Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

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Apple’s massive leap into augmented reality with no additional sensors or hardware, only the phone in your pocket, seemingly opened up the largest AR platform in the world overnight. ARCore: Augmented reality at Android scale. AR is happening.

Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality

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A new generation of iOS augmented reality apps are coming. Apple is jumping firmly into the world of augmented reality. In many ways, Apple is trying to keep up with competitors like Google, who already have their Tango augmented and mixed reality platform.

This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality

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“U sing Wavy and augmented reality to offer fans something different would be incredibly helpful for musicians to stay on the radar of music fans as well as make them stand out from the crowd.” News AR Augmented Reality iOS Music Wavy

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

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Apple is working with third-parties such as IKEA, Lego, and Niantic to use ARKit, with Apple showing an improved Pokémon Go on stage that looks to actually utilize augmented reality to bring the game to life.

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How to create an Augmented Reality app for the Vive Focus in Unity

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On Friday, I’ve published on my social media channels a video where I showcased that I have been able to create an augmented reality app for the Vive Focus. So, how can you create an augmented reality application for the Vive Focus?

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Hacker Adds Augmented Reality To Ultrasound Machine Found In Dumpster

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That must have been the thought going through Victor Skobov’s head as he began converting the output of an ultrasound machine found in a dumpster into a real-time augmented reality overlay. News Agumented Reality AR DIY Medical Ultrasound Vuforia AR

HTC Opens Up Augmented Reality Development for HTC Vive

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HTC is entering the augmented reality market through the back door by giving developers access to the stereo front-facing cameras on the Vive and Vive Pro VR headsets.

Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future

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Created in Unity, the project offers an intriguing glimpse into how Pokémon battles may look in the future as AR headsets dip below HoloLens’ $3000 price point, and of course offer more robust object recognition and positional tracking.

Google Brings Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity

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Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year. Google’s Nathan Martz, Photo Courtesy Unity. of Unity.

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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 was the face and voice of NASA’s mixed reality projects for some time now. He has been a mixed reality visionary for some time now.

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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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DreamGlass is an interesting Augmented Reality glass that costs only $399

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Some days ago, I’ve got to know through Reddit a new Augmented Reality headset called DreamGlass. DreamGlass is a product of a company called Dreamworld: it is a cheap augmented reality headset made for developers. Unity-based SDK supporting Windows and Android.

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

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Various industries, from entertainment to healthcare, have begun investing a significant amount of their resources in virtual and augmented reality. Learn 360 pre-production and post-production techniques and build an interactive 360 video experience in Unity.

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Open Source Augmented Reality?

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Illustration from Meta SpaceGlasses Can the OSVR project be used not just for virtual reality but also for augmented reality? Provide optimized connectors to popular engines such as Unity and Unreal.

‘Phantogeist’ Turns The Real World Into A Co-Op Shooter Via Augmented Reality

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When simplifying the distinction between games played through augmented reality and virtual reality, just consider the environments. The game can easily be moved to platforms that support Unity, so we’ll hopefully see developments on that front in the near future.

Augmented Reality Big At On The Lot Conference This October

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The VR Society has announced details for this year’s On The Lot conference, which will now include an all-new augmented reality track to discuss the latest on Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. “We Participants in this year’s conference include AMD Studios, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, Legend, NVIDIA, Sony Music, Technicolor, Unity and Unreal Engine, among others. Attendees can also expect keynote speeches from Unity’s Tony Parisi, Dell’s Gary Radburn and AMD’s Roy Taylor.

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. With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket.

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Isabelle Riva: How The Unity Game Engine Will Democratize Film

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Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005. That’s because experiences created with Unity are more often than not films, interactive movies, advertisements, or augmented reality and virtual reality content.

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

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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 understanding of depth allows our augmented reality devices to know the locations of usable surfaces.

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Upload SF Event: Intro To Augmented Reality And ARKit

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The word is out: Augmented Reality is the future. Come spend the weekend with us learning how to build iOS apps using ARKit and Unity! You will leave with a new knowledge of the augmented world, the ability to build a simple AR application, a new network of passionate people and a great start to your AR future! With Apple’s recent release of the ARKit, Google’s growth of Google Tango, and AR content rising in popularity, now is the perfect time to get involved!

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

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announced the availability of uSensAr, a smartphone augmented reality engine, this week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The uSensAR platform will support Unity , C++ and Java. The partnership is expected to empower augmented reality for hundreds of millions of users. The post CES: uSens strives to bring augmented reality to billions of users appeared first on VR World. Unity uSens uSens Inc. HCI systems manufacturer uSens, Inc.

Express Yourself! Augmenting Reality with Graffiti 3D

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Why virtual reality? Augmenting Reality with Graffiti 3D appeared first on Leap Motion Blog. Art & Design Augmented & Virtual Reality Guest Posts Unity UX Design 3d graffiti 3djamspotlight

The Alignment Problem: How to Position Cameras for Augmented Reality

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When it comes to augmented reality, the right camera alignment and scale are absolutely essential to bridging the gap between real and virtual worlds. The post The Alignment Problem: How to Position Cameras for Augmented Reality appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

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

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Adobe recently unveiled a new project that aims to take the company further into the realm of augmented reality.

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Funding Roundup: Unity Raises $181M, Matterport Acquires Virtual.

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Funding Roundup: Unity Raises $181M, Matterport Acquires Virtual Walkthrough, ScopeAR Raises $2M, Pixie Raises $18.5M Unity Technologies announced that it has closed a $181 million Series C round of funding led by DFJ Growth. venture funding vr virtual reality augmented reality unity

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8th Wall Raises $2.4 Million For Augmented Reality Tools

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million in funding to make a suite of tools for building augmented reality applications. All of those things make for more realistic overlays of animations and reality in AR applications. 8th Wall XR is now available to Unity developers, with other platforms coming later in the year. 8th Wall has raised $2.4 The Palo Alto, California, company’s twist is that 8th Wall believes its tools can help build apps that run on 90 percent of all smartphones.

Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

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At Unity’s Berlin event the company revealed the Mixed And Augmented Reality Studio (MARS) for creating more robust software that interacts with the real-world environment in a believable way. This new set of tools from Unity is build for precisely that type of device.

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 1 (Setting Up the Software)

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If you've contemplated what's possible with augmented reality on mobile devices, and your interest has been piqued enough to start building your own Android-based AR app, then this is a great place to to acquire the basic beginner skills to complete it.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Unity’s Head of VR & AR, Tony Parisi

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Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality. Unity’s Tony Parisi weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Tony Parisi, Head of VR & AR at Unity.

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Zynga Lets You Show Off Your CSR 2 Race Cars With Augmented Reality

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And now game publisher Zynga is announcing an augmented reality feature that allows players to bring those cars to life in the real world. Above: You can see inside cars with the augmented reality feature of CSR 2. The feature was built with Unity’s AR platform and Apple’s ARKit. As for augmented reality, Gibeau said, “I’m a big believer in AR technology.

5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line. Built with Unity and ARCore. Built by Jane Friedhoff with friends at Google Creative Lab using Unity and ARCore.

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

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Now that ARCore is out of its developer preview, it's time to get cracking on building augmented reality apps for the supported selection of Android phones available.

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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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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 3 (Setting Up the App Controller)

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Currently, in the augmented reality space, it seems the Microsoft-created C# has won out as the overall top language of choice. Of course, this is at least partially due to its heavy adoption by Unity, the most widely used engine for AR development.

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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. If you want to get started with Unity you need Unity version 2017.2 Then download and import the ARCore SDK for Unity.

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Tenor Lets Developers Put GIFs Into Augmented Reality Apps And Games

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Tenor is announcing a software development kit (SDK) for Unity and Apple’s ARKit developers, enabling them to integrate animated GIFs into augmented reality apps and games. Tenor has made it easy to search for and share GIFs, and now it’s making it easy to insert them into augmented reality apps, which use glasses or smartphones to overlay graphics and animations on top of the real world.

Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 2 (Setting Up the Framework)

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With the software installation out of the way, it's time to build the framework within which to work when building an augmented reality app for Android devices.

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5 Experiments from Leap Motion’s Internal Hackathon (Including the Augmented Reality Workspace)

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After one of our engineers posted a video of AR Screen – a project using the Dragonfly module prototype to create an augmented reality work environment – the video soon went viral and was later featured on Wired.

Superhot VR Wins Best Game At Unity Vision Summit 2017

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Today is Unity’s Vision Summit in Los Angeles. Runners up for the honor included Vertigo’s Arizona Sunshine and Virtual Virtual Reality from Tender Claws. Technical Achievement Award – Ghostbusters: Dimension (The Void and Hyper Reality).

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AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

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Announced last week via an official update to the Vive developer blog , Vive Pro developers now have full control of the headset’s front-facing stereo cameras to develop their own mixed reality experiences. News AR Augmented Reality HTC Vive Mixed Reality Unity Unreal Engine 4 Vive Pro

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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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Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch

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Google said that it has partnered with Unity and Epic Games, creators of two of the most popular third-party gaming engines, so developers can use the game-building tools they already know well. “Unity’s native support for Daydream aims to solve the hard problems for you. ” Google created tools for Unity SDK which provides Unity to add spatialized audio Daydream controller support, utilities and samples.

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