Magic Leap Job Listing Points to Future Platform Support for Mobile AR

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” As first reported by Variety , the job listing specifies that candidates will also be tasked with “implementing high-performance, production quality AR and computer vision algorithms, and designing and building the Magic Leap mobile SDK.” Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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.

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. GDC 2018 Magic Leap News magic leap magic leap creator portal magic leap one magic leap sdk

Unity, Unreal Engine & Mozilla Partner with Magic Leap as SDK Rolls Out to Developers

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Following the surprise release of Magic Leap's SDK on Monday, March 19, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Mozilla followed up by announcing official partnerships with the company. "We

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. In December, Magic Leap revealed a first look of the headset.

Watch Magic Leap’s Dev Conference Keynote Live Here @ 9 AM PT Today

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Magic Leap’s first developer conference, L.E.A.P. The company is livestreaming its keynote today, which will feature a number Magic Leap partners including speakers from Weta Workshop, AT&T, Unity, Epic Games, and ILMxLAB.

Magic Leap's Unity Conference Presentation Uncovered Many New Details, Here's What We Found Out

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During its presentation at Unite Berlin, Magic Leap gave attendees a crash course in developing experiences for Magic Leap One (ML1), we found out quite a bit more about how the device works and what we can expect to experience with the device.

Magic Leap’s First Developer Conference Will Be Livestreamed

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Magic Leap is set to host what it no doubt hopes will be the Oculus Connect of the AR world next week as it hosts the first ever L.E.A.P. Magic Leap just sent emails round to developers confirming as much, also noting that the session will deliver “insights from visionaries like Andy Serkis and Richard Taylor, plus pioneering developers from Epic Games, ILMxLAB, Unity Technologies and more.”

Mapbox Unrolls Magic Maps Developer Tool for Magic Leap

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Less than 20 days after the launch of Magic Leap One, Mapbox has jumped at the chance to provide its map services to Magic Leap developers through its Maps SDK for Unity.

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz

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I had an interesting conversation with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Oct. During the second day of the event Magic Leap hosted a 3-hour keynote which revealed, among other things, a plan to support two controllers with Magic Leap One in 2019. AR Magic Leap

Magic Leap experience on the Vive Focus?

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There is all this hype for Magic Leap in these days, but so few people can try it, because it costs too much and ships only in selected regions. Vive Focus has some AR functionalities, but can’t reach the high level of the augmented reality of HoloLens and 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.

Magic Leap Launches Video Interview Series & Unpacks More Technical Sessions from L.E.A.P. Con

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On Wednesday, in addition to uploading another batch of videos from its L.E.A.P. conference to its YouTube channel, Magic Leap also launched a new video series for developers called Spacebar.

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. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now. 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

GDC 2018: Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal

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From today you can start working on content for the Magic Leap One. Following a tease this weekend, the secretive augmented reality company today launched its Creator Portal , a suite of resources that will help developers get up and running making AR content for Magic Leap One. Tutorials include introductions to a range of Magic Leap’s new features, including the Remote controller you’ll use to interact with content, with more to come.

Magic Leap To Let Developers Write AR Apps in JavaScript with ‘MagicScript’

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Development for AR platforms, be it a smartphone or a dedicated headset like Magic Leap or Microsoft’s Hololens, is typically done with a game engine like Unity, which uses C#. At Magic Leap’s first yearly conference, LEAP Con, they announced a JavaScript-based API & platform for AR “app” development, called ‘MagicScript’. For all the other announcements made at LeapCon, check out our page for all things 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 One’s field of view: making assumptions from the emulator

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At GDC 2018 Magic Leap has announced the release of the Lumin SDK , that is the tools that we should use to develop for this AR glass. and I discovered that the SDK contains a fancy emulator so that you can start exploring Magic Leap development even if you don’t have a device.

Magic Leap opens spacial computing SDK for public download

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This week the folks at Magic Leap announced their first Technical Preview of their Creative Portal and SDK for their burgeoning spacial computing platform. Archive ar augmented reality developers Magic Leap Software virtual reality VR headsets

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. Rear view of the Magic Leap One. Leap Motion. You may ask why I’m adding Leap Motion here. Magic Leap.

Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

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At Unity’s Berlin event the company revealed the Mixed And Augmented Reality Studio (MARS) for creating more robust software that interacts with the real-world environment in a believable way. This new set of tools from Unity is build for precisely that type of device.

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GDC 2018 ‘Day 2’ Roundup – ‘Budget Cuts’ Hands-On, Google Maps and ARCore, Squanch Games’ Exclusive, and More

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We go hands-on with Budget Cuts, Google presents ARCore and Maps API-enabled apps, Squanch Games’ Daydream exclusive title announced, and Magic Leap talks about developing games for a spatial computing platform. Magic Leap talk on games and AI.

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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. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines.

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GDC 2018: Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support

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Magic Leap One isn’t the only new device Unity is adding support for at GDC this week. Brett Bibby, VP of Engineering, confirmed that Unity developers can build Go apps using the exact same workflow that they did for Gear VR, which is something Oculus promised all the way back at its Connect 2018 developer conference. In fact, existing Unity apps on Gear should be able to port to Go with little problem. Unity Engine VR Industry News Oculus Go

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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? (

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AR+VR Weekly: VR shipments down 33.7%, Unity behind two-thirds of AR+VR content & AWE & Digi-Capital join forces

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: VR shipments down 33.7%, Unity behind two-thirds of AR+VR content and AWE & Digi-Capital join forces.

Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

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Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. Also that month, Unity Technologies raised $400 million for its creation toolsets which are used to make interactive experiences across handhelds and consoles as well as VR and AR headsets. About half of the money Unity raised went to its employees. Tagged with: Improbable , unity Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Investments Improbable unity

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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There are however too reluctant holdouts left; Apple and Magic Leap, but it remains to be seen what either are bringing to the table.

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

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Magic Leap’s Design Discussion Reveals Very Few Real Details (Surprise!). Amazing New Leap Motion Concept Videos. Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal. Magic Leap Teases ‘Cool News’ As ‘Mag!c

‘Modbox’ AR to Arm You With an Arsenal of Virtual Objects to Create Useful & Fun AR Apps

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To create the effect of ‘pulling’ the NPC from his monitor, he set a virtual camera to match the monitor’s position, making it seem like a magic window.

AR+VR Weekly: HoloLens 2, Facebook AR/VR report and IMAX kills VR centers

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Unity releases 2018.3 Cheddar to launch in mixed reality on Magic Leap devices ( Axios ). Source: IMAX. Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Dec 17. By Tom Emrich. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Researchers Electrically Stimulate Muscles in Haptic Designed for Hands-free AR Input

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Using a HoloLens headset, researchers show their proposed solution in action, which is made up of a backpack, a laptop computer running Unity, a battery-powered EMS machine, electrode pads, and visual markers to better track hand gestures.

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2016’s Record Breaking VR Venture Funding Has Been Driven by Mega Deals

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Moreover, the top ten deals make up a whopping $396M, with several massive rounds at the top end: Excluded from the analysis of more than 150 venture deals in the 2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report are large deals in adjacent technology industries, such as Magic Leap’s $793.5M

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. 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. It’s more good news for Resolution Games, the VR and AR developer co-founded by Candy Crush Saga creator Tommy Palm.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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MAGIC LEAP, THE NOTORIOUSLY SECRETIVE STARTUP, STEPS INTO SPOTLIGHT. Magic Leap has raised $1.5B Boldly equating Magic Leap to a “baby Apple” (a reference to their end-to-end approach making not only the hardware but also software, chips, sensors, UI, electronics, etc.)

Sundance 2019: Embody Tracks Movement To Center The Body

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The company is also working on Magic Leap prototypes. Embody from Melissa Painter’s team at MAP Design Lab is being shown at Sundance 2019, featuring full body tracking with only a headset attached to the body. Embody’s “visual metaphors” help guide visitors back to their bodies.

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

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Magic Leap releases its SDK. We still haven’t seen a Magic Leap device , but at least now we can see its SDK. The SDK offers native APIs, but also supports popular game engines like Unity and Unreal 4.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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After quietly settling a gender discrimination lawsuit recently, it turns out that Magic Leap is back on the fundraising trail. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

What is mediated reality and how I experimented with it on the Vive Focus

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If you have a particularly fast classifier, you can use some AI magic to detect automatically if there is a sofa in the current frame and where it is. And even with such a rough solution, I can assure you that diminished reality was something magical. It was a real magic trick.

This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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San Francisco, CA) – creates magical pets for XR, like pet dragons or unicorns, that will become your faithful digital companions. Each female founder has been paired with complementary women leaders from companies such as Google, Magic Leap, Norwest Venture Partners, and Warner Bros.,

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DreamGlass is an interesting Augmented Reality glass that costs only $399

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Unity-based SDK supporting Windows and Android. But for developers that have not the money to buy a HoloLens or a Magic Leap (when it will come out, maybe in 3018), Dreamglass can be an interesting opportunity.

Vive Focus App Turns Your Living Room Into A Dance Floor

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With some magic, [it] can make you have the sensation of being in a futuristic dancefloor wherever you are.” With the Vive Focus, I already made a Unity Plugin to preview live in the headset what you are doing inside Unity.