How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

The Ghost Howls

In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. A WebVR exporter for Unity??? Unity on one side, a WebVR experience running on Firefox on the other one.

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Amazon Shows What Lumberyard Can Do For VR With Free Showcase

UploadVR

Wondering what Amazon’s videogame development engine, Lumberyard, can do for VR? Lumberyard might not be the most prominent engine in the industry right now, but Amazon is trying to build momentum, especially on the VR side. Tagged with: Amazon , development , lumberyard.

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Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps

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Amazon revealed its new Web-based AR and VR editor called Sumerian. The new tool looks like it could be aiming to lure away developers from software like Unreal Engine and Unity which are used to make the majority of VR and AR apps currently available. The service includes a library of pre-built objects to use but according to Amazon you can also use assets from Sketchfab or Turbosquid. ” Tagged with: Amazon Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Unity Technologies and Epic Games are in a grudge match for the hearts and minds of game developers. I interviewed both John Riccitiello, CEO of San Francisco-based Unity, and Tim Sweeney, CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based Unity’s started out at the low end, enabling mobile devices to run better 2D and 3D graphics. Riccitiello said in a press event and in our interview that Unity-based games were installed more than 16 billion times in 2016, up 31 percent from 2015.

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Amazon looks to tackle yet another industry with its new AR/VR development platform.

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Amazon has basically sent many brick and mortar traditions out to the retirement home. Due to the pushes by Amazon, even ancient traditions like going to the store on Black Friday have gone the way of Denver the Last Dinosaur.

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Unity Hires Dr. Danny Lange away from Uber to be VP of AI and Machine Learning

Cats and VR

Unity announced that it has hired Dr. Danny Lange as VP of AI and Machine Learning. As head of machine learning, Lange will lead Unity’s efforts around AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning. Source: Unity Press Release.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.03): VR adoption is rising, Lynx teases new MR headset and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Amazon promises “single-digit latency” XR streaming. Amazon has announced some weeks ago “Wavelength”, a new offering of its AWS services, that should provide “single-digit latency” over 5G networks. Unity now supports Vulkan for Oculus Quest. Vuforia won’t drop Unity support.

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GDC Postponed After Almost Everyone Decided Not To Come Due To Coronavirus

UploadVR

In recent days some of the event’s biggest supporters including Epic, Unity, Facebook, Sony, Amazon, and many more, along with a large number of journalists and developers, pulled out of attendance at the event.

WebXR Device API Working Draft Published

UploadVR

Most VR developers build interactive virtual worlds in engines like Unreal and Unity. WebXR (which builds on earlier work called WebVR) could open up VR and AR development to developers familiar with Web-based tools like Amazon Sumerian , or languages like Javascript. ” The draft is edited by Brandon Jones of Google and Nell Waliczek of Amazon for the Immersive Web Working Group of the W3C.

GDC 2018: Sketchfab Launches Download API, Bringing Fast 3D Model Searching To Developers

UploadVR

Sketchfab’s Download API allows you to do all of that within game engines such as Unity and Unreal and even when working inside VR. Partnerships with Amazon Sumerian, Substance, Modo, High Fidelity, Sansar, The Wavr VR, Masterpiece VR and Meta are also in the works.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

The Ghost Howls

The super-interesting eye tracking device Droolon F1 by 7Invensun is now in preorder on Taobao , with Amazon listing coming soon. Oculus and Unity partner for a course on VR. Oculus and Unity have just released a free course on virtual reality.

Epic’s New SDK Could Make Cross-Platform Multiplayer Easier For Developers

UploadVR

The SDK will be natively supported in Unreal Engine, will have a Unity plugin, and can be added to other engines with a C SDK. It runs on the same infrastructure used by Fortnite, hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Epic Games today announced it will be releasing a free cross-platform networking software development kit (SDK) for games. The SDK will allow developers to leverage the same server infrastructure used by Fortnite , for free.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Unreal Engine is adding Vulkan support for Oculus Quest and Unity fill follow later on this year. Amazon thinks using AR for its delivery agents. Next week my blog will turn 3 years old! I am so excited.

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AR Briefs: What AR Business Models Are Bearing Fruit?

AR Insider

So it includes game engines like Unity , AR experience creation like Amazon Sumerian , or Web AR enablement like 8th Wall. Amazon Sumerian lowers AR creation barriers. Source: Amazon.

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

The Ghost Howls

The same Unity plugin is able to serve all Oculus devices and this helps a lot in developing cross-platform titles. The SDK is also very well documented and it is easy to find the solution to your problems also in Oculus and Unity forums since the Oculus dev community is far from being little.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Tyler of VNN has decompiled the Unity code of The Lab (something that is pretty easy to do) and in the DLLs has found all the code of a shooter game that features various characters from Half Life. It’s time for some amazing VR news, isn’t it? Top news of the week. Image by Ars Technica).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.02): XR2 shows the future of standalones, F8 and GDC canceled and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Blogger Tom Ffiske, that writes on Virtual Perceptions, has decided to write a very good book about AR and VR technologies and it is becoming pretty popular on Amazon. This is one of the weirdest rag-doll experiments in Unity.

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

The Ghost Howls

Software-wise, we use Unity, Vuforia, and OpenCV. We developing for the Aryzon AR headset inside Unity… knowledge of 3D programming is important for working in this kind of companies (click the image to enlarge it).

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Image from Amazon). The first one is called Almalence and is a Unity plug-in (already available on the store) that should improve the clarity of images inside the Vive Pro Eye.

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What AR Business Models Drive the Most Revenue?

AR Insider

This democratizes advanced AR capabilities like graphics creation and includes tools like Unity , Amazon Sumerian and 8th Wall. This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Mobile AR Strategies & Business Models. It includes some of its data and takeaways.

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This ARKit Game Transforms Your Office Into a Zen Garden

VRScout

Flutter VR was one such title we looked at just before Christmas , where players are transported to a forest where they can unwind after a stressful day by observing and cataloguing a range of pretty moths and butterflies, guided by a friendly capybara and the sights and sounds of the Amazon.

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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

UploadVR

Aside from a couple Blender tutorials, I’ve got no experience making 3D models (just pushing them around in Unity) and no real visual arts experience, period. For me, this is where Unity comes in. I’ve always prized creativity. As a developer, writer and musician, it’s what drives me.

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Coronavirus: Stay Safe and Expect Delays

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The following days saw Kojima Productions , Unity , Microsoft , Epic Games , Amazon , and Activision / Blizzard all back out of attending the event as well. Hey there, welcome back to VRTN ! This week’s article is going to be a little different.

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Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics

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That’s because he builds his AR experiences through his VR tool Modbox, explaining that if he wants to place an AR switch on his wall, it’s just easier to do it directly in AR rather than having to build it in the Unity Editor and then trying to position it correctly on a second screen. “It’s

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Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. Yes, they use similar tools, if not the same tool, as AR developers use: like Unity.

Chatting With The Recipient Of The SXSW 2019 ‘Best Interactive Experience’ Award

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Benzing then moved on to create Hilda , which “ had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and was distributed to Amazon, ” and Diptych , which “ had its world premiere at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera (2018), ” as is stated on her personal blog.

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Unpacking AR Business Models: AR as a Service

AR Insider

Game engines like Unity have been doing this for a while with creation tools for 3D worlds. Other creation tools include Amazon Sumerian. This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Mobile AR Strategies & Business Models.

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Enterprise AR Revenue Projected to Reach $19.5 Billion by 2023

AR Insider

So it includes industrial productivity hardware & software, advertising, AR commerce enablement, and developer/creative tools like Unity , Adobe Aero and Amazon Sumerian. It’s already being seen in the sub-sector’s leader, Unity.

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AR Briefs, Episode 32: AR Strategies & Business Models

AR Insider

So it includes game engines like Unity, AR experience creation like Amazon Sumerian, or Web AR enablement like 8th Wall. Amazon Sumerian lowers AR creation barriers. Source: Amazon.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

UploadVR

A series of announcements from Amazon, Crytek, Epic Games and Unity Technologies showcase an evolution among their respective game engines into VR world creation toolsets. In fact, developers using Unity and SteamVR start effectively standardizing this mixed reality capture method.

How is Enterprise AR Taking Shape?

AR Insider

This category also includes developer tools such as Unity and AR democratization tools such as Amazon Sumerian or Adobe Aero. This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Spatial Computing: 2019 Lessons, 2020 Outlook. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. At this stage of spatial computing’s lifecycle , it’s becoming clear that patience is a virtue.

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

The Ghost Howls

I’ve not been able to test it in person, but looking around its users manual, the aGlass DK II seems quite easy to install and also easy to be used as a developer , thanks to its handy Unity and Unreal plugins. Will it be available also on Western websites like Amazon?

Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Built in Unity , the title has added a new single-player AI mode and supports multiplayer matches. The mobile AR version is available for iOS and Android on both Amazon and the HappyGiant website for $24.99

XR Talks: Adobe Lowers AR Creation Barriers

AR Insider

Examples include Amazon Sumerian and Unity. XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own.

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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This makes Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon the companies most likely to hire, acquire or build their way to a platform in VR. I recently outlined the VR headsets which pushed the technology forward over the last six years by giving lots of developers new capabilities.

AR for Everyone: 8th Wall Doubles Down on Web AR

AR Insider

Examples include Amazon Sumerian, Adobe Aero and of course Unity. One of the subsegments of the spatial computing universe that we think holds the greatest opportunity is “building blocks.”

AWE EU 2018 Agenda Announced: First Look at the Key Trends Shaping AR and VR

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Sponsors and exhibitors at this year’s AWE EU event include Amazon, Daqri, Disney, GE, Google, Fraunhofer, Holo-Light, HTC, Huawei, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Niantic, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Streem, Unity, Volkswagen, Walmart, Wayfair, and more.