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Unreal Engine Adds Oculus Quest Vulkan Support, Unity To Follow ‘Later This Year’

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The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration adds support for Vulkan on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Unity told us they will add the same “later this year” What Is Vulkan? Vulkan was developed by The Khronos Group, a non-profit industry consortium which includes major tech companies like NVIDIA, AMD, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Intel. Almost all Oculus Quest and Go apps are made with Unity or Unreal Engine.

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Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream

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Middleware makers Epic Games and Unity Technologies have been working on every major VR HMD revealed to date, so it’s no surprise to hear that both are involved with Google’s new Daydream platform. Epic Games fired first. The post Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream appeared first on UploadVR. Unity Engine Unreal Engine Daydream Epic Game google daydream Unity Technologies unreal engine 4

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59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Unity Technologies and Epic Games are in a grudge match for the hearts and minds of game developers. I interviewed both John Riccitiello, CEO of San Francisco-based Unity, and Tim Sweeney, CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based based Epic Games, this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Unity’s started out at the low end, enabling mobile devices to run better 2D and 3D graphics. More people build an Apple with Unity than anyone else.

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Unreal Engine 4.12 is Out Now, Gets ‘VR Editor’, OSVR and Google VR Support

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Epic Games’ popular Unreal Engine has just received a major update with version 4.12 now sporting Google VR ‘Daydream’ and OSVR native support. Allowing developers to build virtual reality applications from within VR itself is one of Epic’s many goals to help accelerate and drive forward immerse creativity with its Unreal Engine – and from what we’ve seen so far, they’ve done a hugely impressive job.

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Unity Native Support for Google Daydream VR Coming in Summer, Plugin Out Now

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Google have announced that developers itching to get started on building Android VR games using the Unity game engine can do so right now using a Daydream plugin. Unity is the most popular game engine for mobile game development, so it makes sense that the company would be on board from the beginning of Google’s new push into the immersive technology space.

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Unity is Making its High Definition Render Pipeline VR Compatible Allowing Photorealistic Visuals

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When it comes to developing virtual reality (VR) videogames there are two primary engines studios use, either Epic GamesUnreal Engine or Unity by Unity Technologies. Both highly competitive when it comes to gaining market share, Unity tends to dominate the VR scene due to ease of use while Unreal Engine is known for its graphic fidelity. of the HDRP now verified, Unity has confirmed that all HDRP features are compatible with VR.

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Google Releases ‘Resonance Audio’, a New Multi-Platform Spatial Audio SDK

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Google today released a new spatial audio software development kit called ‘Resonance Audio’, a cross-platform tool based on technology from their existing VR Audio SDK. Google’s spatial audio support for VR is well-established, having introduced the technology to the Cardboard SDK in January 2016, and bringing their audio rendering engine to the main Google VR SDK in May 2016, which saw several improvements in the Daydream 2.0 Image courtesy Google.

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Unity Wants Tools Like ‘Tilt Brush’ And ‘Medium’ To Kickstart Creation In VR

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Earlier this week Unity’s Editor VR platform evolved from a novel new way of making videogames into potentially the most forward-thinking VR development platform, and its all to do with Tools. Toward the end of their on-stage demo at Unite 2016 on Tuesday, Unity Labs’ Amir Ebrahimi and Timoni West debuted this addition to the platform, which is due to release before the end of the year. According to VP of Unity Labs Sylvio Drouin, that’s a very real possibility.

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Unity, Epic, CCP, NetEase, Huawei and nDreams announce Daydream support

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A day after Google announced its Daydream virtual reality platform, companies are rushing to be the first to declare their support. Unity, which has long been a key platform for Google Cardboard applications, was... News CCP Games Daydream Epic Games Eve:Gunjack Huawei nDreams Unity Unreal Engine

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Oculus Quest To Get ‘Prototype’ OpenXR Support Later This Month

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Engines like Unity and Unreal make this easier, and both are trying to separately unify VR APIs under their own new engine subsystems, but the problem still exists. The working group includes the major VR companies such as Facebook, Valve, Microsoft, NVIDIA, AMD, HTC, Google, Unity, and Epic. Oculus Developers facebook khronos oculus api Oculus Quest oculus rift OpenVR OpenXR Quest top stories unity Unreal VR Development

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Tim Sweeney: Games Released On Epic Games Store Can Support VR

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The team behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine which created it is going one level deeper and making a push for its own game storefront to challenge Valve’s Steam on PC and potentially Google Play on Android. Here’s the chart used to explain revenue split options to developers releasing virtual worlds made with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 toolset or the leading competitor, Unity. Epic Games VR Industry News Epic Games Store Fortnite Unreal engine

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Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch

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One of the leading platforms for software development added improved support for Google’s upcoming Daydream VR platform. The new Google VR SDK 1.0 makes certain VR development tasks easier, so the developers can focus on building the main features of their VR applications and games. “Unity’s native support for Daydream aims to solve the hard problems for you. The launch event is set for October 4th, on Google’s campus in Silicon Valley.

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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. Google prides itself on its stewardship of Android, the largest mobile platform in the world with over 80 percent of the mobile market share in 2016, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.

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Google’s New Light Field App Is A Tantalizing Look At VR’s Future

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Yesterday, Google released a free app on Steam called Welcome to Light Fields that shows a quick tease of what this technology is capable of producing. Using a special camera (shown below) Google is able to capture 3D images that can be freely explored as if they were rendered in a game engine like Unity or Unreal. Source: Google. Tagged with: google , light fields Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Google VR Industry News google light fields

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Poly Is Google’s Foundation For Building Virtual Worlds

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Google is launching Poly, a service with a growing library of free objects for creators to incorporate into their virtual worlds. The service, however, is another piece of the puzzle as Google seems focused on a much grander ambition. Poly further positions Google to deliver foundational software and services that could one day open up 3D modeling and virtual world creation to millions of people through VR and AR. Art & Science Experiences Google VR Poly

‘Google Earth VR’ Launches For Free To Let You Fly Around The World

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This is Google Earth VR. Google Earth VR is a surprise project from Google’s Geo team that is being both announced and released today. This is the team behind Google Maps and the original Google Earth. According to Mike Podwal, project manager for Google Earth VR , “ 94 percent of the world’s population is covered in this experience. Google Earth VR’s primary locomotion system is flight.

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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. “Industry and consumers alike will be able to easily interact with digital content aligned to the real-world for purposes including training, gaming, health and many more.” The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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VR Hits Major Milestone As Computing Platform With New Google Team-Up

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Google is taking its biggest step yet toward becoming an important service provider for immersive computing. The company’s latest move allows people using development software like Unity and Unreal to easily bring 3D objects into their projects from a growing crowdsourced library. Earlier this month Google launched Poly , a repository for objects and scenes created in VR apps like Tilt Brush and Blocks. VR Industry News API google Poly

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On the ground with TechCrunch at GDC 2019

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The Game Developers Conference was held last week in San Francisco and we wanted to get together to discuss what we saw at the show for Extra Crunch members. VR, gaming engines, Unity, Unreal and Epic were just some of the topics we touched upon. But perhaps the biggest of all was Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia. TC GDC 2019 google stadia unity unreal Virtual reality

Epic Aims to Take on Steam with Newly Announced Epic Games Store

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Steam is widely considered the de facto platform for PC games, VR or otherwise, but Unreal Engine creators Epic Games want change that with a new storefront that they say will leave more revenue to developers than Steam and other major digital distribution platforms. Update (12:20 PM ET) : Tim Sweeney has confirmed in a Game Informer interview that VR games will have a home on the platform, although the store “doesn’t have any sort of VR user interface.”

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Google releases new SDK for immersive audio

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In an effort to assist developers in creating more immersive audio experiences in AR/VR environments, Google has today released a new spatial audio SDK called Resonance Audio. Building upon their Google VR Audio SDK, Resonance Audio is intended to provide improvements in modelling of complex sound environments, audio performance, and cross-platform functionality. Integrations span Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS and Linux and include Unity, Unreal Engine, FMOD, and Wwise.

Surreal Horror Game ‘Layers of Fear’ Is Coming to Daydream This Year

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We’ve seen a handful of games for Google’s imminent Daydream mobile VR platform so far, though only a few that would appeal to hardcore players. Like a lot of other scary games, fans have been asking for a VR version since release. Rather than VR support for the original versions, it’s bringing the game to Google’s mobile VR ecosystem with the Solitude subtitle. Experiences gaming Daydream horror Layers of Fear Layers of Fear: Solitude

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Daydream 2.0 Platform Update to Bring Major Improvements to All Daydream Devices

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In a AR/VR press briefing, Google told us there are a number of new systems the update will add across all Daydream headsets, regardless of whether they’re standalone or smartphone-based. To make the upcoming Android ‘O’ OS more VR-friendly, Google is integrating some things you might think are pretty basic, but in the end are intended to give VR users the tools they need to manage the ‘always in VR’ nature of standalone headsets. image courtesy Google.

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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It was no other than Google that delivered the first “million unit VR headset” By launching Cardboard VR application and the headset made out of… cardboard, Google set the stage for massive adoption of VR among developers, and the company isn’t stopping anytime soon. Next iteration of Google Android OS will feature Daydream UI and we feel it might be the main feature of upcoming Android.

XR Swim Platform Wants To Become The Steam Of WebXR Content

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Games, Education, Enterprise, Entertainment and WebAR are all part of the platform,” Staber adds, “it also has a cool section for Experiments, where developers can publish content that might not be a full game, but has interesting and useful functionality.”.

5 Talks You Won’t Want to Miss at VRDC This Week

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Making Daydream Real – Building for Google’s New VR platform. Nathan Martz, Product Manager, Google. We’re just days away from Google Daydream delivering a brand new ecosystem to what will hopefully one day be millions of smartphone owners. Get in on the ground floor with this talk from Martz, who will tell you how to get to grips with the new platform including working with Google VR SDKs for Android, Unity, and Unreal.

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

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What other devices are so cheap, have the best games, a continuous stream of updates? I remember many people laughing at me when we of New Technology Walkers released a fitness game for the Vive Focus Plus ( HitMotion: Reloaded ) because they said it was a big and overpriced headset.

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Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality

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Apple also showed off what the new development tool would look like with the popular AR game Pokemon Go. The more sophisticated demo, made in Unreal Engine, shows a complex world war taking place with spaceships and explosions. The demo is expected to be released as a game “later this year.”. In many ways, Apple is trying to keep up with competitors like Google, who already have their Tango augmented and mixed reality platform.

Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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Having said that, theBlu: Whale experience, Google’s Tilt Brush are incredibly great experiences and you can’t explain it until you try them. In a nutshell, we are a platform or a medium to experience live venues or live experiences that enable people who would not be able to go to a race or a sports game. TH: Front end engine; we worked with both Unity and Unreal Engine on different experiences.

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

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This is my first experience making a game, and I’m happy with how cool it is! Recommended: Google Chrome. Recommended: Google Chrome. From Unreal community plugin creator getnamo , NexusVR is a space between worlds, where you can move between different VR experiences. VR has the power to transform our lives and connect us in new ways, while hand tracking lets you reach beyond the digital divide and take control.

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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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Image by Epic Games). Unreal Engine 5 may change the rules of game development. Out of nowhere, Epic Games has teased the next version of Unreal Engine, Unreal Engine 5, due to be released in 2021. 10 minutes of Youtube video have been enough to make all game developers hype. I mean, all UE developers, we Unity developers felt like being in a party where everyone is making out and you’re just there sipping a coke.

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GDC 2018: Sketchfab Launches Download API, Bringing Fast 3D Model Searching To Developers

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3D asset company Sketchfab is looking to stay a step ahead of Google Poly with its latest release. Many of these assets have been created in software that will be very familiar to creative VR users, like Google’s Tilt Brush and Blocks or Oculus Quill and Medium as well as other more traditional software such as Blender. Sketchfab’s Download API allows you to do all of that within game engines such as Unity and Unreal and even when working inside VR.

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Best Places To Learn AR and VR Development Online in 2020

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Although Unity 3D is undoubtedly the most common and trained standards for developing and deploying augmented and virtual reality application for both beginner or expert developer, it is cannot be employed for developing content for some headsets. Unreal Engine 4 is also an industry standard although it has a steeper learning curve than Unity. Google VR SDK is popular for building virtual reality applications for Android and iOS.

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Xenoma Mixes AI with AR / VR, Launches e-Skin Clothing for Gesture Tracking

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” According to the company, Xenoma’s Software Development kit (SDK) enables development of apps using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity Engine. According to the company, “ data and movement visualization tool can plug into Google’s TensorFlow, an open-source deep learning library for machine intelligence.” Xenoma’s e-skin and software developer’s kit (SDK) supports application development using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity.

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Editorial: Beat Saber Acquisition Begins Facebook’s Push Toward Horizon

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All that effort and money was just to buy Facebook a seat at the table alongside some of the biggest western platform-holding companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Facebook owning something like Unity or Unreal Engine, for instance, would give the ad-serving giant world-building tools that the creators who develop virtual worlds couldn’t ignore. Two of the worlds I visited were made in VR while a third, more compelling one, was made in Unity.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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The company is still heavily involved with VR development however, and are expected to present some new technology with Google at Display Week 2018 in May. Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines. Stealth game ‘Budget Cuts’ resurfaces. The game promises seven hours of content involving stealth, action, puzzles, and bosses. Here’s a roundup of news from ‘day one’ of our GDC 2018 coverage.

GDC 2018: When And Where To Watch The Big VR Keynotes

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The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) is finally upon us, with a packed week of announcements and demos ahead. Keep in mind GDC is, as the name suggests, a developer-centric show, so don’t expect much in the way of new games and experiences (though there usually are a few). Google Developer Days – March 19th, 10:00 AM PT/1:00 ET. With the launch of ARCore and the nearing release of the Lenovo Mirage Solo, it’s a busy time for VR and AR at Google.