How I got started with virtual reality (and you can, too)

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If I had to choose the most common question I’ve received in these 4 years on the blog, social media, and Quora, I would surely pick “How do I get started with virtual reality?” How I got started with virtual reality. Virtual events.

PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

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PanguVR works with two amazing technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence , so I was really interested in talking with him. We agreed that we would have met virtually so that I could discover more about his company anyway. I am delighted to meet everyone here virtually. 91pig creates the magical effect of blurring virtual with reality — the user can visualize furnishings for the entire household in VR at the touch of a button.


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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. It also ships with a preview of the company’s impressive VR Editor, which allows developers to natively build their 3D applications entirely from virtual reality. The post Unreal Engine 4.12 is Out Now, Gets ‘VR Editor’, OSVR and Google VR Support appeared first on Road to VR.

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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. Mr. Mi highlighted his passion for using virtual reality to teach creativity to children and in fact, all four Lenqiy’s products are aimed at fostering creativity in children. He also said that Space Code too is similar to a project of MIT and Google called Scratch.

Advrty Brings Native Ads To Virtual Reality


Advrty wants to offer a new avenue of monetization for virtual reality developers, which doesn’t involve full field-of-view pop-up ads. million last month to serve ads in virtual reality and 360-degree videos and games, and Google is experimenting with VR ads in its Area 120 workshop. It’s also working on making it compatible with Unreal Engine. Though Advrty is focused on VR, Bakos says that it’s also working on ads for augmented reality.

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools


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. In new VR creation tools like my personal favorites, Google’s Blocks and Tilt Brush, you can literally step around what you’re working on, or reach out and grab it, physically manipulating and scaling objects effortlessly in real-time. To the Google Machine we go!

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


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. He said that 59 percent of virtual reality developers are using Unity, according to a survey by VisionMobile. 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.

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How the Stock Market is Showing Faith in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)


One-year price performance for MSFT, AAPL, GOOGL, SNE, and NVDA According to the latest report from Statista , the global augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets are rapidly growing and are forecast to reach a total of $72.8

3D Hosting Service Sketchfab Joins Epic Games

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The acquisition gives Epic Games, makers of the Unreal Engine, a popular 3D asset hosting service and a major piece of the puzzle for an “interconnected Metaverse”, as the companies put it in a joint announcement. “We 3D hosting service Sketchfab is now part of Epic Games.

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5 Ways to Break into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Home


Source [link] Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) have had a noticeable presence in the news lately. The First No-Headset Virtual Monitor 3. Augmented reality (AR) is the future of Restaurant Menu? virtual-reality technology augmented-reality vr tips

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


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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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

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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Top XR Events in 2021 That Should Be on Your Must-Attend List


While some of these events will be held virtually, others will take place in physical venues. A large adoption rate for augmented and virtual reality in 2020 has broadened the audience and age groups interested in the latest technologies.

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How to record 360 videos of your VR experiences

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But since we are in virtual reality, that happens all around us, it would be cool if there was a way to perform some recording also in 360° , to be able to re-live our experience from inside how many times we want, even after we had done that. tutorials virtual reality 360 videos

The XR Week Peek (2021.07.13): Lynx now aims at the consumer market, App Lab to enable DLCs, and more!

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French startup Lynx announced some months ago a quite interesting headset featuring pass-through augmented reality , hands tracking, eye tracking, and an innovative lens design. Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual has been released on the Oculus Quest.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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If Microsoft commits to building this platform and doesn’t abandon it (a la Google), it can become an incredible tool for us developers. Google stops selling Cardboard viewers. Google is completely done with Cardboard. SXSW is going virtual with VRrOOm!

The XR Week Peek (2021.09.20): Quest 2 Pro leaks, Xiaomi smartglasses, Half Dive headset, and more!

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But you have hands and feet controllers to move in the virtual world, so according to the manufacturers, you have 1.5DOF more (whatever it means). A mix of real and digital elements (that is a taste of our mixed reality future) that is going to be aired on mainstream media like television.

NVIDIA’s big news: Cloud XR goes to AWS, Omniverse open beta is starting, and more!

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Virtualization: With the addition of NVIDIA virtual GPU software such as the Quadro Virtual Workstation we can support graphics workloads and powerful virtual workstation instances at scale for remote users, enabling larger workflows for high-end design, AI, and compute workloads. ?

The best AR and VR news from CES 2021

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They work with tendons that can apply a strong force to the various fingers (up to 20N) in a natural way so that to make them close around a virtual object without them trespassing its borders. Google AR Cloud Streaming. Read more about this news on Google Blog.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.12): Quest 2 is launching, dogs use AR, and more!

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Unreal Engine and Photoshop), as it happens in Google Docs when many people edit the same document at the same time. Image by Google). Google and Snapchat release features that aim at the AR Cloud. Imagine it like Google Docs, but for decorating a place in AR.

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Khronos Gains Epic Games Support For VR API Standard


Virtual reality is a young industry and, in its youth, many are scrambling to see what best practices will raise this budding market into the strong and healthy grown up industry it needs to become to sustain success. He also believes having the creators of the Unreal engine behind them “would enable wider adoption of the standard”. Tagged with: API , Epic Games , khronos , Unreal. Development VR Industry News API Epic Games khronos Unreal

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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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Unreal is already compatible with the framework, so in 2021 we’ll soon have also the tools ready to create OpenXR cross-compatible platforms. The new reference design has also optimizations that make it easier to create virtual monitors in the room. Image by Virtual Desktop).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

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Someone invokes saviors like Google and Amazon, but even if they managed to succeed, they are other data-harvesting companies , so in any case, we are f**ked. Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine. Some games of the Virtuality will be ported to modern VR headsets.

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Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch


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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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

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The glasses are expected to run a new operating system, rOS (or reality OS), and Apple is exploring touch panels, voice activation, and head gestures as a means of control. Unreal Engine 5 may change the rules of game development. People created lots of memes about Unreal Engine 5!

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Facebook buys studio behind Roblox-like Crayta gaming platform

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Facebook has been making plenty of one-off virtual reality studio acquisitions lately, but today the company announced that they’re buying something with wider ambitions — a Roblox-like game creation platform.

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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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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The Enterprise version has also a front 16 MP RGB camera , that at the moment is only used by the NuEyes startup, but can also be used for some mixed reality experiences by other customers. Google’s investment for a 7.7% Read about Google experiments with AR and wearables.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.10): Lynx launches MR standalone headset, Facebook acquires Scape and much more!

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This week in XR has seen the launch of the first standalone MR headset, plus a lot of interesting news and articles about immersive realities. French startup Lynx has finally unveiled the R1, the first mixed reality standalone headset. Let’s see how Apple and Google will answer.

Weekly Funding & People Roundup: Google acquires Owlchemy.


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. Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, has raised $5 million in seed funding from Capital Factory, Qualcomm Ventures, Colopl VR Fund, HTC and The Venture Reality Fund.

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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In its upcoming 5-year development plan, there should be measures to favor the growth and the spread of Immersive Realities. People could see a virtual keyboard, while in the real world there was just a hard surface like a table. The trend of virtual concerts is not stopping.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.15): Facebook keeps working on its masterplan, WebXR arrives on iOS, and more!

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And since our love is for immersive realities, let’s celebrate it with this roundup of the most interesting XR news of the week! WebXR is the standard to provide augmented and virtual reality experiences on the web. Learn how to shoot mixed reality videos.

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Dreams PSVR Review: A Messy, Unmissable VR Playground In Need Of An Overhaul

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The intuition of 3D painting in apps like Tilt Brush has led to the creation of entirely new works of art and simple apps like Google’s Blocks can also get you up and running in this field in no time. Media Molecule’s Dreams is finally ready for VR prime time.

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


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. Now, ARCore is aiming to democratize augmented reality for the Android ecosystem by offering a software-only solution. Virtual objects remain accurately placed.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.12.14): Facebook gets sued for alleged monopolization, Medal Of Honor is a mediocre game, and more!

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This could also mean splitting the Facebook Reality Labs into a separate company (a new Oculus?), And while Unreal Engine already supports OpenXR, Unity is a bit lagging, but support is coming in 2021. FinnAir is selling virtual Christmas travels.