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.

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, Mixed reality video compositing for VR allows applications to pull in video from the real world and mix it with the virtual world, which can lead to a really cool footage, like the work done for the Fantastic Contraption (2016) trailer ; it’s also the preferred way for streamers to show themselves in VR. Unreal Engine 4.20 For developers using Unreal Engine to build titles for the Rift, UE 4.20

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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. For those unfamiliar, Blueprints is a visual way of representing the logic that makes a virtual world responsive and interactive.

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

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For example, Facebook shipped Oculus Go in the United States and elsewhere around the world as the identical Mi VR standalone from manufacturing partner Xiaomi shipped in China without the Oculus Store. 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. I don’t think creating a system with good incentives is all you need to do to have a pleasant world.

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.

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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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.” ” When paired with 3D content made in WebGL, the API can turn a standard URL or web address into a portal to another world. Most VR developers build interactive virtual worlds in engines like Unreal and Unity.

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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Community Download: Does Oculus Quest Need Fortnite Or Minecraft To Succeed?

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Epic builds both the Unreal Engine toolset — used by game designers globally to build virtual worlds — as well as its own games, like the cross-platform battle royale leader Fortnite. Sure, developers can use Unreal tools to make games for Oculus Quest in 2019 and Facebook helped fund the creation of Epic’s Robo Recall, so we know that game is coming to the headset in some fashion.

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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. Recommended: Google Chrome. Recommended: Google Chrome. Lucidigital Virtual Workspace.

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

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Sightline developer Tomáš ‘Frooxius’ Mariančík has released a major update for his collaborative ‘world engine’ NeosVR which adds an incredibly cool multi-user visual programming interface, so you and your friends can code together, entirely within VR. 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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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. All that effort and money was just to buy Facebook a seat at the table alongside some of the biggest western platform-holding companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. I visited several worlds from a connecting “skyway” in Horizon.

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

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Lessons Learned From A Thousand Virtual Worlds. Refocusing On VR Innovation: Can Standards Simplify Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Development? Alon Or-bach (Samsung Electronics), Kaye Mason (Google). It’s not often you get both Oculus and Valve together days, let alone Google and Samsung, with bonus helpings of Epic Games, Owlchemy Labs, and Sensics. Stefan Walker (Google), Luca Prasso (Google). Alex Lee (Google).

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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Well, it is not a problem of virtual reality, but of the whole tech sector , that has seen its investments decreasing a lot in 2020. The future of world scanning has just begun. The more we go on, the more we have tools to scan our environments, and in the future, scanning real worlds and entering their digitized copies (maybe modified) will be normal like sending a Whatsapp message. Unreal Engine 4.25 CTRL+C in the real world, CTRL+V in the virtual one.

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 . More info (Laval Virtual canceled) More info (XR Europe canceled) More info (E3 canceled) More info (Tribeca canceled). and there is always more interest in virtual gatherings. The tracked markers can be useful to add virtual elements in specific positions of your visuals , like for instance a set of instructions.

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.

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. The gamble was that people who love video games and spend much of their free time using flat screens to immerse themselves in virtual worlds would be the first to seek out this technology.

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.

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.

Valve Index: A good fit?

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If you are interested in ergonomics in virtual reality, today is your lucky day. June 28 th was a key date this year for a group of Virtual Reality enthusiasts who received on launch day, the first delivery of the new “ Valve Index ” PCVR system. As my previous article on ergonomics explained, the facial interface is the primary physical interface for a Virtual Reality headset , the secondary physical interface is the harness. virtual reality vr

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

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It is a set of very high-quality headphones that are able to offer truly immersive and spatial audio, with a unique feature that lets you blend the audio of the AR experience and of your real world in an optimized way. This is made through the filtering of some particular frequencies of the outside world, while letting pass other ones. This blending will also be configurable, so that the user will be able to choice how much of the real world sound he/she wants to hear while in AR.

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. Those with technical skills can run OpenSim worlds on their own servers for free, while commercial hosting starts at less than $5 a region — compared to $300 a region for the same land in Second Life.

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.

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

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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 The world of 3D, 120 formats.

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

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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.

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!

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The Cyberverse is very similar to the Magicverse by Magic Leap and is a system that employs the AR Cloud, mixing the real and the virtual world, and that uses AI for object recognition, uses localization, fast network and all this fancy stuff. Unreal Engine is adding Vulkan support for Oculus Quest and Unity fill follow later on this year. Google launches AR Live View for Maps. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR huawei vr

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