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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Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Windows MR Support Via SteamVR

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Developers of Oculus Rift games made with the Oculus Unity plugin can now add Windows MR headset support with their existing code. Facebook first added SteamVR support to the Oculus Unity Integration back in November. The documentation includes details of how the Oculus Touch APIs relate to the Windows MR controllers. Oculus Store games still can only have Oculus API support ticked in Unity.

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Unity’s In-VR Game Editor Launches Tomorrow, This Is What It’s Like

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Tomorrow Unity plans to launch the first experimental build of EditorVR, a component of the Unity game engine which will let developers build games within virtual reality. Timoni West, Principal Designer at Unity Labs, has announced that EditorVR will launch tomorrow, December 15th.

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Oculus Made It Easier For Unity Devs To Port Rift Games To HTC Vive

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Facebook’s Oculus released a new update to its Unity integration package to make it easier for developers of Rift-only games to port to HTC Vive. What makes modern game engines like Unity so useful for both developers and end users is that they support many platforms with the same project and code — eliminating development time to “port” a game from one platform to the other. This is also just for Unity, not Unreal Engine.

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How to get started with Oculus Go on Unity

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The Oculus Go has just been released by Oculus and a lot of developers have started receiving it and are experimenting with it. You have your shiny new gray Oculus Go on your desk and you want to start developing for it using Unity Engine. Oculus osig file?

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Latest Oculus Unity Integration Expands HTC Vive Support, Improves Rift GPU Performance

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Last month, Facebook added basic support for HTC Vive to the Oculus Unity Integration. In the December release the company expanded that support, as well as reducing the GPU cost of Oculus Rift support. The Rift’s GPU performance improvement in Unity apps has been achieved by making the occlusion mesh culling “more aggressive” This should free up some GPU time for rendering. Image from Oculus Developer Guide. Oculus Unity Profiler.

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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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VRTK v4 Beta Makes The Best Unity VR Framework Even Better

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From his bedroom in the UK, he decided to make one- he called it SteamVR Unity Toolkit. The toolkit quickly became the most popular Unity VR framework with thousands of developers using it. It had become so popular that during the launch of the Oculus Touch controllers Facebook sent Harvey a Rift and Touch for free in order to add support. Harvey had originally built it on top of the SteamVR Plugin- the Oculus integration for example was just an abstraction layer.

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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. During the company’s GDC Keynote last night, the company confirmed that it was adding support for two upcoming standalone VR headsets: Oculus Go and the Lenovo Mirage Solo. In fact, existing Unity apps on Gear should be able to port to Go with little problem. Tagged with: Oculus Go Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Unity Engine VR Industry News Oculus Go

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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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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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Starting Tomorrow You Can Make Unity Games From Within VR

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Unity was reluctant to put a final date on the launch of Editor VR when it was last shown at Unite 2016 in November, but we now know it will be with us very, very soon. Unity sees VR development going down this path in the future. Tagged with: Editor VR , unity , VR Development.

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Experimenting with Unity instant remote preview on the Vive Focus

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These days I’m playing a bit with the two standalone devices that I have in the office: the Vive Focus and the Oculus Go. This feature lets you just hit Play inside the Unity Editor to magically see the content of the app inside your XR headset, without building anything.

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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 want you to make all your VR and AR with Unity,” he said, promising renewed investment in the industry. Unity Engine VR Industry News tony parisi unity

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Unity’s Awesome VR Editor Gets a Release Window in Fresh Look

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VR editors are set to change how developers make their games, and Unity just let us know when its take on the concept is coming. Experiences gaming Editor VR oculus rift oculus touch unity Unity VR Editor

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‘TButt’ Is A Proven Interface For Multiplatform VR Development In Unity

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VR developer Turbo Button released an interface for multiplatform VR development in Unity. Turbo Button additionally stated that the interface already supports Oculus Quest, and that several in development Quest titles are already using it. A useful feature is that it allows for emulating a 3DoF controller in the Unity editor for more rapid development than pushing a full build to a standalone headset. TButt supports the Oculus, SteamVR, Windows MR and DayDream platforms.

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Unity Planning To Release In-VR Authoring Tool Next Month

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We’ve seen Unity’s impressive in-VR authoring tool a few times throughout 2016, with no real clue of when it’s coming. Unity (@unity3d) November 1, 2016. This time, West used the HTC Vive, having used the Oculus Rift with Touch controllers in previous demos.

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Valve Releases ‘The Lab’ Unity Renderer for Free

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Valve have released the Unity based renderer for its superb VR experience collection The Lab in an effort to encourage adoption of what it sees as optimal rendering techniques for VR experiences.

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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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Unity CEO On VR/AR: ‘In My Mind We Haven’t Seen A Consumer Launch Yet’

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Unity CEO John Riccitiello doesn’t think we’ve yet seen a true consumer launch of a VR or AR headset. Speaking at this month’s TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, Riccitiello stated that around two-thirds of all VR and AR applications were built inside the Unity engine, though he reasoned that every device on the market today was really a ‘beta’ kit. Unity Engine VR Industry News John Riccitiello unity

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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 Wants Tools Like ‘Tilt Brush’ And ‘Medium’ To Kickstart Creation In VR

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Earlier this week Unity’s Editor VR platform evolved from a novel new way of making videogames into potentially the most forward-thinking VR development platform, and its all to do with Tools. According to VP of Unity Labs Sylvio Drouin, that’s a very real possibility.

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VR Physics Sandbox ‘Modbox’ to Become More “Unity-like” in March Update

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Modbox (2016) , the multiuser VR physics sandbox from indie studio Alientrap , is getting an update next month in hopes of making the app more of a “Unity-like experience – only simplified,” says developer Lee Vermeulen.

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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 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. Unity Technologies serves over 5.5

Superhot VR Wins Best Game At Unity Vision Summit 2017

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Today is Unity’s Vision Summit in Los Angeles. This is a nice feather in the cap of a game that VR users have come to adore since its release on Oculus Rift with Touch late last year.

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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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Unity Gets $400 Million Investment From Silver Lake

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Unity Technologies’ Unity 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: 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 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. While headsets like Gear VR and Daydream View provide convenience, though, they don’t provide the most compelling natural human interaction people find with full hand controls and free movement in Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 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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Upload LA Education: Learn Unity for Vive And Oculus June 16 – 18

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In just 3 short days from June 16 – June 18 you’ll learn how to build a VR experience from scratch using the Unity game engine. HTC Vives & Oculus Rifts for Project Testing. 8:00pm: Intro to Unity | Building your first VR Experience & Selecting your project. Education How-to Unity Engine VR JobsStart your journey as a VR creator!

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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Oculus Brings More Lifelike Sound Propagation to Audio SDK 1.34

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In a quest to create increasingly lifelike audio in VR environments, Oculus has pushed out an update to its Audio SDK recently that provides developers with the ability to create more realistic audio by generating real-time reverb and occlusion based on the app’s geometry.

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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).

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. Oculus Rifts at each desk for Project Testing. 8:15pm: Intro to Unity | Learn the Unity Interface. Start your journey as a Virtual Reality creator!

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