Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 Developer Edition will include the latest HoloLens headset alongside $500 in free Azure credits plus a three-month trial of both Unity Pro and PiXYZ plugin.

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Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1

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Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity. Test in the Unity Editor.

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Mozilla Updates the Unity WebXR Exporter to Run VR Apps in the Browser

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While the tools for building WebXR apps are designed to be familiar to web developers, many VR developers use game engine tools like Unity to build their apps. Take Moon Rider , for instance, a web-based VR rhythm game. LTS) and all versions of Unity 2019.

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Unity Now Supports Vulkan On Oculus Quest & Go

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The Unity game engine, which powers most of the apps on the Oculus standalone store, now supports the Vulkan graphics API with Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. The Oculus Quest has four CPU cores available to games. NOTE: While Unity 2019.3

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Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR

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Unity version 2019.2 In 2018 Unity introduced Scriptable Render Pipelines, allowing developers to have greater control over the engine’s rendering. The HDRP is focused on high visual fidelity over performance, intended for gaming PCs and high-end consoles.

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How to get started with WebXR in Unity

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WebXR is a technology with enormous potential, but at the moment it offers far worse tools to develop for it than standalone VR , where we all use Unity and Unreal Engine. As a Unity developer, I think that it is a very important enabling solution. I downloaded Unity 2019.3.11

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How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

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In this article, you may find the answers to all the above questions : I will guide you in developing a little Unity experience for the nReal glasses (the typical grey cube!), How to get started with nReal development (and emulator) in Unity (Video tutorial). Unity.

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Unity Adds Toolkit For Common VR/AR Interactions

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The Unity game engine released a preview (beta) ‘XR Interaction Tookit’ which handles some core interactions for VR and AR. Like most optional Unity features, the XR Interaction Tookit is downloaded and activated from the Package Manager.

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Your Definitive Guide To Oculus & Unity’s All-In-One VR Development Course

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Learn the ins-and-outs of Unity development and have your project reviewed by Oculus experts. What about a compelling immersive game or experience for VR headsets? Image Credit: Oculus, Unity. Game Development: Best Practices & Marketing. Unity VRTK Development.

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Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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Oculus Unity Integration Update Promises Lower Touch Controller Latency

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The latest update to the Oculus Unity Integration adds a feature which should reduce the latency between real world and in-VR controller position by around 10ms, according to Facebook. Unity is the engine powering the majority of VR games.

Unity Deprecates Built-In Support For Daydream, Gear VR, And Valve’s OpenVR

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Unity 2019.3 Valve is working on a plugin for the new system, according to Unity : “Valve is using our XR SDK to develop their OpenVR Unity XR plugin for 2019.3 and beyond,” the blog post from Unity explains. The New Unity Plugin System.

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Oculus Makes Improvements to Iteration Time for Unity Quest Developers

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Oculus has introduced three changes to significantly speed up the iteration process for developers building Quest applications with Unity. SEE ALSO Dev Shares Crash Course on VR Game Optimization for Oculus Quest & Mobile Hardware.

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Unity’s In-VR Game Editor Launches Tomorrow, This Is What It’s Like

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Tomorrow Unity plans to launch the first experimental build of EditorVR, a component of the Unity game engine which will let developers build games within virtual reality. SEE ALSO Unity Labs' Principal Designer on VR Scene Editor & Overcoming Perceptual Illusions.

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Unity Is Expanding To Deliver VR And AR Beyond Gaming

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest. Video Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity. Textual Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity.

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Unity Reveals New VR Tools and Google Daydream Support

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During the first-day of the Unite 2016 conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Unity Technologies unveiled a number of new updates and features to help support VR and AR creators around the world developing interactive 3D, VR and AR experiences. News EditorVR Google Daydream UniteLA Unity

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

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Unity told us they will add the same “later this year” What Is Vulkan? These features were finally added late last month, paving the way for game engines to add support for Vulkan on Oculus standalone headsets.

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Starting Tomorrow You Can Make Unity Games From Within VR

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Unity was reluctant to put a final date on the launch of Editor VR when it was last shown at Unite 2016 in November, but we now know it will be with us very, very soon. Unity sees VR development going down this path in the future. Tagged with: Editor VR , unity , VR Development.

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Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API

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Code found by VR developers in the Oculus Unity Integration reveals Facebook’s shared-space “colocation” API for Oculus Quest. This week the same code was separately spotted by Gerald McAlister from RGB Schemes, a startup working on VR games & tools.

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Oculus & Unity Release Free VR Development Course with 20 Hours of Content

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Already have some basic game dev experience and looking to get into VR? Then you may be interested in Oculus and Unity’s new intermediate level VR game development course, which is not only free, but can get you some valuable feedback from Oculus on your creation.

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Isabelle Riva: How The Unity Game Engine Will Democratize Film

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Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005. That’s because experiences created with Unity are more often than not films, interactive movies, advertisements, or augmented reality and virtual reality content.

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Unity Gets Controller-Free Hand Tracking Via Oculus Link For Faster Testing

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The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity adds the ability to use Quest’s controller-free hand tracking in the editor. cable to instantly iterate on changes made in Unity, the game engine used for most VR apps.

Unity Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens

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Unity hosted a keynote presentation in Copenhagen and announced a series of updates to its AR and mixed reality creation tools. Unity’s MARS tool — which stands for Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio — is going to have companion apps for dedicated AR gadgets. “You can sync project folders in the Unity Cloud, then lay out assets as easily as placing a 3D sticker,” according to the company. Unity is also including as a preview in its 2019.3

Google Brings Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity

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Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year. Google’s Nathan Martz, Photo Courtesy Unity. of Unity.

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Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Windows MR Support Via SteamVR

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Developers of Oculus Rift games made with the Oculus Unity plugin can now add Windows MR headset support with their existing code. Facebook first added SteamVR support to the Oculus Unity Integration back in November. Oculus Store games still can only have Oculus API support ticked in Unity. A developer of a game in Unity for the Oculus Rift can now add Windows MR support without having to integrate the separate SteamVR Plugin.

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Oculus Made It Easier For Unity Devs To Port Rift Games To HTC Vive

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Facebook’s Oculus released a new update to its Unity integration package to make it easier for developers of Rift-only games to port to HTC Vive. What makes modern game engines like Unity so useful for both developers and end users is that they support many platforms with the same project and code — eliminating development time to “port” a game from one platform to the other. This is also just for Unity, not Unreal Engine.

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Unity And Oculus Offer Intermediate Guide To Building A VR Game

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Facebook’s Oculus and Unity Technologies are offering a 20-hour intermediate guide to building a VR game. The project features a series of experts from Unity and Oculus with an introduction by Christ Pruett, Direct of Content Ecosystem at Oculus.

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How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

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In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. A WebVR exporter for Unity??? Unity on one side, a WebVR experience running on Firefox on the other one.

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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 Games’ Unreal Engine or Unity by Unity Technologies. of the HDRP now verified, Unity has confirmed that all HDRP features are compatible with VR.

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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.

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NVIDIA Has Built VRWorks Into Unity, Builds Available Now

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NVIDIA is offering early access to a version of Unity with the company’s VRWorks features integrated into the engine for enhanced VR performance. At GDC 2016, Unity announced they would be adding support for VRWorks , Nvidia’s SDK for optimisation of VR using the company’s GPUs.

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Improbable Promises Long-term Support For Unity

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Unity has backed down in its battle with Improbable over the cloud platfrom SpatialOS. And now Improbable is promising to move forward with Unity Technologies and developers that use the Unity game-dev tools. On Wednesday, Unity changed its terms of service. It now explicitly permits developers to use its game engine with platforms like SpatialOS. Improbable helped forced this change by revealing that Unity had revoked its Unity license.

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‘Tilt Brush’ Toolkit Turns Artists Into Animators With Unity Integration

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A Unity SDK has been added to the Github that will allow you to take your sketches into projects being developed with the engine. There are also examples of what’s possible with the SDK, including a simple racing game and even a full first-person exploration piece with teleportation.

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Start Working In VR and AR With These Unity and Udacity Degree Programs

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By participating in these two cutting-edge programs, students are educated on the fundamentals of designing and engineering captivating immersive experiences using the power of Unity on the Udacity online learning platform. .

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RGB Haptics Helps Unity Developers Add Great Haptics To Their VR Games

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RGB Haptics is a new Unity package which enables developers to easily add high quality haptics to their VR apps and games. RGB Haptics was developed by a Seattle based startup called RGB Schemes, which develops VR games and developer tools.

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Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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Normcore , their multiplayer networking plugin for Unity, allows for the addition of voice chat-enabled multiplayer VR functionality for games and experiences in minutes. The post Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience appeared first on VRScout.

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