GDC 2017: Google Daydream Support Coming To Unity On March 31st


At GDC 2017, Unity held a keynote discussing their impact on the gaming industry, future updates to the engine, and much more. The Unity engine and titular company have been very accommodating when it comes to VR development, having added a feature that even allows developers to work within VR and provided the framework that makes it easier to develop for VR in general. The original Green Ranger himself, Jason David Frank, and the Black Ranger in the new film, Ludi Lin.

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How to ask Android Permissions in Unity for a Vive Focus app (Vive Wave SDK)

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“Camera”, that can be used by the app to silently film the user), while all the other ones are considered “normal” (e.g. The Android pop-up asking the user for permissions during application startup (Image by Google). Unity and Android Permissions. What does this mean if you want to request some permissions inside Unity? Thanks, Unity). If you need more info on this process, here you are the Unity manual page dedicated to that.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing


Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. Unity revealed that representatives from Google, Samsung Gear VR, PTC Vuforia, Sony PlayStation VR, and Microsoft HoloLens will be on hand to discuss new developments in their individual technologies. Best Film / Interactive Story. Events asia unity Vision VR/AR Summit

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Facebook Ends Samsung Gear VR Software Updates, 360 Video Downloads & Films


Further, users will no longer be able to access films or download the Oculus Video app. Like Google Cardboard and its plastic derivatives, users slot in their smartphone which acts as the display and computer. No Updates, No Films, No New 360 Video Users.

Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 1

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 22 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. There was a time in Hollywood when high-end film cameras were all proprietary and the cost of film stock per movie could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. a five minute film could cost $40,000 to $100,000 just to stitch).

Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks


Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool , enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required. Aside from being able to use the objects or characters that you create for other applications, like bringing them into Unity and using them for VR games, we’ve been wondering if we’ll one day also get the chance use Blocks for 3D animation. Now Google’s Daydream Labs is giving us a glimpse into just that.

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Google Sheets And Excel VR Spreadsheets Are A Thing Now

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If your dreams occasionally involve spreadsheets that extend endlessly in all directions, good news: Researchers have developed a virtual reality spreadsheet interface that could expand Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel files from flat screens into 3D spaces.

What Will Advertisements Look Like in VR?


This past week, Unity Technologies unveiled key components of its advertising strategy , notably including the “Virtual Room,” a customizable mini app for brands to create their own integrated experiences. The new Virtual Room is being launched in partnership with Lionsgate for a new interactive VR ad promoting Jigsaw , the newest film in the Saw horror series. News Jigsaw Jigsaw VR Unity VR Advertising

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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Their phones can be used for some low-end VR, via the Cardboard platform from Google, but they haven’t had anything of their own to match the higher-end Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View headsets. Blocker is an application that lets film creators augment film scenes by recording the world around them and place placing virtual objects to the scene. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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Oculus and Kaleidoscope Announce DevLab VR Art Incubator


Originally started in 2015 as a traveling VR film festival spanning 10 cities in North America, Kaleidoscope has really come into its own this year. Arnaud Colinart is a Producer at AGAT Films & Cie / EX NIHILO. Eliza McNitt is a writer and director of films and Virtual Reality experiences. Milica Zec is a New York City-based film and virtual reality director, editor, and screenwriter. News Art Artists Film Festival Kaleidoscope Oculus

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UNITE Los Angeles 2016 Brings Cool Gaming News


Following the Unity Training Day on Halloween, October 31st, Unity launched pretty awesome features during the opening keynote for Unite Los Angeles 2016 conference. From Unity to Facebook we could hear a lot about new tools and features to provide enhanced graphics, performance, and production processes across console, mobile, VR and AR development, including Timeline, a new video player, and Octane Render.

Trans Youth Imagine Their Ideal Future Using Google Tilt Brush


That’s the concept behind Creative Futures , a groundbreaking VR art documentary and 360-degree companion film that follow three trans youth individuals as they design their ideal futures using VR technology. Utilizing Google’s virtual reality art tool, Tilt Brush, the documentary follows the group of first-time VR users as they attempt to design their hopes, dreams, and fears regarding the future of transexual people.

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This Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Apartment Is Straight Out Of Minority Report


unity @Oculus #OculusQuest #MadeWithUnity #XR #SpatialComputing cc: @mitrealityhack — Greg Madison (@GregMadison) January 17, 2020. Oculus Quest hand-tracking turns one apartment into an XR playground.

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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I had a chance to walk the showroom floor of VRLA 2017 with Root where he took me on a guided tour through the history of VRLA, his thoughts on AR, using VR for film production, the future of privacy in AR/VR, as well as why he is interested in seeing where eSports in VR is headed. Voices of VR Podcast VR Event VR Podcasts ar esports film John Root vrla

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. Image by Google). Google and Snapchat release features that aim at the AR Cloud. Imagine it like Google Docs, but for decorating a place in AR.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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Unity support for OpenXR is still in early beta , and so it’s not reliable yet to develop an OpenXR-compliant application in Unity. It is pretty cool, and there is already a Unity plugin so you can directly experiment with it.

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Watch ‘Escape Code,’ A Neon-Soaked 360-Film About Our Cyberpunk Future


Escape Code is a 360-degree short film directed and animated by Josh Hassin and the San Diego, CA based studio, Look Mister that seems inspired by many of these ideas. The entire short film, embedded below, was created in Unity and is driven by a synthwave soundtrack scored by Emmy award winning composer RAD LAZER (aka Rafter Roberts). Josh Hassin: The film is really more of a teaser than a full narrative. UploadVR: Why did you choose to make this entirely in Unity?

The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented


Tony Parisi , Global Head of VR/AR at Unity Technologies. A partial list of exhibitors includes: AMD Studios, Barco, Create VR, Dell, Google, HP | Nvidia, Intel, Koncept VR, Legend, LOOT Interactive, Lytro, Positron, Sony Music, Technicolor, Time Inc., LIFE VR, Unity, Unreal Engine, VRC and DTS (an Xperi company). thelotstudios #filming #hollywood #studio #weho #summer.

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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 means that if you are in Google Earth VR in a green room where there is a friend of yours, you can see the city that you are visiting all around you, and the real image of your friend being there with you. More info (Camera Path and Google Drive backup) More info (Sketchfab exporting).



or google it. Trending AR VR Articles: Designing for a modern 3D world: A UX design guide for VR Scripting Javascript Promise In Spark AR For Beginners Build your first HoloLens 2 Application with Unity and MRTK 2.3.0

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VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards


Also announced was the judging panel that includes virtual reality experts such as Josh Naylor of Unity Technologies, Jenn Duong of Shiift, and CEO of Spiral Media Megan Gaiser. Google – Daydream View. Google – Tilt Brush. GoogleGoogle Earth VR. Nominees for Interactive VR Media/Film of the Year. Google – Tabel. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

Chatting With The Recipient Of The SXSW 2019 ‘Best Interactive Experience’ Award


Benzing then moved on to create Hilda , which “ had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and was distributed to Amazon, ” and Diptych , which “ had its world premiere at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera (2018), ” as is stated on her personal blog. Impressive. “ [My story] goes way back to theater if we want to go that far, ” Benzing told me over our Google Hangouts call. “ We’re working with Unity on this project.

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Adobe To Launch AR Features ‘As Fast As We Can,’ Exec Says


On the other hand, VR cuts you off from your visual surroundings to completely immerse you in an app or film. Adobe also debuted Project Dali last year , a VR painting app built in the vein of Google Tilt Brush. Unity, which allows developers to create highly customizable experiences for VR and AR, leads the pack. The creative software company heats up to augmented and virtual reality.

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DragonFly: Glassbox Releases New VR Technology for 3D Video


The virtual reality toolset makes it easier than ever to create VR content from live film. Another method involves using a special camera to film events from multiple angles, which are then spliced together. This method merges the potential for imaginative computer imaging with the realism of 3D filming. The downside is that directors are unable to see what the final product would look like during filming.

Within Leverages WebVR To Offer Device-Agnostic VR Videos Via The Web


Within expects that most visitors will reach the site through Google Cardboard-equipped smartphones, but headsets including Vive, Rift, PSVR, GearVR, and Oculus Go are supported, as is the Android platform. For now, Within is accepting VR film submissions through its website to bulk up its small video library, in categories such as animated videos, documentaries, and music.

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Hacked Together Mixed Reality Camera Robot Shows Huge Promise


Jaymis Loveday’s most recent mixed reality video project was filmed with a helpful robot camera assistant. Loveday filmed artist SUTU as he sketched out a scene in Tilt Brush over the course of about four hours. SUTU was previously commissioned by Google to create a work of art in Tilt Brush , so he knows his way around the sketching program. Unity sends those angles via serial to the Arduino, which sends pan/tilt commands via RC transmitter to the Ronin.

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.17): Half-Life Alyx will launch on March, 23rd, MWC has been canceled and much more!

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More info (Use Google Translate). Google Chrome now supports WebAR. The news of the week regarding WebAR is that finally, Chrome 81 will implement the WebXR standard for what concerns augmented reality, making easier to enjoy WebAR experiences through Google’s browser.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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More info (Sebastian’s Tweet) More info (Sebastian’s Tweet with answer by GermanRifter) More info (Google Cache for Bestware shop page for Cosmos). Tyler of VNN has decompiled the Unity code of The Lab (something that is pretty easy to do) and in the DLLs has found all the code of a shooter game that features various characters from Half Life. It is highly probable that an HLVR game will be developed in the Source game engine, so a Unity game is not a possibility.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Did Seebright just release the augmented reality equivalent of Google Cardboard? The Seebright SDK also supports Unity and Unreal engines and is compatible with both iOS and Android. OTOY, a graphics-based software solution whose cloud-based light field streaming and hybrid rendering tech has been used in films like Fantastic Four and Spiderman 3 is one of the most well-funded companies in the mixed reality industry with $101M in funding and a $300M valuation.

Creating Synthetic Photography, with ThreeKit’s Ben Houston

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We started making-- this company originally was creating software for Hollywood films, and we did that quite successfully on a lot of films. I know you partnered with Google recently, so maybe you can speak to that. Ben: Google has published some numbers on that.

XR Technology at AWE and the Auggies: Exclusive Content From Ori Inbar


The Finalists for Best Art or Film Are: Grease AR – 2020’s XR technology ode to everyone’s favorite ‘70s musical that took place in the ‘50s. Jumanji: The Next Level Web AR Experience – an interactive promotion for the film sequel. The Augmented World Expo is nearly upon us.

Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event


10:15 am – 10:45 am | Keynote: The World’s Most Compelling New Experiences (Unity). Tony Parisi | Head of VR/AR Strategy, Unity. Julie Shumaker | Vice President, Business Development, Unity. In her role at Unity Technology, Julie leverages the power of play as an ad medium to drive the largest independent monetization platform in games. As a judge for both Shorty Awards and The Emmys he also bridges new digital with traditional film.

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Unveiled last January by Crytek, the now fully-independent VR First program is designed to foster innovation by not only creating independent VR labs where they once weren’t, but by also converting PC labs into AR/VR-ready facilities—and it’s doing it in top universities and science parks across 23 countries including Purdue University, University of Florida, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Oklahoma State, and Vancouver Film School.

Exclusive: Nokia Launches OZO Player SDK, a Cross-platform Video Playback Engine for VR Apps

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Despite being part of the OZO brand, the SDK works with any VR video content, not just that filmed with Nokia’s OZO VR camera. We introduced [the OZO Player SDK] available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, Google Daydream, and Cardboard (iOS and Android),” Sayed told Road to VR. The OZO Player SDK comes as both a native SDK and a Unity plugin for those already building VR apps with Unity.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse?

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In his 1984 classic Neuromancer, characters entered a virtual reality world called “the matrix” (inspiration for the 1999 film of the same name by the Wachowskis). Augmented vision is commonplace in futuristic films, from Minority Report to Iron Man. The World Map in this world therefore isn’t a 2D street map like we have with Google Maps or Open Street Map, nor is it a 3D map with terrain and building volumes.

Show and Sell: Virtual Reality Advertising is Coming, and It’s Going to Be HUGE


This early concept of a VR ad format from Google shows the technology’s potential to display video adverts, but it’s fair to say that it’s not the most imaginative application. Unity, on the other hand, appear to have conjured a more creative approach to VR advertising with the Virtual Room. Unity is positioning the Virtual Room as a premium advertising platform, meaning there will only be a select few brands willing and able to experiment in the beginning.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Demonstrated live on-stage during the Unity Vision Summit, you can already try it out for yourself in the Unity 2017 beta. TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL LOVES VR. JOHN LEGEND & BAOBAB STUDIOS TEAM UP FOR VR FILM. GOOGLE’S JUMP START PROGRAM CONNECTS CREATORS WITH CAMERAS & RESOURCES. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.