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We have seen a massive surge in #AI interest in recent weeks which culminated in massive hype with anything related!

This brought me back to one of the projects I was most bullish about @RenderToken

What is $RNDR?
Why is there a need for #RNDR?
Who is behind it?
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1.What is Render?

🔶GPU rendering system acting as a marketplace between GPU providers & requestors

🔶Provides GPU owners an opportunity to monetize their idle GPU by offering it's computing power to rendering job requests

🔶Allows GPU owners to loan out their GPU power Image
2.Why does this matter?

🔶Rendering costs massive amounts of money, time and storage space.

🔶Avatar (2009) as follows:
-40k processors used for rendering
-The computers were processing up to 1.4 million TPD to render
-Each of Avatar’s frames took several hours to render.
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We are pleased to share that @MoviePass announced today it has raised its seed financing led by @animocabrands w/participation from Claritas Capital @GaingelsVC & others. Animoca Brands’ executive chairman @Ysiu will join the board of MoviePass.

Read more:bit.ly/3W9yujR
2/ @MoviePass will use the new funding to accelerate the beta relaunch of its #movie theatre subscription service and to develop & implement the company’s #Web3 strategy, including #VR #cinema experiences and using #technology to drive traffic to theaters.

#DigitalPropertyRights
3/ "@MoviePass has a strong vision for #technology in the field of entertainment and our #investment demonstrates our commitment to maximizing the value that MoviePass can deliver across the film industry. ” said @ysiu, executive chairman & co-founder of @animocabrands.

#BUIDL
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How many softwares are required to run a #STR/#VR business?

1? 3? 5?

We'd argue the number could be 20+, and put this market map together to share why.

🗺 Figma Map: lnkd.in/gn4vbRXT
📃 Category Write-Up: lnkd.in/gUH5RD9Q

[ Backstory/links below ]
At @vrma's 2022 International Conference, @SlickTalkPod asked attendees "How many softwares do you use to power your business?"💻

To our (@usewheelhouse's) surprise, very few teams used 4+ softwares to run their business 😳

Why were we surprised?
b/c the number of software teams in the STR/VR space is skyrocketing 🚀

We left that conference eager to map out the state of technology for STR & VRs.

That project quickly resulted into tracking:

- 170+ software teams
- 19 unique categories of software
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The talks from the @vsac2022 conference symposium I "Realities of Geometries" are now online. If you are interested in #MathArt and #illustratingmath, give them a look here: youtube.com/playlist?list=… (10-15 min. per talk). A short presentation of the talks as thread🧵. (1/5)
First talk is by me, @msmathcomp. I am speaking about the generalization of #Chladni figures to the third dimension. Thereby, the intersection of sound waves becomes tangible, e.g., in the form of a #3dprint. . (2/5)
Second talk is by Teresa Hunyadi (teresahunyadi.com) and @davemurrayrust. They speak about deformations of #PenroseTilings. Their realizations include #CNC millings of the tilings as well as baked clay forms. . (3/5)
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SO MANY challenges when starting #VR DEVELOPMENT such as what are all the tools & what do they do?

THIS IS FOR YOU!

1- Start & learn to use a game engine (Unity/Unreal)
2- Learn Visual Scripting (C#/C++ more flexibility)
3- Get a VR Headset & computer (mac or win)

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4- Ask yourself the question: what platform do you want to build for? Do not overcomplicate this, just pick one ex: Meta, SteamVR, etc
5- For Unity which is my expertise try the following toolkits: (XR Interaction Toolkit, MRTK 3, UltimateXR, VRIF, Hurricane VR) Image
6- With C++ or C# Development you will need a good IDE, Visual Studio, VS Code, or Rider (these are are all very robust)
7- Get familiar with the Debugger / Profiler
8- Get very familiar with Blender or similar (3D Authoring)
9- Start a VR prototype perhaps a clone of your game Image
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The #metaverse is inevitable and it's going to be worth TRILLIONS

BUT there’s one huge problem – our current infrastructure can’t support it

Protocols such as @RenderToken aim to fix this and, as such, have the potential to increase in value by 30x – 80x

Here’s how

👇

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Render is a decentralized “marketplace” that allows users to rent out unused #GPU processing power to #render 3D objects (we’ll explain this in a second)

It has a MC of $123M, FDV of $260M, and its $RNDR token trades at $0.48

In 2021, the token price hit $8.76
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This thread will cover the following:

• Industry overview

• What problem does Render solve?

• How does it work?

• What are its plans for the future?

• Who are the key players in the ecosystem?

• What are its #tokenomics?

• What’s the potential value of #RNDR?
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1/n I made a list of the 13 most mind-bending Stable Diffusion uses I’ve seen so far. 🌈
See🧵for details.

#stablediffusion
2/n Architectural Sketches
@rostenbach created incredible architectural renderings which made me think of future architecture generated by ai
artstation.com/blogs/rostenba…
3/n Search Engine
@sharifshameem scrapped millions of SD-generated images and turned them into a @LexicaArt search engine for creative assets
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Back at #Fyuz22 for the #metaverse connectivity session

Curious to see the balance of “the metaverse” vs “a metaverse” in discussion and presentations
(A bit of history - I wrote one of the first ever market research reports on #VR #VirtualReality in about 1995, when I was working at UK analyst firm Datamonitor. It was published by FT Managerment Reports. Wish I could find a copy to look at my predictions again)
Speakers talking about metaverse use-cases

Accenture sees MV as a “deep stack”, not just an app layer. Referencing creator economy, customer engagement for brands etc

Vodafone panellist talking about “exploration” and travel uses
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SDKs I recommend for #AR & #VR with details that makes each of them unique & useful for different use cases:

📌 MRTK (Microsoft Mixed Reality Toolkit): one of my favorites and it is a powerful open source project that accelerates cross-platform mixed reality creation.

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MRTK provides a lot of features and supports a large amount of XR devices such as HoloLens 2, Meta Quest, Windows Mixed Reality, SteamVR, and others.

More information about MRTK: learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/…
📌 AR Foundation: a super useful cross-platform wrapper around augmented reality SDKs that allow you to work with a common set of APIs.

The idea of AR Foundation is to use XR Plugins such as Google ARCore XR Plug-in (on Android) Apple ARKit XR Plug-in (on iOS), and others.
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Depuis 18 mois le #Web3 est le buzz word qui résulte de l’intersection de 2 tendances : #VR & #blockchain.

Mais la réelle révolution est à l’intersection d’une 3ème tendance : l’#IA générative.

Regardez ces exemples 👇
Cette première vidéo est créée à partir d’un simple texte grâce à l’IA générative de Meta.

« Un bébé paresseux avec un bonnet tricoté orange essaie de comprendre comment utiliser un ordinateur. gros plan, très détaillé, éclairage de studio, écran se reflétant dans son œil.mp4 »
Ces univers 3D immersifs sont générés en temps réel à partir d’images imaginées par une IA #stableDifusion #unreal #psygan twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@MarinSanna #Polish trucks carried heavy foreign #warmachines on #Helsinki Ring I Oct 15 at 8:02 am
- According to a reader, there were six Polish trucks in the queue and they were heading east. The caravan that attracted attention was not known to the Helsinki police
www-iltalehti-fi.translate.goog/kotimaa/a/b06e…
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@oikeuskansleri Korjaus: 1 miljardi US dollaria onkin 10 VR -lavallista.
#Eduskuntavaalit2023
Tuho -#demarit -rahayksikkö on rekka-autollinen, eli 1 miljardi.
- #Ruisrock 2022 tuli maksamaan suomalaisille 11 täyttä rekka-autollista tiukkaan pakattuja satasia.
@oikeuskansleri Tämä on ollut vuosikymmeniä #demarit -mentaliteetti, eikä se lähitulevaisuudessa ole muuttumassa.
- Päinvastoin röyhkeys vain kasvaa #CIA'n kontrollissa, #vaalirikos'ssa ja jauhoissa.
@anttirinneexpj - "Puhtaalla valehtelulla saattaa pärjätä myös politiikassa."
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Apple’s VR technology has been slowly revealed to us over the years, right under our noses. #apple #AppleEvent #VR #AR #VirtualReality
I’ve written a little about this but will elaborate a little more… Time for another thread. So grab a snack…
Last week I read a bit of that interview of Mark Zuckerberg where he was talking about their next VR headset. He went on to talk about how right now, they are getting their Avatars to be more expressive… such as Mouth movement, eyebrows… etc. Sounded a lot like…
…A lot like what apple showed us in 2017… Animoji. They had the Mouth and Eyebrow thing nailed down like 5 years ago, just think of where they are at right now. In 2017, they didn’t call it an Avatar, and they certainly didn’t talk about a Metaverse.
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The iPhone Killer will be made by Apple.
#Apple #vr #ar #VirtualReality #AppleVR
I think most people look at the VR headsets that exist today, and think that nobody is going to be walking around with that huge thing on their face. What they don’t see… is 10 years from now…
10 years from now, when this tech has matured and been shrunken down into a pair of glasses… ok… maybe slightly larger than glasses but that’s the goal. In 10 years… using a device that has a large screen on it will start to seem silly.
Many people have huge TV’s in their house… large computer monitors… and they get upgraded/replaced often enough to continue filling up landfills. People dedicate so much space in their home for TV watching, and for their computers…
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Airdrop

When #cryptocurrency projects distribute their native #tokens straight to their customers' wallets.

[#web3 glossary thread]
Alpha

Important or insider knowledge, notably about the value of #digital assets such as #cryptocurrencies and #NFTs; a measure of an investment's return over and above that of the market or other benchmark.

[#web3 glossary thread]
Altcoin

Formerly used to describe any #cryptocurrency that wasn't #Bitcoin; however, #altcoin is now used to describe any new cryptocurrency with a low market valuation.

[#web3 glossary thread]
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Despite recent media, want to give a bright shout-out to Meta's @HorizonWorlds ✨ and the fabulous communities growing here. Platform is still young w/ some promising (unique!) features. Like all, it will grow and gather its own niche of wonderful #VR Creators and Developers.
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀, 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 & 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲:
⚡ Horizon Creator Community (#HCC) lnkd.in/eJ6CEkB9
@museumpaige founder of Better World Museum
@failedtorender funniest VR peeps 😂
@ItsKaceymon tech-loving innovator
and so many more.
Don't judge a platform by its cover or ratings. Encourage everyone to visit all these spaces and meet their communities. See for yourself! Honestly, I find beauty and inspiration in each and every one of them 💛 #socialVR #spatialnetworks
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@SoftspaceHQ Prototype04 is here!

This prototype explores how a spatial interface can let you better work with the true shape of your ideas.

Yes, I think ideas have shapes, and that their shape matters. 👀👇🏼🧵

#VR #AR #XR #Quest2 #PKM #buildinpublic
What is the global structure of knowledge?

How we think knowledge is structured determines which strategies for seeking and creating knowledge we consider legitimate. Image
Some think of knowledge as one long sequence—perhaps the word of a deity revealed in a holy book.

You look for knowledge in the book, and create knowledge by interpreting points in the book. Image
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#metaverse reflections
#nfts the keys
#Metaverse the doors

@McKinsey defines @Metaverse as
metaverse encompasses immersive environments, often (but not always) using #VR or #AR technology

flip.it/B6LLL4
#metaverse consumer #data

@AkwyZ @enricomolinari @kuriharan Image
#NordVPN research study with industry found only 14% respondents could explain #metaverse
Part 3 The challenge with #metaverse is the same in the inception of #web #internet

Who is going to host, own, manage the platforms that will manage the #web3 ownership of content and related #business
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SoftspaceAR Prototype03 is out!

This prototype is all about making Softspace deeply interoperable with the rest of your workflow.

Let’s talk about why spatial canvases are awesome, but also painful, and how we maybe fixed this 🪡👇🏼

#vr #xr #metaquest2 #tft #buildinginpublic
Having a spatial canvas to organize your ideas on is amazing, but spatial layouts can be hard or impossible to translate to the other formats and devices in your workflow.

And if the work you do in an app gets stuck there, you’re (justifiably) not going to use it very much. Image
With Prototype03, I wanted to figure out how Softspace might overcome this problem without simply becoming a VR version of an existing 2D app. Could we keep that immersive spatial magic, while reading from and writing to a file format that’s highly portable?

Like markdown? Image
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...want to stay informed of Metaverse developments

Here's what happened over the past week:

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#Metaverse #VR
1/ Kanye West stakes claim for NFT and metaverse trademarks like “providing an online marketplace for buyers of cryptocollectibles, tokens and assets.” decrypt.co/101850/kanye-w…
2/ Paris Hilton used to be queen of the clubs, now she’s the queen of the metaverse with launches in Roblox, Sandbox and her own company 11:11 Media. forbes.com/sites/tomward/…
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