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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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. Ushering in that segment was the announcement that the company had hired Tony Parisi as its Head of AR/VR Strategy. Unity Engine VR Industry News tony parisi unity

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Onward Field Guide: Tips and Strategies for New Players

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This opens the Unity window. Detailed strategies and meta game elements are always evolving and changing as the game updates — it is still in Early Access after all.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Unity’s Head of VR & AR, Tony Parisi

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Unity’s Tony Parisi weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Tony Parisi, Head of VR & AR at Unity. He is currently Head of VR and AR at Unity Technologies, where he oversees the company’s strategy for virtual and augmented reality.

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OTOY Is Building One of VR’s Most Important Technologies

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We talked Unity, open standards, the metaverse, and more, but the general thread pointed to OTOY as one of THE pivotal companies in the VR space. The Big Unity Announcement. At Unity 3D’s conference in L.A. This strategy makes sense since desktop VR is still a small market.

Apple Sets Stage For VR; Shows Off Star Wars Vive Demo

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” SteamVR will also be joined on Mac systems by the Unreal and Unity video game engines, all tying directly into today’s newly announced Metal 2 video-processing API. News Apple HTC Vive Metal 2 Star Wars Unity Unreal WWDC

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What Will Advertisements Look Like in VR?

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This past week, Unity Technologies unveiled key components of its advertising strategy , notably including the “Virtual Room,” a customizable mini app for brands to create their own integrated experiences. News Jigsaw Jigsaw VR Unity VR Advertising

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Upload SF Workshop: Design And Prototype With ARKit

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We will cover strategy around designing and developing for a new medium with scarce documentation. Basic Unity. Unity ARKit Plugin. PRE-REQUISITES: Basic familiarity with the Unity editor. Please complete the Roll-A-Ball tutorial before class if you have never used Unity. Calling all designers, developers, makers, and entrepreneurs! This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of spacial UX, AR design, and AR development.

Scaffolding in VR: Interaction Design for Stacking and Assembly

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Arranging or assembling virtual objects is a common scenario across a range of experiences, particularly in education, enterprise, and industrial training – not to mention tabletop and real-time strategy gaming. There’s something magical about building in VR.

Scaling Up Immersive Tech With Blockchain

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Render engine OctaneRender was used to create the opening title sequence of HBO’s Westworld at lightning speeds, and is now being integrated with game engine Unity as its cinematic render engine.

What is mediated reality and how I experimented with it on the Vive Focus

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It is not the best approach ever, since I am not actually distinguishing the objects to be removed (a black PC mouse and a black shoe are the same for the system, using this strategy), but again, for a fun fast toy project, it can be ok. Less is more.

Report: Blizzard Is Making A Warcraft AR Game Inspired By Pokémon GO

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A more likely scenario however seems to be that Blizzard would use the “battle pets” system from WoW or some variation of the original Warcraft’s top-down strategy elements. However last year, an unofficial fan project showed us what this would look like using the Unity game engine, and we were highly impressed with the sheer sense of scale and wonder this demonstrated.

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Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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He has joined Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap and now he’s there, trying to build the MagicVerse as the SVP of Creative Strategy of the Florida company. One of the best moments ever at View Conference 2018 , has been when I was able to interview John Gaeta.

Could DIAMONST be the 1st killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? Maybe with funding?

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The game will put a lot of focus on intra team and same element synergies that will allow the player to create intricate combos and strategies.

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AWE Celebrates the Women of AWE USA 2018 with more than 100 Female Speakers from AT&T, HP, Adobe, IEEE, US Navy and more

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Highlights of AWE’s Women Speakers Include: Elizabeth Bieniek, XR Lead, Cisco Collaboration Strategy & Innovation. Stephanie Llamas, VP, Research and Strategy, SuperData Research. Jasmine Roberts, Software Engineer and Creative, Labs, Unity Technologies.

Meet the 9th Annual Auggie Awards Winners

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Best Developer Tool sponsored by DAQRI – Unity. Tish Shute – Director AR/VR, Corporate Technology Strategy, Huawei. Brad Weiers – Product Manager, Unity.

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

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Of course, some coordination with team members was necessary to not lose immediately , this game requires some strategy.

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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To me the situation seems similar to the one of the store: Vive Wave is an interesting project, because it plans to become the SteamVR of standalone headsets (at least all the Chinese ones), but it is still unripe (at the time of writing, it doesn’t even appear in the list of Unity VR SDKs).

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Apple Details Latest VR Optimizations Coming to macOS Mojave (10.14)

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These changes will be immediately available to native VR app developers on Mojave, and are likely to eventually see support in development tools like Unity and Unreal Engine.

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Huge’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Comes With AR Easter Eggs

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When building the AR piece of the gift guide, Huge used Unity and Apple’s ARKit for each individual experience. Huge, the Brooklyn based ad agency is using AR to breath new life into traditional print media.

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Sinespace launches VR beta

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Previously, the Unity-based social virtual world was only available for desktop clients. “We’re just finessing the user interface,” said Sean O’Callaghan, the company’s head of strategy and partnerships. Unity 3D user interface for Sinespace.

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OTOY Is Building One of VR’s Most Important TechnologiesRight.

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This strategy makes sense since desktop VR is still a small market. Combined with their finished Unity integration, we should expect to see a number of amazing photo-realistic VR experiences on both desktop and mobile.

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Vantage Point looks to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment, with the help of virtual reality.

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Morgan Mercer and the team at Vantage Point are looking to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment, with the help of virtual reality. The team says that existing educational programs fail in several way to truly help victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event

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10:15 am – 10:45 am | Keynote: The World’s Most Compelling New Experiences (Unity). Tony Parisi | Head of VR/AR Strategy, Unity. Julie Shumaker | Vice President, Business Development, Unity. Driving marketing strategy and sales development across Time Inc.

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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Aside from a couple Blender tutorials, I’ve got no experience making 3D models (just pushing them around in Unity) and no real visual arts experience, period. For me, this is where Unity comes in. I’ve always prized creativity. As a developer, writer and musician, it’s what drives me.

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Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

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Attendees will leave with a deep understanding of Oculus’ long-term strategy to revolutionize every aspect of esports including gameplay, competition, and viewership. We’ll walk through a Unity sample project step-by-step to help you build with invites and matchmaking, co-ordinated app launch and Avatars, VoIP, and P2P networking. Integrating Locomotion in Unity, Unreal, and Native Engines. Phil Greenspan, Oculus Developer Strategy Specialist.

ING Bank Invites Teams to Impact Finance at Global WebVR Hackathon

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“ING’s strategy is to unlock innovation for our clients through co-creation.” Last week saw the launch of the Global WebVR Hackathon run by Virtuleap , the online platform that is working to take the concept of the hackathon and scale it out for a mass targeted impact on the VR industry.

VR Rising: 5 Trends to Watch As The Industry Grows In 2017

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Featured image from left to right: Rob Goodman (OpenVerse), Han Jin (Lucid VR), Amitt Mahajan (Presence Capital), Timoni West and Tony Parisi (Unity). And the reason, according to Tony Parisi , head of VR and AR strategy at Unity, is simple.

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NVIDIA’s New GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a VR Beast

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In addition to the new GPU, NVIDIA is also announcing support for VR Works inside of Unity including support for VR SLI, Multi-Res Shading, Lens Match Shading and SPS. Also, in addition to announcing support for Unity and VR benchmarks, NVIDIA is introducing their own tool to measure VR quality called FCAT VR. As many of you already know, NVIDIA is one of the leading purveyors of graphics cards which are heavily used for VR.

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Disney’s ‘AR Museum’ Brings Interactive Play to Classic Art and Beyond

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AR Museum, which was built with the Unity 5.5 Visual artwork is a huge part of Disney’s marketing strategy, and the company is not hiding their embrace of mixed reality. AR Museum lets you create your own masterpiece with augmented reality.

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Why Google Blocks is the best tool for VR gamedev ever.

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Real world sports are based on team competition, fitness, and strategy. So how do you learn to build a game based on team competition, fitness, and strategy? Keep it simple, VR doesn’t need AAA to make it home.

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Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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The tactical strategy game, which combines elements of board games, collectible card games, and digital games, has been reimagined for VR and set inside a deep space game arena. Built in Unity , the title has added a new single-player AI mode and supports multiplayer matches.

Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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“The strategy has become clear. “We’ve experimented with input devices communicating over Wi-Fi to the HoloLens and sending real-time X,Y,Z coordinates in Unity,” Zachary wrote.

Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

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She talks about how the Expedition experiences are designed to be agnostic to any specific age or subject matter, but also independent of specific teaching strategy or philosophy.

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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This business strategy of selling to few people for a high price has completely sense , considering that all the device has been conceived to add all the features that could make it compelling mostly for professionals.

Designing a VR Escape Room Puzzle Game with ‘I Expect You to Die’

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I had a chance to catch up with game design director Shawn Patton at GDC in March where he shared some of the design strategies for I Expect You to Die.

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Magic Leap One Will Ship This Summer With Nvidia Tegra X2 Processor

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Alan Kimball, the company’s lead of developer technology strategy, explained that the hardware includes a Parker system-on-chip consisting of two ARM A57 CPU cores that are fully available to developers, a Denver “special use case” CPU core, and a 256 CUDA-core Pascal GPU. Unity support is already running, and Unreal Engine 4 support is coming.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Starting with its $2B acquisition of Oculus in the spring of 2014, Facebook has continued to build out its virtual reality strategy in a big way. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

Morph 3D Launches Customizable 3D-animated Avatars for VR

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Berkley Frei, vice president of strategy and innovation, said in an interview that Morph 3D already has about 400 3D characters that can be used in VR applications. It works with the Unity game engine, enabling developers to make it easy for players to craft their own characters in VR apps.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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3 (Tuesday morning) Microsoft will give one final overview of its mixed reality strategy before its manufacturing partners, later this month, start shipping inexpensive but surprisingly capable PC-based virtual reality headsets.

How QuiVr Sold 35,000 Copies In Early Access

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According to Schenker, in May 2016 he was finishing up a computer science degree which he got “by convincing professors to let me use Unity to complete projects.” Archery game QuiVr recently emerged from Early Access after more than two years of development.

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Build The Model Kits Of Your Dreams With ‘Monzo VR’

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“ Monzo VR brings together the strategy of creation with the joys of design and painting to build your own Virtual Models,” Madfinger Games explain in a press release. Everything is so perfectly designed with the best possible graphics for the Unity engine.

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VRX 2017 Conference Brings an All Star Cast

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Tony Parisi, Global Head of VR/AR, Unity Technologies. Marcus Kühne, Strategy Lead, Immersive Techologies, AUDI. Dan Ferguson, Co-Founder / EVP Digital Interactive Strategy, Groove Jones.