, interaction, design principles, and real users. This book focuses on the human elements of VR, such as how users perceive and intuitively interact with various forms of reality, causes of VR sickness, creating useful and pleasing content, and how to design and iterate upon effective VR applications. This book is not just for VR designers, it is for managers, programmers, artists, psychologists, engineers, students, educators, and user experience professionals. It is for the entire VR team, as everyone contributing should understand at least the basics of the many aspects of VR design. The industry is rapidly evolving, and The VR Book stresses the importance of building prototypes, gathering feedback, and using adjustable processes to efficiently iterate towards success. With extensive details on the most important aspects of VR, more than 600 applicable guidelines, and over 300 additional references, The VR Book will bring a strong foundation for anyone and everyone involved in creating VR experiences.

Virtual Reality

By Jack Challoner

DK Children
Released: 2017-11-07
Hardcover (32 pages)

Virtual Reality
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A children's book that explores the realities of virtual reality, explaining what VR is and how it works, and even includes an app download for five exclusive VR experiences and a cardboard viewer with stickers to make it your own.

Learn about the history of VR, from how it was invented to how it is used in the world today—beyond smart phone apps—and how VR headsets play with your senses of sight, sound, and touch to fool you into thinking you are somewhere else. Then use the included VR viewer and smartphone app download to come face-to-face with a T. rex, look inside a volcano, explore the Roman Colosseum, hop aboard the International Space Station, and peek under the surface of a pond.

Created in association with an educational VR company, this groundbreaking book from DK explains everything you need to know. Are you ready to be transported?

Unity Virtual Reality Projects

By Jonathan Linowes

Linowes Jonathan
Released: 2015-09-01
Paperback (286 pages)

Unity Virtual Reality Projects
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Explore the world of Virtual Reality by building immersive and fun VR projects using Unity 3D

About This Book

  • Learn the basic principles of virtual reality applications and get to know how they differ from games and desktop apps
  • Build various types of VR experiences, including diorama, first-person characters, riding on rails, 360 degree projections, and social VR
  • A project-based guide that teaches you to use Unity to develop VR applications, which can be experienced with devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard

Who This Book Is For

If you're a non-programmer unfamiliar with 3D computer graphics, or experienced in both but new to virtual reality, and are interested in building your own VR games or applications then this book is for you. Any experience in Unity is an advantage.

What You Will Learn

  • Create 3D scenes with Unity and Blender while learning about world space and scale
  • Build and run VR applications for consumer headsets including Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard
  • Build interactive environments with physics, gravity, animations, and lighting using the Unity engine
  • Experiment with various user interface (UI) techniques that you can use in your VR applications
  • Implement the first-person and third-person experiences that use only head motion gestures for input
  • Create animated walkthroughs, use 360-degree media, and build multi-user social VR experiences
  • Learn about the technology and psychology of VR including rendering, performance and VR motion sickness
  • Gain introductory and advanced experience in Unity programming with the C# language

In Detail

What is consumer “virtual reality”? Wearing a head-mounted display you view stereoscopic 3D scenes. You can look around by moving your head, and walk around using hand controls or motion sensors. You are engaged in a fully immersive experience. On the other hand, Unity is a powerful game development engine that provides a rich set of features such as visual lighting, materials, physics, audio, special effects, and animation for creating 2D and 3D games. Unity 5 has become the leading platform for building virtual reality games, applications and experiences for this new generation of consumer VR devices.

Using a practical and project-based approach, this book will educate you about the specifics of virtual reality development in Unity.

You will learn how to use Unity to develop VR applications which can be experienced with devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. We will then learn how to engage with virtual worlds from a third person and first person character point of view. Furthermore, you will explore the technical considerations especially important and possibly unique to VR. The projects in the book will demonstrate how to build a variety of VR experiences. You will be diving into the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor as well as C-Sharp programming.

By the end of the book, you will be equipped to develop rich, interactive virtual reality experiences using Unity.

So, let's get to it!

Style and approach

This book takes a practical, project-based approach to teach specifics of virtual reality development in Unity. Using a reader-friendly approach, this book will not only provide detailed step-by-step instructions but also discuss the broader context and applications covered within.

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

By Jeremy Bailenson

W. W. Norton & Company
Released: 2018-01-30
Hardcover (304 pages)

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do
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An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives.

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism?

In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help readers understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use―not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. In the world of VR, a football quarterback plays a game against a competing team hundreds of times before even stepping onto the field; members of the United Nations embody a young girl in a refugee camp going through her day-to-day life; and veterans once again walk through the streets where they had experienced trauma.

There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it also can help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. Experience on Demand is the definitive look at the risks and potential of VR―a must-read for navigating both the virtual and the physical worlds ahead.

Virtual Realities (Adventures in Odyssey)

By AIO Team

Tyndale House Publishers
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Virtual Realities (Adventures in Odyssey)
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Considered by fans to contain the best years of Odyssey, volumes 16-35 are back in new collectible CD sets―perfect for new listeners to the show, and families completing their Odyssey library! Oh no! Dr. Regis Blackgaard is back . . . in the Imagination Station no less! Is anyone in Odyssey safe from his latest scheme? Come along on the adventure and experience the best birthday ever . . . that never ends! Join in the biggest mudfight Odyssey has ever seen, and hear how the adults are planning a year of NO FUN! Along the way, learn lessons about being honest, using time and resources wisely, and helping others. This album is your ticket to adventures in Odyssey―and in your own imagination!

Volume 33 contains the following stories (and themes):
  • Another Man's Shoes (understanding others)
  • Opening Day (God's leading)
  • Blackgaard's Revenge 1 & 2 (recognizing deception)
  • The Buck Starts Here (using resources wisely)
  • Something Cliqued between Us (including others)
  • The Eternal Birthday (too much of a good thing)
  • Bethany's Imaginary Friend (imagination is healthy)
  • The Y.A.K. Problem (worry)
  • Blind Girl's Bluff (honesty)
  • Where There's Smoke (positive role models)
  • The Virtual Kid (enjoying life)
  • You Win Some, You Lose Some (being a good example)
  • The Treasure Room (valuing people)
  • Chain Reaction (consequences of irresponsibility)

Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and Mobile

By Tony Parisi

imusti
Paperback (172 pages)

Learning Virtual Reality: Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and Mobile
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  • O Reilly Media
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As virtual reality approaches mainstream consumer use, a vibrant development ecosystem has emerged in the past few years. This hands-on guide takes you through VR development essentials for desktop, mobile, and browser-based applications. You’ll explore the three go-to platforms—OculusVR, Gear VR, and Cardboard VR—as well as several VR development environments, programming tools, and techniques.

If you’re an experienced programmer familiar with mobile development, this book will help you gain a working knowledge of VR development through clear and simple examples. Once you create a complete application in the final chapter, you’ll have a jumpstart on the next major entertainment medium.

  • Learn VR basics for UI design, 3D graphics, and stereo rendering
  • Explore Unity3D, the current development choice among game engines
  • Create native applications for desktop computers with the Oculus Rift
  • Develop mobile applications for Samsung’s Gear VR with the Android and Oculus Mobile SDKs
  • Build browser-based applications with the WebVR Javascript API and WebGL
  • Create simple and affordable mobile apps for any smartphone with Google’s Cardboard VR
  • Bring everything together to build a 360-degree panoramic photo viewer

Virtual Reality: The Revolutionary Technology of Computer-Generated Artificial Worlds - and How It Promises to Transform Society

By Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold
Released: 1992-08-15
Paperback (416 pages)

Virtual Reality: The Revolutionary Technology of Computer-Generated Artificial Worlds - and How It Promises to Transform Society
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Imagine being able to "walk" into your computer and interact with any program you create. It sounds like science fiction, but it's science fact. Surgeons now rehearse operations on computer-generated "virtual" patients, and architects "walk through" virtual buildings while the actual structures are still in blueprints. In Virtual Reality, Howard Rheingold takes us to the front lines of this revolutionary new technology that creates computer-generated worlds complete with the sensations of touch and motion, and explores its impact on everything from entertainment to particle physics.

Virtual Reality (Red Rhino Nonfiction)

By John Perritano

Saddleback Educational Publishing
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Virtual Reality (Red Rhino Nonfiction)
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Engage your most struggling readers in grades 3-6 with Red Rhino Nonfiction! This new series features high-interest topics in every content area. Visually appealing full-color photographs and illustrations, fun facts, and short chapters keep emerging readers focused. Written at a 1.5-1.9 readability level, these books include pre-reading comprehension questions and a 20-word glossary for comprehension support.

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