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. The more sophisticated demo, made in Unreal Engine, shows a complex world war taking place with spaceships and explosions. In many ways, Apple is trying to keep up with competitors like Google, who already have their Tango augmented and mixed reality platform. News Apple ARKit Augmented Reality WWDC

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.

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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. They get immersed in the augmented reality even though they aren’t using a phone or headset.

The Unreal Garden AR Environment Was A Much Needed Escape From The Chaos Of E3

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The Unreal Garden, a large-scale multiplayer AR experience from The Entertainment Software Association and Onedome, offered E3 2019 attendess an escape from the chaos, turning 6,000 sq. Originating from a San-Franscico-based pop-up developed in 2018, The Unreal Garden is a combination of art and technology, fusing entertainment with augmented reality, projections, and soundscape technology. Layered over these prop set pieces was a spectacle of augmented widlife.

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These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

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Luckily for us, augmented reality presents the opportunity to experience the Apollo 11 launch and landing, as well as the moonwalk, within our own, Earth-bound terrestrial boundaries. Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video The John.

This iPhone & Android App Lets You Celebrate 50th Anniv. Of Moon Landing by Taking the Trip in Augmented Reality

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Kennedy Library Foundation has launched an app that allows users to recreate the historic flight and landing via augmented reality. Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video The app, which is made for iPhones (iOS) and Android devices gives the user the ability to.

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.

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.

Unreal Engine 4.18 Update Brings Native Support for ARKit and ARCore, SteamVR Support for Mac

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Epic Game’s Unreal Engine is making it easier to create for augmented reality in the newest 4.18 Epic has however provided experimental support in their game engine for ARKit since Unreal Engine 4.17, but the new 4.18 ” Unreal Engine 4.18 Using Epic’s Unreal Engine VR Editor, they showed how developers could build VR content inside of VR itself, using Star Wars assets. The post Unreal Engine 4.18

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Real-Time Motion Capture Brings David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Back To Life

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Brought to life via a combination of motion capture technology and Unreal Engine, guests at both the party and the weekend event were able to view the digital model on a massive 8K Samsung monitor and interact with the character in real-time. And long may that continue,” says John MacInnes, co-founder of MacInnes Scott, the company behind David Bowie Is Unreal. The iconic 70’s character makes an appearance at this year’s Infinity Festival in Hollywood.

Unreal Garden AR Experience Opens to Visitors with Epson Laser Projectors

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One of the big events at this year’s E3 was the Unreal Garden and, if you weren’t at E3, you may still be able to see it. What Is the Unreal Garden? The Unreal Garden is an AR experience developed by onedome. It’s been around for a while and has a couple of experiences other than the Unreal Garden. However, the Unreal Garden is its most ambitious project and showing it at E3 has gained it a lot of attention.

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. We’ve had months of interesting projects rolling out on the Internet showing the capabilities of ARKit, but with Unity and Unreal support now in place for Google’s ARCore we’re likely to start seeing an increase in cool Android-based AR examples. AR Unity Engine Unreal Engine ARCore

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GDC 2017: Epic’s Tim Sweeney on What Unreal Engine VR Means for Non-gaming Industries

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Enhanced reality devices – especially AR — will be ubiquitous in another decade or so, and used in nearly every aspect of our lives and in nearly every industry, from automotive to medical care, education to neuroscience, engineering to shopping. Of course, all of the various applications, programs and tools will require a base engine for creation, and that’s where Epic Games – and specifically its Unreal Engine – comes in.

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Enklu Launches San Francisco’s First AR Maker Space

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The interactive space, dubbed E.den, is a large-scale social immersive playground that gives players and creators, both professional and amateur, access to community-developed mixed reality experiences as well as the tools and resources to develop and share their own. E.den members are given access to a Microsoft HoloLens headset running Enklu’s AR platform that they can use to create open-floor mixed reality experiences.

Madonna Performs Alongside AR Clones During Billboard Music Awards

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Brought to life using a combination of Unreal Engine and volumetric capture, these augmented holograms would appear sporadically throughout the performance, disappearing into puffs of smoke around the original Madonna seemingly at random. “The interesting thing about real-time visual effects in broadcast augmented reality [is that] a big portion of the work is happening in pre-production.

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? Here why: OSVR includes two independent parts: an open-source HMD (the "Hacker Development Kit") and the OSVR framework, a free and open-source software platform that provides an easy and standard way to discover, configure and operate a wide range of virtual reality and augmented peripherals.

The best AR and VR news from CES 2021

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It is a perfect recreation of visual reality, and of course, it solves all the issues that current AR/VR headsets may have (like the vergence-accommodation problem). augmented reality virtual reality CES ces 2021

Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video

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At the start of the show, the company was meant to show off the capabilities of the HoloLens 2 by highlighting a look at the historic Apollo 11 mission as an augmented reality story. Don't Miss: Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get Space historian Andy Chaikan and ILM's John Knoll took to the stage to narrate the immersive demonstration, but it just didn't work.

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How I got started with virtual reality (and you can, too)

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If I had to choose the most common question I’ve received in these 4 years on the blog, social media, and Quora, I would surely pick “How do I get started with virtual reality?” How I got started with virtual reality. How you can get started with virtual reality.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

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Is this the only supported programming language or devs can also use Unity and Unreal Engine? developers compared to the amount of Unity/Unreal devs is far less. I have no plans to provide Unity/Unreal support but if developers want to they could easily make a Unity rig for the Triton.

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5 Ways to Break into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Home

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Source [link] Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) have had a noticeable presence in the news lately. With the Starboard UI and Apple Glasses release anticipated for Q4 2020/Q1 2021, the world is eagerly awaiting the next generation of extended reality (XR) standards. Augmented reality (AR) is the future of Restaurant Menu? craftcorner #4: Developing in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Want to learn how to develop VR and AR applications?

Tilt Five Kickstarter Crests 300% Funding For Tabletop AR Platform

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This time, Jeri is armed with hard-won lessons and is determined to see her vision become a reality. and Unreal Engine 4. . News AR Board Games Augmented Reality CastAR Immersive Board Games Kickstarter Tilt Five Unreal Engine 4 Wartile WeaveAt over $1.5M, the Kickstarter is on track to set a record for the most-funded AR platform. Long before cell phones and MMO’s, it was the standard tabletop that defined the gaming landscape.

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Microsoft Transitions To OpenXR Standard For Windows Mixed Reality & HoloLens

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A post by Alex Turner at Microsoft explains that “starting in Unity 2021 , OpenXR will then graduate to be the only supported Unity backend for targeting HoloLens 2 and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.” ” OpenXR is also supported in Epic’s Unreal Engine and Microsoft formally recommends others using their own custom engines in VR and AR switch to using the OpenXR API going forward.

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. The SDK also supports native development with plugins for both Unity as well as Unreal Engine 4. Some of the most interesting examples of the SDK have so far revolved around linking augmented with virtual, allowing users to step in and out of reality at their whim.

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Varjo’s XR-3 And VR-3 Headsets Blend The Line Between VR & AR

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Cheaper, sleeker, deeper mixed reality. Earlier this morning, VR hardware manufacturer Varjo revealed the latest additions to its lineup of human-eye resolution mixed reality headsets, the Varjo XR-3 and Varjo VR-3.

Monthly Round-Up: The Biggest VR And AR News From May 2020

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Unreal Engine 5 Supports VR, Promises Generational Leap For Graphics. Can you believe we’re already through May 2020? There’s so much happening that it can be hard to keep up — that’s why we’ve rounded up the most important VR and AR news from this month in one convenient spot! It’s been a packed month — if you’ve missed anything important, it’s probably listed here. The Biggest Stories.

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. Essentially, Adobe is taking one step further into a world still largely dominated by 3D game engines such as Unreal and Unity, which could foretell and interesting forward march from 2D creation to a decidedly more 3D-focused business.

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.14): Facebook gets sued for alleged monopolization, Medal Of Honor is a mediocre game, and more!

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This could also mean splitting the Facebook Reality Labs into a separate company (a new Oculus?), And while Unreal Engine already supports OpenXR, Unity is a bit lagging, but support is coming in 2021. augmented reality virtual reality week peek facebook medal of honor

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

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Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine. Pre-release versions of beta tools such as Reality Composer, Create ML, Apple Configurator, etc… ?—?Engineering augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR facebook vr

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NVIDIA’s big news: Cloud XR goes to AWS, Omniverse open beta is starting, and more!

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Basically Omniverse features various modules that make it possible: Omniverse Connect : it is a series of plugins that connect Omniverse to various applications used for development : Unity, Unreal Engine, Photoshop, 3D Studio, Sketchup, and soon also Blender.

XR Swim Platform Wants To Become The Steam Of WebXR Content

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The mission is to build a better marketplace for developers, in collaboration with leading interactive tools builders like Mozilla, 8th Wall, Unity, Unreal and more,” said Staber. News Apple App Store Augmented Reality Chicken Waffle Oculus SideQuest WebAR WebXR XR SwimDiscover and play indie VR/AR content without having to make a single download.

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

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This example video, using the Vive Pro and the SRWorks SDK shows how the tools can be used to seamlessly link VR and AR worlds, creating new and interesting gameplay and application possibilities: The company says that the SRWorks SDK includes support for native development with plugins for Unity and Unreal, and that the modules can enable the following: Depth.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

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Unreal Engine and Photoshop), as it happens in Google Docs when many people edit the same document at the same time. The AR Cloud is the Holy Grail of mixed reality and all the most important companies are working on it. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR quest 2 vr

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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The Enterprise version has also a front 16 MP RGB camera , that at the moment is only used by the NuEyes startup, but can also be used for some mixed reality experiences by other customers. Startup VirtuLeap is building Enhance, a system of brain-training minigames in virtual reality.

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

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Monetizing Virtual Production: Unlike software suites such as Adobe Creative Cloud, and compositing software, that charge up-front or via monthly subscriptions to use them, both Unity and Unreal Game Engines are free to use if the output is purely for rendering film, and at any video resolution.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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In its upcoming 5-year development plan, there should be measures to favor the growth and the spread of Immersive Realities. Some years ago, she performed in The Life, a Mixed Reality art piece inside the Magic Leap One. augmented reality virtual reality week peek htc huawei oculus

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Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

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Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers. Aside from documentation about how to get started with the augmented reality platform in Creator Lab, you’ll also find documentation for working with the Magic Leap controller, headset features, and how to design for spatial computing. News AR Augmented Reality Hardware Magic Leap