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.

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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. augmented reality Best articles interviews AR business hado japan lbar

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. Layered over these prop set pieces was a spectacle of augmented widlife. News AR The Unreal Garden

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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 Unreal , check out the ARCore developer preview and the early access version available on GitHub.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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. Further, the Unreal Garden is a collaborative experience.

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.

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.

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 Weave

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

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

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The glasses are expected to run a new operating system, rOS (or reality OS), and Apple is exploring touch panels, voice activation, and head gestures as a means of control. Unreal Engine 5 may change the rules of game development. People created lots of memes about Unreal Engine 5!

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.10): Lynx launches MR standalone headset, Facebook acquires Scape and much more!

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This week in XR has seen the launch of the first standalone MR headset, plus a lot of interesting news and articles about immersive realities. French startup Lynx has finally unveiled the R1, the first mixed reality standalone headset. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR vr

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 Swim

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

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Well, it is not a problem of virtual reality, but of the whole tech sector , that has seen its investments decreasing a lot in 2020. Unreal Engine 4.25 update, Unreal Engine has added many features that may be useful in crafting XR experiences.

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community.

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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nReal AR glasses hands-on preview

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nReal is a Chinese augmented reality company that is developing an augmented reality glass that is cheap, light and fashionable. When trying the nReal glasses, I was surprised by the vivid colors and by the consistency of the augmentations.

How Modding Communities Are Paving The Way For User-Generated VR & AR Content

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As the VAR (virtual and augmented reality) industry grows—searching for a grassroots approach to consumer adoption, modders are sitting comfortably on a gold mine of innovation and creative solutions. .

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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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The XR Week Peek (2020.04.20): Oculus Quest goes AR, Oculus Jedi may be like Valve Knuckles and much more!

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I think that this update, together with the last ones, marks the beginning of a mixed reality ecosystem that is being built by Oculus. version of Vuforia introduces new interesting features to the augmented reality solution. Heeeeelllo VR people!

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Apple Announces ARKit 3 with Body Tracking & Human Occlusion

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Apple also introduced Reality Composer and RealityKit to make it easier for developers to build augmented reality apps. This would break the illusion of augmented reality by showing conflicting depth cues. With ARKit 3, Apple also introduced RealityKit which is designed to make it easier for developers to build augmented reality apps on iOS. Reality Composer.

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All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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The final touch is the flip-up display : you can return to reality without removing the headset. A girl zooming an object in mixed reality. Unreal SDK. augmented reality hololens 2

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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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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This is also used to substitute workshops and speeches usually employing Youtube Videos or Youtube Live Streams ; VR events , made in virtual reality in platforms like ENGAGE, Somnium Space, Mozilla Hubs, VIRBela, etc…. Merging Realities event is back! More info on Merging Realities.

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.

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.