Apple Hires Creator of Virtual Reality Cyber Paint App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple recently hired Sterling Crispin, a new virtual reality hire who developed a painting app for mobile VR headsets, reports Variety.

    Called "Cyber Paint," Crispin's app is designed to allow VR headset wearers to create 2D and 360-degree pictures. Cyber Paint is available for Oculus Go, Daydream, GearVR, and Vive Focus.

    According to his LinkedIn page, Crispin joined Apple in May 2018 as a "prototyping researcher," an interesting title given Apple's rumored interest in virtual reality.

    Apple is said to have a secret research unit composed of hundreds of employees who are working on AR and VR and exploring the ways the two emerging technologies can be used in future Apple products.

    Rumors have suggested Apple is developing multiple AR/VR headset prototypes, including a headset that would feature an 8K display for each eye and would work with both virtual and augmented reality applications. This device is not tied to a mobile device and reportedly works with a dedicated box using high-speed short-range wireless technology.

    There have also been multiple reports of Apple's work on augmented reality smart glasses with a dedicated display, a built-in processor, and an "rOS" or reality operating system based on iOS.

    Prior to developing his Cyber Paint app, Crispin served as a lead UX designer at DAQRI, where he worked on software developed for augmented reality and head mounted displays, and before that, he was a freelance VR developer, so he has both AR and VR experience.

    Apple has made several AR/VR-related hires and acquisitions in recent years, all of which are outlined in our dedicated AR/VR roundup. Acquisitions include Vrvana, a company that developed a mixed reality headset called Totem.

    It's not entirely clear when we might see an AR or VR headset from Apple, but multiple rumors have suggested Apple is aiming for a 2019 to 2020 launch date for such a device.

    Article Link: Apple Hires Creator of Virtual Reality Cyber Paint App
  2. Junior117 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
  3. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Remember that companies often hire people like these not because they need them for anything specific but instead to keep them from going to work for a competitor like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc.
  4. djcerla, Jul 30, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018

    djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Haha some of those comments on that video are great.

    “The iphone does not use the same technologie. The Iphone is NOT multi imput. It only accept one finger at the time (like a normal touch screen)”

    “dont waste your time or money.... get a Nokia N95.. Real GPS (free), 5 MP Cam w/ Flash, FULL Internet, DVD Video, MP3 player, Stereo Speakers, and Supports Music through Bluetooth headsets!!! Does everything the iPhone does and more, and it does it better. Bye, Bye iCrap”

    “ok... so... other than being completely unorganized and the fact that you could spend all day cutting and morphing some lava like blob... what is this good for? I would like so much that the people who invented this could put as much imagination to do SOMETHING ACTUALLY USEFUL.”

    Nice to remind myself that ignorance and lack of imagination has always been prevalent on the Internet. :D
  6. DaveWotzit macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2014
    From the UK the Isle of winning at sports *NOT*
    Wow, how ever much the app costs. it's not worth it! lol
  7. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
  8. TimmeyCook Suspended


    Jun 20, 2018
    Ahah, reading those 11 year old comments is gold!
  9. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Not holding my breath. Already asphyxiated waiting for AirPower charging mat.
  10. developer13245 macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2012
    Apple doesn't allow employees to sell their own apps. Another dead-end job.
  11. farewelwilliams macrumors 68020

    Jun 18, 2014
    he's probably regretting that music choice right about now.
  12. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2010
    This is kinda insulting to this type of professionals.
  13. TimmeyCook Suspended


    Jun 20, 2018
    We are talking about Apple here.

    What is Apple NOT doing? That they contracted personnel?
  14. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Not bad, but what can't you do here that a paint brush in hand can do..

    It would still teach VR wearers how to paint. but since it being VR, you wouldn't exactly be able to show off your "masterpiece"
  15. Brandhouse macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2014
  16. cmaier Suspended

    Jul 25, 2007
    No they don’t.
  17. sinsin07, Jul 30, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018

    sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    A little bit of research, less than 30 seconds, can prevent erroneous and silly comments like the one above:
    From the Cyber Paint website:
    Travel to new worlds and paint what you see, or how you feel. Then share your cyber paintings with your friends!
  18. Naraxus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2016
    Lovely. Another distraction from Timmy and the Boys. Does anyone at this company have any ****ing clue what they're doing?
  19. sinsin07, Jul 30, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018

    sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    You sound like you’re still stuck in 2001.

    Here’s something similar from Macrumors on October 23 2001 concerning iPod:

    This isn't revoltionary!

    I still can't believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
    Why oh why would they do this?! It's so wrong! It's so stupid!

    iCan't believe it!

    It's now at the online Apple Store!
    $400 for an Mp3 Player!
    I'd call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it's not really functional.
    Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?

    what a load of tripe!

    gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..


    There are already two products similar to this on the market. The Nomad Jukebox and the Archos Jukebox which can come with a 20 gig HD. The iPod is obviously alot cooler and has firewire, but it is far from revolutionary. I for one am disappointed and think that apple is making a mistake by trying to get into this market.

    Sound familiar?
    The above commenters from 2001 were just a few of the rocket scientist that thought they knew better.

    They even had some comments for Jobs:

    Sorry I'm just venting....

    Steve Jobs: "Isn't this cool? It's never been this fast or this easy before."
    Me: Uhh, no!

    Too pricey

    Not exactly "revolutionary". With the economy in its current state, You'll be able to pick up MP3 players for peanuts soon. The Archos Jukebox does the same thing and it's not blowing off the shelves either. $399 is just too much for an MP3 jukebox. Sorry Steve, this isn't it...
  20. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2015
    Sad but true.
  21. JPLC macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    Ever since I’ve seen the first Kingspray demos on the HTC Vive I want this. Still waiting for the first stand alone affordable VR headset just for that app.
  22. fairuz, Jul 30, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018

    fairuz macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2017
    Silicon Valley
    No, these are at-will employees. Even taking into consideration that an employee might not want to move companies, they'd have to hire someone and pay lots for a pointless job he doesn't want to do, then he'd just get poached by some other company and get paid even more to do what he loves.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 30, 2018 ---
    Who says they don't? They're very secretive about their plans.
  23. synergize macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I'm proud of myself, made it through 28 of the 49 seconds, then I puked!
  24. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2015
  25. CIA macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    If this video showcases the future of VR, then I'll pass.

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