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101 W. Dickman St
Baltimore, MD 21230, us (map)

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  • Friday
    Jul 12 2019
    Bmore VR Summer 2019 Meetup

    City Garage

    What better way to kick off the summer than with a Bmore VR Meetup!

    On Friday, July 12 Bmore VR is returning with our usual open "Science Fair" layout with demos from DMV companies showcasing their awesome Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences.

    If you’d like to demo your VR/AR project(s) please send an email to events@baltivirtual.com!

    Schedule: 6:00PM - 6:45PM: Doors Open/Intros 6:45PM - 8:30PM: Demos/Networking

    Demos: TBD

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 10 2019
    Bmore VR Spring 2019 Raffle Meetup

    It's about time for our second Bmore VR Meetup of 2019 and this time around we're adding a raffle!

    On Wednesday, April 10, all Meetup attendees will receive a card upon entry and should receive a sticker from each demo they complete. Once, an attendee receives all stickers you may deposit your card into the raffle. Completed cards must be deposited by 9:15PM.

    Bmore VR is returning with our usual open "Science Fair" layout with demos from DMV companies showcasing their awesome VR/AR experiences.

    If you’d like to demo your VR/AR project(s) please send an email to [masked]!

    Schedule:
    6:00PM - 6:45PM: Doors Open/Intros
    6:45PM - 9:10PM: Demos/Networking
    9:15PM - 9:30PM: Raffle

    Demos:
    Look On Media - Look On Media’s advanced VR utility training is built from the ground up to effectively teach and track trainees learning dangerous and critical tasks such as identifying gas leaks in the field. The interactive VR software is modeled after real world scenarios and randomized each time to reinforce the critical thinking necessary to complete the tasks effectively. Under the hood it is measuring numerous data points and providing scores and feedback to the trainee after each user session. The powerful software is already in use at major utility providers and can be customized for any use case, even for industries outside the utility space such as healthcare, education and industrial training.

    Digital History Studios - Digital History Studios will be displaying a variety of projects, but most notably, the Berlin Wall Experience for the Vive which was produced for the Newseum in DC. Viewers are brought back in time to the Berlin Wall in the mid 1980’s and can explore various places in both West and East Berlin. There are a variety of interactive elements such as operating a searchlight on top of an observation tower, finding a hidden tunnel to escape to the West and taking a sledgehammer to crack the Wall.

    Callen Shaw Indie Games - VR Party Club is a party game for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. Their goal is to build an easy learning VR game where 1-4 players can throw, roll, shoot and slice their way to 1st place, in various board game and mini game environments! VR Party Club was designed for comfortable, intuitive game play to delight both VR veterans and neophytes. With one-button controls and zero-nausea design, VR Party Club would like to become the first true "killer app" for VR.

    Bully! Entertainment - Get the chance to test a gesture based installation piece for the Avatar franchise where users can fly a Banshee - as well as a couple other AR installations.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 23 2019
    New Year Meetup Presented with Mavric

    City Garage

    Ring in the new year with 2019’s first Bmore VR Meetup presented in partnership with MAVRIC.

    On Wednesday, January 23 Bmore VR is returning with our open "Science Fair" layout, but with a twist! We will have our demos from great local companies showcasing their latest and greatest VR/AR experiences, but will also feature a guest speaker!

    Experience our community's latest and greatest VR/AR projects from 2018 and 2019 and hear from Jesse McCulloch, the Program Manager at Microsoft and Ashley Alicea, an Evangelist for the Americas at Unity Technologies.

    McCulloch is the Program Manager of the Mixed Reality Developer Ecosystem team at Microsoft and is HoloLens’ Head of Community. His passion for Mixed Reality and how it will change the world is unmatched and he makes it his mission to to help developers find success in this emerging Mixed Reality world.

    We will also have a representative from Unity, the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, to give an overview of Unity's AR Foundation and the latest updates on creating multi-platform handheld AR experiences. After ten years as an indie developer and organizer of events for fellow game creators, Ashley Alicea joined Unity as an Evangelist for the Americas. She now spends her days empowering creators across the western hemisphere with the knowledge and skills they need to create games, films, and interactive media. Her past experience includes Global Game Jam, IndieCade and Games For Change.

    If you’d like to demo your VR/AR project(s) please send an email to events@baltivirtual.com!

    RSVP HERE: http://meetu.ps/e/GbsBh/HWyvH/f

    Schedule: 6:00 - 7:00: Doors Open/Demos 7:00 - 7:30: Talk with Jesse McCulloch 7:30 - 8:00PM: Talk with Ashley Alicea 8:00 - 9:00: Demos/Networking

    Demos: Digital History Studios - Displaying a variety of projects, but most notably, their Berlin Wall Experience for the Vive which was produced for the Newseum in DC. Viewers are brought back in time to the Berlin Wall in the mid 1980’s and can explore various places in both West and East Berlin.

    ARTECHOUSE- Admire their "Fractal Worlds" exhibition content, work by the artist Julius Horthisuis and Augment Reality markers used for their AR cocktails for the newest exhibition "Everything in Existence" opening January 18th

    Axum Graphics- Experience Auteurist, a browser based VR content creation tool with live motion capture streaming and photorealistic production rendering.

    Brady Welch - Explore visualizations that take advantage of audio reactive HLSL shaders, animations and various VFX to create immersive audiovisual experiences.

    Space Telescope Science Institution - Get up close and personal with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Come witness the immense scale of Webb, learn about its engineering feats, or even take a journey into the heart of a protoplanetary disk! Free download available through Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/891960/WebbVR_The_James_Webb_Space_Telescope_Virtual_Experience/

    Direct Dimensions: The XReality Center at The New School and the Fashion Study Collection at Parsons partnered in Spring 2018 to create an immersive experience that allows viewers to get up close to thousands of fashion pieces while learning how they're made and their historical significance. Direct Dimensions, based in Owings Mills, worked with Parsons to help create 3D content and a VR experience for the program.

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  • Wednesday
    May 23 2018
    Bmore VR Spring Meetup

    Bmore VR is returning with our open "Science Fair" layout, meaning we will have demos from great local companies showcasing their latest and greatest VR/AR experiences!

    If you'd like to show off a VR/AR project, please contact [masked]

    Space Telescope Science Institute: Get up close and personal with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Come witness the immense scale of Webb, learn about its engineering feats, or even take a journey into the heart of a protoplanetary disk!

    Molecular Jig Games: NanoCrasher VR is a Nano bot, 1000 times smaller than a Microbot, which means you are the size of a protein! Your mission is to travel over the surface of a single cell searching for an elusive pathogen you must capture before it finds its way into the cell. You fly through a forest of moving objects with no brakes searching for paths through the objects that lead in the direction of the pathogen. A hectic, endless runner, or endless bumper car kind of game, NanoCrasher will change how you think of your cells, that's for sure.

    Crime Scene VR: Immerses you in the world of forensic investigation. In your role as a crime scene investigator, it is your duty to document and gather evidence to help solve the crime. Evidence is hidden around the apartment and it's your job to find as much as you can with an emphasis on exploration and attention to detail. After leaving the crime scene you will be scored and be able to review the evidence that was documented during your investigation.

    Marcellus Wilson: Experience Ancient Egypt in the story of Ahmose in VR. In a time when the empire was divided and in the hands of foreign invaders, things get worse as they find themselves surrounded on all sides and facing war. Ahmose must journey to the land of the gods and through the underworld to gain the magical powers he needs to overcome his many enemies. Journey with Ahmose in this tower defense/ shooter game to discover the truth of the power of "the hidden one", the god Amun.

    Digital History Studios: Rob Cloutier will have demos of a variety projects in VR - walk around parts of the Berlin Wall, tour Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, walk through a World War I trench, swim with sharks and a variety of other experiences. For more information, see www.3dhistory.com.

    Dhremo Decals: Our newest efforts brings these decals into the augmented reality (AR) space. Instead of just experiencing a static "Rainbow Cure Blaster" paper sticker, patients will be able to scan the decal through the Dhremo App and (for example) an elephant would hop off the label and spray rainbow cure blaster around their hospital room. The goal is to create a full series of pediatric and apothecary AR decals, and as well as build the corresponding app. At this point we have animated an initial design, and will have a simulated demo to share.

    Diving the U-352: Experience not just the thrill of scuba diving, but exploring one of the best preserved submarines of World War II history. The U-352 WWII German Submarine, sitting off the coast of North Carolina, originally sank on May 9, 1942 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mo Hafez, CTO and Co-Founder of Discovery Deep, is proud to bring the experience of diving the U-352 to the VR world, keeping with Discovery Deep's mission of bringing the ocean out of the ocean, and digitally preserving maritime history.

    Jeffrey L. Gangwisch: Local Baltimorian will be showcasing two framed 8"x8" paintings that are both AR collages. Visitors are invited to explore the framed images using the provided tablets.

    Schedule:

    6:00: Doors open / networking
    6:30: Intro and quick updates from all presenters
    7:00: Demos
    8:30: Event closes

    See you all there!

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 7 2018
    Bmore VR - The Olympics Edition

    We’re mixing it up in Baltimore and this is how it’s going to go down:

    There will be teams of 2-5 members each representing a different country (imaginary countries are encouraged). Bonus points will be awarded for creative uniforms, flags and National Anthems.

    Each country will play a VR game for 15ish minutes (5 minutes per team member) and record their highest score, then move on to the next game and so on and so forth. The team with the highest score at the end wins.

    Teams should be somewhat determined prior to the ceremonial torch lighting on the night of competition. If you come alone - have no fear! You can always join another team.

    When countries & teams are determined, please message us so we have an understanding of who is showing up. Also, if you are making a VR game OR have an all time favorite that should be in the Olympics - message us and let us know!

    We’re still working out the kinks, but we know that there will definitely be three things: Competition, Virtual Reality and Prizes!

    Event itinerary TBD

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    Your regularly scheduled BmoreVR “expo” style Meetup will return in the spring

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    Bmore VR Fall Meetup

    Trick or Treat? 

    Tough choice, but at our next Meetup you won't have to choose! 

    We are continuing with our open "Science Fair" layout, meaning we will have demos from great local companies - but with a spooky twist! Come try out the latest VR/AR experiences and hardware! 

    Eat & drink all the ghoulish goodies, walk through a VR haunted house or watch a Halloween-themed live painting on Tilt Brush from local artists - just don't get too scared!

    If you'd like to show off a VR/AR project, please contact [masked]


    Demos TBD:

    6:00: Doors open / networking 

    6:30: Intro and quick updates from all presenters

    7:00: Demos

    9:00: Event closes 

    See you all there! (Maybe in a Halloween costume?) 

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 19 2017
    Bmore VR Summer Meetup

    Buckle up for one of the best Bmore VR Meetups to date! This time we'll be having it at City Garage in Port Covington. Betamore has graciously let us use their GIANT office space, so we can all VIVE out.  

    We are continuing with our open "Science Fair" layout, meaning we will have demos from great local companies. Come try out the latest VR/AR experiences and hardware! 

    If you'd like to show off a VR/AR project, please contact [masked]

    Demos:

    Dusty Peterson: One Jump Short is a Sci-fi Space thriller that pits your will to survive against your ability to multitask. The sole controller of a massive, FTL capable interstellar shipping barge, it's your job to command maintenance drones, plot hyperspace jumps, and perform delicate docking operations. When your ship is suddenly overcome with an infestation of horrific alien creatures, you'll need to juggle everything you know to make your way home before you're overrun.

    Mosaic Learning: Showcasing current VR training simulations that feature hand & feet tracking, as well as prop item tracking using Vive Trackers. Additional demos will showcase the potential of utilizing Leap Motion in conjunction with the Vive to allow hand tracking & hand presence in a VR environment without the use of traditional controllers.

    StemBright: College students that made a music game for kids in the spring 2017 semester called Vibrato. The games has music theory min games as well as an AR mini game that teaches kids to play the piano.

    VisiSonics: Either will demo four different rooms with different audio reflections and the user can interact with different objects emitting audio and hear 3D audio with different reverb reflections based off the materials of the walls OR will demo "Fixing Incus" which is a VR experience running on Oculus Rift that demonstrates a rail demo where the user is a robot on a space station being repaired.

    MageWorks: Experience journey about "crafting reality using virtual reality". Players wield a spell-book in one hand and a staff in the other while traveling to different lands. Along their adventure, they will fight against different foes, discover new spells, and collect resources - all to create their personal staff. Saw wood, learn to lathe shapes, mill flowers into ink, grind crystals, and transform drawings into manufactured designs, all of which are then 3D printed in reality.

    Space Telescope Science Center: Showcasing their VR “classroom” that was designed to help bring public attention to the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope.

    LookOnMedia: Plans on demoing the Virtual Reality Museum that was shown at Light City Baltimore 2017 for anyone who missed it.

    Nick Clinkscales, Julien Van Putten and J.S. Gleason: These three MICA students will be showing Talewinds, a prototype VR airship game, and KRAZAM!, a VR physics based puzzle game that's currently in development. 

    Balti Virtual: Showcasing new designs for their Augmented Reality Temporary Tattoos for kids called "HoloTats" and other augmented reality applications. 

    Virtual Reality Cam Studios: Demoing immersive virtual reality showcases of commercial and residential real estate. Learn how they use a hybrid of VR / AR, aerial drone capture and 4k cinematography to produce Luxury Lifestyle movies.

    Molecular Jig Game: You have seen MicroBots piloted through bodies by Raquel Welch, Dennis Quaid and Ms. Frizzle. Now you can drive your own with: Nano Crasher VR. Yes, NanoCrasher VR is a Nano bot, 1000 times smaller than a Microbot, which means you are the size of a protein!  Your mission is to travel over the surface of a single cell searching for an elusive pathogen you must capture before it finds its way into the cell. You fly through a forest of moving objects with no brakes searching for paths through the objects that lead in the direction of the pathogen.  A hectic, endless runner, or endless bumper car kind of game, NanoCrasher will change how you think of your cells, that's for sure.

    Also, featuring live painting on Tilt Brush!

    Other demos to be announced!

    6:00: Doors open / networking 

    6:30: Intro and quick updates from all presenters

    7:00: Demos

    9:00: Event closes 

    See you all there!

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