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Unreal Engine 4.20 Ships With Native Mixed Reality Compositing for VR, New AR/VR SDKs

Road to VR

Unreal Engine 4.20 adds supports for Apple’s ARKit 2.0 and Google’s ARCore 1.2, Mixed reality video compositing for VR allows applications to pull in video from the real world and mix it with the virtual world, which can lead to a really cool footage, like the work done for the Fantastic Contraption (2016) trailer ; it’s also the preferred way for streamers to show themselves in VR. Unreal Engine 4.20 The post Unreal Engine 4.20

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

Google wants you to play with Blocks, this smartphone wants you to get rid of your headset, a new marketplace connecting content creators with funding, the price of the Oculus Rift is slashed, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… 1. GOOGLE WANTS YOU TO PLAY WITH BLOCKS. Google understands that the future of computing is 3D—and the computers of tomorrow will need lots of 3D objects to populate just about everything. APPLE IS HIRING FOR VR/AR POSITIONS.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

UploadVR

Magic Leap’s CEO Rony Abovitz suggested in our first face-to-face interview ( you can read the entire transcript ) that “big” players like Microsoft and Apple are going to spend ten times that amount investing in this technology. For example, Facebook shipped Oculus Go in the United States and elsewhere around the world as the identical Mi VR standalone from manufacturing partner Xiaomi shipped in China without the Oculus Store.

Editorial: Beat Saber Acquisition Begins Facebook’s Push Toward Horizon

UploadVR

It is very likely the company can acquire some of the best VR developers in the world, and their products, just by offering a ridiculous amount of Facebook stock which can be sold after a few years of service to Mark Zuckerberg’s machine.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Unreal is already compatible with the framework, so in 2021 we’ll soon have also the tools ready to create OpenXR cross-compatible platforms. The new reference design has also optimizations that make it easier to create virtual monitors in the room. Image by Virtual Desktop).

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Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

In his 1984 classic Neuromancer, characters entered a virtual reality world called “the matrix” (inspiration for the 1999 film of the same name by the Wachowskis). In Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash of 1992, the internet has been superseded by the Metaverse, a multi-person shared virtual reality with both human-controlled avatars and system “daemons”. What virtual avatars, creatures, information layers or interactive components are here.

A 2020 XR Year-In-Review, with MetaVRse' Alan & Julie Smithson, and Alex Colgan

XR for Business Podcast

Not just in XR, but for everyone around the world. And moving on, I want to say that 2021 is looking pretty damn amazing to begin with for the XR world. We saw a world go into lockdown. And we're not going back to the old world, the way it was. So the virtual worlds that we know are now serving us in ways of gaming, which they always have. And I think of all the updates we did, this one truly makes it a universally accessible product to the world.

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

The Cyberverse is very similar to the Magicverse by Magic Leap and is a system that employs the AR Cloud, mixing the real and the virtual world, and that uses AI for object recognition, uses localization, fast network and all this fancy stuff. And i ts 2021+ timeline for XR makes me wonder if Huawei plans to release its headset around that date … that is more or less the same that we predict for Apple glasses. Apple moves top executive to AR glasses team.

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