Unity’s Latest Trends Report Declares 2020 Will Be A Breakthrough Year For VR And AR

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According to the report, we can expect even cautious companies to finally follow in the footsteps of their pioneering counterparts as XR becomes more accessible and mainstream, driven by a wave of new and improved HMDs, mobile AR and standalone VR, and the onset of 5G networks.

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How to build your passthrough AR app for Oculus Quest in Unity

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I love passthrough augmented reality , because it lets us create AR experiences with the VR headsets that we already own, plus it also opens up augmented reality to new possibilities, like wide-FOV vision or diminished reality experiences. Open Unity (I’m still on Unity 2019.4

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AWE 2022: Unity CEO talks about his vision of the metaverse

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With the show floor still closed, the highlight of the day has been the speech by Unity CEO John Riccitiello that spoke about the metaverse , telling us what he thinks it is and how he thinks it can evolve. The Unity CEO talks about the metaverse.

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Unity Is Expanding To Deliver VR And AR Beyond Gaming

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Spatial Beats: Niantic, Unity & Qualcomm

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Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at Niantic's Lightship rollout, Unity's big Weta purchase and Qualcomm's new platform play.

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How to get started with WebXR in Unity

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WebXR is a technology with enormous potential, but at the moment it offers far worse tools to develop for it than standalone VR , where we all use Unity and Unreal Engine. As a Unity developer, I think that it is a very important enabling solution. I downloaded Unity 2019.3.11

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How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

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The nReal glasses are one of the most interesting AR gadgets of this year. In this article, you may find the answers to all the above questions : I will guide you in developing a little Unity experience for the nReal glasses (the typical grey cube!), How to get started with nReal development (and emulator) in Unity (Video tutorial). How to get started with nReal development (and emulator) in Unity (Textual tutorial). Unity. It’s time to start Unity.

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Reality Bytes: Instagram, Adobe & Unity

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Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round video commentary from AR Insider partner, M7 Innovations. This post appeared first on AR Insider. What are the biggest insights and observations in immersive tech & media this week?

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ArcGIS Maps for Unity: Unlocking New Capabilities for Immersive Experiences in Various Industries

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This is what the collaboration between Esri and Unity brings to the world. The launch of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity version 1.0 ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity enables developers to integrate ArcGIS directly into the Unity platform. With ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity version 1.0,

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Unity Bulks Up Advertising Capabilities with Responsive AR Ads

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Luckily for advertisers, Unity is here to flatten the curve a bit. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019, Unity unveiled Responsive AR, a new ad format that enables non-developers to create interactive AR experiences. Augmented reality has taken the advertising industry by storm, but the technology has a steep learning curve.

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Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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It quickly became apparent that the avatar was mirroring this person’s movements, and was projected into the room by AR. This is a moment that I’ll never forget, because it was the first time I considered writing about VR and AR. Normcore , their multiplayer networking plugin for Unity, allows for the addition of voice chat-enabled multiplayer VR functionality for games and experiences in minutes.

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

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So to assist those looking to take advantage of this desperate thirst for VR and AR developers, massively popular cross-platform game engine Unity has teamed up with celebrated online learning company Udacity to create their VR Developer Nanodegree Program as well as their all-new Learn ARkit Nanodegree Foundations Program. Learn 360 pre-production and post-production techniques and build an interactive 360 video experience in Unity.

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Young Readers Can Now Enter the World of Dr. Seuss via New AR App Created with Unity's Project MARS

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Now, Dr. Seuss's creations are continuing to maintain relevance with today's youth via augmented reality, just as the Sesame Street Yourself app reintroduced its classic characters to children with AR.

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Unity ‘Accelerating efforts’ on OpenXR Support, Preview Expected by End of Year

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Unity has long been a public supporter of OpenXR—an industry standard designed to streamline VR development by making it easier for apps to support a wide range of headsets—but the company has yet to deploy support for the standard. Technical Product Manager of AR/VR at Unity.

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Unity Builds Developer Bridge Between ARKit & ARCore Apps with AR Foundation Tool

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A new set of APIs for Unity promise to make it easier for developers to publish apps that support both ARKit and ARCore. AR Foundation allows developers to leverage the common features, such as plane detection and world tracking, found in the mobile AR toolkits. Available in Unity 2018.1 and higher, AR Foundation is a part of Unity's Package Manager.

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Unity Reveals New VR Tools and Google Daydream Support

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During the first-day of the Unite 2016 conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Unity Technologies unveiled a number of new updates and features to help support VR and AR creators around the world developing interactive 3D, VR and AR experiences. Aside from new tools and features to provide enhanced graphics and performance, Unity stepped in to preview a completely new video player that will make it easier to import and play 4k video and seamlessly-rendered 360 VR videos.

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Unity and Volvo Open Source Digital Models of Car Designs

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Unity has long been in the frontline of companies leading the democratization of 3D assets and tools, including for XR applications. However, when Volvo wanted to make their 3D models and emulators more accessible, they reached out to Unity to help them do it. Why Unity?

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Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers, from beginners to those well-versed, utilize to fully realize their video game concepts. Such a move eases the process for developers, increasing efficiency by allowing them to do a larger amount of their augmented and mixed reality work within the Unity Editor. Unity confirmed to UploadVR that its Editor VR solution is still on track for release this year. You can find the Unity 5.5

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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The very first Vision VR/AR Summit was home to keynote addresses from established leaders in the emerging industries, leaders such as Gabe Newell of SteamVR, Palmer Luckey of Oculus, and Dr. Richard Marks of PlayStation VR. Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. This second Vision Summit will be the debut of the official Vision VR/AR Awards – Asia. Best AR Experience.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest. That’s why I decided to create this little tutorial: to help all the Unity developers that want to get started in developing for the latest Oculus standalone device in understanding what are the first steps to follow. Video Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity. Install and run Unity.

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Unity To Boost Advert ROI with IronSource Debut

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Popular real-time 3D (RT3D) engine Unity doubled down on its famed ease of use this week in a bid to enhance its toolkit with new key features to streamline the creation of immersive augmented, virtual, and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) assets. Enhancing Unity Ads.

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UltimateXR Launches Free Open-Source Unity Tool

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Operated by parent company VRMADA, the service employs Unity’s software agnostic toolkit to secure cross-platform distribution of virtual reality (VR) training environments for frontline workers.

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New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta

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360 video combined with real-time CG and interactive elements was demonstrated on stage at today’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 keynote. Natalie Grant, Senior Product Marketing Manager of VR/AR/Film at Unity , showcased an interactive 360 video today produced by VFX studio Mirada, built using Unity 2017 Beta (see the video heading this article). The post New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta appeared first on Road to VR.

XR Technology for Industry According to Unity’s Andre Gauthier

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We didn’t have to shake the tree very hard to find someone that we were excited to talk to but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk with the good folks at Unity. What Is Unity? The name “ Unity ” probably sounds familiar to you. Unity at XR Immersive Enterprise.

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How to use Oculus Spatial Anchors in Unity to add persistent virtual objects to your physical world

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Oculus Spatial Anchors in Unity: video tutorial. I have made a huge video tutorial on Oculus Spatial Anchors, where you can see me create from scratch an application implementing them in Unity. Let’s start by creating a Unity project.

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This AR Lightning App Is Insanely Well-Made

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Well wonder no more as Olivier Goguel, CTO at HoloForge Interactive, has created an experimental demo that gives you the power to play with AR lighting using your bare hands. Let’s all be Wizards — Augmented Reality Experiment — Unity ARFoundation — iPhone with LiDAR from AR_MR_XR.

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Unity Hires VRML Co-Creator Tony Parisi In Bid For VR Dominance

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Unity closed out its Unite 2016 Keynote in Los Angeles today with a huge focus on VR. Ushering in that segment was the announcement that the company had hired Tony Parisi as its Head of AR/VR Strategy. “We think that immersive technologies like VR and AR represent the next computing platform,” Parisi told the crowd at Unite. “We’re not just going to be using VR and AR to make games, we’re going to tell stories and create worlds.

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GDC 2017: Google Daydream Support Coming To Unity On March 31st

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At GDC 2017, Unity held a keynote discussing their impact on the gaming industry, future updates to the engine, and much more. The Unity engine and titular company have been very accommodating when it comes to VR development, having added a feature that even allows developers to work within VR and provided the framework that makes it easier to develop for VR in general. Unity 5.6 Tagged with: 2017 , cardboard , GDC , Google Dardream , OpenXR , unity , Vulkan API.

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GDC 2017: New Unity Plugin Increases Streaming Capabilites

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Many companies are making waves across the gaming industry at GDC this week and Unity has certainly contributed to a few headlines. A new announcement related to the game engine isn’t directly pointed at VR, but it certainly will affect VR streamers as a new plugin has been announced that will increase the power of streaming within Unity-developed games. Such a move has incredible potential for VR and AR.

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VR Veteran Tony Parisi is Leading Unity’s AR & VR Strategy Beyond Gaming

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The keynote from Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit yesterday showcased just how far Unity is reaching into non-gaming content when it comes to augmented and virtual reality. The person who is in charge of Unity’s xR strategy is Tony Parisi, who is a co-founder of VRML and a long-time open web advocate. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta. Google Bringing Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity Later This Year.

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Unity, Unreal Engine & Mozilla Partner with Magic Leap as SDK Rolls Out to Developers

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Following the surprise release of Magic Leap's SDK on Monday, March 19, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Mozilla followed up by announcing official partnerships with the company. "We We are proud to partner with Magic Leap to integrate the Magic Leap platform with Unity," Unity announced on its official blog. For all creators looking to get started today, we're thrilled to make available the Unity Technical Preview and the Lumin SDK available on the Magic Leap Creator Portal!"

ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 4 (Enabling Surface Detection)

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In the previous tutorial on building an AR. One of the primary factors that separates an augmented reality device from a standard heads-up display such as Google Glass is dimensional depth perception. This can be created by either RGB cameras, infrared depth cameras, or both, depending on the level of accuracy you're aiming for. This understanding of depth allows our augmented reality devices to know the locations of usable surfaces.

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With 6,000 Downloads, Unity’s Editor VR Is Making VR Dev Accessible To All

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Unity launched its Editor VR service in an alpha form late last year, and the engine-maker appears to be pretty happy with the results so far. Editor VR is an in-VR section of the larger Unity engine that lets you edit virtual scenes in games and more. The Unity Labs team is developing an XR Foundation Toolkit to help #VR creators design, prototype & test experiences. Unity (@unity3d) February 28, 2017. Tagged with: Editor VR , unity , XRFT.

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Facebook is Unlocking AR Capabilities for Developers on Quest 2

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Facebook announced today that an upcoming update to the Quest development SDK will include experimental support for a Passthrough API which will allow Unity developers to build AR experiences and features into apps on Quest 2.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity

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I want to start this year and this decade (that will be pervaded by immersive technologies) with an amazing tutorial about how you can get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK and create in Unity fantastic VR experiences with natural interactions! It is embedded into Oculus Unity SDK.

HoloLens Can Now Wirelessly Tap Rendering Power of Any Desktop PC via UWP Apps Built in Unity

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Unity can fix you up with the Standalone Universal Windows Platform Holographic Emulation. Standalone Universal Windows Platform Holographic Emulation is the next step in holographic emulation, extending its functionality outside of the Unity Editor," wrote Unity's Lukasz Pasek in a. Looking to inject a little more processing juice into your HoloLens?

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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. Unity has worked closely with Apple to allow our developers instant access to all of these new features with an update to Unity ARKit Plugin," wrote Jimmy Alamparambil, the software architect and engineering director at Unity, in a blog post reviewing the technical details of.

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