Amazon Shows What Lumberyard Can Do For VR With Free Showcase

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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. ” Sumerian also takes a note from Unreal’s Blueprints interface, allowing creators with no coding experience to use a visual scripting tool to put together all the logic needed to make the world interactive.

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

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Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 started out in the high end, and it has moved lower through pricing tactics and revisions that enable it to be the foundation of mobile games. Sweeney said that Unreal Engine had its best year of all time in revenues, and then 2016 revenues doubled the 2015 numbers. He said developers have made more than $10 billion to date with Unreal games. “We We think that Unreal Engine’s market share is double the nearest competitor in revenues,” Sweeney said.

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GDC 2017: Epic’s Tim Sweeney on What Unreal Engine VR Means for Non-gaming Industries

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Of course, all of the various applications, programs and tools will require a base engine for creation, and that’s where Epic Games – and specifically its Unreal Engine – comes in. We had a chance to meet with Epic’s CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney to get his take on where he thinks VR and AR are heading and what Unreal Engine VR means for the plethora of non-gaming industries. “VR Right now your Amazon shopping experience involves looking at a lot of low-resolution JPEGs of products.

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WebXR Device API Working Draft Published

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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.

Was 2015 the summer of VR love?

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Sony has also positioned the opportunity for its large install base of indie Unity and Unreal developers to design and publish their games directly to PSVR. It would be very smart for Amazon to leverage a Kindle compatible HMD in this middle VR niche.

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

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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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AR+VR Weekly: Oculus Go boosts VR numbers, 6D.AI occlusion video and The NY Times Thai Cave experience

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Unreal Engine 4.20 Amazon will sell HTC Viveport apps ( Venturebeat ). Amazon updates iPhone app with AR feature to identify small parts ( The Verge ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements. by Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Oculus Go boosts VR numbers, 6D.AI

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

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO.

AR+VR Weekly: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work & Samsung’s AR Cloud

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Unreal Engine 4.21 Amazon adds augmented reality to app for Black Friday ( VR Focus ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements – week of November 12. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Labrodex’s Sci-Fi RPG Shooter Hybrid ‘Scraper’ Already Has Its Own Prequel Novel

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I don’t think there are any Humech robots in that story like the Scraper: The Rise of Cifer novel, which is available on Amazon. He has been working with Unreal for 20 years and was part of the Paragon and Fortnite development teams.

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

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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?

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The German auto manufacturer evaluates design features in virtual reality before building prototypes in actual reality, using the famous high-quality physics-based rendering power of Unreal for the game engine and using the HTC Vive for the VR hardware. AMAZON MIGHT OPEN AR SHOPPING STORES.

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That’s why, to me, Blocks- and Tilt Brush-like functionality would be most powerful as native Unity or Unreal 4 feature-sets — an API or plugin for use directly within these editors, where I can really make magic happen as a developer. I’ve always prized creativity.

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HP’s PC Chief Ron Coughlin Talks Expanding To VR

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As you build new platforms and new experiences — having done ecosystems at Microsoft and Amazon and now HP, three things that have to happen iteratively. In the gaming space, Unity and Unreal are becoming incredibly powerful and highly valued companies because they’re used by game developers to make the physics work in VR. PCs aren’t dead yet. Just ask Ron Coughlin, head of HP ‘s computer business.

How to Take In-Game 360 Screenshots with Nvidia Ansel (with Full List of Compatible Games and User Guide)

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It's adopted by industry leading graphics engines such as Unreal Engine 4 , Unity 5 and Amazon’s Lumberyard to provide developers an easy path to take amazing in-game shots. Powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 4, the game started free-to-play access in February 2017.

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