Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1

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Unity is launching its new augmented reality creation tools collectively known as MARS on June 1. The tools have been under construction for a few years now and are meant to make cross-platform development of robust augmented reality projects easier with Unity.

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Valve Launches Half-Life: Alyx Workshop And Community Development Tools

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Valve released Steam Workshop support for Half-Life: Alyx alongside a beta release of community development tools. Crack open the tools yourself and make it happen!” Material Editor , the tool for creating and tuning materials in Source 2.

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Valve Releases ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Steam Workshop Tools for Making & Downloading Mods

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Valve today launched new Half-Life: Alyx modding tools which will allow developers and tinkerers to make and publish mods and user-generated content via the Steam Workshop system. Valve says the tools will allow for the creation of new levels, models, textures, and animations for the game.

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Half-Life: Alyx Workshop Tools SteamDB Listing Suggests Launch Nears

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A month on from the release of Half-Life: Alyx, it looks like the anticipated launch of modding tools, or Workshop Tools, for the game is nearing. Even without these tools, the modding scene around Alyx has begun to thrive.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR. The post Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available appeared first on VRScout.

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Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography

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Unreal Engine is changing how filmmakers and advertisers are making movies and commercials with a new virtual production tool that allows them to add special effects in real-time. The post Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography appeared first on VRScout.

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Half-Life: Alyx Level Editing Tool Now Available

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Create your own levels, textures, models, and animations using the Alyx Workshop tools suite. Crack open the tools yourself and make it happen! Material Editor : the tool for creating and tuning materials in Source 2.

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VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access

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VR-optimised 3D creation tool Gravity Sketch is now available on Steam Early Access. The post VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access appeared first on Road to VR.

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Cornerstone Partnership Uses VR As An Intervention Tool

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To help tackle these difficult and complex issues, London-based social enterprise The Cornerstone Partnership has partnered with Immerse UK to test the use of VR as an intervention tool across adoption and fostering services. News Alma Economics Cornerstone VR CVR Visyon VR Intervention Tool

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Holo-BLSD is a powerful AR tool to teach first-aid procedures and save lives

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I know that your team has created a tool called Holo-BLSD. Holo-BLSD is a self-learning tool in AR. A self-instruction tool can solve many of these problems if it is indeed effective in achieving the same learning outcomes of a traditional course.

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3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support

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The ladder even has a VR mode that lets you build in-headset using the Unreal Editor tool set. The post 3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support appeared first on VRScout. Users will soon be able to view their 3D scenes in VR. Additional features on the way.

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8th Wall Launches Cloud-based WebAR Development Tools & Hosting Platform

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Early access partner 72andSunny used 8th Wall’s new tools to publish their current WebAR activation for Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi’s “Bra Twist” campaign, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.

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New Oculus Social Tools Will Help VR Feel More Like a Place, Less Like a Game

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Oculus is developing a new set of social and multiplayer tools which stand to make it much easier to directly connect with friends by treating games and apps more like actual places. Oculus is releasing new social tools in an effort to make this process much more smooth.

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AR Drawing Tool Comes To Facebook Camera

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Already an application you’re likely to find installed on a majority of smartphones, this week the Facebook app received yet another attractive upgrade: an augmented 3D drawing tool allowing you to spice up your videos with real-time custom artwork.

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Google ‘Blocks’ Update Matures Tools for Even Easier 3D Modeling in VR

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Google Blocks, the 3D object creation tool for VR/AR app developers, just got a big update that includes new environments, improved object snapping, and a number of experimental features that the company says makes Blocks “more powerful and even easier to use.”

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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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The company is doing that with new tools that aim to make the lives of Daydream developers easier in several ways, from performance and profiling to templates of best practices for VR interaction.

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New AI Tool Turns Any Song Into A Custom Beat Saber Map, And It Really Works

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However, a new tool that utilizes neural networks and artificial intelligence might change the entire custom map scene. We know what you’re thinking — tools like Beat Sage that auto-generate maps for rhythm games are average at best, dismal as worst.

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Two Tools to Make Your Own Avatar for Social VR Apps like ‘VRChat’ & ‘Mozilla Hubs’

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Here are two user-friendly avatar character creator apps for that purpose which won’t require the use of developer-level tools like Unity, Blender, etc. Thanks for a handful of folks on Twitter who suggested these avatar creation tools.

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Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

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As the “new normal” imposed by the coronavirus pandemic settles in for the long-term, it’s crucial that we continue to explore and implement these XR collaborative tools, especially where it comes to training essential healthcare workers in the age of remote working and social distancing. The post Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training appeared first on VRScout.

Using VR as an Intervention Tool

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To help tackle these difficult and complex issues, London-based social enterprise The Cornerstone Partnership has partnered with Immerse UK to test the use of VR as an intervention tool across adoption and fostering services. UK Social enterprise pilots use of immersive tech in social care.

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VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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Nanome partners with HTC to extend their virtual science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations. Now it appears as though these California and Nevada VR systems will be receiving an upgrade in the form of a series of advanced STEM tools.

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Pinterest Adds AR Makeup Try-On Feature to Its Mobile Lens Tool

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This week, social media giant Pinterest unveiled "Try On," a virtual make-up visualization tool running on its Lens visual search tool. Try On is accessible through the camera tool in the search section of the app, where users will find a "try on" button that flips the view.

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‘OpenVR Recorder’ is a Powerful Tool for Capturing Tracking and Input Data

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Jasper Brekelmans, a Netherlands-based 3D tech artist, has recently released a motion capture tool offering an easy way to record OpenVR tracking data from headsets, motion controllers and Vive Trackers for both Vive and Rift setups.

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Adobe Acquires Facebook’s ‘Oculus Medium’ VR Sculpting Tool

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Facebook today announced that Adobe—the company behind industry-leading creative tools like Photoshop, Premiere, and Substance—has acquired Oculus Medium , the company’s VR sculpting tool. At launch Medium included a range of tools for making and forming 3D volumes.

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Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR

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Blender, a popular free open-source modeling and animation tool, is soon to get VR support via the OpenXR API. The post Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR appeared first on Road to VR.

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Disney’s PoseVR Tool Lets Animators Create In VR

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Disney’s summer internship program results in a new VR tool aimed at 3D animation. Disney’s PoseVR isn’t actually the first tool to allow animators the ability to create scenes in VR ( a tool called Tvori has been available since 2016).

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Tvori Updates Animation Tools With Subscription Pricing And Free Version

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Creativity software Tvori switched to a subscription pricing model with the addition of new animation tools meant to make the software more useful to VR and AR designers. Tvori is a set of creation tools that’s been in early access on Steam since 2016.

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Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze

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What’s most exciting about a development tool this easy to use is its potential to attract a whole new market previously intimidated by the complexity of the still-emerging technology. The post Mirra 3D Design Tool Makes Creating For VR & AR A Breeze appeared first on VRScout.

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Tilt Brush Introduces New Brushes and Tools

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The VR painting tool just got even better. Part of what keeps us coming back to Tilt Brush all the time is seeing what others are able to do with the 3D painting tool. The Pin Tool lets you quickly lock your objects in place. Select All and Invert Selection Tools.

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New Official Dev Tool Tests VR Apps Against Oculus Platform Guidelines Before Submission

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Now, Oculus has developed a tool called ‘VRC Validator’ that at least lets developers test to see if their app is technically up to snuff before sending it off for the full review.

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Valve Releases ‘Destinations’, a Free VR Creation Tool

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Valve has today released a new VR content creation tool suite called Destinations, a free program that lets you create, share and view community-created photogrammetry scenes, game worlds, and other 3D models. Download ‘Destinations Workshop Tools’ on Steam.

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VR Tool Built With Google Poly Turns Words Into Matching 3D Objects

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As you can see the video embedded above, the tool allows the user to move letters around to form a word, which can then be squished together and turned into a Google Poly asset. Bacon hopes to develop the tool and the accompanying game, ‘Lexicon’, more in the future.

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‘SoundStage’ Turns Your Vive into a VR Music Studio Tool for Serious Musicians

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The post ‘SoundStage’ Turns Your Vive into a VR Music Studio Tool for Serious Musicians appeared first on UploadVR. Development Experiences music studio production SoundStage tool vr music vr studio

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App

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The minimal learning curve and easy accessebility through smartphone devices make augmented reality the perfect tool for in-store shopping. The post Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App appeared first on VRScout.

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Dream Launches Online VR Collaboration And Productivity Tool

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For three years, it has been working on an online collaboration tool that enables people to view web sites on the Chrome browser in virtual reality. There are no Dream development tools yet, but that is a future task. “It The company Dream is named appropriately.

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PoseVR Is A VR Animation Tool From Disney

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Disney has shown off an internal tool for posing and animating 3D models from inside VR. Called PoseVR , the tool is an experimental project exploring the potential of VR for 3D creation. Disney describes the tool as: Removing inefficiency and distractions to allow artists to focus on their craft is one of our core tenets that drives innovation. PoseVR is an experimental project established to demonstrate the potential of VR as a tool to pose and animate CG characters.

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Walmart Turns Its iPhone App's Barcode Scanner into an Augmented Reality Price Comparison Tool

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While many retailers have introduced try-before-you-buy features in their apps, Walmart has gone in another direction by bringing shoppers an augmented reality tool to help them compare products they want to buy.