Så er der mere spændende nyt på VR fronten. Denne gang er det både en Face Tracker og en ny Tracker kombineret i VIVE Pro Eye VR headsettet. Vive Facial Tracker kan opfange 38 forskellige udtryk og gengive dem som du kan se på traileren nedenfor. Den kombineres med  Vive Tracker som kan fastgøres på hænder, arme eller ben for at gengive bevægelse. Vi har hele pressemeddelelsen nedenfor.

HTC VIVE®, the leader in premium virtual reality (VR), today announced the next evolution of the VIVE Tracker ecosystem, with the launch of the new VIVE Tracker 3.0, and the VIVE Facial Tracker.

HTC has consistently set the industry standard, and this third generation of the VIVE Tracker is even more versatile with up to 75% increased battery life, 15% reduction in weight, and 33% smaller footprint than previous generation VIVE Trackers. The highly acclaimed VIVE Tracker has a strong track record across a wide range of industries from TV/film production, sports rehabilitation and training, medical use, enterprise training, and full-body tracking for VR avatars, allowing the seamless integration of physical objects in extended reality. The new VIVE Tracker 3.0 will be available in EMEA starting March 10 for: Finland: €139, Norway: 1449 kr., Sweden: 1499 kr., Denmark: 979 kr.

HTC also announced the commercial availability of the VIVE Facial Tracker. Tracking 38 facial movements across the lips, jaw, teeth, tongue, chin, and cheeks, the VIVE Facial Tracker provides accurate real-time depiction of almost the entirety of the lower facial area in VR. The new VIVE Facial Tracker will be available in EMEA starting March 10 for: Finland: €139, Norway: 1449 NOK, Sweden: 1499 SEK, Denmark: 979 DKK.

“The VR community has unlimited creativity and we’ve seen the VIVE Tracker everywhere from industrial use, film production, to sports, gaming, and more. With a sleeker design and even longer battery life, the new VIVE Tracker 3.0 is even more versatile,” said Graham Wheeler, General Manager of HTC EMEA, “And with the new VIVE Facial Tracker, it’s easier than ever to create ultra-realistic characters.”

NEXT GENERATION VIVE TRACKER –

Based on feedback from developer communities, HTC’s newest VIVE Tracker is smaller, lighter, and has improved battery life when compared to the previous generation VIVE Tracker. A single charge gives up to seven hours of continuous use, with the same sub-millimeter tracking precision and 240 degree FOV tracking all in a smaller package. By decreasing the overall footprint of the device while prolonging battery capacity, users can experience a heightened level of immersion as their tracked objects blend more realistically into their digital reality.

The new VIVE Tracker 3.0 is fully backwards compatible with previous generations. Maintaining the same Pogo pin and mounting layout as the original VIVE Tracker, the newest VIVE Tracker allows for easy integration into current solutions. The VIVE Tracker 3.0 is fully compatible with SteamVR 2.0 and 1.0 tracking and all SteamVR-based headsets.

HTC has led the industry in VR tracking technology, introducing the first generation VIVE Tracker in 2017. Since then, developers have built countless compatible applications that have expanded the capabilities of VR. Due to its precision tracking accuracy and its accessibility, the VIVE Tracker has been deployed across use cases from medical simulations and virtual Hollywood productions, to first responder and elite sports training. The versatile design has also led to a proliferation of compatible accessories for the location-based entertainment and home experience segments. 

VIVE FACIAL TRACKER

HTC VIVE also announced the commercialization of the VIVE Facial Tracker, which seamlessly tracks 38 facial movements across the lips, jaw, teeth, tongue, chin, and cheeks giving an accurate real-time depiction of almost the entirety of the lower facial area in VR. The dual camera solution features 60Hz tracking rate with low 6ms latency and an IR illuminator, ensuring accurate high-performance, responsive tracking in even the darkest conditions. The VIVE Facial Tracker simply sticks to the VIVE Pro HMD, allowing a quick and easy set-up. 

Combining the VIVE Facial Tracker, VIVE Tracker and the VIVE Pro Eye, HTC provides the most realistic, accurate, and accessible head-to-toe tracking solution for VR. The VIVE Facial Tracker is compatible with the VIVE Pro series of virtual reality systems and will be available for purchase on March 10.