Resources

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EQUIPMENT

NVIDIA

Virtual reality is the next frontier of gaming and 3D intensive applications, and NVIDIA is helping to pave the way with GameWorks VR. GameWorks VR is NVIDIA’s set of APIs, libraries, and features that enable both VR headset and game developers to deliver amazing VR experiences.

GameWorks VR


Oculus

Oculus wants to make it possible to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. The Oculus Rift will be released in Q1 2016.

Oculus Docs

Oculus SDK


Leap Motion

Truly immersive VR begins with your hands. Interact with virtual objects like you do in the real world – or bend the rules of reality.

Developer Portal


HTC VIVE

HTC’s Vive headset, powered by SteamVR, pulls virtual worlds off your computer screen and into your home. You’ll experience sights and sounds vivid and lifelike enough to transport you to another place, another time—whole new realities with limitless possibilities.

Developer Edition


Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus turns your Samsung GALAXY Note 4, S6, or S6 edge smartphone (sold separately) into a portable next-generation virtual reality system.

Developer Portal


Google Cardboard

Experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and affordable way.

Developers Portal


Durovis Dive

Take your mobile device and turn it into a virtual reality headset!

Dive is the original VR headset for mobile devices. It is a rugged nylon viewer for mobile devices featuring two adjustable lenses which project an image of the virtual scene into each eye. Using it, you experience a stereoscopic view that spans most of the visual field. Combined with Dive head-tracking software, this creates a fast and responsive VR experience using the gyroscope sensors of the device.

-Dive 5 SDK


Project Morpheus

Meet Project Morpheus, the upcoming VR platform designed to deliver exciting and innovative gaming experiences to PlayStation®.

-Project Morpheus Product Site


ORGANIZATIONS / COMPANIES

Silicon Valley Virtual Reality

SVVR (Silicon Valley Virtual Reality) is a fast-growing community of developers, entrepreneurs, hackers, and artists dedicated to advancing affordable and accessible virtual reality.

SVVR has been organizing monthly Meetups in Silicon Valley since May of 2013. In May of 2014 we held the first annual Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo, the world’s first professional conference dedicated to consumer virtual reality.  In addition to our monthly meetups and annual conference, we also participate in a variety of other events to help develop and promote the consumer virtual reality ecosystem, including Maker Faire, SIGGRAPH, and the legendary SVVR/SFVR GDC VR Mixer.


Kzero

KZero is a consulting firm for companies and organisatons operating in the virtual space.

Since 2006, KZero has been at the heart of the Virtual World/MMO, Virtual Goods, Augmented/Virtual Reality and Social Gaming sectors.

Our clients include global brands and IP’s, leading developers and publishers, start-ups gearing up to enter the market and other organisations wishing to go exploit the virtual worlds/goods and virtual reality marketplaces.

We provide high impact result-driven consulting, de facto analytics and insight and development services.

Oh, and we also do charts.


Learn OpenGL

Whether you are trying to learn OpenGL for academic purposes, to pursue a career or simply looking for a hobby, this site will teach you the basics, the intermediate and all the advanced knowledge using modern (core-profile) OpenGL. The aim of LearnOpenGL is to show you all there is to modern OpenGL in an easy-to-understand fashion with clear examples, while also providing a useful reference for later studies.


VRSE

VRSE is a production company telling stories in VR, founded by noted experimental filmmaker Chris Milk.  I highly recommend checking out their content and reading more about Chris.  He is a thinker always on the cutting edge.


Vantage TV

vantage.tv is at the forefront in the field of Virtual Reality. Using cutting edge technology and industry leading practices, we offer event professionals the opportunity to utilize VR; ultimately providing fans a truly visceral, immersive experience and making live events accessible to everyone, from anywhere on the planet.


NextVR

NextVR has developed a custom lens-to-lens system for capturing and delivering live and on-demand virtual reality experiences in true broadcast quality.

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