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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Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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Mozilla Updates the Unity WebXR Exporter to Run VR Apps in the Browser

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While the tools for building WebXR apps are designed to be familiar to web developers, many VR developers use game engine tools like Unity to build their apps. As neat as WebXR is, the tools to build this kind of content are still evolving.

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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. As a Unity developer, I think that it is a very important enabling solution. I downloaded Unity 2019.3.11

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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. News EditorVR Google Daydream UniteLA Unity

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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 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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3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support

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One of the coolest parts of developing with Unity or Unreal Engine is the ability to instantly hop into your VR headset and view 3D creations at scale. The ladder even has a VR mode that lets you build in-headset using the Unreal Editor tool set.

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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 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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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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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. This week the same code was separately spotted by Gerald McAlister from RGB Schemes, a startup working on VR games & tools.

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

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With its effectiveness well established, the time has come for XR to move beyond “fancy demos, proof-of-concepts and pilots” to become “an indispensable digital productivity tool” used across the entire product lifecycle, from R&D to marketing to maintenance the report reads.

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Unity Extends ‘MARS’ Creation To Magic Leap And HoloLens

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Unity hosted a keynote presentation in Copenhagen and announced a series of updates to its AR and mixed reality creation tools. Unity’s MARS tool — which stands for Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio — is going to have companion apps for dedicated AR gadgets. The first version of the tool is coming for mobile phones through ARKit and ARCore. ” The next version of the tool will be made for AR devices like Magic Leap and HoloLens.

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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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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Unity 5.6 SEE ALSO Google Bringing Native 'Tango' AR Support to Unity Later This Year. 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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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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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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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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‘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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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! It is embedded into Oculus Unity SDK.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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