Magic Leap Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms NVIDIA TX2 Hardware

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Today during Magic Leap’s developer livestream the company offered the first details on the compute hardware that’s built into the device, confirming that an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module, and also showed a brief developer sample demonstrating world meshing and gesture input. The headset connects to a belt-clipped module which contains the battery and compute hardware. The hardware resources are divided between the system and the developer.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK

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Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content. Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers. Announced today on the company’s site , developers can now explore Magic Leap’s software development kit and dive into the Creator Portal to find documentation, tutorials, and more. This allows you to test apps with emulated hardware.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

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Before leaving you to the best news of the week, I would like to highlight two notable things about my work: My crazy trolling game “The Unity Cube” has been featured in a video by Upload VR! Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022.

Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More

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Today Magic Leap has launched the Lumin SDK, the toolkit which allows developers to build AR experiences for Lumin OS, the operating system that powers the Magic Leap One headset. Announced with support for both Unity and Unreal, the Lumin SDK exposes the capabilities of the Magic Leap One headset to developers who can use it to begin building augmented reality experiences for the platform.

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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He has joined Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap and now he’s there, trying to build the MagicVerse as the SVP of Creative Strategy of the Florida company. Innovative cinematographic hardware used by John Gaeta. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now. And what you are doing at Magic Leap to create these experiences for people? ( Magic Leap glasses.

Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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Nearly four years after it was first teased to the world, the first Magic Leap augmented reality headset is now on sale to developers. Magic Leap One, as the device is called, can be purchased through the company’s website as a Creator Edition for $2,295. Developers have had access to Magic Leap’s software development kit (SDK) since it launched at GDC back in March. AR Magic Leap

Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor

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Following four years of development, Magic Leap announced today that it will begin shipping the Magic Leap One Creator Edition to developers this summer — a window that began on June 21, 2018 and will end on September 22, 2018. Magic Leap’s use of the Tegra X2 means that the spatial computer’s total horsepower will be substantially ahead of the Nintendo Switch console, which uses a Tegra X1. Above: Graeme Devine of Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Shows Off Spatial Computing Demo, FCC Docs Reveal New Controller Images

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Magic Leap just did something it didn't do during its recent Twitch hardware demo: actually show us some new demo footage of what augmented reality really looks like through the Magic Leap One. During this week's Unite Berlin conference, an event dedicated to Unity developers, Magic Leap's Brian Schwab and Aleissia Laidacker, two of the company's Interaction Lab experts, took to the stage for a special presentation.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces. Magic Leap announcements. image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines. The post GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More appeared first on Road to VR.

Unity Deprecates Built-In Support For Daydream, Gear VR, And Valve’s OpenVR

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Unity 2019.3 Valve is working on a plugin for the new system, according to Unity : “Valve is using our XR SDK to develop their OpenVR Unity XR plugin for 2019.3 and beyond,” the blog post from Unity explains. The New Unity Plugin System.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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In spite of the fact we’re joking around and playing Angry Birds on Magic Leap, the whole thing feels very grown up, in the sense that these guys are in this for the long haul, and so, they reckon, is the business of making Mixed Reality. They muse that Magic Leap probably waited too long to launch, so that by the time they did, people were both less awed by the technology, and had unrealistic expectations fuelled by the company’s infamous cinematic concept videos. “We

RGB Haptics Helps Unity Developers Add Great Haptics To Their VR Games

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RGB Haptics is a new Unity package which enables developers to easily add high quality haptics to their VR apps and games. Upon investigation, they realized that the Switch Joy-Cons contain the same haptic hardware, Linear Resonant Actuators (LRAs) as the original Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers, as well as the new Valve Index controllers. Developers feed the tool an audio file, or can design their own waveform directly in the Unity editor.

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Interview to Eduardo Siman: virtual reality makes data visualization fun, we should all work together to make AR and VR to succeed

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And since you are in VR, you are in a virtual world… well, it is just Unity, just C#, you can do whatever you want to modify the reality that you are seeing. I know that you like a lot Magic Leap and the work that Rony Abovitz is making… why do you love it so much? ( Duck Face, Magic Leap One on and I’m ready to make lots of girls to fall in love with me. And he decided to create the hardware, that is very hard. Magic Leap glasses.

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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. But, the industry is still in its infancy and still seeking a firm footing that will truly form an ecosystem: a self-sustaining web of hardware builders, software developers, and consumer demand. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines.

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GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

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Oculus’ Hardware Reports Reveal Less Than Half Of Gear Owners Use Motion Controller. Magic Leap’s Design Discussion Reveals Very Few Real Details (Surprise!). Amazing New Leap Motion Concept Videos. Jason Rubin: ‘Oculus Is Winning In Every Hardware Category It Has Entered’. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

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Triton works with Leap Motion (now Ultra Leap) hands tracking. With Pumori.io , I had created 6 Unity apps that demo UI/UX concepts on the Project North Star headset. In terms of software, the North Star uses Unity to render its AR graphics while the Triton uses Three.js. .

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Rokid Reveals Vision 2 AR Headset with Waveguide Optics

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 boasts 53 degree diagonal FOV, and Magic Leap 1 is said to have a 50 degree diagonal FOV. AR startup Rokid today unveiled a new AR headset called Rokid Vision 2, which incorporates waveguide optics into an impressively slim package.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2021

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Google can count on the acquisition of North, the experience he has matured by producing Google Glass and investing in Magic Leap, and the fact that it owns the most-used mobile operating system. Magic Leap will meet its fate. Duck Face, Magic Leap One, and me.

Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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As John Riccitiello (CEO of Unity) said some years ago , the VR market won’t be interesting enough until it will reach the 10 million users mark. Why can’t it be Facebook, or Magic Leap ? They control all their ecosystem : software, hardware, chips.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.16): HTC launches Tracker 3.0, Facebook has 10,000 people working on XR, and more!

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And the number is also that big because Facebook had no hardware department, so it had to create everything from scratch (i.e. Apple already made hardware, so it already had the infrastructure to build it and just added XR people on top of this infrastracture, while Facebook could not).

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Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

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You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Notice a Leap Motion sensor installed on top of it. Project North Star is an opensource augmented reality headset that Leap Motion has designed and gifted to the community. The idea of Leap Motion is going against the current trend of augmented reality glasses, that is mostly based on expensive devices that have closed ecosystems (e.g.

EON-XR’s New 8.2 Update Brings Improvements for December 2020

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The Power of Unity. EON Reality has always put a priority on creating no-code development tools for its users, but EON-XR is now able to capitalize on the best features of premium VR technology by incorporating the industry-defining Unity game engine to the existing engines.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.01): HP Reverb G2 launched, Qualcomm goes bullish on 5G and Wi-fi 6 and more!

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HP and Microsoft have a long track in offering enterprise hardware, so this headset may battle HTC on his own land (B2B). Rony Abovitz steps down from Magic Leap CEO. It is the end of an era: Abovitz has been the mastermind behind Magic Leap’s communication and vision.

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

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Well, now he has amazing hardware, a very good operating system, a profitable store, some of the best XR games, full control of the user accounts.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.05): Rumors on a Apple headset intensify, Quest 2 sales grow fast, and more!

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They may be AR glasses or smartglasses, but what is sure is that Niantic is working to support AR hardware within its platform. And I’m not only talking about the hardware, but also the software. I hope yesterday you had a Happy Easter or a peaceful ???.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.17): Half-Life Alyx will launch on March, 23rd, MWC has been canceled and much more!

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Magic Leap plans dev days and dev programs. We all know that Magic Leap is in big trouble, and it seems that one of the paths it is trying to follow to exit the quicksands is trying to get more developers onboard. New SteamVR devkit aims at making custom hardware easier.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

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With rumors of upcoming Apple glasses surging, and the investment made in Magic Leap that until now has been unfruitful, for sure Google is looking for an alternative to build its AR strategy. Unity Learn Premium is permanently free. Take your course on Unity now!

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Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

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High-precision 6DOF tracking, eye tracking, gesture inputs, with dedicated input controllers The SDK will support Unity , with Unreal coming Soon. People at Kura love to experiment with hardware going very hands-on the technology (Image by Kura Technologies).

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Bait!, Angry Birds AR Dev Resolution Games Raises $7.5 Million

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million in a series B round of investment led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from GP Bullhound, Fly Forever and Unity founder David Helgason. The studio says it will use this money to “expand its portfolio” of games for both VR and AR hardware. Since then the studio has released Google Daydream titles like Wonderglade and Narrows but, more recently, launched an AR version of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise on the Magic Leap One.

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OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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OpenXR is a royalty-free standard that aims to unify the underlying connections between VR and AR hardware, game engines, and content, making for a more interoperable ecosystem. The standard has been in development since April 2017 and is presently supported by virtually every major hardware, platform, and engine company in the VR industry, including key AR players like Magic Leap.

Watch: Live Discussion Quest 2 Multi-User, 120Hz Mode And StrikerVR Gun

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Join us live today on YouTube at 1 pm Pacific as we broadcast from our virtual studio discussing the latest VR trends and hardware-related news!

The Second Coming of Augmented-Reality Glasses

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Recent advances in computer hardwares and AI assistants are charting a path for AR devices to to re-emerge into a more technology-savvy generation. Build your first HoloLens 2 Application with Unity and MRTK 2.3.0

LYNX Has Raised $2 Million for Its R-1 Headset, and Other Background on the XR Newcomer

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Furthermore, $2 million goes further today toward a creating an XR headset than it did years ago thanks to more readily available and mature hardware, supply chains, and software. One of those shortcuts to market comes through Qualcomm’s hardware accelerator program and its XR SDK.

Nreal Light devkit review: an interesting entry point for AR

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Computing Unit: Weight : 170g Hardware Platform : Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Operating System : Android. The NRSDK is Nreal’s SDK that lets you develop applications using the popular Unity game engine. You can already develop with it applications using the Unity SDK.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek: Facebook admits that VR is taking longer than expected, Pistol Whip ready to launch and much more!

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He said that Facebook still believes in the tech and will continue investing a lot in it, and this delay may even be an advantage for FB : since Facebook was not a hardware company, the fact that VR will take longer than expected means that the company will have more time to learn about hardware manufacturing. If we want to be super-bullish and think that Quest hardware sales make up 50% of total extra-ad earnings by Facebook, Quest has sold 340,000 units in Q3.

Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping

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This option gives you a headset plus $500 credit for Microsoft Azure , a three-month free trial of Unity Pro , and the PiXYZ plugin — giving you all the necessary tools to test, create, and launch enterprise apps for the HoloLens 2. The moment I turned my hand over or closed my fist, the little blue bird would flutter away and move around the room; similar to the Undersea MR experience offered by the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, in which a 3D fish cuddles in the hand of the user.