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.

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’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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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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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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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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Weather Channel Demonstrates Dangers Of Hurricane Florence Using Mixed Reality

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For those who may be struggling to grasp the full magnitude of the incredibly dangerous situation, The Weather Channel has employed the use of immersive mixed reality technology to better demonstrate just how nasty things are about to get for coastal southerners.

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. Magic Leap hasn’t announced a shipping date for the augmented reality headset, but we can expect shipments later this year.

Peter Jackson’s New Studio is All About AR Storytelling

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The Lord of the Rings auteur is using Apple’s ARkit to unlock new levels of storytelling immersion in augmented reality. The 1:30 minute demo apparently operates on a specialized version of ARKit that runs a plugin, which easily integrates the software into Unreal Engine 4.

Turn Any Vive or Rift Into an AR Headset

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However, when it comes to delivering truly high quality augmented experiences, the current options available to consumers and even developers are expensive and few. News AR Augmented Reality depth camera HTC Vive Mixed Reality Oculus Rift Stereolabs ZED ZED Mini

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GDC 2017: Epic Games Teams With Chevrolet On New AR Car Project

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Ever since Epic Games opened its Unreal Engine 4 technology to the world, new use cases have been coming in fast and furious. They take the output from these four cameras, stitch it into a panorama, and then beam it to Unreal Engine wirelessly,” Libreri explained.

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Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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Now, this genius that has revolutionized cinema has landed in the mixed reality ecosystem , to try to improve it as well. He was obsessed with Virtual Reality. I think people will want and need Mixed Reality.

Google Stays Nimble with ARCore 1.4 Update, Bringing Passthrough Camera Auto-Focus & Wider Availability

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Google's ARCore team is staying busy, as evidenced by yet another update of its augmented reality toolkit. New SDKs are also available for Android, iOS, Unity, Unreal Engine.

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Magic Leap opens spacial computing SDK for public download

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These tools were announced to be joined by Technical Preview builds of Unreal Engine 4 and Unity tools for developers to connect with the Magic Leap platform. Archive ar augmented reality developers Magic Leap Software virtual reality VR headsets

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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The company will also launch “AMBEO Augmented Audio Lab” , an augmented reality experience to play around with spatial AR sound, mixing the real and the virtual sounds and recording the clips that you create. augmented reality AR leap con magic leap roundup

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

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Apple also says that both Unity and Unreal Engine will support their VR SDKs on Mac, allowing developers to create VR content on Apple’s machines. 4) Apple announces ARKit Apple announced its augmented reality platform, ARKit for iPhone and iPad.

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NVIDIA Announces Bigger, Better Toolkit for VR Developers

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So lets recap all that came to our knowledge today: VRWorks is a comprehensive suite of APIs, libraries, and engines that enable application and headset developers to create amazing virtual reality experiences.

Google’s Clay Bavor: Our Goal ‘Is To Make AR Mainstream’

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It will even work on the Google Pixel, Galaxy S8, and several other devices very soon and supports Java, Unity, and Unreal from day one. But that isn’t how Clay Bavor, VP of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Google, would describe it.

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Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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The arrival of Virtual Reality headsets is bringing another possibility – unlike TV, which puts you in a passive position – VR can make you ‘a part of the match’, or a ‘part of the race’. Where the idea of virtual reality in sports came from?

Apple Shows Off New AR Demos on iPhone 8

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While many were pumped to see a new iPhone, Watch, and Apple TV announced at Apple’s special event from the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, we’ve all been waiting to hear more about the company’s augmented and virtual reality efforts.

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Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch

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Augmented Reality (AR) Breaking Business Gaming Google Mobile News Smartphones startups Virtual Reality (VR) Wearables Android Android 7 Android Nougat Daydream Epic Games GOOG Google VR Nexus 6P Unity Unreal Engine VR performanceOne of the leading platforms for software development added improved support for Google’s upcoming Daydream VR platform. The new Google VR SDK 1.0

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A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) realityI.

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A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) reality I hold in my hands what looks and feels like a wand from a Harry Potter film. vr virtual reality ar augmented reality quidditch 3D Printing

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. Its latest phones — iPhone X , iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus — support its new augmented reality platform ARKit. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Google acquires Owlchemy.

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Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, has raised $5 million in seed funding from Capital Factory, Qualcomm Ventures, Colopl VR Fund, HTC and The Venture Reality Fund. vr ar virtual reality augmented reality

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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At GDC 2017 LG showcased a virtual reality headset that was SteamVR compatible: it was a game-changing moment since for the first time a new non-Vive headset would have been compatible with SteamVR tracking and ecosystem. augmented reality virtual reality AR gdc gdc 2018 vr

HTC Vive FAQ: What You Need to Know About Leap Motion + SteamVR

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Along with last week’s Unreal 4.11 Here’s a quick guide to everything from Lighthouse tracking to Unreal development. How can I build with Unreal Engine? Because the Vive FOV is different, augmented reality projects will not work correctly on the Vive.

Stories You Might’ve Missed: Star Wars Ray-Tracing Demo and Google’s Maps API at GDC

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Image Credit: Unreal Engine’s YouTube channel. Unreal Engine shows off a stunning Star Wars real-time ray-tracing demo. In this Stories You Might’ve Missed segment, we’ll be covering the final week of March, from the 25th to 31st.

Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More

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Announced with support for both Unity and Unreal, the Lumin SDK exposes the capabilities of the Magic Leap One headset to developers who can use it to begin building augmented reality experiences for the platform.

Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Augmented Reality, also called Mixed Reality (MR, MxR) is set to represent a very large part of our lives. Even today, if you own a car with a heads-up display (HUD), you are a user of Augmented Reality.

Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. Use of Unreal Engine 4’s desktop and mobile forward rendering paths.

Nurulize Launches Creation Engine for Hollywood VR Experiences

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Atom View and Nu Design aren’t as recognizable as Cryengine, Unity or Unreal Engine. ” “When it comes to replicating reality in VR, and creating something that’s filled with detail, Atom View is the answer.

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AR+VR Weekly: Facebook AR glasses, 350,000 Snap experiences & NYC’s RLab

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Facebook’s Head of Augmented Reality, Ficus Kirkpatrick, let the crowd know at TechCrunch’s AR/VR event in LA that Facebook is indeed working on AR glasses. Spatial raises $8 million for augmented reality collaboration platform ( VentureBeat ).

Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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Like many VR developers, @JoshuaCorvinus is already living in the future – reality just needs to catch up. From Unreal community plugin creator getnamo , NexusVR is a space between worlds, where you can move between different VR experiences.

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Seven Top Games For Oculus VR Platform

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Robo Recall is being developed by Epic Games, using the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. There are quite a few games that were presented at the Oculus Connect event, which took place last week.

Reach into the Digital World: Getting Started with Leap Motion @ HackingEDU

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The Leap Motion Controller is a small USB sensor that tracks how you naturally move your hands, so you can reach into the world beyond the screen – in virtual reality, augmented reality, Mac or PC. The world is changing – can you hack it?

Developer Creates Scan of Apartment to Work Inside of VR for 30 Days

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Importing it all into Tilt Brush (2016), Le Fons is able to make art in a sort of virtual-augmented version of the studio. Since he has a complete 3D model of his studio, he’s also spliced them into Unreal Engine prototypes using the Unreal Engine VR Editor.

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