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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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.

Exploring Methods for Conveying Object Weight in Virtual Reality

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With no way of generating resistive force feedback with today’s VR motion controllers, how can we make users feel and behave as though virtual objects have varying weights? We stuck with Unity for now, and hope to explore Unreal more in future explorations.

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.

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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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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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. To the Google Machine we go! Back to Reality, Temporarily.

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Advrty Brings Native Ads To Virtual Reality

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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.

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. 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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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 ” See Also: Google’s (Day)dream: ‘Hundreds of Millions of Users in a Couple of Years’.

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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.

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. TC GDC 2019 google stadia unity unreal Virtual reality

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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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. 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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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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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.

Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Augmented Reality, also called Mixed Reality (MR, MxR) is set to represent a very large part of our lives. Even today, if you own a car with a heads-up display (HUD), you are a user of Augmented Reality.

SIF: hands-on with “Doctor Who: The Runaway”, “4 Feet: Blind Date” and much more!

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It’s been fantastic meeting and hugging with people that I knew only virtually. Most probably he/she won’t be able to speak with you as well, so in the end, you had better speak some Chinese or to pray saint Google Translate to have what you need. reviews virtual reality v

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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. 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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Khronos Gains Epic Games Support For VR API Standard

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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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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. 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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Apple has lagged behind in the virtual and augmented reality race so far. 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.

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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. On a whim and as a Star Wars fan, he decided it’d be cool if he could a virtual build the docking bay (No.

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Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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The arrival of Virtual Reality headsets is bringing another possibility – unlike TV, which puts you in a passive position – VR can make you ‘a part of the match’, or a ‘part of the race’. Where the idea of virtual reality in sports came from?

Unity, Epic, CCP, NetEase, Huawei and nDreams announce Daydream support

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A day after Google announced its Daydream virtual reality platform, companies are rushing to be the first to declare their support.

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Interview to Enea Le Fons: from #30DaysInVR to #XDaysInXR and beyond

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Enea Le Fons is the epic guy of #30DaysInVR : he spent 30 days inside a virtual reality headset to help to shape an open and better future for virtual reality. So technically, humans have been living in augmented reality for quite a while!

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

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This is the first post in a series of technical posts in which we will be covering the bare bones of a Virtual Reality API (Application Programming Interface) and coding a few examples using it. tutorials virtual reality htc vive oculus openvr programming steamvr tutorial vr

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

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At GDC 2017 LG showcased a virtual reality headset that was SteamVR compatible: it was a game-changing moment since for the first time a new non-Vive headset would have been compatible with SteamVR tracking and ecosystem. Google AR apps.

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

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Much like our UI Widgets , it’s a set of interface elements – switch, lever and potentiometer – that can be embedded in any virtual environment. But with the lines between the real and virtual worlds now blurrier than ever, could we cut it even further? Recommended: Google Chrome.

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5 Talks You Won’t Want to Miss at VRDC This Week

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The inaugural Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) is kicking off tomorrow at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Making Daydream Real – Building for Google’s New VR platform. Nathan Martz, Product Manager, Google.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Both Unity and Unreal Game engines tried their hands at creating a development environment in VR. Between these two, the Unreal toolkit is a little further along, but both need a lot of design and improvement and neither of these seems like it has surpassed the productivity of a traditional development environment. University of Tokyo has an amazing virtual cookie experiment which can fool you into tasting flavors using VR. Virtual Reality virtual reality vr

Funding Roundup: Intel To Acquire Movidius, Bitmovin Raises.

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Funding Roundup: Intel To Acquire Movidius, Bitmovin Raises $10.3M, Polyarc Raises $3.5M & Steel Wool Studios Raises $5M Intel announced it will be buying Movidius, a computer vision startup that could help improve tracking and scene mapping for reality altering headsets.

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

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The leak came as both HTC and Google started showing the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo standalone VR headsets featuring a pair of “6DoF” point-and-reach hand controllers. Transitional Year For Mixed Reality Technology. With augmented reality, Google and Apple improved upon ARCore and ARKit technologies so phones understand the world better. Warning: Reality Filters Ahead. Facebook Google HTC Vive HTC Vive Focus VR Industry News 2018 analysis year in review

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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Xenoma Mixes AI with AR / VR, Launches e-Skin Clothing for Gesture Tracking

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The SDK supports Microsoft HoloLens and Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which will represent the default form for Windows Mixed Reality , Windows 10 Creator’s Edition applications.

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Watch: ‘LogiX’ is an Impressive Multi-User Visual Programming Interface for VR

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NeosVR is a collaborative ‘world engine’ that that aims to provide a platform for building the Metaverse, all entirely within virtual reality itself.

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

VRScout

In trying to highlight the best minds in both entertainment and technology, On The Lot gathered keynote speakers who could share insight about the VR/AR landscape from a variety of vantage points: Robert Stromberg , Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Founder of the Virtual Reality Company.

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WebXR Device API Working Draft Published

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The WebXR Device API “describes support for accessing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, including sensors and head-mounted displays, on the Web.” Most VR developers build interactive virtual worlds in engines like Unreal and Unity. ” The draft is edited by Brandon Jones of Google and Nell Waliczek of Amazon for the Immersive Web Working Group of the W3C.