Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems

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Microsoft researchers have created a tool that could make VR more accessible to users with impaired vision. The rest require simple inputs from developers using a Unity toolkit we created that allows integrating all 14 of our low vision support tools during development.”

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

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Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers, from beginners to those well-versed, utilize to fully realize their video game concepts. includes a collection of new enhancements and also now comes Microsoft Hololens ready. Such a move eases the process for developers, increasing efficiency by allowing them to do a larger amount of their augmented and mixed reality work within the Unity Editor. You can find the Unity 5.5

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Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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When it comes to changing the game for XR, Unity Technologies just can’t stop. Vision Summit 2017— Unity’s VR/AR-centric industry conference held this Monday and Tuesday at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood—doubled down on this push in a dramatic way. “We Microsoft.

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

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

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

VR Veteran Tony Parisi is Leading Unity’s AR & VR Strategy Beyond Gaming

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The keynote from Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit yesterday showcased just how far Unity is reaching into non-gaming content when it comes to augmented and virtual reality. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta.

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How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

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In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. A WebVR exporter for Unity??? Unity on one side, a WebVR experience running on Firefox on the other one.

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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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Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B.

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Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B Now, with the rise of augmented and virtual reality, we are rapidly approaching the likelihood that the future will be built on Unity. unity vr virtual reality

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How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolutionThe gaming.

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How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolution The gaming landscape looked quite different when TechRadar spoke to John Riccitiello, CEO at game engine Unity, back in June 2015. That hasn’t caused Unity to shy away from VR though, quite the opposite.

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 3 (Setting Up the App Controller)

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Currently, in the augmented reality space, it seems the Microsoft-created C# has won out as the overall top language of choice. Of course, this is at least partially due to its heavy adoption by Unity, the most widely used engine for AR development.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. Unity will also host a one-day workshop the day before the event where Unity field engineers will discuss VR development and optimization.

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Outings Looks Like Microsoft’s Answer To Google Earth VR For MR

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Microsoft just launched a brand new app for its Windows VR and HoloLens headsets, but you’d be forgiven for missing it. Outings was released quietly onto the Microsoft Store yesterday. It’s a new take on Microsoft Garage’s mobile app of the same name, released in conjunction with a new software development kit (SDK). This allows you to pull data gathered from Bing Maps straight into Unity apps.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Microsoft. Halo is coming to Microsoft-based immersive systems. Microsoft is also expected to roll out the Xbox One X in November.

59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Unity Technologies and Epic Games are in a grudge match for the hearts and minds of game developers. I interviewed both John Riccitiello, CEO of San Francisco-based Unity, and Tim Sweeney, CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based Unity’s started out at the low end, enabling mobile devices to run better 2D and 3D graphics. Riccitiello said in a press event and in our interview that Unity-based games were installed more than 16 billion times in 2016, up 31 percent from 2015.

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Unity CEO: VR Price Problems Will ‘Solve Themselves’ In 2018/19

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We might have seen big price drops on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive recently, and Microsoft’s new headsets are the cheapest yet, but VR remains an expensive proposition. The head of Unity says that problem will solve itself very soon. Speaking to TechCrunch , Unity CEO John Riccitiello looked towards the future of VR, referencing the tech’s “slow start” with consumers. The biggest app in history was Niantic’s Pokémon GO, powered by Unity.

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Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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Microsoft’s play for command of next generation personal computing can be seen today with the announcement of a series of Windows-powered VR headsets starting at $300. This is not the case with the headsets on the way from Microsoft’s partners.

Unity Hires Dr. Danny Lange away from Uber to be VP of AI and Machine Learning

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Unity announced that it has hired Dr. Danny Lange as VP of AI and Machine Learning. As head of machine learning, Lange will lead Unity’s efforts around AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning. Source: Unity Press Release.

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Cross Platform VR/AR Development in Unity for Vive and HoloLens

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Pokemon Go On Microsoft Hololens!

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The build was created in Unity with the HoloLens SDK" "For now the Pokémon are randomly generated within a mapped environment. Looks like Pokemon GO is really going to push acceptance of AR.

The Ghost’s Spotlight: oVRshot, Microsoft Maquette and The Great C

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Microsoft Maquette. Microsoft Maquette is the ultimate VR tool by Microsoft to prototype fast in VR. It works with all headsets and that’s another great choice by Microsoft. reviews virtual reality microsoft maquette ovrshot review the great c vr

Upload SF Workshop: Intro To VR Design And Development With Unity

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In just 3 short days from September 22 – 24 you’ll learn how to build a VR experience from scratch using the Unity game engine. Learn More About Upload San Francisco’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Intro to VR Design & Development with Unity. 8:15pm: Intro to Unity | Learn the Unity Interface. Learn More About Upload San Francisco’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Intro to VR Design & Development with Unity.

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E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is in Los Angeles, CA next week and it’s always one of the largest events of the year for gamers, giving giants of the industry including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo the chance to show off the latest hardware and games to drive the next generation of consumer interest. Microsoft aims to hit this growth spurt at just the right time, and pick the perfect sweet spot for its VR gear that could leave competitors in the dust.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. Development: Unity , Vuforia , Microsoft Visual Studio , Windows 10 SDK , HoloLens Emulator (if you do not have a device). Image courtesy Microsoft.).

E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018The.

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The CEOs of reality creation tools Unity and Unreal have perhaps the best insight anywhere into the state of the industry and both John Riccitiello and Tim Sweeney see investment accelerating significantly over the next year.

Billy Corgan Teases VR Experience With ‘Aeronaut’ Music Video

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Aside from the virtual environments, Corgan’s hologram live performance was captured in volumetric video with Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture technology. News Billy Corgan Danny Bittman Microsoft Music Unity Viacom NEXT

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HoloLens Spectator View gives others a look at your virtual world

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Microsoft is trying to change that with its HoloLens platform, improvising a way to create a mode it’s calling Spectator View. Archive augmented reality hololens Microsoft Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality Unity virtual reality

‘Echelon’ Mixed-Reality Board Game is Like Star Wars ‘HoloChess’ for HoloLens

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“When I saw the HoloChess game in Star Wars,” says Helios developer Kristafer Vale, “I immediately wanted to play that game, and I had to wait until now for us to have the technology like Unity and HoloLens to be able to realize that dream.” image courtesy Microsoft.

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What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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Developer CapitolaVR decided to find out by building a Pokemon Go inspired test game for their brand new Microsoft HoloLens. An impressive endorsement of Microsoft’s development environment then and potentially encouraging for developer adoption in the future.

What to expect from next-gen HoloLens

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After many years of waiting, and even a second iteration of the device scrapped away, Microsoft is finally going to announce the next generation of HoloLens. If you can’t make it to Spain, you can follow the livestream directly on Microsoft website, at this link.

Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. It was really interesting to see Microsoft pivot towards enterprise with the HoloLens and I think it was absolutely the right move for them to make Click To Tweet.

Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future

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Case in point: KennyWdev and Joshua Liew’s imagined AR battle system for Microsoft HoloLens, aptly named PokéLens. AR Development Microsoft Hololens News augmented reality pokemon hololens Joshua Liew KennyWdev microsoft hololens pokelens pokemon ar

Daqri is Now Shipping Its AR Smart Glasses to Professionals

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Much like Microsoft’s HoloLens, Daqri’s Smart Glasses are targeting professionals in industries like manufacturing, field services, maintenance and repair, inspections, construction, etc. Access to developer tools: Vos Extension for Unity.

Join Us For HoloHack 2017 In Los Angeles This June

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VRLA, in partnership with Microsoft, Unity, AfterNow and Upload LA, is hosting HoloHack LA on June 23rd through June 25th, 2017. Participants will get hands on experience creating applications for the HoloLens with expert mentors, and we’ll have HoloLens dev kits, pre-loaded laptops and experts from Microsoft and Unity available on site. One lucky team will also win a super cool prize from Microsoft! AR Events Microsoft

VRTK announces version 4 thanks to an Oculus grant

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VRTK is a toolkit aimed at making things easier for VR Unity developers : it offers out-of-the-box functionalities (like locomotion, objects interactions, etc…) to developers, together with cross-platform support. virtual reality gamedev opensource unity vr vrtk

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2018 Highlights: Award-winning VR gloves, global customers, and a growing team

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We started the year strong, receiving the Lumiere Technology Award in January, alongside companies like Disney and Microsoft. A new generation of HaptX Gloves. At HaptX, our team is celebrating a milestone-filled 2018.

Vision Summit Attendees Get Free Acer VR Headset Developer Kits

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Last year at Unity’s Vision Summity SteamVR creator Valve gave away free HTC Vive units to everyone in attendance. It was an enormously generous gift, but Microsoft is going one step further at Vision 2017 with Acer’s VR development kit. Acer’s kit is one of several that Microsoft is making in partnership with bigt manufacturers, including Dell, Lenovo, and Asus. Microsoft VR Industry News

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Impressions: What We Think Of The HP Windows VR Headset Dev Kit

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Microsoft is using the term “Mixed Reality” as an umbrella to encapsulate VR, AR, and all other related devices. I can pick some pre-selected apps here like Microsoft Edge for web browsing, a Photo viewer, a Video client, and more.

Ready Player One Used Rift DK2, Vive And HoloLens For Virtual Production

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However, it had also used the HTC Vive for “scouting virtual cameras” and, when everyone was on the practical set, they employed the use of Microsoft’s AR headset, HoloLens. Mocap was shot with the Vicon system and the entire virtual production of the film ran through the Unity engine. HTC Vive Microsoft Oculus Rift VR Industry News ready player one

SeeingVR Is Making ‘VR Bifocals’ To Help Low-Vision Users

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But as VR software isn’t generally optimized for low-vision users, Microsoft researchers are previewing a solution called SeeingVR, a set of tools that easily enable Unity app and game developers to add accessibility features. While the enhancement and selection tools will be familiar to users of other platforms’ operating system-level accessibility tools, there are a few others that are fairly unique to Microsoft or SeeingVR.

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

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” According to the company, Xenoma’s Software Development kit (SDK) enables development of apps using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity Engine. Xenoma’s e-skin and software developer’s kit (SDK) supports application development using Java SDK, Visual C# and Unity.

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Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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And i’m not talking about Microsoft’s marketing use of the word “mixed reality” to describe their product line. But for years now, only Unity developers have been able to add mixed reality capture support to their VR games and experiences.

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