Unreal Engine 4.20 Ships With Native Mixed Reality Compositing for VR, New AR/VR SDKs

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Unreal Engine 4.20 In the VR realm, the new version brings native mixed reality video compositing for VR applications, and an update to a much newer Oculus SDK. and Google’s ARCore 1.2, Unreal Engine 4.20 Updated Oculus SDK. The post Unreal Engine 4.20

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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. The post Unreal Engine 4.12

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Epic Announce Android Daydream VR Support in Unreal Engine, Available Today

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Epic Games’ Kim Libreri today took to the stage at Google’s I/O conference to announce Unreal Engine support for the newly announced Daydream Android VR platform, what’s more is that it’s available right now.

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Epic Games Goes All In With Unreal Engine 4 Support for Google Daydream

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Riding the wave of excitement over Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri announced on the Google I/O stage today that the gaming giant has brought support for Daydream to Unreal Engine 4.

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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. 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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Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

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With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. You cannot rely on Google Play Services (e.g. OneSignal) when running on Oculus Go.

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15 Best Oculus Go VR Horror Games And Experiences

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While many of the absolute best VR games are relegated to more powerful devices, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PSVR, mobile-based headsets like the Oculus Go, Gear VR, and Google Daydream. Environments are incredibly detailed and hand-crafted using Unreal Engine 4.

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‘Oculus Start’ Program Aims to Help Indies Jump into VR Development

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Providing “access, support, and savings” to qualifying indie developers, the new Oculus Start program hopes to encourage and enable the development of great apps from those just getting started in VR. Oculus is aiming to reduce the barriers to entry into VR development for small teams. “If

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Khronos Gains Epic Games Support For VR API Standard

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He also believes having the creators of the Unreal engine behind them “would enable wider adoption of the standard”. Epic is a massive company to get support from considering their Unreal game engine is such a pivotal part of the VR industry, but they’re not the only ones supporting Khronos’ efforts. Tagged with: API , Epic Games , khronos , Unreal. Development VR Industry News API Epic Games khronos Unreal

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Star Wars ‘Mos Eisley’ Realised in Staggering Detail on UE4, VR Version Coming

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An environmental artist with a passion for Star Wars has realised the iconic location of Star Wars’ Mos Eisley space port in jaw-dropping detail via Unreal Engine 4.

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Google acquires Owlchemy.

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Google acquires Owlchemy Labs VR game studio, Improbable grabs $502M, Vivid Vision raises $2.2M, Oculus’s first employee just left 1) Google has acquired the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.

Community Download: Does Oculus Quest Need Fortnite Or Minecraft To Succeed?

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At Oculus Connect I spoke with CTO John Carmack some and reminded him of comments he made about Minecraft being the best title for Gear VR. He explained the call was made not to bundle a gamepad with Gear VR, as they had for all the developer attendees at Oculus Connect one year. This means the game he’d worked so hard with Microsoft to bring to the fledgling Oculus mobile platform didn’t have an audience with the right controller. VR Industry News Oculus Quest

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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. image courtesy Google. image courtesy Google. Unity and Unreal support.

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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.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney: Closed Oculus Platform Would Mean ‘Less Income For Developers’

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Some major questions remain unanswered by Facebook’s Oculus team regarding how open and accessible its Oculus Quest hardware will be to buyers. Critically, it is unclear how easy it will be for the average Oculus Quest buyer in 2019 to become developers so they could load up software that runs on the headset without going through Facebook’s Oculus Store. That’s the way it is done today with the standalone Oculus Go headset.

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Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

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The first talks have been revealed and registration is now open for Oculus Connect 5, being hosted September 26 and 27 in San Jose, California. The talk by Gabor Szauer, an Oculus Developer Relations Engineer, is titled “Porting Your App to Project Santa Cruz” and covers how to bring content to the forthcoming standalone system. Oculus Connect 5: I will be doing me my usual live app reviews and unscripted keynote on day 2. McKelvy, Oculus Head of Esports.

Facebook Is Shutting Down VR Content Division Oculus Story Studio

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In a surprise announcement, Facebook is announcing today that it will be shuttering Oculus Story Studio. Story Studio is the team within Oculus that focused on the creation of narrative driven virtual reality content like the emmy award winning Henry, emotionally moving story Dear Angelica and breakout content like Lost. Story Studio is also the creator of Quill — a VR artistic creation platform similar to Google’s Tilt Brush. Lost by Oculus Story Studio.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. For example, Facebook shipped Oculus Go in the United States and elsewhere around the world as the identical Mi VR standalone from manufacturing partner Xiaomi shipped in China without the Oculus Store.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Google wants you to play with Blocks, this smartphone wants you to get rid of your headset, a new marketplace connecting content creators with funding, the price of the Oculus Rift is slashed, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… 1. GOOGLE WANTS YOU TO PLAY WITH BLOCKS.

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Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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We started development using Oculus Development Kits (DK1), and our breakthrough came when we started to show our code on DK2’s with different business leads. In our team, we now love the (HTC) Vive and we’re certain Oculus will catch up.

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

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Introduction to OpenVR 101 Series: What is OpenVR and how to get started with its APIs

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We can deploy to a vast of platforms using game engines like Unity, Unreal Engine, the more recent Godot engine or any of the other engines out there, which have all started to add VR features”. tutorials virtual reality htc vive oculus openvr programming steamvr tutorial vr

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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. 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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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.

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

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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. State of Unreal – March 21st, 9:30 AM PT/12:30 PM PT (Stream Link Coming).

Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps

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The new tool looks like it could be aiming to lure away developers from software like Unreal Engine and Unity which are used to make the majority of VR and AR apps currently available. ” Apps created in Sumerian are said to work in “any browser that supports WebGL or WebVR graphics rendering, including Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and iOS mobile devices.” Google also recently launched Poly, its 3D object library.

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First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

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All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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Oculus Go showcased. The Oculus Go (Image by Oculus). At GDC, the Oculus Go has been one of the main characters. Basically, they are: Hyper-optimization : since this is a standalone headset, Oculus has been able to optimize the hardware and software for VR usage.

12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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He’s worked on the tech since before the Oculus Rift was invented and, with his team, since released some of the best games for it. Cass Everitt (Oculus), Joe Ludwig (Valve), Nick Whiting (Epic Games), Devin Reimer (Owlchemy Labs), Yuval Boger (Sensics, Inc.), Alex Lee (Google).

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

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” In addition, Unreal Engine will premiere The Giant: Michelangelo’s David in VR to the public, which lets audiences get up-close with the iconic statue unlike ever before. LIFE VR, Unity, Unreal Engine, VRC and DTS (an Xperi company).

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Unity Hires VRML Co-Creator Tony Parisi In Bid For VR Dominance

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” He went on to talk about Facebook’s social VR demo that debuted at Oculus Connect 3 last month, revealing that both it and Oculus’ own Rooms and Parties social software had been made with Unity.

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GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Oculus’ Hardware Reports Reveal Less Than Half Of Gear Owners Use Motion Controller. They Suspect Nothing Is Coatsink’s First Game For Oculus Go. Hands-On: Oculus Go Feels Like A Solid $200 Standalone VR Headset. Oculus’ Santa Cruz Dev Kit Gets Two New Images. Oculus Home Is Getting Multiplayer, User-Generated Content. Oculus Go And Santa Cruz Have 72Hz Modes. Oculus Santa Cruz’s New Controllers Are Much Closer To Touch.

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.

Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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The typical development environment that they use is Unity, but if the customer requires Unreal because wants a better graphical quality, they can develop using UE4, too. He also said that Space Code too is similar to a project of MIT and Google called Scratch.

AR+VR Weekly: Facebook AR glasses, 350,000 Snap experiences & NYC’s RLab

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million for AR experience The Unreal Garden ( VentureBeat ). Google Lens comes to the mobile web in Google Images ( 9to5 Google ). Oculus’ Rift Core 2.0 Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements: week of October 29.