Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies 1st Edition

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From the Inside Flap

  • How to apply these technologies in your business
  • Learn about virtual, augmented, and mixed reality
  • The history and future of VR and AR

The perfect primer on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are driving the next technological revolution. This book helps you understand what virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) are, their history, how they are being used today, and how they will affect consumers both personally and professionally now and in the future. Perfect for both VR/AR content creators and VR/AR content consumers, this book will inform the way you approach and contribute to these emerging technologies.

Inside…

  • Plan a VR, AR, or MR project
  • Create VR/AR content
  • Find out how VR, AR, and MR will transform industries
  • Explore VR/AR use cases
  • Get answers to FAQs around these technologies

From the Back Cover

  • How to apply these technologies in your business
  • Learn about virtual, augmented, and mixed reality
  • The history and future of VR and AR

The perfect primer on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are driving the next technological revolution. This book helps you understand what virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) are, their history, how they are being used today, and how they will affect consumers both personally and professionally now and in the future. Perfect for both VR/AR content creators and VR/AR content consumers, this book will inform the way you approach and contribute to these emerging technologies.

Inside…

  • Plan a VR, AR, or MR project
  • Create VR/AR content
  • Find out how VR, AR, and MR will transform industries
  • Explore VR/AR use cases
  • Get answers to FAQs around these technologies
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Additional information

Dimensions7.2 × 1 × 9.1 cm
Publisher ‏

‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (July 11, 2018)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 352 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 1119481341

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-1119481348

Item Weight ‏

‎ 1.05 pounds

Dimensions ‏

‎ 7.2 x 1 x 9.1 inches

10 reviews for Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies 1st Edition

  1. MomNTx


    Good book.

  2. The Modernist Medium


    I know nothing about virtual or augmented realities so this book was a great read. It seems to be targeted for people like with limited technical knowledge on the subject. It is well-written, easy to understand and helped me gain a better understanding of VR and AR. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about it.

  3. Antigone Walsh


    this is a nice introduction to VR and AR. It really seems designed for people with limited technical knowledge. the organization and writing and decent. It provides a nice overview of both systems. If you are looking for a technological guide you will not find it here. The information is basic but still valuable to those seeking to get a preliminary understanding of the systems and their potentials.

  4. Ira Laefsky


    In reporting and instructing in a topic such as Virtual Reality and Augmented reality where the ground state of technology changes daily it is almost impossible for a publication in book form to remain current. Mr. Mealey performs an admirable job in reporting on the latest hardware for AR and VR, including all price ranges of Head Mounted DIsplays and Haptic Inputs. He also covers well the health and comfort concerns of AR & VR users, as well as the steps and cautions for an individual or company to enter this arena. While he describes the basic tools and API’s used in developing content for these technologies the coverage of software tools in a little more ssketchy than the description of hardware and equipment. This handbook definitely belongs in the library of one considering a purchase in this arena or entering the market.

  5. Jerry Saperstein


    You won’t become an expert in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) by reading this book. You will, however, gain a better understanding of VR and AR than most people have. \ Author Paul Mealy takes it7 step by step by first defining VR and AR, exploring the current state of each in terms of available devices and then going on to essentially describing available VR and AR devices. A person with an avid interest has probably gleaned all this information already from their own reading. The next ninety pages are given over to a discussion of creating content. Again, someone with great interest in this subject will have gained the insights offered here from their own open-source of reading. Onward to the assessment of the future of VR and AR. Again, all of the material has Appeared elsewhere before. Illustrations are sparse and generally generic. In short, this is an overview of a complex technology. For the part, this book covers the surface and has little technical depth. Good if you just want an introduction with all the basics between two covers.Jerry

  6. Dweib McGee


    This book is for yuppies thinking of implementing VR into their business. It reads like a college level class. It is not for a 70 year grandma nor is it for a 13 year old kid just wanting to play a few games. Recently picked up a Google cardboard head set for the first time to watch a few 3D movies and thought this book might be helpful. But found it too dry and filled with techno mumble jumble I have no interest in. Returned.

  7. Spicey


    Great info

  8. Satyam Rana

    Awesome Book
    Awesome Book

  9. miss suzanne brandon

    Excellent
    Brilliant

  10. R

    Not useful or interesting
    What has happened to Dummies guides? They used to be well-written with great graphics, a joy to read. This book uses cheap paper like newsprint that results in grey-scale photos. There are no good graphics. The writing is wordy and slow, doesn’t get to the point quickly, and doesn’t have interesting content. It’s a waste of money.I recently purchased a gaming computer and want to acquire a VR headset to use with it. I’m not interested in games, but would like to try other VR contexts such as educational and historical VR videos; movies; creation within VR; and whatever else is out there. But I was happy to have an overview of the whole VR world, including the creation of VR apps and so on.So far I can’t find anything of interest. It’s boring and useless and not even visually appealing.

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