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 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.

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MR Technology Company Nreal Launches SDK Beta for Unity Developers

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Nreal exploded onto the MR technology field earlier this year and they haven’t stopped expanding. See Also: Developing AR Apps with Google's ARCore. One of the key benefits of the SDK is the spatial computing power, necessary for MR technology.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. Unity will also host a one-day workshop the day before the event where Unity field engineers will discuss VR development and optimization.

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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. Initially, Unity support for Daydream will be available via a plugin, with native support arriving some time in the Summer.

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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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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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Scaling means getting developers to build VR experience that are not only fun, but highlight optimized, and Google wants to make that as easy as possible. Unity 5.6 SEE ALSO Google Bringing Native 'Tango' AR Support to Unity Later This Year.

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Scape SDK Bridges AR Technology and IoT

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Most of us first encounter AR technology through our phones, in things like mobile games. Scape , the company behind Holoscape, is a London-based AR technology company. Tools like Google Earth and other basic AR technology applications seem to come close.

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

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Unity closed out its Unite 2016 Keynote in Los Angeles today with a huge focus on VR. “We think that immersive technologies like VR and AR represent the next computing platform,” Parisi told the crowd at Unite. Unity Engine VR Industry News tony parisi unity

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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. Image courtesy Google.

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Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers, from beginners to those well-versed, utilize to fully realize their video game concepts. Such a move eases the process for developers, increasing efficiency by allowing them to do a larger amount of their augmented and mixed reality work within the Unity Editor. This will hopefully lead to shorter mixed/augmented development times or more intricate use of the technology. You can find the Unity 5.5

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Unity CEO: VR Will Get Huge, But Devs Need to Survive and Avoid Hype Until it Does

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At VRLA 2017, Unity CEO and games industry vet John Riccitiello dumped a little cold water wisdom on the hype surrounding the red-hot VR industry. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines. He’s not creating Google VR.

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Unity CEO Wants ‘Equivalent of LittleBigPlanet’ Made In VR

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Unity is hoping that, one day, something will do the same for VR. Unity CEO John Riccitiello said as much to UploadVR in an interview at this week’s Vision Summit. Unity may be the company to make it happen. Tagged with: unity Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Unity Technologies announced a host of new partnerships and exciting updates during their Unite LA event today.

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Unity Technologies announced a host of new partnerships and exciting updates during their event Unite LA today. Unity's experimental EditorVR build will be available on December 15th. Facebook and Google also made some updates during the event.

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Google Opens ‘Maps’ API So Devs Can Create ‘Pokémon Go’-style Games

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During the Google Developer Day presentation at GDC 2018, Product Manager Clementine Jacoby and Engineering Lead Patrick Donelan at Google Maps presented the team’s progress in bringing their technology and data to game developers. Image courtesy Google.

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Google’s Tilt Brush Heads To The Oculus Quest This Spring

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Facebook confirmed earlier today that Google’s immensely popular room-scale VR painting experience, Tilt Brush, is coming to the Oculus Quest headset this Spring. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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DragonFly: Glassbox Releases New VR Technology for 3D Video

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Different methods involve different VR technology and are useful for different kinds of projects. Glassbox has just announced their newest VR technology, the DragonFly plugin. They are responsible for some of the fantastic and other-wordly visuals that we associate with VR technology.

Unity CEO Predicts Progress But Not ‘Explosive Growth’ For VR in 2017

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As CEO of Unity Technologies, John Riccitiello leads one of the most important companies in VR’s future, but he doesn’t expect the industry to see “explosive growth” next year. One user asked the CEO about the “gap of disappointment”, a term he had coined back at the Vision Summit in February to describe enthusiasm around VR technology not necessarily reflecting early sales statistics, and how journalists might interpret that.

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Unity CEO: VR Price Problems Will ‘Solve Themselves’ In 2018/19

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The head of Unity says that problem will solve itself very soon. Speaking to TechCrunch , Unity CEO John Riccitiello looked towards the future of VR, referencing the tech’s “slow start” with consumers. It’s reassuring, then, to see that the engine maker hasn’t deterred in its support for the technology since. The biggest app in history was Niantic’s Pokémon GO, powered by Unity.

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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 Unity’s started out at the low end, enabling mobile devices to run better 2D and 3D graphics. Riccitiello said in a press event and in our interview that Unity-based games were installed more than 16 billion times in 2016, up 31 percent from 2015.

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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. Source: Google. Let us know what you think of this impressive still-developing technology down in the comments below!

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Unity throws its support behind Google's new Daydream VR platform

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Unity Technologies chief John Riccitiello briefly took the stage at Google's I/O developer conference today to confirm that the company will be updating its game development toolset to support Google's new Daydream mobile VR platform

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.

Trans Youth Imagine Their Ideal Future Using Google Tilt Brush

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That’s the concept behind Creative Futures , a groundbreaking VR art documentary and 360-degree companion film that follow three trans youth individuals as they design their ideal futures using VR technology.

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‘Tilt Brush’ Deep Dive + Unanswered Questions about VR Privacy & Google

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Tilt Brush is Google’s first VR app to launch on the Oculus Rift , and I had a chance to catch up with Tilt Brush product manager Elisabeth Morant. ” But Google dodged answering about what they may or may not already be recording in VR, again.

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Google’s Clay Bavor: Our Goal ‘Is To Make AR Mainstream’

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Today, Google is announcing ARCore , a software-based solution for making more Android devices AR-capable without the need for depth sensors and extra cameras. In short, it’s kind of like Google’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. AR Google Interviews ARCore augmented reality

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Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Nitero made wireless technology specifically tuned to make VR headsets wireless while still offering high fidelity. Could the Xbox One X have Nitero technology buried inside?

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

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ARCore Is Google’s Answer To Apple’s ARKit, Now Available For Pixel And Galaxy S8

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Today, Google is announcing the debut of ARCore , an initiative to bring mobile-powered AR experiences to the masses like never before. Previously Google’s Tango was the best way to see powerful AR projects in action, but that required extra cameras and sensors on high-end smartphones to work. ” Starting right now, Google is making the ARCore SDK available to owners of the Google Pixel (running Oreo) and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (running at least 7.0

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How Improbable’s SpatialOS Will Use Google’s Cloud To Democratize MMO Development

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Last week, Google teamed up with the London startup Improbable to enable even the smallest developers to develop massive online games at low costs. SpatialOS is now available for game developers who create worlds that run on the Google Cloud Platform. It’s a bit like what Unity did.

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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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Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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The system is already used on the $3,000 HoloLens, an advanced augmented reality system, but with it employed on a low-cost VR headset Microsoft may have leapfrogged efforts by both Facebook and Google, powered by Windows.

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. But overall, ARKit is an amazing leap forward in AR technology.”

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Billy Corgan Teases VR Experience With ‘Aeronaut’ Music Video

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A volumetric captured Corgan soars through Tilt Brush and Blocks by Google created VR art. Bittman created all the environments for the VR experience except for Corgan and his piano with the Google VR tools. News Billy Corgan Danny Bittman Microsoft Music Unity Viacom NEXT

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How to Use Unity 2018.1 to Capture Stereoscopic 360 Images and Videos

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In a January 26th blog update , Unity announced the latest features released with Unity 2018.1 that enables stereo image and video capture natively in Unity. Here we're using the Example Project when installing Unity, which you can select as a component.