Developers Explore Windows Mixed Reality
Developers have been receiving their Windows Mixed Reality devices since early last week and several interesting videos have been published showing the devices and the Windows VR user interface.
One of the most fascinating is simply the transition animation that plays when visiting a WebVR application in the Microsoft Edge browser.
There are actually a lot of slick transitions in the system, as you can see in this video, which shows how the “media room” in the “cliff house” transitions from interior to exterior mode, and how you can walk out of the nighttime media room area and into the daytime living room area.
UploadVR put up a video showing the Microsoft HoloTour app. It demonstrates some cool interface design work. For example, notice the small animated arrow that shows you where to look, and the photogrammetry foreground integrated into the 360 video giving the illusion of a position tracked video.
One developer even got ahold of the Microsoft tracked controllers and made an unboxing video.
AltspaceVR posted a touching video of users’ avatars describing how the community affected their lives.