How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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As soon as my Oculus Quest arrived, I immediately started playing with it and have fun with Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Creed and all the other titles. But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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The very first Vision VR/AR Summit was home to keynote addresses from established leaders in the emerging industries, leaders such as Gabe Newell of SteamVR, Palmer Luckey of Oculus, and Dr. Richard Marks of PlayStation VR. Events asia unity Vision VR/AR Summit

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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 Google Tango with Unity.

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Watch: Latest Unity VR Editor Shown Off at Unite, Releasing in 2016

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During the opening keynote to their annual Unite conference yesterday, Unity announced that their in-development VR authoring tool EditorVR , which allows creators to step inside and work on their projects using virtual reality, is on its way within the next couple of months.

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How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

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They could be a great innovative tool to market your AR and VR applications (and even for the non-XR ones) … so let’s see how you can create them for you game directly from your Unity project! But are we sure that there isn’t a better way for Unity projects?

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Unity Technologies raises $181 Million, company now valued over 1 Billion dollars.

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In addition, DFJ’s Barry Schuler will take a seat on Unity’s board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Unity Technologies has been helping developers bring their visions to life for over 10 years and currently has almost 1,000 employees globally.

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Unity Hires VRML Co-Creator Tony Parisi In Bid For VR Dominance

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Unity closed out its Unite 2016 Keynote in Los Angeles today with a huge focus on VR. “We think that immersive technologies like VR and AR represent the next computing platform,” Parisi told the crowd at Unite. Unity Engine VR Industry News tony parisi unity

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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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Exclusive: OTOY Is Bringing Lightfield Baking And More To Its Unity Integration

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The road to photorealistic VR is long, but OTOY is helping to shorten it with the integration of its technology into the free version of Unity. You could import a simple item from the Unity asset store, apply the renderer, and have it look strikingly realistic.

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Scene Fusion Brings Multi-User Development To Unity’s Editor VR

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Back at GDC 2017 at the start of this month Unity gave us a brief update on Editor VR, its new platform for developing 3D content within headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tagged with: Editor VR , KinematicSoup , Scene Fusion , unity.

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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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Unity Gets $400 Million Investment From Silver Lake

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Unity TechnologiesUnity Engine is playing an increasingly important role in the VR industry, and new funds announced today should help it grow further still. Unity Technologies is getting $400 million from private equity firm Silver Lake. “The second act that I think attracts a lot of investors and investor interest is the fact that we have about 70 percent of AR and VR content built on Unity,” Riccitiello said.

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Unity CEO Predicts Multiple Sub-$1,000 VR Headset Systems By 2019

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After speaking with Unity CEO John Riccitiello, I’m putting a little note on my calendar for CES 2019 as the time I expect to see multiple VR headsets that will cost less than $1,000 for the entire package. “You sort of need the expectation of high volume in order to do the kinds of things that would have you put more of the technology on a single motherboard, on a single chip,” Riccitiello said in an interview with UploadVR. VR Industry News unity

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Unity Raises $181 Million Series C in Anticipation of VR/AR Growth

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Unity Technologies has announced a $181 million Series C investment led by DFJ Growth, a venture capital firm with the likes of Twitter and Tesla in their portfolio, in order to continue their dominance of the game engine market.

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

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This tutorial focuses on Vive and HoloLens; however, I highly encourage you, after having followed this tutorial, to implement it now or in the future for whatever additional platforms you like; be it Oculus, Playstation VR, or whatever else appears in the future. UNITY_EDITOR) && !UNITY_WSA_10_0.

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Social App VRChat Launches Next Week With Multiplayer Games And Unity SDK

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The platform will support the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and OSVR and is free-to-play. VRChat also aims to offer deeper user customization with integration with Unity.

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Fans Get A VR Tour Of LA Stadium Ahead Of Super Bowl LIII

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In a video posted by CBS Los Angeles , we see Rams COO Kevin Demoff guiding a reporter through the VR tour of the jaw dropping venue using an Oculus Rift headset with Touch controllers (photos also show an HTC Vive being used). Fans get a closer look at the future home of the Los Angeles Rams.

Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018). Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest has been the rockstar of this event. Oculus Go.

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Former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Departs Facebook

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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe, the company’s first and only CEO, is parting ways with parent company Facebook. “Working alongside so many talented people at Oculus and Facebook has been the most transformative experience of my career,” Iribe wrote.

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Texan Pilots Use Oculus Go For In-Flight Navigational Guidance

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Thankfully, John Nagle and John Paul Sommer, co-founders of Texas-based AR & VR contract development and consulting company Thrust Vector, have begun utilizing VR technology inside the cockpit to assist in real-time navigational guidance. News Oculus Go Thrust Vector VR Pilot VR VFR

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Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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The time for my Oculus Quest review has come. The Quest has a nice packaging , as all Oculus products. I really love opening Oculus products , since usually they are packaged really well, and the Quest is no exception. Oculus Quest box content (Image by Oculus).

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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The Vive Focus was most probably the best VR standalone on the market when Oculus last week announced what will be the first consumer 6DOF VR standalone headset. And so here we are again: Oculus vs HTC, America vs China, Hugo Barra vs Alvin Wang Graylin. Half a point for Oculus.

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ZeniMax Seeks Injunction to Halt Oculus’ Use Rift & Gear VR SDK and More

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Following a prominent lawsuit between ZeniMax and Facebook/Oculus which resulted in a $500 million award to ZeniMax , the company is now seeking an injunction to prevent Oculus from continuing to use code that was found by the jury to infringe upon ZeniMax’s copyright.

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Oculus Launches ASW 2.0 with Positional Timewarp to Reduce Latency, Improve Performance

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Oculus today released ASW 2.0, an upgrade to the company’s ‘Asynchronous Spacewarp’ technology which is designed to smooth out the visuals inside the headset to compensate for performance fluctuations and to keep latency low for a comfortable experience.

Google’s Tilt Brush Heads To The Oculus Quest This Spring

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Facebook confirmed earlier today that Google’s immensely popular room-scale VR painting experience, Tilt Brush, is coming to the Oculus Quest headset this Spring. Of course, not every element featured in the original PC VR release is compatible with the Quest’s mobile-based technology.

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Oculus & CHLA Bring VR Medical Training To Eleven New Facilities

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The advanced VR simulation expands to new medical institutions as Oculus & CHLA continue their push towards experiential education. Using Oculus Go for our VR modules will allow for on-the-spot training without the need for the extra real estate.”. Image Credit: CHLA / Oculus.

Oculus PC SDK Adds NVIDIA Lens Matched Shading to Boost Performance

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Oculus’ PC SDK version 1.19 This week, Oculus announced the addition of LMS to their PC SDK 1.19. The post Oculus PC SDK Adds NVIDIA Lens Matched Shading to Boost Performance appeared first on Road to VR.

Oculus Go review: should you buy it?

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The Oculus Go is one of the headsets of the moment : it is the first truly consumer-oriented VR-only device : it is easy to be used, it is cheap and it is (or will) available in the retail shops, so has all the potential to attract people that until now considered VR something too geek.

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End Space Coming to Oculus Rift January 25th

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The wildly successful End Space VR on the Gear VR is coming to the Oculus Rift tomorrow, January 25th, and the HTC Vive in February. End Space VR on the Oculus Store $14.99. end space 3D VR Sound Oculus Rift new game release featured top

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John Carmack’s Epic 2015 Letter To Oculus VR Leaders

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A book releasing next week called The History Of The Future by Blake Harris tells the founding story of Oculus based on hundreds of interviews as well as thousands of documents collected by Harris over several years. Some portions of the book, however, reference emails sent years ago that are said to originate from people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Oculus CTO John Carmack. Oculus in 2015. Subject: Oculus Strategy (LONG). Subject: Oculus Strategy (LONG).

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Researchers Discover Security Flaws In Bigscreen VR App

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During their investigation, the team claimed to also have discovered several concerning security flaws in the popular game engine Unity – upon which Bigscreen was developed. ek Peter Casey Unity University of New Haven

Oculus Connect 3 Registration Now Open, Early Bird Passes from $199

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You can now register to attend Oculus’ 3rd ‘Connect’ conference, an event dedicated to all things Oculus from Rift to Touch and is focused primarily on developers and VR development. Photo courtesy Oculus VR, LLC. Oculus Connect 3 Registration.

GridRaster Raises $2 Million for AR/VR Cloud Rendering Solution

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According to the press release provided to Road to VR , GridRaster leverages this technology “to re-define the network and compute stack at multiple layers – device, network and edge cloud.”. We have proven out our core technology working with great partners.

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Oculus Go vs Vive Focus: which one to buy?

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Oculus Go , Vive Focus , and Lenovo Mirage Solo seem great pieces of technologies, but which one to buy? Well, I haven’t been able to test the Mirage Solo yet, but I have played around with the Oculus Go and Vive Focus, so let me do a comparison for you.

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Oculus Go Used For In-Flight Pilot Training Demonstration

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Co-founders of a Texas-based company called Thrust Vector, which does contract development and consulting for both AR and VR, used Oculus Go while piloting an aircraft and say they have flown “probably 2 dozen full approaches in full VR, all the way down to about 50 feet above the runway.”