Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers

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The company says Metal 2 will also support Unity, Unreal Engine and the Steam VR SDK, making Apple’s new operating system a true VR-native. The post Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers appeared first on Road to VR.

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Apple Positions New iMac Pro for VR Development, Available Starting Thursday

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Back at WWDC 2017 Apple finally embraced VR, announcing that it had been working with Valve to bring SteamVR and the HTC Vive to MacOS , along with a number of other announcements about how the company would support VR as part of its ecosystem.

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Apple Details Latest VR Optimizations Coming to macOS Mojave (10.14)

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Earlier this month at Apple’s annual WWDC conference, the company introduced their latest operating system, macOS Mojave (10.14). SEE ALSO Oculus Mum on Rift Support for MacOS as Apple and Valve Forge Ahead. ski visualizes below: Image courtesy Apple. Image courtesy Apple.

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Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

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4 Dev Demos Showing Off Apple’s New ARKit Tracking

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Showcased at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week, ARKit is a new core technology for iOS 11, due to launch this Fall, soon to enable augmented reality features on hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads.

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Apple’s Job Listings Seek ‘VR File Format Engineer’, ‘VR Pipeline Engineer’, & More

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Now that Apple is being open about their interest in VR the company is publicly listing new job postings for a number of roles seeking candidates with VR expertise. See Also: Apple Adds VR Rendering Essentials to MacOS via Metal 2.

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ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

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With Google and Apple gearing up for the augmented reality revolution with their respective software developer kits, ARCore and ARKit , developers are fervently looking to see just how far smartphone-based AR can really go.

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Apple Adds VR Rendering Essentials to MacOS via Metal 2

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With Apple’s increasing interest in VR on Mac , the company is adding essential features to its new Metal 2 graphics API to support high performance VR on MacOS. ” SEE ALSO Apple and Valve Have Worked Together for Nearly a Year to Bring VR to MacOS.

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Apple’s ARKit is Bringing Augmented Reality to “hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads”

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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is here, and today’s keynote saw a number of VR-specific announcements including Apple’s first VR-ready computers to go along with the launch of the company’s newest macOS High Sierra. image courtesy Apple.

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Unity Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

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Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. Apple announced exciting news for AR developers last week at WWDC, including ARKit 2. With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0,

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Apple Sets Stage For VR; Shows Off Star Wars Vive Demo

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Apple’s new iMacs are now powerful enough to support VR. Apple unveiled macOS High Sierra during WWDC. Apple Embracing Virtual Reality. Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi took the stage and confirmed that “Valve is bringing SteamVR to Mac.”

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Udacity Launches a ‘Learn ARKit’ Course Created in Collaboration with Unity

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With ARKit already baked into the mobile operating system of “ hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads, ” the massive potential install base means there’s plenty of reasons for developers to start making new augmented reality apps for Apple’s App Store.

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Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality

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Apple is jumping firmly into the world of augmented reality. Apple also showed off what the new development tool would look like with the popular AR game Pokemon Go. Apple also mentioned AR apps from IKEA and Lego. News Apple ARKit Augmented Reality WWDC

ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support

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In an official release made by computer-vision developers ManoMotion , the Swedish software company revealed plans to bring its gestural interaction technology to Apple’s popular augmented reality platform, ARKit. News Android Apple AR ARCore ARKit Augmented Reality Hand Tracking ManoMotion

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Start Working In VR and AR With These Unity and Udacity Degree Programs

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By participating in these two cutting-edge programs, students are educated on the fundamentals of designing and engineering captivating immersive experiences using the power of Unity on the Udacity online learning platform. .

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore.

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Apple Hires NASA Expert To Help Build Augmented Reality Glasses

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According to a Bloomberg story published this week, Apple hired Jeff Norris of NASA to work on augmented reality initiatives. Norris has reportedly been an employee of Apple since earlier in the year, according to Bloomberg’s unnamed sources. Apple VR Industry News nasa

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Google’s ARCore Gets Unity And Unreal Support

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World-building engines Unreal and Unity are both on board with support of Google’s new ARCore augmented reality toolkit. It’s an answer to Apple’s ARKit, but available on fewer phones initially. If you want to get started with Unity you need Unity version 2017.2

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Roundup of VR & AR Announcements from WWDC1) Apple announces.

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Roundup of VR & AR Announcements from WWDC 1) Apple announces VR Ready Computers Thanks to Apple updating Metal, their graphics API, to Metal 2, in their new macOS called macOS High Sierra, VR is coming to Mac. ARKit will feature support for Unity, Unreal, and SceneKit.

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Adobe’s Project Aero Aims to Help Creators Build AR Content

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Called Project Aero, the newly announced AR authoring tool and multi-platform system that will soon deliver a way for developers to build simple AR scenes and experiences for Apple’s ARKit.

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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Apple has lagged behind in the virtual and augmented reality race so far. ” Apple software and services could gain $9 billion in revenue by 2020 as a result of operations related to augmented reality because there will be about 3.6

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity

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Both Google's (ARCore) and Apple's (ARKit) augmented reality solutions are for their supported existing devices — without requiring additional hardware.

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Unity CEO: VR Price Problems Will ‘Solve Themselves’ In 2018/19

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The head of Unity says that problem will solve itself very soon. Speaking to TechCrunch , Unity CEO John Riccitiello looked towards the future of VR, referencing the tech’s “slow start” with consumers. The biggest app in history was Niantic’s Pokémon GO, powered by Unity. ” His comments come as Apple announces its AR-enabled iPhone 8 and iPhone X , two devices could potentially popularize the technology massively.

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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. Sadly, we don’t know which company is really in the stronger position because their data comparisons are apples and oranges.

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How To Get Started With ARKit & XR on iOS & macOSAre you.

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How To Get Started With ARKit & XR on iOS & macOS Are you a developer or technologist who wants to know how to start building on Apple’s newly announced AR platform (ARKit) or for VR on Mac? An experimental build of Unity for VR content creation & Unity’s ARKit Integration.

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Apple Jumps Into AR With ARKit on Millions Of iPhones and iPads

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It wasn’t a matter of if Apple would get involved with augmented reality so much as when. At a press conference today Apple unveiled its first AR implementation coming to the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system, iOS 11. This is made possible through the cameras, GPUs and CPUs on “hundreds of millions” of iPhones and iPads, Apple said, which will make ARKit “the biggest AR platform” pretty much overnight. Apple VR Industry News

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Could DIAMONST be the 1st killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? Maybe with funding?

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Could DIAMONST by Zenko Games be the killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? A first playable demo of Diamonst is currently in development with Unity and Vuforia for Android and iOS and will be soon available for Google Tango, Microsoft Hololens and for the Bridge Headset form Occipital.

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Cross Platform VR/AR Development in Unity for Vive and HoloLens

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Deploying to the Unity Editor. Appendix A: An Aside on Using External Libraries for Unity Development. Check Appendix A: An Aside on Using External Libraries for Unity Development for more about class libraries and links to my library. UNITY_EDITOR) && !UNITY_WSA_10_0.

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ARCore Is Google’s Answer To Apple’s ARKit, Now Available For Pixel And Galaxy S8

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In an aim to make it as easy as possible to develop AR applications, ARCore will work with Java/OpenGL, Unity, and Unreal from day one. In a world where Apple already has ARKit it was only a matter of time before Google unveiled something similar. Apple AR Google ARCore ARKitToday, Google is announcing the debut of ARCore , an initiative to bring mobile-powered AR experiences to the masses like never before.

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Tim Sweeney On Apple AR: ‘There is Going to be an Incredible Rush of Developers’

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney thinks Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 update, arriving this fall, will be a huge boost to the emerging AR industry. There have been tools developers could use before, but Sweeney thinks Apple’s support for AR could accelerate adoption.

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Clay Brings Gesture Tracking To Apple’s ARKit With No Extra Hardware

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One of the amazing things about Apple’s new ARKit developer platform is that there’s no extra hardware required. The SDK is already functional with the Unity engine, and support for Samsung’s Galaxy phones is also planned for the near future.

Mira Launches Prism AR Headset for Apple, Can it Break into Mainstream?

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’ The post Mira Launches Prism AR Headset for Apple, Can it Break into Mainstream? The race to be the key Augmented Reality company is on.

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‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ Steps into Your Living Room with ARKit Prototype

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Built using ARKit and Unity, Forder says his first task was finding the right source material: “The first thing that made this prototype work was finding the right material.

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Final Cut Pro X Arrives With 360 VR Video Editing

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During Apple’s June developer conference, we finally got a glimpse of what we’ve all been patiently waiting for—Apple embracing VR. And with the launch of the new iMac Pro today, Apple is positioning it as the ideal machine for VR development.

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SteamVR Coming To Mac

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Apple is finally getting serious about VR on its Mac platform, announcing that it is working with Valve to bring SteamVR to Mac. Apple’s executives hinted that more announcements would be coming related to VR during its developer conference, including VR workflows so creators can make VR content with the Mac. That seems to be changing though as Apple begins supporting higher end graphics cards as well as external graphics processors. Apple

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Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

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Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Also that month, Unity Technologies raised $400 million for its creation toolsets which are used to make interactive experiences across handhelds and consoles as well as VR and AR headsets. About half of the money Unity raised went to its employees. Tagged with: Improbable , unity Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Investments Improbable unity

ManoMotion Provides Hand Gesture Control For ARKit Apps

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ARKit is almost here, and we see more demos of Apple’s Augmented Reality toolset every day. For now, the gesture technology remains locked to Apple’s platform, but ManoMotion promises that ARCore integration for Android will be arriving in the future.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Apple finally talks about VR while taking a (very solid) swing at AR, Walmart will use virtual reality to train employees, you can grow better weed with AR + AI, and Q1 VR headset sales…. APPLE ACTUALLY TALKS ABOUT VR. APPLE TAKES A (VERY SOLID) SWING AT AUGMENTED REALITY.

CES: uSens strives to bring augmented reality to billions of users

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The uSensAR platform will support Unity , C++ and Java. 2018 Android Apple Augmented Reality (AR) Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Google Hardware Internet of Things (IoT) Mobile News Samsung Smartphones AR augmented reality SC9853 Spreadtrum Communications Spreadtrum SC9853 Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. Unity uSens uSens Inc. HCI systems manufacturer uSens, Inc. announced the availability of uSensAr, a smartphone augmented reality engine, this week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Feature comparison between ARCore, ARKit and the Unity Handheld AR SDK (Image by Unity). Apple glasses. Concept of a future AR glass by Apple (Image by iDropNews). And Apple doesn’t want to launch a technology that seems a gadget for nerds and has an apple on it.

Xenoma Mixes AI with AR / VR, Launches e-Skin Clothing for Gesture Tracking

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” According to the company, Xenoma’s Software Development kit (SDK) enables development of apps using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity Engine. ” Future plans include expanding to Apple’s operating systems (both iOS and macOS ).

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Seebright supports both Apple iOS and Google’s Android, with the Seebright SDK featuring an emulator that works on both platforms. Most importantly, the SDK comes with support for Unity Engine and Unreal Engine – you can build and test your own application almost immediately.

Niantic’s ‘Ingress Prime’ Brings A Sci-fi Twist To Location-Based AR Gaming

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Officially labeled Ingress Prime, the experience now operates on the Unity game engine, allowing game designers to take full advantage of both Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore to deliver a quality that fans of Niantic’s recent offerings have come to expect.