Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR

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Unity version 2019.2 In 2018 Unity introduced Scriptable Render Pipelines, allowing developers to have greater control over the engine’s rendering. The post Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR appeared first on UploadVR. unity ar unity vr

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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. Oculus Store games still can only have Oculus API support ticked in Unity. A developer of a game in Unity for the Oculus Rift can now add Windows MR support without having to integrate the separate SteamVR Plugin.

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Unity is Making its High Definition Render Pipeline VR Compatible Allowing Photorealistic Visuals

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When it comes to developing virtual reality (VR) videogames there are two primary engines studios use, either Epic Games’ Unreal Engine or Unity by Unity Technologies. of the HDRP now verified, Unity has confirmed that all HDRP features are compatible with VR.

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Google’s ARCore Gets Unity And Unreal Support

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World-building engines Unreal and Unity are both on board with support of Google’s new ARCore augmented reality toolkit. For those unfamiliar, ARCore is the evolution of Google’s Tango platform that runs first on Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 with Android 7.0

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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. Unity confirmed to UploadVR that its Editor VR solution is still on track for release this year. You can find the Unity 5.5

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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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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 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 Updates XR Platform to Improve Multi-Platform Offering on 2019.3, Removes Gear VR & Google VR Support

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Videogame engine Unity has supported the XR industry from the early days of virtual reality (VR) through to the current crop of augmented reality (AR) hardware. This week has seen Unity update its XR platform, removing support for some devices whilst reaffirming official functionality for the latest headsets. . Affecting Unity 2019.3 It’s worth noting Gear VR and Google VR will remain supported in Unity 2018 LTS for developers working on existing projects.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

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Image by Samsung, taken from Upload VR). Samsung may launch a next-gen Samsung Odyssey. A recent filing at the Chinese IP offices makes us speculate on a new PC VR headset in the works by Samsung. Unity changes how it handles XR Plugins. Hello everyone!

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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GDC 2017: OTOY Is Bringing Mixed Reality Light Field Streaming To Unity

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When we last heard from OTOY , the company revealed it was bringing light field baking and more to its Unity integration. On display at Unity’s booth is the first light field video created in OTOY’s Octane renderer using the engine.

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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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Calling all developers for the Samsung Gear VR Killer App Contest

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Samsung is searching for the next killer GearVR app and is incentivizing devs with an app challange. If your app has not been published for Samsung Gear VR yet, send them yourdemo/app experience created in the Oculus SDK with Unity or Web VR.

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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Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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Mobile VR solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR currently employ rotational tracking only. The data is sent to a computer via UDP packet over Wi-Fi, and the results are displayed using the game engine Unity, as shown in the brief demonstration video heading this article.

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Virtual Desktop Is Coming To Oculus Go & Gear VR This Thursday

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Virtual Desktop , the app which lets you view your PC’s monitor inside VR, is launching for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR this Thursday. Godin claims that this achieves better performance and longer battery life than if he had used a game engine like Unity or Unreal Engine, because those have unnecessary overhead. Oculus Go Samsung Gear VR gear vr virtual desktop

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. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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Google Stays Nimble with ARCore 1.4 Update, Bringing Passthrough Camera Auto-Focus & Wider Availability

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New SDKs are also available for Android, iOS, Unity, Unreal Engine. Video: Along with the update, Google has extended ARCore support to new devices from Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

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Visualizing An Invisible Cyber War with ‘Zero Days VR’

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Zero Days VR was released on June 8th on Oculus Home for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, and it also won an award for Narrative Achievement at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Awards. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Zero Days VR from Unity’s 2017 VR/AR Vision Summit.

‘Guided Meditation VR’ Makes Great Use of Carmack’s 5K Playback Tech on Oculus Go

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Having built a full Unity integration for the playback system, Cubicle Ninjas claims they’re the first to deploy Carmack’s VR playback tech outside of the re-release of Oculus’ Henry on mobile headsets which was first used to demonstrate the new technique.

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

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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. HCI systems manufacturer uSens, Inc. announced the availability of uSensAr, a smartphone augmented reality engine, this week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.03): VR adoption is rising, Lynx teases new MR headset and much more!

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Unity now supports Vulkan for Oculus Quest. Unity has finally implemented Vulkan support for the Oculus Quest, in Unity 2019.3. Long story short, this means that using Vulkan instead of OpenGL, you may even have a +20% performances boost on your Unity apps for Quest.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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Image by Samsung). Anyway, officially, both Samsung and Oculus have continued at least to support it. But at the presentation of the latest Samsung Note 10, for the first time after the Note 4, Samsung has dropped support for Gear VR in its latest flagship device.

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5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line. Built with Unity and ARCore. Built by Jane Friedhoff with friends at Google Creative Lab using Unity and ARCore.

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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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

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Then, you can create MR applications, and so code in Unity and at the same time see the preview of your 3D game in 3D in front of you. Unity releases the XR Interaction Toolkit. The plugin is currently in preview, and Unity seeks feedback for fixing the bugs and adding new features.

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Disney Is Working On A VR Chair With Haptic Feedback

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A haptic playback and authoring plugin for Unity allows filmmakers to tailor feedback to their experience.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

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In the end, I still believe in the old predictions of Unity CEO John Riccitiello: Look at this graph shown by Mr. Riccitiello in 2017: the purple line is the one of the analysts, while the white one is the one forecasted by him.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Feature comparison between ARCore, ARKit and the Unity Handheld AR SDK (Image by Unity). Samsung itself has stated that it is very interested in developing a future headset that is able to deliver both AR and VR.

All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

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Samsung AR glasses. Probably the true surprise of the whole show has been Samsung, that during its press conference has teased some AR glasses. Ok Samsung, you have our attention. Neon is a project about realistic avatars by Samsung subsidiary STAR Labs.

Revive Creator Joins OpenXR Initiative ‘to help create a truly open VR standard’

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Those already involved in the initiative include the likes of Oculus, HTC, Samsung, Valve, Epic Games, Unity, AMD and NVIDIA to name a few.

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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Samsung has also teased to be interested in releasing a new AR/VR standalone device. The only exception to this rule seems to be the Samsung Odyssey+, that offers features somewhat comparable to the ones of the Vive Pro, but costs only $500. Samsung will do the same.

WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR

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Google , Oculus and Samsung Internet also published their WebVR and open-source developer resources. . And if you are a Unity developer, it is fairly seamless to integrate and embrace developing for WebVR. “I

Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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Google is currently working with Samsung, Huawei, LG, ASUS and unnamed others, saying they’ll be targeting “100 million devices at the end of the preview.”

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Most importantly, the SDK comes with support for Unity Engine and Unreal Engine – you can build and test your own application almost immediately. Augmented Reality, also called Mixed Reality (MR, MxR) is set to represent a very large part of our lives.

Hackathon Brings Much Needed Attention to WebVR

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Unfortunately, when it comes to immersive experiences, WebVR sits backstage, while VR headsets from HTC, Oculus, Playstation VR, Google and Samsung soak up all the limelight.