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How is VR different from a monitor

VR requires a much higher resolution and framerate, and a much lower latency (start of draw to showing on screen). If any of those things are missing then people tend to get nauseated. All of those ...
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How is VR different from a monitor

Macs are not gaming machines. They never have been. There was a time maybe 10-15 years ago when you could build a mid-tier gaming Mac, at significantly higher expense than a PC, but Macs have never ...
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What methods/technologies to reduce required performance for virtual reality are there?

Avoid stereo when possible There was some research published recently measuring when users can or cannot tell whether the specular contribution, which is view point dependent, is different between ...
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Cloud based VR would be the future?

As other people have mentioned, due to network latency issues, I think that full rendering on a cloud server and streaming video to a client device is unlikely to be workable. Even if the latency can ...
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What methods/technologies to reduce required performance for virtual reality are there?

Alex Vlachos from Valve has had two great GDC talks about this: the one from 2015 the one from 2016 Other than that (and what you have linked yourself), there isn't much left to do than to simply ...
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How is VR different from a monitor

A VR headset is a monitor in terms of connections that just requires special software, but the issue is more of software and the capabilities of Mac hardware. You are most likely referring to the ...
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What is the definition of "motion to photon" in VR?

Ideally, motion-to-photon latency is exactly what it says. It measures time from when the user physically makes a motion (say, begins to turn their head) to when the photons physically coming out of ...
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VR and frustum culling

I've generalized Everitt's results if that's needed. As a bonus, a way to extract left0/right0 from the eyes perspective matrices: ...
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VR and frustum culling

Be careful, using a single frustum for culling only works if the combined field of view of the eyes is less than 180 degrees. There are now VR headsets with a larger field of view around 200 degrees, ...
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How is VR different from a monitor

A external monitor in most cases is only one viewport. Means you have a monoscopic image displayed. Having a HMD (Head-Mounted Display) like Oculus Rift requires you to render your virtual scene for ...
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Distributed parallel rendering in Gaming or VR rendering

You are essentially correct in assuming that it is technically feasible to distribute the rendering computation workload. It is, essentially, a computation workload like any other; possibly even ...
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Can Frameless rendering reduce latency? And, can FPGA do 3D rendering instead of GPU?

First of all, the "frameless rendering" technique is in the context of raytracing, not rasterization. It's not obvious how it could be made to work effectively with rasterization, given that the basic ...
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Where do computer graphic engineers look for job ads?

There are several major Computer Graphics publications that have a jobs section. Try Siggraph for example. I'm pretty sure I saw a similar thing for Eurographics, but I can't find it right now. ...
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How can I intercept and filter all frames coming out of SteamVR?

So far, I've been able to attach to vrcompositor.exe with RenderDoc and intercept the D3D calls that do the composition. According to Baldur Karlsson (the author of ...
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Instanced Stereo Rendering vs. Multiple Command Buffers

Yes, there are advantages. You can render different command buffers to different queues. Modern NVIDIA hardware, in particular, offers a full sixteen separate queues that are capable of rendering ...
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Real 3D interior room from 360 images

A website devoted to prescanned photogrammetry is :Quixel.com They did (at least some of) the assets for the version 5 unreal engine demo. I have gotten excellent results with software from Agisoft ...
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Cloud based VR would be the future?

Strictly speaking I think that the latency coming from transferring data over the network will not be low enough for VR. The device will need to send all the head tracking data and the user input over ...
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What is "Scanline Racing"

The great thing is we can finally predict scan-line exact raster accuracy with no access to a per-scanline query: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ7Loh830Ec I have come up with the exact ...
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Cloud based VR would be the future?

I always feel gaming, particularly AAA gaming (e.g., FPS), is and will be the last application for cloud rendering, regardless being VR or not. VR simply makes the problem/requirement harder. ...
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Where do computer graphic engineers look for job ads?

That's a tough one. This is going to be anecdotal evidence, but in the case of other graphics programmers I know and myself, each of us has a selection of companies we hold in high esteem based on ...
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What stops the auto-generated 3D worlds of Google Earth Pro from being MUCH more detailed and accurate?

These views are generated using photogrammetry. Usually by vehicles that are colleting GPS data about the streets at the same time. As the data collection vehicle drives by it take multiple photo's ...
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Calculate the position and rotation of a quad in 3d space given a 2d projection of that quad from a camera

Hello Djgaven588 and welcome to the forums! This is not a computer graphics question, but a computer vision one. The answer to it is a little bit involved and I cannot make it justice on a forum post. ...
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OpenGL Framebuffer with multiple Depthbuffers inside

FBOs can only use a single depth image, but that image can be layered. Broadly speaking, VR multi-eye rendering ought to be done through layered FBO images for both the color and depth buffers. The ...
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Normal 2D photo to VR-compatible spherical photo

There are a few ways you can do it. Basically, you need to get your photo into a format that's suitable for using as an environment map. There are a number of such projections available. The most ...
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Using GPU in PC for GearVR

Since you're asking in this Stack Exchange, I assume you intend to build a VR app yourself that utilizes this scenario. While it is perfectly possible to utilize PC for rendering and stream the ...
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