Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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How to make SteamVR input work with Unity XR Interaction Toolkit in Unity

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It is a short guide to implement some sort of compatibility between the SteamVR Unity plugin and the Unity XR Interaction Toolkit , that under the new XR Plugin Management in Unity are not working very well together. I personally used Unity 2019.4 Hello everyone!

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Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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To me, this video was one of the most compelling examples of how immersive technologies could work together to enable social interactions across realities. Normcore , their multiplayer networking plugin for Unity, allows for the addition of voice chat-enabled multiplayer VR functionality for games and experiences in minutes. The post Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience appeared first on VRScout.

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Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro. Following the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens 2, Unity has revealed a new partnership with the US-based multinational technology company to release a developer-focused version of the upcoming mixed reality headset. The addition of Unity Pro and the PiXYZ Plugin makes it easy to import 3D design data in minutes rather than hours.”. Unity Unity Pro

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Unity’s Latest Trends Report Declares 2020 Will Be A Breakthrough Year For VR And AR

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That’s the consensus that seems to emerge from “Top 2020 Trends: Enterprise AR & VR” , a report published today by Unity Technologies where 15 industry experts (yours truly among them) outline how mixed reality (or XR depending on what flavor acronym you favor) will supercharge and transform the world of work. . Timoni West, Director of XR Research Unity Labs says UX designers will have to adjust in order to meet the demand for these new kinds of experiences.

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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 revealed that representatives from Google, Samsung Gear VR, PTC Vuforia, Sony PlayStation VR, and Microsoft HoloLens will be on hand to discuss new developments in their individual technologies. 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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How to get started with WebXR in Unity

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WebXR is a technology with enormous potential, but at the moment it offers far worse tools to develop for it than standalone VR , where we all use Unity and Unreal Engine. Mozilla, that is doing a lot for the immersive web , has so decided to develop a WebXR exporter for Unity , to let all Unity developers create WebXR experiences with the tool they already know well. As a Unity developer, I think that it is a very important enabling solution.

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Unity Reveals New VR Tools and Google Daydream Support

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During the first-day of the Unite 2016 conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Unity Technologies unveiled a number of new updates and features to help support VR and AR creators around the world developing interactive 3D, VR and AR experiences. Aside from new tools and features to provide enhanced graphics and performance, Unity stepped in to preview a completely new video player that will make it easier to import and play 4k video and seamlessly-rendered 360 VR videos.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest. That’s why I decided to create this little tutorial: to help all the Unity developers that want to get started in developing for the latest Oculus standalone device in understanding what are the first steps to follow. Video Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity. Install and run Unity.

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Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream

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Middleware makers Epic Games and Unity Technologies have been working on every major VR HMD revealed to date, so it’s no surprise to hear that both are involved with Google’s new Daydream platform. The post Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream appeared first on UploadVR. Unity Engine Unreal Engine Daydream Epic Game google daydream Unity Technologies unreal engine 4

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Improbable Promises Long-term Support For Unity

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Unity has backed down in its battle with Improbable over the cloud platfrom SpatialOS. And now Improbable is promising to move forward with Unity Technologies and developers that use the Unity game-dev tools. On Wednesday, Unity changed its terms of service. Improbable helped forced this change by revealing that Unity had revoked its Unity license. It works with game engines including Unity, Unreal, CryEngine, and more.

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MR Technology Company Nreal Launches SDK Beta for Unity Developers

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Nreal exploded onto the MR technology field earlier this year and they haven’t stopped expanding. One of the key benefits of the SDK is the spatial computing power, necessary for MR technology. MR technology developers can apply for the full development kit. Their glasses are some of the lightest and cheapest on the market today for casual users. They also have an impressive 52° field of view.

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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. Both highly competitive when it comes to gaining market share, Unity tends to dominate the VR scene due to ease of use while Unreal Engine is known for its graphic fidelity. Unity’s HDRP targets high-end PCs and consoles, allowing creators to build high-definition and photorealistic visuals.

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Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API

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Code found by VR developers in the Oculus Unity Integration reveals Facebook’s shared-space “colocation” API for Oculus Quest. Based on the description of the technology at the time of the OC5 demo, it likely works similarly to the colocation features already present in Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. The spotted colocation code is part of the Oculus Platform SDK component of the Oculus Unity Integration.

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Unity Bulks Up Advertising Capabilities with Responsive AR Ads

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Augmented reality has taken the advertising industry by storm, but the technology has a steep learning curve. Luckily for advertisers, Unity is here to flatten the curve a bit. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019, Unity unveiled Responsive AR, a new ad format that enables non-developers to create interactive AR experiences.

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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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63% of Advertising Creatives Struggle with AR Technology Adoption, Unity Survey Finds

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AR technology is more and more in demand by consumers and marketing and advertising clients. This is one of the significant findings of a Unity Technologies survey among UK and US ad creatives. See Also: Survey: AR Technology Brings Concrete Benefits to the Services Industry. The Two Main Barriers to AR Technology Implementation: Tech and Cost. However, the Unity survey brought to light the fact that consumers are actually eager to interact with AR ads.

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Start Working In VR and AR With These Unity and Udacity Degree Programs

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So to assist those looking to take advantage of this desperate thirst for VR and AR developers, massively popular cross-platform game engine Unity has teamed up with celebrated online learning company Udacity to create their VR Developer Nanodegree Program as well as their all-new Learn ARkit Nanodegree Foundations Program. Learn 360 pre-production and post-production techniques and build an interactive 360 video experience in Unity.

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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 think that immersive technologies like VR and AR represent the next computing platform,” Parisi told the crowd at Unite. ” He went on to talk about Facebook’s social VR demo that debuted at Oculus Connect 3 last month, revealing that both it and Oculus’ own Rooms and Parties social software had been made with Unity.

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Isabelle Riva: How The Unity Game Engine Will Democratize Film

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Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005. That’s because experiences created with Unity are more often than not films, interactive movies, advertisements, or augmented reality and virtual reality content. Disney Television Animation said last week it is making the Baymax Dreams series, a trio of short films in the Big Hero 6 world, as an animated series using the Unity engine.

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Unity Announces Release Date for 5.6 and 2017 Beta at GDC

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Unity Technologies presented their Special Keynote at GDC 2017 in San Francisco on February 28, announcing the release date of Unity 5.6 alongside a bulletin of other updates, including a glimpse of Unity 2017. Digressions aside, this keynote picked up where Unite LA’s host of major announcements left off, indicating a continuation of Unity’s commitment to make their system the most intuitive and user-friendly game engine on the planet. Unity 5.6.

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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. last week, OTOY announced their technology would be natively integrated into the Unity engine. At launch, this means you’ll be able create and edit photorealistic scenes directly in Unity, then export a 360 video in the streamable ORBX format.

Unity 2019.2 Arrives, Improves VR/AR Performance and Capabilities for Developers

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While you may not really pay attention (or care) about some of the logos at the start of titles, one that crops up quite a lot is Unity. Today, Unity Technologies has announced the launch of Unity 2019.2 , with the latest iteration including a few tasty features for immersive content developers. As with any release of this kind Unity 2019.2 These include VR support for Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP). News Unity Unity 2019 Unity 2019.2

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HoloLens 2 Development Edition Includes Three Free Months Of Unity Pro

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Along with the Development Edition buyers will receive $500 in free Azure credits and a three month trial for both Unity Pro and the PiXYZ Plugin for transferring CAD files. According to Unity’s VP of Industrial, Tim McDonough, around 90% of all HoloLens applications thus far are created in Unity, so this combination was a natural fit. The addition of Unity Pro and the PiXYZ Plugin makes it easy to import 3D design data in minutes rather than hours.”

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How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity

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I want to start this year and this decade (that will be pervaded by immersive technologies) with an amazing tutorial about how you can get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK and create in Unity fantastic VR experiences with natural interactions! How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity – Video Tutorial. How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity – Textual Tutorial. It is embedded into Oculus Unity SDK.

NVIDIA Has Built VRWorks Into Unity, Builds Available Now

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NVIDIA is offering early access to a version of Unity with the company’s VRWorks features integrated into the engine for enhanced VR performance. Unity , one of the most popular game engines for VR development, has been a long-term supporter of the medium, introducing many VR-specific features as the hardware evolved at a frantic pace over the last few years. Nvidia says they’re working toward bringing these features into the main branch of Unity.

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How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

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They could be a great innovative tool to market your AR and VR applications (and even for the non-XR ones) … so let’s see how you can create them for you game directly from your Unity project! So, take a screenshot of your Unity application, import it on Photoshop, and create some kind of black and white image that is white where there are the background objects, black on the background and gray in-between. The better way for Unity projects.

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Unity CEO Wants ‘Equivalent of LittleBigPlanet’ Made In VR

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Unity is hoping that, one day, something will do the same for VR. Unity CEO John Riccitiello said as much to UploadVR in an interview at this week’s Vision Summit. The latter is already available in an early state, and allows you to edit scenes from within VR, accessing some of the features available to Unity developers on a traditional screen. Unity may be the company to make it happen. Tagged with: unity Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Unity organizing games career events for women

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Unity Technologies is organizing series of events in US and Canada to talk to young women who are curious about careers in game development. The company behind the popular Unity game platform engine used to develop video... Briefs VR & AR Unity

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Learn To Create Full VR Experiences In Unity With Our 10-Week Intensive Night Course

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We are offering a 10-week intensive night course at our campuses in both San Francisco and Los Angeles to teach you how to create full VR experiences from the ground up in Unity. He loves working with emerging technologies and bringing content to life, and has done so previously at BT, Intel, IBM, Spotify, and various startups. Tiffany Raber is a Unity developer, 3D asset creator/designer, and biomedical illustrator. Education Unity Unity Engine VR VR Jobs

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Unity Technologies raises $181 Million, company now valued over 1 Billion dollars.

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Unity Technologies, the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences, today announced a $181 Million series C led by DFJ Growth and including China Investment Corporation, FreeS Fund, Thrive Capital and Max Levchin, joining existing investors that include Sequoia Capital and WestSummit Capital. In addition, DFJ’s Barry Schuler will take a seat on Unity’s board of directors. Unity Technologies serves over 5.5

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Unity And Oculus Offer Intermediate Guide To Building A VR Game

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Facebook’s Oculus and Unity Technologies are offering a 20-hour intermediate guide to building a VR game. The new guide is designed to introduce people to VR development by teaching them how to use tools like Unity, VRTK and the Oculus software development kit together to build a simple puzzle in a simulated escape room. The project features a series of experts from Unity and Oculus with an introduction by Christ Pruett, Direct of Content Ecosystem at Oculus.

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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. It’s a huge step forward for creating visually believable VR environments; OTOY is employing lightfield technology to create scenes that are practically indistinguishable from real life, and the Octane Renderer gives everything a cinematic look. ” Tagged with: cloud , development , Octane , orbx , otoy , unity.

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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. The person who is in charge of Unity’s xR strategy is Tony Parisi, who is a co-founder of VRML and a long-time open web advocate. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta. Google Bringing Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity Later This Year.

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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. SEE ALSO Unity's VR Editor Lets You Create VR Content Like a God. SEE ALSO Unity Raises $181 Million Series C in Anticipation of VR/AR Growth.

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Unity CEO Predicts Progress But Not ‘Explosive Growth’ For VR in 2017

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As CEO of Unity Technologies, John Riccitiello leads one of the most important companies in VR’s future, but he doesn’t expect the industry to see “explosive growth” next year. One user asked the CEO about the “gap of disappointment”, a term he had coined back at the Vision Summit in February to describe enthusiasm around VR technology not necessarily reflecting early sales statistics, and how journalists might interpret that.

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#868 VR for Good: The Unity for Humanity Contest by Unity Technologies

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Amy Zimmerman is a senior producer on the innovation group for media & entertainment at Unity Technologies, and she helped to start the Unity for. Podcast Archive