Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

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At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants.

Magic Leap Raises $280M from Japanese Telecom NTT DOCOMO

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Magic Leap, one of the most well-funded startups in history, just took on a $280 million investment from Japan-based mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO. As Japan’s largest mobile operator, Docomo is slated to be Magic Leap’s exclusive telecommunications partner in Japan.

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 Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

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At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK, Confirms Eye-tracking, Room-scanning, and More.

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. Use of Unreal Engine 4’s desktop and mobile forward rendering paths.

Epic Games Is Giving Away 500 Magic Leap One AR Devices To Developers

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Today, the company said that it’s partnering with Magic Leap to award 500 of the Magic Leap One augmented reality glasses to developers working in AR (the Creator Edition normally retails for $2,295). Announced in March , MegaGrants will support game developers, media creators, educators, and others who are working on projects that either use the Unreal Engine or somehow enhance open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. AR Magic Leap

Madefire Debuts 3D Motion Comics On The Magic Leap One AR Headset

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Madefire has been committed to making “motion comics,” or digital versions of comic books that leap off the page with animated visuals. Now, the company is announcing that it is showing off its first Motion Book experiences on Magic Leap ‘s augmented reality glasses.

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.

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’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.

Epic Games Gifting 500 Magic Leap Headsets to Developers via Grant Program

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With $100 million in grant funding already available to developers via its MegaGrants program, Epic Games is sweetening the pot with some gear for Magic Leap developers.

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

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Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

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. Here’s a roundup of news from ‘day one’ of our GDC 2018 coverage.

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 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 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

Unreal Engine 4.20 Ships With Native Mixed Reality Compositing for VR, New AR/VR SDKs

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Unreal Engine 4.20 along with Magic Leap support. Unreal Engine 4.20 For developers using Unreal Engine to build titles for the Rift, UE 4.20 Updated AR SDKs & Magic Leap. with development support for Magic Leap was released earlier this year.

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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. Live-Tweeting a Magic Leap Talk. Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal. Magic Leap Teases ‘Cool News’ As ‘Mag!c

Wolves In The Walls review: one of the best storytelling VR content I have ever tried

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Lucy has a big fantasy and this is what permeates all the experience : everything that happens feels a bit unnatural, and a bit magic. It is an incredibly polished experience, developed with Unreal Engine. In this experience, all the movements happen a bit magically.

OpenXR Chair Shifts from Epic to Intel, Progress Update Planned for March

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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.

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All you need to know on HoloLens 2

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This new HoloLens has for sure made a huge leap forward for what concerns comfort. The new HoloLens features: Eye tracking Full hands tracking (a la Leap Motion) Voice commands understanding. I wonder if this will require some kind of 5G magic. Unreal SDK.

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

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Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. The company launched its $2,300 Magic Leap One AR headset development kit in August after revealing earlier in the year it passed $2 billion in total investment, with a huge amount from Saudi Arabia. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week

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The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

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Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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Meleap (pronounced “may-leap”) is a combination of the words “Merry” and “Leap”. As platforms for LBAR is conceptually better Hololens or Magic Leap? Magic Leap is one of the most popular AR glasses in this moment(Image by Magic Leap).

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.

Editorial: Why Catching Pokemon In Skyrim Could Be The Future Of VR And AR

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I believe Unity and Unreal Engine can both eventually provide 1-click solutions to package your existing AR apps as a native VR overlay. With Unreal Engine and Unity, we don’t just want to augment virtual worlds – we want it to be easy. You have been invited to join a movement.

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AR+VR Weekly: Netflix AR Hack, Vive goes to work & Samsung’s AR Cloud

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Unreal Engine 4.21 Adds Support for Magic Leap’s Lumin OS & Windows Mixed Reality Apps ( Next Reality ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements – week of November 12. By Tom Emrich. Highlights.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Like the first HoloLens the device also enables glasses wearers to simply slot the device in front of their spectacles (distinct advantage compared to Magic Leap). Which brings us to the million-dollar question: How much will all this magic cost?

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The German auto manufacturer evaluates design features in virtual reality before building prototypes in actual reality, using the famous high-quality physics-based rendering power of Unreal for the game engine and using the HTC Vive for the VR hardware.

HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

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Thanks to my magical encounter with Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , I’ve been very lucky t o be able to try the new Vive Pro for some minutes and I’m here to describe you my first impressions with the latest device made by the Chinese virtual reality company.

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ILMxLab’s Rob Bredow Explains What VR Opens Up For ‘Star Wars’

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Several of the early VR projects from ILMxLab, including Trials on Tatooine and the Magic Leap mixed reality droid experience , were built using Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 technology. “We Disney’s ILMxLab has been busy of late.

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UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Winners

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Magic Leap One. Narration is incredible and the talent behind it all elevates this to unreal heights. We’ve finally reached the very end of 2018 and it’s been quite the eventful year for the VR industry. If you want to see the original nominees post, you can check that out here , otherwise keep reading for our full list of winners with details on each decision and the pick for the overall best VR game of 2018.

10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

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invested over 76 deals (of which a big chunk went to Magic Leap’s Series C round in February, to the tune of almost $800M). Earlier this year, Seattle-based Polyarc received an Epic Games Unreal Developer grant for an unannounced project, code named “Moss.”

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

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Its leading competitor, Unreal , rolled out “Blueprints” allowing people to build worlds without any formal knowledge of coding. The promise of this technology helped Magic Leap raise roughly $1.4 Jules Urbach is on the brink.