Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1

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Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity. According to Unity, the tools include: WYSIWYG authoring experience. Test in the Unity Editor. AR ar Augmented Reality creation tools Mars Timoni West top stories unity

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. This has been an enormous endorsement for augmented reality. Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2019.

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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. ARKit has support for Unity, Unreal Engine and Scenekit and will be coming to iPad and iPhone. The post Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality appeared first on VRScout.

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. Google has been investing heavily on the hardware side with Tango, requiring specialized devices to augment our reality. ARCore: Augmented reality at Android scale. The post Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android appeared first on VRScout.

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? One of the ideas that we liked the most was the one of offering augmented reality on the Focus, exploiting the camera stream of the device. Vive Focus has now augmented reality functionalities!

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.” ” “Music is inherently something that already augments your perception of the world, because it can change your mood, it’s that powerful,” said Hammad Bashir, one of the creators of Wavy. News AR Augmented Reality iOS Music Wavy

Universal Everything Launches ‘Super You,’ a Free Augmented Reality App for Creators

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Universal Everything, a UK-based digital art practice and design studio, has debuted a free augmented reality app called Super You. Transforming in Augmented Reality. Universal Everything created Super You in Unity, using Apple’s ARKit 3.5. The Future of Augmented Reality. According to a company representative, they think Super You uncovers the potential of augmented reality and body-centric experiences to defy material possibility.

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. Go on reading, I bet you will enjoy this journey into the present and the future of location-based augmented reality entertainment. Software-wise, we use Unity, Vuforia, and OpenCV. augmented reality Best articles interviews AR business hado japan lbar

How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

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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). It’s a lot of topics: all you need to know to get started with nReal development in Unity … and you can find them in only one video, that you can watch here below! Unity. Finishing configuring Unity.

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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. That was until Skobov discovered its potential and merged the obsolete machine with augmented reality to display scanner data on a virtual screen. The post Hacker Adds Augmented Reality To Ultrasound Machine Found In Dumpster appeared first on VRScout.

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 was on stage at last year’s Unity Vision Summit explaining how the organization was using Microsoft’s HoloLens to help ground crews communicate with astronauts and operate machinery in outer space.

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. What I love of DreamGlass is that for $399 it lets developers start experimenting with a good-quality augmented reality. I admit I’m not a huge fan of tethered augmented reality.

Remote Augmented Reality Multiplayer

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Source Imagine Augmented Reality where you and your friends play around the globe! Our technology allows you to build any type of remote multi-user interaction in Augmented Reality. Why we’ve built this technology My co-founder Ilya Tikhonov and I have been working in Augmented Reality for about four years now, where we’ve seen many of the technology’s problems first-hand. Augmented reality (AR) is the future of Restaurant Menu?

What is the future of augmented reality? (2020)

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It is safe to say that the future of augmented reality (AR) looks bright. This is just a glimpse of the monumental shift in society awaiting for us in the Augmented Reality future that will unfold in the next 10 years.’ What is augmented reality? The definition may shift slightly as AR glasses enter the market, as people incorporate augmented reality more in their lives. Augmented reality has grown rapidly over the last few decades.

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

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While the company is finally going ‘VR-native’ for desktop, Apple is also zeroing in on augmented reality for iOS 11 with the entrance of their newly revealed app developer kit ‘ARKit’ Possibly taking a swipe at Facebook’s latest AR demo at F8 in April, Senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi said: “We’ve all seen a lot of carefully edited vision videos on this topic recently, but in the case, I’d like to show you something for real.”

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

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To me, this video was one of the most compelling examples of how immersive technologies could work together to enable social interactions across realities. Just two years later, Normal VR is making that future a reality with an entirely remote team. 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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Various industries, from entertainment to healthcare, have begun investing a significant amount of their resources in virtual and augmented reality. 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.

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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 Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens

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Unity hosted a keynote presentation in Copenhagen and announced a series of updates to its AR and mixed reality creation tools. Unity’s MARS tool — which stands for Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio — is going to have companion apps for dedicated AR gadgets. “You can sync project folders in the Unity Cloud, then lay out assets as easily as placing a 3D sticker,” according to the company.

What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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But what would it look like running on a dedicated augmented reality headset? All potential issues with Pokémon Go’s classification as an augmented reality title aside, the game has been incredibly popular since its launch earlier in the month, going so far as to bump Nintendo’s stock points by a significant margin. See Also: ‘Pokémon Go’ is Where I Draw the Line on “Augmented Reality”.

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. Video: In addition, the Vive software team has launched the Vive SRWorks SDK, which will support native development via plugins for Unity and Unreal.

How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

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They could be a great innovative tool to market your AR and VR applications (and even for the non-XR ones) … so let’s see how you can create them for you game directly from your Unity project! So, take a screenshot of your Unity application, import it on Photoshop, and create some kind of black and white image that is white where there are the background objects, black on the background and gray in-between. The better way for Unity projects.

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‘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. Phantogeist , the product of the Trixi team’s many experiments with mixed and augmented reality, turns your world into a co-op shooter played in an alien conflict zone that can be engaged anywhere you want. Tagged with: ar , augmented , gaming , Mixed , mr , Phantogeist , reality , tango.

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!

Unity Bulks Up Advertising Capabilities with Responsive AR Ads

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Augmented reality has taken the advertising industry by storm, but the technology has a steep learning curve. 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.

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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 for games, videos, and apps today is like what WordPress was for the websites seven years ago. Unity is the platform that makes this world a reality. Unity at XR Immersive Enterprise. More Buzz Around Unity.

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New Humble Software Bundle Lets You Learn VR & AR Game Dev In Unity

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A new Humble Software Bundle is now available offering a bunch of courses and projects that aim to teach you how to develop for VR and AR using Unity. The VR and AR Game Dev bundle includes a bunch of projects that cover developing for VR and AR using Unity, along with a few games to play as examples. The post New Humble Software Bundle Lets You Learn VR & AR Game Dev In Unity appeared first on UploadVR.

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. Don't Miss: Unity Previews Project MARS Mobile App, Extends AR Foundation to HoloLens & Magic Leap, Intros XR Interaction Toolkit This week, just in time for Dr. Seuss Day, Dr. Seuss Enterprises launched its first augmented reality app, Dr. Seuss's.

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The Second Coming of Augmented-Reality Glasses

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A augmented-reality (AR) accessory that sits right above one eye and gives access to emails, text messages, directions , etc. Build your first HoloLens 2 Application with Unity and MRTK 2.3.0 Virtual Reality: Do We Live In Our Brain’s Simulation Of The World? technology ar vr augmented-reality wearablesSource: [link] When it debuted in 2013 the Google Glass was the first of its kind.

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. During Unity’s Vision AR/VR Summit opening keynote, Google’s PM for Developer Platforms Nathan Martz took to the stage to announce that, the company’s AR focused platform Tango will join its VR counterpart Daydream in receiving official, native integration in the Unity game engine. of Unity.

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

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Pokémon GO isn’t exactly what we’d call augmented reality—based on the game’s (and smartphone’s) lack of computer vision and environmental mapping—but fans of the megalithic pocket monster franchise aren’t sitting on their hands waiting for Nintendo or Niantic to build a real augmented reality version of Pokémon. The post Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

What does Unity’s IPO mean for Virtual Production and Filmmaking?

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(image from the Facebook group: Unity Virtual Production and Cinematography). With Unity achieving nearly the same valuation as it’s rival Game engine maker, Epic (13.6mil versus 17.3mil) what does it mean for Film-Game convergence and VirtualProduction ?

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VRTK v4 Beta Makes The Best Unity VR Framework Even Better

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From his bedroom in the UK, he decided to make one- he called it SteamVR Unity Toolkit. The toolkit quickly became the most popular Unity VR framework with thousands of developers using it. This new modularity also means that v4 can support augmented reality devices in future. Tagged with: Unity Engine , VR Development , VRTK Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post VRTK v4 Beta Makes The Best Unity VR Framework Even Better appeared first on UploadVR.

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Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Offers Free Unity Pro & PiXYZ Plugin Trial Package

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Much of the excitement around the HoloLens 2 has moved on to many wondering when we'll finally be able to get our hands on what is now the best augmented reality device on the market. In the meantime, Microsoft has decided to introduce a new package called the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, which comes bundled with a couple of valuable software add-ons from Unity, as well as an opportunity to save some cash on your Azure usage.

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How Can Augmented Reality Improve Children’s Books?

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How Does Augmented Reality Improve Children’s Books? Augmented reality has been in and out of the public eye for at least a decade and has taken space in almost every industry. Augmented reality has had its fair share of the spotlight over the last few years, but one of the larger issues in this industry come from a lack of functionality, and too much of just that “Wow” factor. Build your first HoloLens 2 Application with Unity and MRTK 2.3.0

How to ask Android Permissions for the Oculus Quest in Unity

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Some months ago I published a guide for all Unity developers on how to request Android permissions for the Vive Focus Plus, because it took me a while to sort out how to do it to access the camera stream to do augmented reality on that headset. Recently, I had a similar problem with the Oculus Quest , not to access the cameras (it is not possible, the applications can’t see them for privacy reasons), but to save a file on the storage from Unity.

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