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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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. 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. This will hopefully lead to shorter mixed/augmented development times or more intricate use of the technology. You can find the Unity 5.5

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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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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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Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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In a reverse engineering exercise, two students at Utah State University have hacked positional tracking onto a Gear VR headset using SteamVR Tracking technology. Mobile VR solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR currently employ rotational tracking only.

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Super Data Report: 6.3 Million Virtual Reality Headsets Shipped in 2016

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The report, titled “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: 2016 Mobile and VR Games Year in Review,” is a compilation of information Super Data and Unity Technologies, though we clarified with Unity that they did not contribute to the estimates for VR headset data in the report.

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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Their phones can be used for some low-end VR, via the Cardboard platform from Google, but they haven’t had anything of their own to match the higher-end Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View headsets. But overall, ARKit is an amazing leap forward in AR technology.”

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CES: uSens strives to bring augmented reality to billions of users

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The company indicated their platform could expand the reach of AR technologies to an estimated two billion smartphones. With the release of uSensAR, we are allowing developers, smartphone manufacturers, and content creators to build those AR experiences not just for iPhone, Pixel and Samsung S8 users… but for the entire Android ecosystem,” he continued. The uSensAR platform will support Unity , C++ and Java. Unity uSens uSens Inc.

Visualizing An Invisible Cyber War with ‘Zero Days VR’

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At Sundance, I had a chance to talk with Scatter’s Creative Director Yasmin Elayat about directing Zero Days VR , and how this project came about through the use of their Depthkit technology in Gibney’s documentary.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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We all love to make speculations on the technology and I am no exception. Not because I am a genius, but because the technology is still evolving very slowly and so it is very predictable. Feature comparison between ARCore, ARKit and the Unity Handheld AR SDK (Image by Unity).

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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The same Unity plugin is able to serve all Oculus devices and this helps a lot in developing cross-platform titles. The SDK is also very well documented and it is easy to find the solution to your problems also in Oculus and Unity forums since the Oculus dev community is far from being little.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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This means that someone made some predictions that were totally wrong and this made lots of companies bet on a technology that was not ready enough, creating huge losses and so the general consensus that VR is not taking foot and so it is a dead technology. Samsung will do the same.

WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR

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Ultimately, it’s these experiences that will drive mass-adoption of immersive technologies. . Technology Agnostic. “ Even today, we still maintain the technology-agnostic policy,” said Stone.

Lenovo Mirage Solo review: should you buy it?

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I already dedicated an article about how the tracking technology of Google is awesome. It has for sure a great expertise in these technologies. This is for sure the best in class 6 DOF tracking technology. Unity Development.

This Theme Park Has A VR Water Slide

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Thanks to custom designed waterproof VR headsets housing Samsung S8 mobile devices, over 9,600 attendees have gone down the VR slide since opening in February. The VR experiences are rendered in real-time inside Unity, so the tracking system can adapt to each user’s speed in real time.

Chatting With The Recipient Of The SXSW 2019 ‘Best Interactive Experience’ Award

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Her first VR creation, Cardboard City , earned an award at the Samsung Gear Indie Milk VR contest in 2016. I wanted to work with all types of wearable technology. This is the technology that I’ve been longing for!’. ”. We’re working with Unity on this project.

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‘Planet Whack’ is a Multi-user VR Demo Showcasing PhaseSpace Motion Tracking

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A short video (heading this article) of two people wildly hitting a giant ball with foam swords (captured by Super Ventures ) is an amusing showcase of PhaseSpace’s motion tracking technology. The system uses Samsung Gear VR headsets for visual output.

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

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Supported phones: Samsung: S8, S8 plus, Note 8, S9, S9 plus, Huawei: Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P20, P20 pro. Unity-based SDK supporting Windows and Android. Its SDK is compatible with Unity, so us developers can use a game engine we already know well to create AR apps.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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I’ve been a big fan of the cute little Samsung Gear 360 camera since its first unveiling in the spring of 2016, and always recommend it to people inquiring about the best consumer-friendly 360 cameras out there.

What is the Valve Index? Everything you need to know: features, specs, price and how to preorder it!

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I think that someone is fooling us with specifications: of course, if I have to render the standard Unity cube at 120 Hz, maybe also a Raspberry can be enough… but this can’t count as a minimum specification.

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Exclusive: Nokia Launches OZO Player SDK, a Cross-platform Video Playback Engine for VR Apps

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Road to VR spoke with Nokia’s Head of VR Technologies, Tarif Sayed to learn more about the offering. The OZO Player SDK comes as both a native SDK and a Unity plugin for those already building VR apps with Unity.

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Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Development is divided evenly across the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platforms, each accounting for 31% of projects created, with other major VR platforms such as Samsung Gear VR, OSVR, and Daydream rounding out the bottom numbers. Graz University of Technology, Austria.

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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Yuka Kojima, co-founder and CEO at FOVE says “We believe that eye-tracking capability is the next big milestone in the VR industry and we’re excited to be at the forefront of that technology.”

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Sundance 2019: Embody Tracks Movement To Center The Body

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We’re “thinking around how we use spatial computing as an opportunity to use technology to help enhance people’s relationship to their physical body,” Painter said. It’ll be shown with Samsung Odyssey on Windows Mixed Reality.

‘Sword Art Online’ Experience Comes to FOVE 0

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The San Francisco-based company has since secured over $11m across 3 funding rounds with investors including Samsung Ventures, Colopl VR Fund, and Foxconn Technology Group.

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

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We are at the same level of Vive Focus or Vive Pro… probably the display is the same made by Samsung. This is the same chip of the Samsung S8 and it is not the latest available for VR: Qualcomm has already released the 845 VR reference design.

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Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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According to some reviewers, the display may also be the same one made by Samsung. Vive Focus has a well made 6 DOF tracking technology , even if, as I reported, the tracking sometimes doesn’t feel completely smooth and drifts on long distances.

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VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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VR was a big part of last year with new experiences, hardware and companies pushing the technology to the forefront of our everyday lives. Samsung – Gear VR. An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments.

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Mexico Celebrates First VR Festival in Latin America

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Mattel used the event to unveil its VR View-Master in Mexico, while Samsung and Unity were also some of the event’s main sponsors. Virtual reality seems to be everywhere in the news these days.

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FOVE Debuts Latest Design for Eye Tracking VR Headset

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The technology is generally considered a necessary ‘next step’ for VR headsets. Fove later participated in the River accelerator program early last year alongside a number of other “frontier technology” startups.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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Samsung starts off the month debuting its VR Internet browser for Gear VR, becoming the first to offer a VR browser. A series of announcements from Amazon, Crytek, Epic Games and Unity Technologies showcase an evolution among their respective game engines into VR world creation toolsets.

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2018) – Experience next generation immersive technologies and explore “A New Reality” at VRLA, the leading virtual and augmented reality expo, May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

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The interactive art installation will evoke an alternate future where ancient Mesoamerican societies have become technologically advanced, taking attendees on a visually and sonically stunning journey through destruction, creation and rebirth.

Google’s Clay Bavor: Our Goal ‘Is To Make AR Mainstream’

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It will even work on the Google Pixel, Galaxy S8, and several other devices very soon and supports Java, Unity, and Unreal from day one. “We know there are a lot of people that want to get into 3D development and AR but aren’t experts in Maya, or Unity, or anything.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You will also be able to stream your virtual experiences in the Samsung Gear VR to Facebook Live before the end of this year, so stay tuned for more information on that angle.

12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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Alon Or-bach (Samsung Electronics), Kaye Mason (Google). It’s not often you get both Oculus and Valve together days, let alone Google and Samsung, with bonus helpings of Epic Games, Owlchemy Labs, and Sensics. Liz Mercuri (Unity).