The XR Week Peek (2021.05.31): UE5 released in Early Access, Lumus shows an impressive AR prototype, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Unreal Engine 5 gets released in Early Access. After a lot of teasing of its upcoming fantastic features, Unreal Engine 5 is finally available for download. augmented reality virtual reality week peek lumus unreal engine

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Sony Just Invested $250 Million in Epic Games, Here’s What it Could Mean for VR and Beyond

Road to VR

Sony Corporation announced today that it will invest $250 million in Epic Games, the company well known for its hit game Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine that powers it. EA’s Game Engine Case Study. Unreal Engine on PlayStation 5.

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How I got started with virtual reality (and you can, too)

The Ghost Howls

My suggestion to them is to start first of all to learn Unity and C#, or Unreal and C++. Unity is easier and has a stronger community, but Unreal has better graphical performances and better support for enterprise. MRTK); if you are a game designer, you can find new games to study (e.g.

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine. What is interesting for us is the last line “adoption and support of ARKit features and future VR features into Unreal Engine by their XR team”.

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VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Walk Again

VRScout

As an artist himself he said the opportunity would be unreal. Reality will provide a space to collaborate and work on AR and VR projects as more fields of study at UNR embrace the tech. VR gave this man the ability to walk, explore Burning Man and ski all from his wheelchair. Evan W. Gadda said he had dreamed of traveling to Burning Man. But Evan is confined to a wheelchair and has asthma, and the trek into the desert could possibly be unsafe for his health.

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The AR Experience Honoring Scientist Jane Goodall

ARPost

This concrete jungle is a far cry from Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where Goodall studied chimpanzees. Jane used unorthodox approaches to study chimpanzees, yielding extraordinary results.

All you need to know on HoloLens 2

The Ghost Howls

Microsoft has conducted a study on thousands of people, to design a device that can fit a lot of different heads of different people and that is also able to accommodate glasses. All this study of the UX using the hands reminded me a lot of Leap Motion’s work, exactly as the fact that Microsoft plans to create a sense of phantom touch of the hands by the use of visual cues and sound cues that pop when you touch virtual objects with your hands. Unreal SDK.

Kelly Peng reveals Kura 150° FOV AR glasses expected price and release date

The Ghost Howls

I’ve studied at important universities like UC Berkeley, and I’ve worked on many technical projects (for work or personal interest) in electronics, optics, brain-machine interface , natural language processing, etc…. But we were motivated, so we started studying the problem.

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Half-Life: Alyx full review: the first true AAA VR game

The Ghost Howls

The interfaces are natural and well studied , and the use of the Grabbity Gloves makes picking objects in VR so easy. This game really takes you deep into its environments, thanks to carefully studied environments and sounds. Yesterday, I finally finished Half-Life: Alyx.

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12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers

Leapmotion

I studied under Nick Mitchell at the China Virtual Reality Institute of Technology for 5 weeks to learn how to make games using Leap Motion and Unity.”. Augmented & Virtual Reality Gaming Leap Motion Team Unity Unreal Engine 3D Jam 3djamspotlight BatTouch Blink IslandofZeus LeKnightMarionette Midas NeosTheOrigin Pawn ShardsofLevitaria Toothunt TouchofDeath WarlockVR Warmage

What Factors Influence the Cost of Game Development?

ARVR

Game Type and Complexity Before any development work can begin, the development company will study all of the aspects and requirements of the game, which will usually be in the form of a GDD document.

XR News – August 12, 2019 – Meet Bobby, the 3D-Scanned Teddy Bear

XR for Business Podcast

Army bought 100,000 HoloLens headsets to study how AR can help soldiers get ready for battle. Osso VR partnered with UCLA to do a Surgical Training Study Showing VR Beats Traditional Training by 130% Audi, Unreal Engine & Mackevision introduce a new digital showroom in Web3D, VR and AR. If you didn't think our 3-episode-a-week release schedule was dizzying enough, welcome to the XR for Business Podcast's new weekly news rundown!

‘Industrial VR’ Is Like ‘Google Earth’ For Iconic Engineering Sites

UploadVR

Producer Artem Kovalchuk told UploadVR that the team spent a long time studying technical documentation and references in order to pull off the level of detail seen here. The piece was developed in Unreal Engine 4. Google Earth VR has shown us the wonders of visiting real world locations as a towering giant in VR, and now Industrial VR looks to do the same. This new experience from the development team of the same name recently passed a Steam Greenlight campaign.

7 Tips for Powering Up Your Sales Enablement Using a Virtual Reality Platform

ARVR

By creating a sales-enabling environment in a virtual space, studies show that customers have a 25% higher level of focus than normal. There is something magical about making an unreal world feel real, and people’s positive emotional response demonstrates this wonder.

Why There Is Rising Future Of Virtual Reality Industry

ARVR

Several non-commercial applications of VR games created with Unity 3D or Unreal can be practiced to provide troops for any variety of battles. The armies are permitted to use games like this to study how to operate together in different situations which have been the same realistically.

Augmented Reality Software: ARKit vs ARCore vs Vuforia vs AR Foundation in 2021

ARVR

Recent studies indicate that buyers give higher value to products and brands with AR. Just like ARKit, ARCore can work with Java/OpenGL, Unity, and Unreal. If your choice is for Unreal Engine 4, you can do so with GoogleARCore plugin.

Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

VRScout

The $5.6-million program, which was built on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, isn’t the first VR experience to focus on surviving an active shooter situation. Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting.

Can Virtual Reality Games Lead to Violent Behavior?

ARPost

Researchers have studied the link between aggression and video game exposure extensively over the years. That means with extended immersion, your physical body may start to seem unreal to you.

9 Must Have Skills To Become An AR/VR Developer (With Course Recommendations)

ARVR

This course from the University of Michigan focuses mainly on developing XR apps with WebXR, Unity & Unreal — Developing AR/VR/MR/XR Apps with WebXR, Unity & Unreal Skill 5?—?Machine XR encompasses augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies.

The Benefits of Microsoft Mesh and What is Still Limiting the Mixed Reality Industry

ARVR

Today it can work with Unity, C++ and C#, but will soon have support for Unreal, Babylon, and React Native. Microsoft announced their new platform Mesh last week to enable better mixed reality experiences across not only AR and VR headsets, but also mobile and desktop.

Mars 2030 Brings Red Planet To VR Next Month

UploadVR

Built with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, the app’s take on Mars was assembled using real-world orbital satellite data, allowing users to explore 15 square miles of the planet’s surface. There players will be able to study the planet’s geology, explore terrain like lava tubes and frozen lakes, and see the weather conditions that take place on Mars. Truth be told VR fans have probably visited Mars by now; it’s the setting for a bunch of apps.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The new VR headset enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input ; It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience; It will feature controllers carefully studied for VR.

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Mozilla Pushes Game-changing WebVR to Bring VR to the Masses

VRScout

The graphics quality is a long shot from what you can build in systems like Unreal Engine , but it’s still powerful. For instance, competitors at the 2017 Virtuleap Hackathon used Mozilla’s A-Frame platform to develop CityViewR — an app that lets you study regional data of a city in VR at room-scale. The web has democratized once unattainable products to people across the globe — and virtual reality is no exception.

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Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences

VRScout

For example, Sony Music is recruiting a team “dedicated to reimagining music through immersive media” that will leverage Sony Music’s catalog and impressive roster of artists to implement a new category of music experiences using the Unreal Engine.

5 Talks You Won’t Want to Miss at VRDC This Week

UploadVR

We’re going to be at the show and will have plenty to report on, but in the meantime there’s a busy schedule of talks and workshops for you to study. Get in on the ground floor with this talk from Martz, who will tell you how to get to grips with the new platform including working with Google VR SDKs for Android, Unity, and Unreal. October insanity might be over, but there’s no rest for the VR industry this week.

VR startup to help train US Air Force

Hypergrid Business

It developed a simulation of USAF aircraft using the HTC Vive running the Unreal Engine. Wu released a case study in September which offers more information about Vinci VR’s aircraft maintenance training. (Image courtesy Vinci VR.). The United States Air Force had a problem. They needed to train hundreds of airmen, but there weren’t enough real aircraft to go around. Virtual reality offered the next best thing.

Interview to Enea Le Fons: from #30DaysInVR to #XDaysInXR and beyond

The Ghost Howls

I spent 80% of my time on a slightly customized version of Unreal Engine for Developers in-VR Editor (by Epic Games). It enables sophisticated in-VR level design and a good part of Unreal’s interface is exposed within it. Unreal is currently my favorite tool, and I went from empty scene to compiled without leaving VR, with a few workarounds… but it was great!

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Celebrate Labor Day by learning something new for only $15

Mashable VR

Game Development Instead of spending all of your time playing video games, this Unreal and Unity Development Bundle helps you build your own. The Unreal & Unity Game Development for Beginners Bundle — $15.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.20): Oculus Quest goes AR, Oculus Jedi may be like Valve Knuckles and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Because most VR developers know well Unity or Unreal, and WebVR languages like A-frame are based on Javascript, that is very different from the usual programming flow of the game engines. Heeeeelllo VR people! It’s time for another mega roundup of news!

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#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

The Ghost Howls

Enea developing in virtual reality using Unreal Engine VR editor. He actually used the Unreal VR editor a lot and most of the scenes he has made have been developed or at least refined with this tool. To help them with coding there is Giacomo from the studio 34 BigThings (yes, the ones of Redout), who has coded with Unreal to help in transforming the ideas of Enea to reality.

nReal AR glasses hands-on preview

The Ghost Howls

nReal has been sued by Epic Games for the name too similar to Unreal and by Magic Leap that claims that nReal CEO Chi Xu has stolen the technology of the American company while working there. Having studied computer vision and having tried developing a rudimentary AR engine myself, I can tell you that the stability of virtual elements is one of the most difficult things to accomplish.

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Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

VRScout

Users will dive into the lives and accomplishments of primatologist Dr. Jane Goodal, famous for her groundbreaking study of wild chimpanzees, Marie Curie , discoverer of uraniam and first female winner of a Nobel Prize , and US Navy Rear Admiral Grace “Amazing Grace” Hopper , a skilled programmer responsible for the revolutionary COBOL programming language. Oculus will provide headsets and training to three new pilot locations alongside a fresh helping of educational VR content.

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What I Learned by Building an Iconic Weapon From ‘Apex Legends’ in VR

Road to VR

This was built with Unreal Engine 4 running on PC; unfortunately we won’t be distributing a demo build.

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From Racing Games to Impaired Driver Simulators in VR, with Talon Simulations’ Brandon Naids

XR for Business Podcast

Or we sell just the simulators to different integrators, and they're able to take our SDK and create their own experiences within Unreal or Unity. Alan: It's funny, we have to do studies to prove what we know inherently to be right.

A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) realityI.

AllThingsVR

They study artificial intelligence, physics, data modeling, and human-computer interaction, and learn a diverse range of technical skills that includes using engines like Unity and Unreal, and coding in C Sharp and C++. A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) reality I hold in my hands what looks and feels like a wand from a Harry Potter film. But this isn’t one of the cheap replicas you can buy in a souvenir shop.

WorldViz VR solutions help university research

Hypergrid Business

WorldViz virtual reality solutions are being used in a variety of ways in learning institutions, from enhancing virtual learning and collaboration, boosting academic research, studying human and behavioral interactions, to enhancing student language and culture. Hodgson is a professor at Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies. Read more case studies here.

Leap Motion’s North Star is the DK1 of AR: hands-on preview and how to buy it!

The Ghost Howls

After all of th ese technical difficulties, he had also to study how to 3D print the frame of the North Star and how to assemble it. To develop for the Leap Motion North Star, you can use Unity or Unreal Engine. You probably have heard about Leap Motion’s Project North Star , that should be able to offer people affordable augmented reality. Anyway, there’s still a lot of confusion and mistery about this device.