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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. For developers using Unreal Engine to build titles for the Rift, UE 4.20 We’ve added support for Google’s ARCore 1.2, The post Unreal Engine 4.20 News Unreal Engine 4 VR Development epic games ue 4.20

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

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I grin for a moment thinking how much a seat like this would cost me in the real world before turning away from one of my childhood haunts and flinging myself into the sky and soaring between the familiar grey and brown buildings of Cleveland. In the blink of an eye the world around me dissolves and the restaurants of East Fourth Street are replaced by the brilliant purple face of Japan’s Mt. This is Google Earth VR. Our Virtual World.

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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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Users up, land down for holidays

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Virtual Worlds Grid gained the most land area, the equivalent of 964 standard region, followed by ZetaWorlds with 447 regions, 3rd Rock Grid with 231, Kitely with 221, and PMGrid closing the fifth spot with 48 regions. It was followed by InWorldz with 1,026, and education-focused grids Emilac with 849 and Eureka World with 804. OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift. Furry World : 1,104 regions.

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. Google understands that the future of computing is 3D—and the computers of tomorrow will need lots of 3D objects to populate just about everything.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

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Image by Oculus). Facebook is working on a new version of the Oculus Quest. According to a report by Bloomberg, Oculus is working on a new Oculus Quest model, and it has already done prototypes that are lighter and more powerful than the current device. Unreal Engine 4.25

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

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It is very likely the company can acquire some of the best VR developers in the world, and their products, just by offering a ridiculous amount of Facebook stock which can be sold after a few years of service to Mark Zuckerberg’s machine. You still will use your Oculus ID,” Fitzgerald told me.

Editorial: Why Catching Pokemon In Skyrim Could Be The Future Of VR And AR

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Where the barriers between VR and AR dissolve and our virtual worlds and augmentations can seamlessly intermingle. To get there, all we need to do is remove the barriers that exist between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and let them become one thing. Augmented Virtual Reality. This works for any ARKit and ARCore app today in any virtual reality. They don’t care whether they’re augmenting real or virtual reality. Another is the Skyrim world.

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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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Oculus has also partnered with Virtuclear to offer prescription lenses for the Quest 2 for $80. All the 3 major VR runtimes (Oculus, SteamVR, Microsoft) are now compatible with OpenXR , and this means that on the runtime layer on PC, now OpenXR has been fully integrated.

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

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Parisi is considered by many to be one of the early pioneers of VR thanks to his work on Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), a tool for creating 3D environments on the internet, with Mark Pesce back in 1994. “We’re not just going to be using VR and AR to make games, we’re going to tell stories and create worlds. Following Parisi’s introduction, Google took to the stage to reconfirm today’s news that its Daydream platform would be launching on Nov.

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

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As part of our 3D Jam spotlight series, here are 17 utility demos that let you reach into a sea of data and extract its insights, explore a CAD prototype before committing it to a 3D printer, meet with people from around the world, and more. Much like our UI Widgets , it’s a set of interface elements – switch, lever and potentiometer – that can be embedded in any virtual environment. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift. Virtual Real Meeting.

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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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Another week closed at home, sending big hugs to all of you VR enthusiasts of the world. I hope to see your there, physically or virtually . Valve Index and Oculus Quest were on sale again. This week the Valve Index and the Oculus Quest have been put back in stock.

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

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Lessons Learned From A Thousand Virtual Worlds. 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. Refocusing On VR Innovation: Can Standards Simplify Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Development? Cass Everitt (Oculus), Joe Ludwig (Valve), Nick Whiting (Epic Games), Devin Reimer (Owlchemy Labs), Yuval Boger (Sensics, Inc.), Stefan Walker (Google), Luca Prasso (Google).

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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There are some typical questions that arise in the mind of the AR enthusiasts of the world: how is it? There is not even an assembly kit like with Google Cardboards. If you have already heard his name, it is probably because he is the author of this famous photo of Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass in the metro. Yeeeah… I just had a brief conversation with the most powerful man in the world.

New Motion Tracking Enables 50×50 Meter VR Spaces

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We received word from WorldViz that they are putting the finishing touches on a Virtual Reality expansion for their PPT (Precision Position Tracking) system. Just in time for E3 2016, WorldViz will bring support for Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 on most popular devices such as Google Daydream VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Sony PlayStation VR. With Virtual Reality – the need for three-dimensional controllers is greater than ever.

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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They’ve made connections throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley with advisors like Google’s Eric Schmidt and investors backing them like Ari Emanuel , the co-CEO of one of Hollywood’s most influential talent companies and the inspiration for blunt-talking super agent Ari on HBO’s Entourage. OTOY is juggling a lot of widely different tech,” Oculus chief technical officer John Carmack wrote in an email to me. For professionals, in recent years world engines gained popularity.

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). In Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash of 1992, the internet has been superseded by the Metaverse, a multi-person shared virtual reality with both human-controlled avatars and system “daemons”. What virtual avatars, creatures, information layers or interactive components are here.

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus. I’ve not been there, but as always, I have read tons of materials, so that to provide you a satisfying summary of the most important news from that conference (but this time I promise you I won’t write as much as for the Oculus Connect 5 !).

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Everyone of us already knew that Gear VR was a platform almost abandoned when Oculus announced the Oculus Go. Anyway, officially, both Samsung and Oculus have continued at least to support it. Gear VR has been useful to drive the first adoption of VR, but now people can exploit the Oculus Go for that , given its much better form factor and affordability. Original image by Oculus). Xiaomi disbands the Mi VR team, with unknown effects on Oculus Go.

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Grids close year with record active numbers

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For those who are new readers, OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift. It allows people with no technical skills to quickly and cheaply create virtual worlds, and then teleport to other virtual worlds. And find out where to get content for your OpenSim world or region here. Craft World : 1,109 active users. Eureka World : 639 active users. Virtual Highway : 766 regions.

The IKEA of AR: Making Content Effortlessly, with EON Reality's Dan Lejerskar

XR for Business Podcast

Today we're speaking with Dan Lejeskar, founder and chairman of EON Reality , a world leader in virtual/augmented reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education. I know you guys have been working-- well, you specifically have been working in the 3D virtual space for many years now. So we were very early adopters of virtual reality already in that period. We've had quite a few ups and downs in virtual reality. '99 So this was before Oculus.

A 2020 XR Year-In-Review, with MetaVRse' Alan & Julie Smithson, and Alex Colgan

XR for Business Podcast

Not just in XR, but for everyone around the world. And moving on, I want to say that 2021 is looking pretty damn amazing to begin with for the XR world. We saw a world go into lockdown. And we're not going back to the old world, the way it was. So the virtual worlds that we know are now serving us in ways of gaming, which they always have. And I think of all the updates we did, this one truly makes it a universally accessible product to the world.

Reporting issues cause stats drop this month

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The Public World also suffered some server issues, resulting in a drop of more than 400 actives on that grid alone. And the number of regions went down by 839 standard region equivalents, as Virtual Worlds Grid turned off the less-used servers to allow for a greater than usual load on its welcome regions. OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift. Craft World : 1202 active users.

100 Voices of AR and VR in Education

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It really has been inspirational to connect with so many outstanding, innovative people working to integrate VR and AR in meaningful ways to produce transformational learning opportunities for students around the world. As part of our Virtual Reality Day initiative for 2019, we’re partnering with the Earth Day Network to help bring conservation education through VR and AR more to the forefront as they approach the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020. It's a brave new world.