Rumii 1.3 Release: YouTube Viewer, Presentation Modes, Unity Editor

 Create dynamic and interactive presentations in VR with multiple 3D loader and YouTube Viewer

Create dynamic and interactive presentations in VR with multiple 3D loader and YouTube Viewer

We are excited to bring you the newest version of rumii. Our latest update includes a YouTube widget that will allow you to view YouTube videos or channels via search. A great way to bring high quality YouTube video content into your VR meetings or classrooms.

Another update is our two new presentation modes (Lecture and Discussion) these modes will allow you to set safeguards and have better control over your audiences and content in your rumii meeting spaces.

We’ve also added more customization and content creation with Unity Editor and support for our current widgets as well as bug fixes and memory optimization.

Coming soon: iPhone and iPad support

Rumii 1.3 Release Notes

  1. YouTube Widget support added

  2. Widget Improvements

    1. Added help system for Widgets

    2. Added customizable colors for the block widgets

    3. Added undo/redo support for 2D and 3D line drawer

  3. Added support for Lecture and Discussion modes in rooms

  4. Bug fixes and memory optimization across all devices

  5. Updated content creation tools using the Unity Editor

  6. iPhone and iPad support coming soon

Room Modes- Lecture and Discussion Modes

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Rumii 1.2 Update: New Rooms, More 3D Model Support, Bug Fixes

We've got a new 1.2 Release update today! Steam/Oculus Go users this should automatically update. Website users please download the new build.

3D Model Loader Improvements

  • Added support for DAE (1.5), OBJ, STL, 3DS, BLEND, LWO, LWS, B3D, SMD, PLY, X, DXF, FBX (2013) -More information: https://tinyurl.com/y94jwxc7

New Rooms

 Zen Garden - Add more peace and tranquility to your meetings in the new Zen Garden.

Zen Garden - Add more peace and tranquility to your meetings in the new Zen Garden.

 Dome Room - Want a futuristic lobby set to impress? The dome is for you!

Dome Room - Want a futuristic lobby set to impress? The dome is for you!

Performance and Stability Improvements

MacOS users: The model viewer widget currently cannot load textures with an object placed inside of a zip file. This feature will be supported in the next release

Windows Mixed Reality users: Windows Mixed Reality headsets will not be available for use inside of rumii in this release. This feature will be available again in the next release

rumii 1.1 Update: Steam Store, Multiple Object Loader Limit, New Rooms

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We have just launched rumii on the Steam Store! We are striving to make rumii more accessible to everyone through VR friendly marketplaces like Steam. 

DOWNLOAD RUMII ON STEAM HERE

What does this mean if you already have rumii installed? If you already have rumii installed you can download Steam and then download the newest rumii build. A great benefit of downloading rumii through Steam is that when we make updates to rumii you get automatic updates. No more having to go download new builds!

Install Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/about/

rumii on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/872440/rumii/

Our newest rumii build on Steam includes the newest features and bug fixes. 

  • Multiple Object Loader - Upload up to 40 objects in one room 
  • New Room Type- You can now have your meetings in a town square setting. Select "Town" from the create a room feature. 
 New "Town" room in rumii 

New "Town" room in rumii 

Reviews on Steam are welcomed! Tell us what you like and what could be improved! We are always open for new feature suggestions. 

Have questions? Comment here or Join our “Friends Of rumii” group on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rumii/

rumii 1.0 Update

 Our New "Design Platform" Room

Our New "Design Platform" Room

We’ve updated our rumii software to include the features you have been wanting the most and have upgraded many older features for better performance! Check out your new meeting space or classroom in virtual reality (or desktop) right now.  https://www.rumii.net/download

Features include:

  • Windows Screen Sharing

    Share your desktop from within Windows either in VR or Desktop mode. We’ve updated the screen sharing code to take advantage of hardware acceleration for better local performance.
  • Expanded Google Poly functionality

    You can now load up to 30 poly models and arrange them however you like in the scene. Then you can save your arrangements and have them loaded later.
  • Block Prototyping Widget

    Use these blocks to create prototype rooms, locations, objects, and anything you can imagine.
  • New Room: “Design Platform”

    With the power to create interesting scenes using the Google Poly and blocks widgets comes a need for a bigger, better work space. Introducing the Design Platform which is a big open space where you can open multiple Google Poly and Blocks!
  • Updated Menu Design

    A new cleaner look and feel for the menus that emphasizes the main actions users take in rumii and neatly organizes more powerful options into sub menus.
  • Expanded Team Management features

    Bulk add emails through the client. Invite your whole team or class with ease!
  • Widget Tabs

    Have up to four widgets stacked on top of each other that you can tab between.
  • Emojis

    Emojis allow participants to express their emotions if being on a microphone is not the best option. Great for presenters to gauge audience or student reactions!

 

Download or update your build of rumii: 

https://rumii.net/download
 

Have questions? Comment here or Join our “Friends Of rumii” group on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rumii/

Doghead Simulations Newsletter: Kyle Maeda Joins As President, First All-Day VR Conference in rumii, New Features and more! 

Hey friends of Doghead Simulations! 

We have been up to a lot recently and have some exciting announcements for you. Here’s a note from our CEO to kick-off this month’s newsletter! 

“We’ve been a busy bunch this year at Doghead Simulations. We’ve got great market traction, monthly, recurring revenue and exciting product updates. But the one thing we’re most proud of is how happy our customer are with rumii. We’re all working very hard to execute on our blockbuster strategy to fundamentally improve the way that people educate and communicate and the future is bright. One of the most exciting things for all of us on this journey is how we are connecting people across the globe and doing our part to improve our world by shrinking it. If I could describe rumii in one word, it would be... unification. rumii is unifying our world in ways we’ve never seen before. We’re linking the two-dimensional screens of the digital world in front of us with the 3-dimensional physical world around us. rumii is having the unifying effect of bridging social class, closing the resource gap and freeing our distinct human capabilities to simulate, visualize and interact across each of our very personal and unique realities. We’ll soon look back and marvel at what we once thought to be impossible, but is now a very real and normal part of our daily lives. rumii is a central part of our new extended reality and at the forefront of the world’s next computing platform and here’s the kicker… it’s already here!”  - Mat Chacon (@TheVRCEO)

Merging Realities: First All-Day in VR Conference Held In rumii

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This past month rumii was chosen as the platform of choice to hold the first all day in virtual reality conference -. Merging Realities. The event was organized by Lethbridge College to showcase speakers who spoke on education and VR. It was a highly successful event with over 150 global attendees in rumii throughout the day as well as non-VR viewers through livestreaming on Twitch. This event was truly a historic event not only for our company to showcase rumii, but for the future of our industry to show off the ways virtual reality can be used to connect the world. Merging Realities in rumii proved the worth of virtual reality for Human-to-Human (H2H) interaction. 

Kyle Maeda joins Doghead Simulations as President and Executive Vice-Chairman

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Our “virtual doghouse” is growing! We are excited to announce the addition of a new incredible “top dog”. The team is honored to bring Kyle Maeda on board as President and Executive Vice-Chairman to help us shape the future of Doghead Simulations. He has a passion for creating products that change industry paradigms: from SMS in wireless, diagnostic tools for heavy transport, or most recently, a market leading eClinical tool for life sciences.  He also has years of experience building large global organizations, as well as scaling companies through inorganic growth. 

Recent Press Features in Engadget and Geekwire

 

Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less isolated - Engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/20/full-sail-university-online-class-vr-session

From AR to VR: After games, what’s the next big market for ‘extended reality? - Geekwire https://www.geekwire.com/2018/ar-vr-games-whats-next-big-market-extended-reality

CEO Mat Chacon Keynoting at AWE Conference

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Mat Chacon, CEO of Doghead Simulations, will be giving a keynote titled “Educating Across Realities Bridging distance, time and scale in education and training” at the 9th Annual Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, CA this year. In this age of XR, people will no longer go to school… they will simply attend school. XR is linking the two-dimensional screens of the digital world in front of us with the 3-dimensional physical world around us. This is having the unifying effect of bridging social class, closing the resource gap and freeing our distinct human capabilities to simulate, visualize and interact across each of our unique realities.

Partnerships with HTC Vive and HP to showcase rumii at the MIT EmTech Conference and UBTech Conference

We are excited to partner with HTC Vive for the EmTech Next Conference at MIT in Cambridge, MA, June 4-5th. Focusing on  “future of work” technologies, we be demoing and showcasing rumii with HTC Vive at their Enterprise VR showcase during EmTech Next in June. We are also partnering with HP to demo and showcase rumii at the UBTech Education Technology Conference in Las Vegas, June 4-5th. 

New rumii Features

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New features are on the way! We are releasing a new build of rumii the end of this month, here’s a sneak peak of the many new features that we will be rolling out. 

  • Google Poly Integration: Assemble your own creative scene in rumii using free 3D models directly imported from Google Poly
  • New Design Platform Room Type: Design and create your own space with this spacious and simplistic room.
  • Reaction Emojis: Emojis for users to further express their emotions during meetings or events. Great for presenters to gauge audience reactions during talks or classes. 


Thanks again for all of your support and feedback! Our customers and fans are helping us shape the future of work and education.

Have questions about rumii or want to partner with us? Let us know contact@dogheadsimulations.com or tweet us @dogheadsims