Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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Unity Builds Developer Bridge Between ARKit & ARCore Apps with AR Foundation Tool

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A new set of APIs for Unity promise to make it easier for developers to publish apps that support both ARKit and ARCore. Available in Unity 2018.1 and higher, AR Foundation is a part of Unity's Package Manager.

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New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta

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Natalie Grant, Senior Product Marketing Manager of VR/AR/Film at Unity , showcased an interactive 360 video today produced by VFX studio Mirada, built using Unity 2017 Beta (see the video heading this article).

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. News EditorVR Google Daydream UniteLA Unity

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Unity Planning To Release In-VR Authoring Tool Next Month

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We’ve seen Unity’s impressive in-VR authoring tool a few times throughout 2016, with no real clue of when it’s coming. Unity (@unity3d) November 1, 2016. West pressed a ‘Unity button’ to bring up a menu, which hovered above one controller.

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Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

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At Unity’s Berlin event the company revealed the Mixed And Augmented Reality Studio (MARS) for creating more robust software that interacts with the real-world environment in a believable way. This new set of tools from Unity is build for precisely that type of device.

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Unity Wants Tools Like ‘Tilt Brush’ And ‘Medium’ To Kickstart Creation In VR

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Earlier this week Unity’s Editor VR platform evolved from a novel new way of making videogames into potentially the most forward-thinking VR development platform, and its all to do with Tools. According to VP of Unity Labs Sylvio Drouin, that’s a very real possibility.

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Developer’s Vision for ‘ModBox’ is a More “Fun and Intuitive” Creation Tool Than Unity

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The post Developer’s Vision for ‘ModBox’ is a More “Fun and Intuitive” Creation Tool Than Unity appeared first on UploadVR. Development gaming VR Industry News community dev game creation game development indie mod Modbox modding unity vr experience

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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! But are we sure that there isn’t a better way for Unity projects?

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Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Offers Free Unity Pro & PiXYZ Plugin Trial Package

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In the meantime, Microsoft has decided to introduce a new package called the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, which comes bundled with a couple of valuable software add-ons from Unity, as well as an opportunity to save some cash on your Azure usage.

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Unity’s In-VR Game Editor Launches Tomorrow, This Is What It’s Like

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Tomorrow Unity plans to launch the first experimental build of EditorVR, a component of the Unity game engine which will let developers build games within virtual reality. Timoni West, Principal Designer at Unity Labs, has announced that EditorVR will launch tomorrow, December 15th.

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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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How to create a WebVR experience using Unity

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In my review of Amazon Sumerian I said multiple times that in other game engines, like Unity, it is not possible to create a WebVR experience. A WebVR exporter for Unity??? Unity on one side, a WebVR experience running on Firefox on the other one.

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Starting Tomorrow You Can Make Unity Games From Within VR

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Unity was reluctant to put a final date on the launch of Editor VR when it was last shown at Unite 2016 in November, but we now know it will be with us very, very soon. Unity sees VR development going down this path in the future. Tagged with: Editor VR , unity , VR Development.

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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.

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‘Tilt Brush’ Toolkit Turns Artists Into Animators With Unity Integration

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Google’s Tilt Brush app is evolving from a new way for artists to create into an important new tool in a developer’s arsenal. A Unity SDK has been added to the Github that will allow you to take your sketches into projects being developed with the engine.

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IBM and Unity partner for easy access to AI tools for VR/AR developers.

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IBM and Unity partner to bring the IBM Watson Unity SDK to the Unity Asset Store to make AI integration easier than ever. The IBM Watson Unity SDK is available for free on the Unity Asset store.

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How to get started with Oculus Go on Unity

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I’m among them: today I’ve made my first builds and so I want to guide you through the first very basic steps in building an app for Oculus Go on Unity , to spare you some little headaches. Now you have to set-up your Unity development environment.

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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. At GDC 2016, Unity announced they would be adding support for VRWorks , Nvidia’s SDK for optimisation of VR using the company’s GPUs.

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Lytro Picks up Limitless Team to Build Tools to Work With Light-fields in Game Engines

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Limitless, a company developing content and tools for creating cinematic VR experiences, has joined Lytro to build out tools for combining light-fields and real-time rendering directly in game engines.

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Unity Aims To Let Anyone Make Interactive Content While Inside VR

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Unity’s impressive demonstration of its Editor VR software was the highlight of yesterday’s Unite conference keynote. ” He stated that eventually users will be able to “assemble content through Unity pretty much without writing a line of code.”

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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. We asked Riccitiello about the company’s two experimental in-VR development tools, Carte Blanche and EditorVR.

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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. update and this time around the focus was on new platforms to develop for, better tools for artists, and the usual performance enhancements. With that tool, different types of behavior can be easily added to the different particles. You can find the Unity 5.5

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Unity’s Carte Blanche VR Creator Releases In October

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Unity had some big VR news to share at its Unite Tokyo conference earlier this week. Not only that, but Unity’s Timoni West confirmed the platform will release to the public this October. For those that don’t know, Carte Blanche is different to Unity’s Editor VR, which lets developers jump into their games through headsets to edit scenes and use specialized third-party tools. Unity Engine VR Industry News Carte Blanche

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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 want you to make all your VR and AR with Unity,” he said, promising renewed investment in the industry. Unity Engine VR Industry News tony parisi unity

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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.

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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. Your app must use the correct versions of Oculus PC SDK, Unity, or Unreal Engine.

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DearVR Audio Engine Is A Unity Asset To Make VR Sound Better

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Virtual reality is growing at a rapid pace and, as developers get more familiar with their tools, the more devs will want specific tools that lighten the workload. Built for Unity, dearVR comes with a collection of features that come at a price but will help get the work done.

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Mapbox Unrolls Magic Maps Developer Tool for Magic Leap

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Less than 20 days after the launch of Magic Leap One, Mapbox has jumped at the chance to provide its map services to Magic Leap developers through its Maps SDK for Unity.

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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When it comes to changing the game for XR, Unity Technologies just can’t stop. Vision Summit 2017— Unity’s VR/AR-centric industry conference held this Monday and Tuesday at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood—doubled down on this push in a dramatic way. “We Google Tango with Unity.

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HoloLens Can Now Wirelessly Tap Rendering Power of Any Desktop PC via UWP Apps Built in Unity

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Unity can fix you up with the Standalone Universal Windows Platform Holographic Emulation. Standalone Universal Windows Platform Holographic Emulation is the next step in holographic emulation, extending its functionality outside of the Unity Editor," wrote Unity's Lukasz Pasek in a.

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Valve Releases Lab Renderer Tools For Increased VR Performance

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At GDC earlier this year Valve’s Alex Vlachos revealed The post Valve Releases Lab Renderer Tools For Increased VR Performance appeared first on UploadVR. Development lab renderer rendering steam unity valve vlachos

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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. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta.

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Despite popping up out of nowhere, the tool looks like a quite polished first attempt even though it’s initially launching as a closed beta.

AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

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The Vive Pro gets new SDK tools unlocking advanced AR capabilities. The SDK also supports native development with plugins for both Unity as well as Unreal Engine 4. The post AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools appeared first on VRScout.

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How to ask Android Permissions in Unity for a Vive Focus app (Vive Wave SDK)

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Unity and Android Permissions. What does this mean if you want to request some permissions inside Unity? Unity makes things easier for us, so whenever we use some Unity class that clearly needs a permission, Unity adds this permission automatically to the manifest.

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GDC 2017: New Unity Plugin Increases Streaming Capabilites

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Many companies are making waves across the gaming industry at GDC this week and Unity has certainly contributed to a few headlines. A new announcement related to the game engine isn’t directly pointed at VR, but it certainly will affect VR streamers as a new plugin has been announced that will increase the power of streaming within Unity-developed games. Tagged with: Developers , development , gaming , streaming , unity.

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