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Vuzix Wrap™ 920AR + maxReality Bundle

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Vuzix Wrap™ 920AR HMD with Autodesk® maxReality plug-in

INITION says

“The Wrap™ 920AR by Vuzix is a great entry level HMD for video AR applications.” Jeff Ferguson, Immersive Technologies Consultant.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Wrap™ 920AR augmented reality eyewear and maxReality™ plug-in for Autodesk® 3ds Max® empower you to turn your desktop into a “HOLO-Deck”.

Wrap 920AR

The Wrap™ 920AR augmented reality eyewear bridges the gap between digital media and the real world, enabling the exciting new world of augmented reality.

Imagine looking at an object and seeing a data balloon hovering above with information automatically downloaded from the Internet. Imagine playing a game where the game characters appeared, in 3D, right in your living room. Or, imagine demonstrating a new product with its 3D image floating above your boardroom table where you can spin it around and allow customers to see it in a 360-degree view from any angle. These are all augmented reality applications that can be created today using the Vuzix Wrap 920AR augmented reality system.

Augmented reality is a new paradigm in how we use computers and access the world of digital media. The Wrap 920AR is the first near-eye display to both capture and display images in either 2D or 3D, ushering in a wave of new games and applications in ways previously only dreamed of or watched in movies.

maxReality

maxReality™ is an optional Autodesk® 3ds Max® plugin that allows you to launch an augmented reality interactive 3D experience of your 3D model right onto your desk, with the click of a button.

Combined, Vuzix Wrap 920 AR glasses and maxReality become a virtual “HOLO-Deck” on your desktop. With the click of the mouse, you can launch an interactive view of your 3D Studio Max and 3D Studio Viz model, in stereoscopic 3D. Whether you are a 3D Modeler or Architect, it is now possible to interact and experience your models in the real world and in real time.

maxReality supports many standard 3D Studio Max features including; Animation, Texture Mapping, Pixel Shading, Lighting, Morphing and more. Advanced features like; Animated Path and Free Cameras Environment Effects, Portals within or to external models, Triggered Animations, Blue screening, and 3D Sounds are also supported.

 Specifications

  • Twin high-resolution 640 x 480 LCD displays
  • Equivalent to a 67-inch screen as viewed from ten feet (approximately 3 m)
  • 60 Hz progressive scan update rate
  • Ultra-low video distortion
  • 31-degree diagonal field of view
  • 24-bit true color (16 million colors)
  • Independent +2 to -5 diopter focus adjustment
  • Two discrete VGA (640 x 480) video cameras
  • 30 frames per second video capture at 640 x 480
  • USB video camera – no proprietary drivers required
  • 6-degree of freedom tracker – yaw, pitch, roll, and x, y and z values
  • 3-axes magneto-resistive sensors
  • 3-axes accelerometers
  • 3-axis gyros
  • Auto re-centering to adjust from drift
  • Includes tracker and gyro calibration software
  • Tracker, approximately 30 x 10 x 15 millimeters
  • includes Deluxe Carry Case
  • Includes Wrap VGA Adapter
  • Connects to VGA port
  • Includes VGA to DVI video port adapter
  • Works with all Windows dual monitor compatible video card, all brands
  • Supports 1024 x 768 resolution display settings