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. The post Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream appeared first on UploadVR. Unity Engine Unreal Engine Daydream Epic Game google daydream Unity Technologies unreal engine 4

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

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The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration adds support for Vulkan on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. 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. Almost all Oculus Quest and Go apps are made with Unity or Unreal Engine. The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration for Unreal 4.22

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Google’s ARCore Gets Unity And Unreal Support

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World-building engines Unreal and Unity are both on board with support of Google’s new ARCore augmented reality toolkit. For those unfamiliar, ARCore is the evolution of Google’s Tango platform that runs first on Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 with Android 7.0 ” If you want to get started with Unreal , check out the ARCore developer preview and the early access version available on GitHub. AR Unity Engine Unreal Engine ARCore

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Unreal Engine 4.18 Update Brings Native Support for ARKit and ARCore, SteamVR Support for Mac

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Epic Game’s Unreal Engine is making it easier to create for augmented reality in the newest 4.18 update, now including official support for Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore software dev kits, and support for SteamVR on Mac. Epic has however provided experimental support in their game engine for ARKit since Unreal Engine 4.17, but the new 4.18 ” Unreal Engine 4.18 The post Unreal Engine 4.18

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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 and Google’s ARCore 1.2, Unreal Engine 4.20 For developers using Unreal Engine to build titles for the Rift, UE 4.20 As with the Oculus Runtime, Apple and Google have since updated their ARKit and ARCore SDK—the foundation for building AR applications on those platforms—and the newest versions are now available with UE 4.20: ARKit 2.0. We’ve added support for Google’s ARCore 1.2, 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. Allowing developers to build virtual reality applications from within VR itself is one of Epic’s many goals to help accelerate and drive forward immerse creativity with its Unreal Engine – and from what we’ve seen so far, they’ve done a hugely impressive job. The post Unreal Engine 4.12

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Artist Builds VR Game In Two Weeks Using Google Blocks And Unreal

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Artist Jarlan Perez recently worked with Google to test out a VR-first creation process. That’s essentially what Google is exploring through tests like the one with Perez. Earlier this year the game Paulo’s Wing was built using Google’s other VR art app, Tilt Brush. ” In the blog post Perez explained how Blocks and Unreal Engine were used as part of his creative workflow: Tag teaming both pieces of software worked very well!

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59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 started out in the high end, and it has moved lower through pricing tactics and revisions that enable it to be the foundation of mobile games. Ditto with Google and ditto with Microsoft.”. Sweeney said that Unreal Engine had its best year of all time in revenues, and then 2016 revenues doubled the 2015 numbers. He said developers have made more than $10 billion to date with Unreal games. “We

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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. The developer of Unreal Engine 4, a free game engine driving some of the most advanced CG visualizations in existence, Epic Games has been an early supporter of VR, developing content for the Oculus Rift prototype Crescent Bay years ago.

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Start Developing For Google Daydream VR Right Now if You Have a Google Nexus 6P

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Yesterday, at Google I/O, the company unveiled the first details of its new virtual reality platform, The post Start Developing For Google Daydream VR Right Now if You Have a Google Nexus 6P appeared first on UploadVR. Development Google Cardboard VR Industry News Daydream development devkit google ndk SDK unity Unreal

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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. Epic Games have been a constant in VR technology adoption since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, with the company’s Unreal Engine 4 consistently one of the first to deliver integration for a myriad virtual reality technologies.

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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. Google’s spatial audio support for VR is well-established, having introduced the technology to the Cardboard SDK in January 2016, and bringing their audio rendering engine to the main Google VR SDK in May 2016, which saw several improvements in the Daydream 2.0 Image courtesy Google.

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Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

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And as developers continued to experiment with the ARKit platform, creating some pretty killer apps , it left us scratching our heads wondering where Google fell into this mix now. Google has been investing heavily on the hardware side with Tango, requiring specialized devices to augment our reality. It looks like Google had something up their sleeves the whole time. Image Credit: Google. News Android AR ARCore Augmented Reality Google MobileAR is happening.

Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration

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After announcing Daydream earlier this year, Google’s platform for high-end virtual reality on Android, the company has now says the Daydream VR SDK has reached version 1.0 Building upon the prior Cardboard SDK, Google has now combined both Cardboard and Daydream development into the Google VR SDK. ” See Also: Google’s (Day)dream: ‘Hundreds of Millions of Users in a Couple of Years’.

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How Epic Games’ Lawsuit Against Apple Could Impact The Future Of VR/AR

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Apple threatens to withhold support for ARKit and upcoming VR technology on Unreal Engine. Less than an hour after having their game removed from the App Store, as well as Google Play on Android, Epic responded with a prepared lawsuit against Apple in the U.S.

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore. Google prides itself on its stewardship of Android, the largest mobile platform in the world with over 80 percent of the mobile market share in 2016, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.

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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. Using a special camera (shown below) Google is able to capture 3D images that can be freely explored as if they were rendered in a game engine like Unity or Unreal. Source: Google. Tagged with: google , light fields Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Google VR Industry News google light fields

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Google Stays Nimble with ARCore 1.4 Update, Bringing Passthrough Camera Auto-Focus & Wider Availability

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Google's ARCore team is staying busy, as evidenced by yet another update of its augmented reality toolkit. Available as of Friday on Google Play, version 1.4 New SDKs are also available for Android, iOS, Unity, Unreal Engine. Video: Along with the update, Google has extended ARCore support to new devices from Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi. In addition, Google has enabled support for select Huawei and Xiaomi handsets for the China region.

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Google’s Daydream VR gets a heavyweight partner: Epic Games and its Unreal Engine 4 toolkit

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One of gaming’s leading design toolsets is throwing its support behind Google’s new virtual reality project. Epic Games announced during the Google I/O event today that it is launching support for its Unreal Engine 4 game-design suites for Google Daydream, the company’s new mobile virtual reality platform

Enklu Launches San Francisco’s First AR Maker Space

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The CEO of Enklu often refers to it as “Google Docs for AR” because of the ease of collaboration and file-sharing.” . To add some extra value, E.den will host a number of premium interactive multiplayer AR worlds, such as ‘The Unreal Garden’, ‘Mystic Grove’, and ‘Dark Matter’—all of which featured at E3, Outside Lands, and Onedome throughout the year. Memberships and day passes are now available to west coast developers and players.

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

‘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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VR Hits Major Milestone As Computing Platform With New Google Team-Up

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Google is taking its biggest step yet toward becoming an important service provider for immersive computing. The company’s latest move allows people using development software like Unity and Unreal to easily bring 3D objects into their projects from a growing crowdsourced library. Earlier this month Google launched Poly , a repository for objects and scenes created in VR apps like Tilt Brush and Blocks. Tagged with: API , google , Poly Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Tim Sweeney: Games Released On Epic Games Store Can Support VR

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The team behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine which created it is going one level deeper and making a push for its own game storefront to challenge Valve’s Steam on PC and potentially Google Play on Android. Here’s the chart used to explain revenue split options to developers releasing virtual worlds made with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 toolset or the leading competitor, Unity. Epic Games VR Industry News Epic Games Store Fortnite Unreal engine

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Oculus Quest To Get ‘Prototype’ OpenXR Support Later This Month

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Engines like Unity and Unreal make this easier, and both are trying to separately unify VR APIs under their own new engine subsystems, but the problem still exists. The working group includes the major VR companies such as Facebook, Valve, Microsoft, NVIDIA, AMD, HTC, Google, Unity, and Epic. Oculus Developers facebook khronos oculus api Oculus Quest oculus rift OpenVR OpenXR Quest top stories unity Unreal VR Development

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Google Launches Resonance Audio For Better Spatial Sound In VR And AR

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Google’s latest tool to help democratize VR and AR development is a new software development kit (SDK) that lets you easily integrate spatial audio. The SDK works with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux and is already integrated with engines like Unity and Unreal. To help demonstrate the SDK’s effects, Google also has a new Rift and Vive release; a port of its Daydream Audio showcase, Audio Factory. Google VR Industry News

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These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

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Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video The John. Unless you've been hiding under a (moon) rock for the past month, you already know that Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing. And while it has been 50 years since man first visited the moon, no human has set foot on its surface since 1976.

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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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. Unity is the most popular game engine for mobile game development, so it makes sense that the company would be on board from the beginning of Google’s new push into the immersive technology space. The post Unity Native Support for Google Daydream VR Coming in Summer, Plugin Out Now appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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‘Industrial VR’ Is Like ‘Google Earth’ For Iconic Engineering Sites

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Google Earth VR has shown us the wonders of visiting real world locations as a towering giant in VR, and now Industrial VR looks to do the same. It almost looks as if someone has gone back into Google Earth and given some areas a bit of spit and polish. The piece was developed in Unreal Engine 4. This new experience from the development team of the same name recently passed a Steam Greenlight campaign.

Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch

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One of the leading platforms for software development added improved support for Google’s upcoming Daydream VR platform. The new Google VR SDK 1.0 Google said that it has partnered with Unity and Epic Games, creators of two of the most popular third-party gaming engines, so developers can use the game-building tools they already know well. We have also made it easy to switch in and out of VR mode so that your applications can easily expand to the Google VR audience.”

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Dedicated VR World Engine Neos Is Now Available

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Game engines such as Unreal engine, Source, and RPG Maker provide the framework for visual, aural, AI, and other crucial elements for many of the games we play today. Via the website , the mantra is to create a platform with the ease of use of Minecraft , the collaboration of Google docs, the ecosystem of Youtube, and intuitive controls that mirror real life interaction. Development VR VR Industry News development engine game Source Unreal World

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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. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines. ” Google’s ARCore to compete with ARKit. Google’s recently announced ARCore development tool is similar to ARKit.

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On the ground with TechCrunch at GDC 2019

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VR, gaming engines, Unity, Unreal and Epic were just some of the topics we touched upon. But perhaps the biggest of all was Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia. And I could just see over my shoulder just all of these, the Google execs and then the PR people, they were just like kind of making low chit chat like, “Oh s**t.” TC GDC 2019 google stadia unity unreal Virtual reality

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.

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. To make the upcoming Android ‘O’ OS more VR-friendly, Google is integrating some things you might think are pretty basic, but in the end are intended to give VR users the tools they need to manage the ‘always in VR’ nature of standalone headsets. image courtesy Google.

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