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. According to Unity, the tools include: WYSIWYG authoring experience. Test in the Unity Editor. The post Unity Launches Its MARS Augmented Reality Tools June 1 appeared first on UploadVR.

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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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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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Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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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. 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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How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

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In this article, you may find the answers to all the above questions : I will guide you in developing a little Unity experience for the nReal glasses (the typical grey cube!), How to get started with nReal development (and emulator) in Unity (Video tutorial). It’s a lot of topics: all you need to know to get started with nReal development in Unity … and you can find them in only one video, that you can watch here below! Unity. Finishing configuring 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 says that compelling interactive content using standard 360 video should be possible using these simple techniques, and it is already available to try in the Unity 2017 beta.

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. Speaking at the 2016 Unite conference in Los Angeles, Principal Engineer of Unity Labs Amir Ebrahimi confirmed that the in-VR editor would be launching in December and Principal Designer Timoni West showed it off in action. Unity (@unity3d) November 1, 2016. Finally, the pair debuted Tools, featuring VR-specific extensions for Unity.

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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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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 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. Check out the MARS section about 41 minutes into this video: Tagged with: mixed reality Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps appeared first on UploadVR.

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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.

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. Unity has always been at the forefront of handheld AR development and we've supported ARCore and ARKit from the start," wrote Bradley Weiers, AR/VR technical product manager, and Michael Durand, lead AR/VR software engineer, in a Unity blog.

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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. Toward the end of their on-stage demo at Unite 2016 on Tuesday, Unity Labs’ Amir Ebrahimi and Timoni West debuted this addition to the platform, which is due to release before the end of the year. Unity Engine development Editor VR medium tilt brush tvori

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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 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. It was something that I already knew… plus I was really tired because of the hard work done and so I was really going through the text lines not giving much interest, when suddenly I read something like “Mozilla that has released a WebVR exporter for Unity” and suddenly I woke up and my eyes popped out.

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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. Today, each user typically needs a backpack PC as well as a headset, and an expensive external tracking system is often used to track the weapons/tools.

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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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During the opening presentation at today’s Unity Vision Summit, Nathan Martz, Developer Platforms Product Manager at Google, took to the stage to talk about new tools that the company is releasing to help developers create high-performance apps for Daydream, Google’s high-end Android VR platform. Unity 5.6 SEE ALSO Google Bringing Native 'Tango' AR Support to Unity Later This Year. Photo courtesy Unity Technologies. Photo courtesy Unity Technologies.

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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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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 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. EditorVR (which the company calls EVR for short) provides a robust virtual reality interface for Unity that’s said to support both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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How to ask Android Permissions for the Oculus Quest in Unity

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Some months ago I published a guide for all Unity developers on how to request Android permissions for the Vive Focus Plus, because it took me a while to sort out how to do it to access the camera stream to do augmented reality on that headset. Recently, I had a similar problem with the Oculus Quest , not to access the cameras (it is not possible, the applications can’t see them for privacy reasons), but to save a file on the storage from Unity.

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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. Timoni West, Principal Designer at the company and one of Editor VR’s biggest evangelists, confirmed that an “experimental build” of the tool kit will be launching on December 15th. 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. Tilt Brush is a remarkably accessible tool that allows you to make whatever you want by just drawing it in 3D. That’s a powerful tool in the context of development.

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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. Though extensive in the tools it provides, it also represents a more accessible, user-friendly development engine that we might all be using one day to create virtual worlds. ” 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’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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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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Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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Normcore , their multiplayer networking plugin for Unity, allows for the addition of voice chat-enabled multiplayer VR functionality for games and experiences in minutes. Normcore has also been a valuable tool for the Normal VR team when giving demos or gathering feedback from clients or colleagues. The post Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience appeared first on VRScout.

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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. Parisi is considered by many to be one of the early pioneers of VR thanks to his work on Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), a tool for creating 3D environments on the internet, with Mark Pesce back in 1994. “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. You have your shiny new gray Oculus Go on your desk and you want to start developing for it using Unity Engine. Now you have to set-up your Unity development environment. First of all , you have to install the Android SDK and Android SDK Tools.

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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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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.

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. News AR Augmented Reality HTC Vive Mixed Reality Unity Unreal Engine 4 Vive ProThe Vive Pro is one hell of a VR headset. A combined 2880 x 1600 pixel resolution, dual AMOLED 3.5″

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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. If we can create such a tool, we can increase the number of trained people in a cost and time-effective manner. And is it a reliable self-evaluation tool? We have affordable and powerful hardware and software tools.

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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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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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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. The more tools available that simplify and streamline certain basic elements of the design process, the more time can be spent creating more unique elements that will make the individual games stand out. The dearVR engine is currently available in the Unity asset store for $95.

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