Real Time 3D Hair Dye Simulation

AR Tech startup ModiFace revealed their deep learning-based live video hair tracking and hair color simulation. They trained their neural networks with 220,000 hair images to make their networks detect hair in each video frame and adjust the coloration of hair in a photorealistic way.

You can try out this new tech at “Hair Color” app on App Store.

Introducing ARCore

Google released a preview of a new SDK called ARCore. It is currently running on the Pixel and Galaxy S8.

ARCore works with Java, OpenGL, Unity and UE. Focusing on three things:

  • Motion tracking: Using the phone’s camera to observe feature points in the room and IMU sensor data, ARCore determines both the position and orientation (pose) of the phone as it moves. Virtual objects remain accurately placed.
  • Environmental understanding: It’s common for AR objects to be placed on a floor or a table. ARCore can detect horizontal surfaces using the same feature points it uses for motion tracking.
  • Light estimation: ARCore observes the ambient light in the environment and makes it possible for developers to light virtual objects in ways that match their surroundings, making their appearance even more realistic.

NVIDIA Introduce WhisperMode For Laptops

NVIDIA WHISPERMODE

NVIDIA WhisperMode is power efficient mode designed to minimize the fan noise from laptops while providing an excellent gaming experience.

In order to achieve maximum efficiency while providing an excellent visual experience, they’ve profiled the top 400 games and selected the sweet spot — If you increase the graphics settings, power consumption and GPU utilization increase. At a certain point, cranking up graphics settings higher results in significantly more power consumption, which causing fans to spin faster — of game settings and GPU power consumption.

Google Street View Got 10th Birthday

Timeline updated

Street View started out as Larry Page’s far-fetched idea to create a 360-degree map of the world. Today, 10 years after the first imagery was published in Street View, people can scale mountains, dive into the depths of the ocean, scout out ramen spots, and walk through museums in far corners of the world.

The Nintendo Switch is Now Fully Supports UE4

blogAssets%2F2017%2FMAY+2017%2FNintendo+Switch+Support+416%2FOLDBANNER_416Switch-770x250-71aba4bc4f5df2adb9392092f3dae20b3300e699

Previously, the Switch only had semi-compatibility, but now with update 4.16, the console can finally run the engine in it’s entirety.

After launching early support for Nintendo Switch development in February’s Unreal Engine 4.15 release, Epic is proud to announce fully-featured native support for the popular platform in Unreal Engine 4.16.

Epic Games has teamed up with Nintendo to release the full Unreal Engine 4 source code for Nintendo Switch to approved developers for free! After launching experimental support for Nintendo Switch development in February’s Unreal Engine 4.15 release, Epic is proud to announce fully-featured native support for the popular platform in Unreal Engine 4.16.