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? 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.

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

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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. adds support for Google Daydream and Google Cardboard and the full launch of the update will happen on March 31st.

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Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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When it comes to changing the game for XR, Unity Technologies just can’t stop. Vision Summit 2017— Unity’s VR/AR-centric industry conference held this Monday and Tuesday at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood—doubled down on this push in a dramatic way. “We Google Tango with Unity.

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VR Veteran Tony Parisi is Leading Unity’s AR & VR Strategy Beyond Gaming

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The keynote from Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit yesterday showcased just how far Unity is reaching into non-gaming content when it comes to augmented and virtual reality. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta.

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Only Select Developers Can Publish Google Daydream Apps Until 2017

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Google Daydream is supposed to launch Fall 2016, but only a select group of developers will be able to publish Daydream apps to the Google Play store until 2017. See Also: Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration.

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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration

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Two months ago Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool that enabled anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with little modeling experience required. Any Tilt Brush sketches using Blocks objects can now be published to Google’s Sketches platform to share with friends as well.

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Trans Youth Imagine Their Ideal Future Using Google Tilt Brush

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And while it’s essential that we continue to recognize the many problems plaguing these groups, it’s equally important that we encourage trans youth to imagine a future free from judgement and oppression. .

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‘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. The group has spent the better part of a decade collecting and cataloging an obscene amount of visual data from all over the planet. Google Earth VR’s primary locomotion system is flight.

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Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

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Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading innovators for using VR for immersive education. SEE ALSO For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR.

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

Cross Platform VR/AR Development in Unity for Vive and HoloLens

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Deploying to the Unity Editor. Appendix A: An Aside on Using External Libraries for Unity Development. Check Appendix A: An Aside on Using External Libraries for Unity Development for more about class libraries and links to my library. UNITY_EDITOR) && !UNITY_WSA_10_0.

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Addition of OpenXR Support in Oculus PTC Could Smooth Cross-Platform Development

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The industry is striving for ever greater openness and interconnectivity, hence why The Khronos Group and its affiliates began working on OpenXR. News Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S OpenXR The Khronos Group

Blocks Is Google’s New Art App That Makes VR Modelling Easy For All

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Google wants Blocks to be that app. If I’d wanted to I could have grouped these objects together so they were stuck in place. When I was done, I published my model to Google’s new online hub for all the world to see and other people can even take my model and edit it, should I allow them to do so. You might notice my final model doesn’t have some of the patterns you see on the owl, but I could have made these in Google’s other art app.

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Google Limits Publishing Daydream Apps and Games

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Google Daydream VR platform is set to launch in fall 2016, but only a select group of developers will be able to publish Daydream apps. Google Play store is limiting access until some point in 2017. ” Google Pixel XL phone is manufactured by HTC.

Google’s Daydream Labs Shows Off Early VR Experiments

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The Google VR team wants to explore and share the possibilities of VR – starting with a drum like keyboard. The post Google’s Daydream Labs Shows Off Early VR Experiments appeared first on VRScout.

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GDC 2017: Vive ‘Working’ to Join Oculus on a Committee for Open VR Standards

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Earlier this morning the Khronos Group announced a name and details for its open virtual and augmented reality standard committee. Christened now as the Open XR Working Group, the organization will be comprised of representatives from the worlds leading AR/VR companies. Today’s announcement indicated that most of the major VR imprints have been granted membership into the group including: Oculus, Valve, Unity, Epic, Samsung, and Google.

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What Will Advertisements Look Like in VR?

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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. News Jigsaw Jigsaw VR Unity VR Advertising

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Osterhaut Design Group sells their R-7 glasses for $2799.99. Next iteration of Google Android OS will feature Daydream UI and we feel it might be the main feature of upcoming Android. Apple or Google, it doesn’t matter as being platform agnostic is all that counts.”

Oculus Rift Has Hidden Preliminary Support For OpenXR

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It was developed by a working group managed by Khronos, a non-profit industry consortium. The working group includes the major VR companies such as Facebook, Valve, Microsoft, NVIDIA, AMD, HTC, Google, Unity, and Epic.

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Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Since 2011, they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality. You are one of a group of international hackers competing to decipher “The Serve” – the enemy’s mind-control tool.

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Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. image courtesy Khronos Group.

WebXR Device API Working Draft Published

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Standards group W3C moved VR and AR on the Web forward this week with the publication of a draft specification. Most VR developers build interactive virtual worlds in engines like Unreal and Unity. “The WebXR Device API will provide the first opportunity for AR and VR to help people at web scale,” explained Trevor Flowers, chair of the Immersive Web Community Group.

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). Last Monday, there has been some hype in some of the XR groups I’m in for the Kura glasses. It’s time for some amazing VR news, isn’t it?

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Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Since 2011 they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality. You are one of a group of international hackers competing to decipher “The Serve” – the enemy’s mind-control tool.

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

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There wasn’t a specific announce surrounding support for VR games (see update), although as Khronos Group’s OpenXR standard marches ever onward in its mission to make market fragmentation a thing of the past, it’s possible those “open platforms” will also include VR.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Feature comparison between ARCore, ARKit and the Unity Handheld AR SDK (Image by Unity). Google Maps in AR). It’s the beginning of 2019, and this means that this is that time of the year when we all make predictions for this year in AR and VR!

Design Sprints at Leap Motion: A Playground of 3D User Interfaces

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With our Interaction Engine Unity package, prototyping these kinds of physically inspired interfaces is easier than ever. Each stage is at your fingertips w/ #LeapMotion #Unity. The Hierarchy setup in the Unity Editor for the Radius Slider, showing an InteractionSlider.cs

The CEO of CGTrader gives us great insights on the 3D models market and VR

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It is one of those places where people look for 3D models , alongside other marketplaces like the Unity Asset Store, Google Poly or Turbosquid. Not to mention how 3D technologies are being adopted and developed by major companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. I’m STILL flabbergasted that @Google invited me to be a VR Artist in Residence.

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

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Due to the response from the Hollywood and Silicon Valley communities, this year’s event will require double the sound stage capacity to hold our group and the demonstrations,” said Jim Chabin, President of the Advanced Imaging and VR Societies, in a statement.

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‘Oculus Launch Pad’ Is Silently Populating The VR Content Pool

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recommendations from professors and by posting in the GDC Party Facebook group.”. Because of the time difference and distance, we communicated through Facebook messenger, kept all our assets on a shared google drive folder, and built the game using Unity’s collab version control system.”.

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Multi-Media Artist Tripp Derrick Barnes Talks About Creating VR Experiences

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He discovered Google Tilt Brush and created the sculpture, which sold to a digital art buyer. “I I work a lot with Unity, but to a small degree,” said Barnes. A lot of people have engaged with something like VR experiences Google Cardboard.

Hackathon Brings Much Needed Attention to WebVR

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Unfortunately, when it comes to immersive experiences, WebVR sits backstage, while VR headsets from HTC, Oculus, Playstation VR, Google and Samsung soak up all the limelight.

WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR

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This year alone, we’ve seen major announcements from Google and Firefox , as well as the continued growth of independent WebVR communities, such as JanusVR: This is just the beginning; there will be much, much more from here.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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The latest phones produced by Google and Samsung are still compatible with Daydream View and Gear VR headsets, but there has not been any new release of a mobile VR headset. I hope that we will start seeing some of the results of the work of the Khronos group.