Unreal Engine 4.20 Ships With Native Mixed Reality Compositing for VR, New AR/VR SDKs

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Unreal Engine 4.20 Unreal Engine 4.20 The feature supports video input, calibration, and in-game compositing (including occlusion), though it doesn’t directly handle capture, so a third party tool will still be needed for capture or streaming. The post Unreal Engine 4.20

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VR-optimized Forward Renderer Comes to Unreal Engine 4.14, Said to Be 22% Faster

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Now the tech is available to all Unreal Engine developers in version 4.14 Unreal Engine 4.14 You can summon the Landscape Editing tools from the “Modes” panel on your Quick Menu. News VR Development epic games unreal engine unreal engine 4.14

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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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Epic Games Gives $80,000 To Unreal Devs Including SculptrVR

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Epic Games has given out $80,000 as part of its Unreal Dev Grants program, which rewards indie developers that use the company’s game-making Unreal Engine 4 tools. The post Epic Games Gives $80,000 To Unreal Devs Including SculptrVR appeared first on UploadVR.

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Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20

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With the latest update to Unreal Engine exiting a preview period and releasing fully in version 4.20, VR developers updating their projects to the newest version of Unreal should be able to access similar capabilities. Epic’s Unreal Engine is what some of the world’s biggest game developers use to make their games and it is the same tool bringing Fortnite to devices ranging from iPhone to PS4. VR Industry News epic Unreal engine

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GDC 2017: Epic Games Unreal Engine VR Editor Coming in April With New Features

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Lauren Ridge, tools programmer at Epic Games, said they’ve put in safeguards to ensure developers don’t get sick working within VR. This means you can use physics as an art tool,” Ridge said. We also added more precise snapping tools,” Fricker said.

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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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GDC 2017: Epic’s Tim Sweeney on What Unreal Engine VR Means for Non-gaming Industries

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Of course, all of the various applications, programs and tools will require a base engine for creation, and that’s where Epic Games – and specifically its Unreal Engine – comes in. We had a chance to meet with Epic’s CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney to get his take on where he thinks VR and AR are heading and what Unreal Engine VR means for the plethora of non-gaming industries. “VR Tagged with: automotive , GDC , shopping , Tim Sweeney , unreal engine 4.

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Unreal Engine 4.12 is Out Now, Gets ‘VR Editor’, OSVR and Google VR Support

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Epic Games’ popular Unreal Engine has just received a major update with version 4.12 With the latest release release of Unreal Engine 4 (version 4.12) Epic have included a preview version of the VR Editor they first unveiled in February and more recently at GDC 2016.

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Unreal announces Google Daydream support!

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Daydream is Google's new Android-powered VR platform, and Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4 support for it. Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri announced on the Google I/O stage support for Daydream to Unreal Engine 4.

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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Google Releases ‘Resonance Audio’, a New Multi-Platform Spatial Audio SDK

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Google today released a new spatial audio software development kit called ‘Resonance Audio’, a cross-platform tool based on technology from their existing VR Audio SDK.

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Bebylon Battle Royale Dev Scores Unreal Dev Grant

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Bebylon Battle Royale developer Kite & Lightning is one of a long list of teams awarded funding in the latest round of Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants. This is no strings attached funding that is awarded to independent teams using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 to build their projects. We’ve been following the developer quite closely of late as it uses Apple’s iPhone X as an affordable form of facial animation tool.

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Artist Builds VR Game In Two Weeks Using Google Blocks And Unreal

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Perez built a fully interactive game in two weeks that started in intuitive VR creation tool Blocks, with another week spent polishing and squashing bugs. I’ve been following closely this type of process because VR tools use intuitive or natural behavior to unlock creativity. As the tools improve, this approach could dramatically lower the barrier to entry for making compelling interactive software.

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Unreal Engine and Unity to get NVIDIA’s New VR Rendering Tech

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Nvidia says the tech is soon to come to Unreal Engine and Unity. The post Unreal Engine and Unity to get NVIDIA’s New VR Rendering Tech appeared first on Road to VR.

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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. mtl — for use elsewhere, including other creation tools, 3D engines, VR/AR and 3D printing.

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VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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Though large teams working with big budgets often turn to the Unreal world engine from Epic Games for building VR products, the very well-funded Unity Technologies is the engine most indie developers use in bringing their products to fruition across multiple systems.

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Epic Games Goes All In With Unreal Engine 4 Support for Google Daydream

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Riding the wave of excitement over Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri announced on the Google I/O stage today that the gaming giant has brought support for Daydream to Unreal Engine 4.

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Free UE4 Template Makes Creating More Realistic VR Hands a Snap

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The open-source demo offers a framework for use in any Unreal Engine project, as well as a ‘Playground’ scene containing an underground bunker and shooting range to showcase hand interactivity.

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The acclaimed NeoFur 2.0 Unreal Plugin really brings it in the cuteness and adorable CATegories.

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for Unreal Engine 4 enables developers to better tackle the creation of challenging fuzzy and fibrous characters, objects and surfaces such as furred creatures, carpets, blankets, mosses and other natural landscapes.

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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. Someone will make the tool you want to use and, when they do, it will be right there in VR.

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Improbable Raises Over $500 Million To Create The Tools That Will Build The Metaverse

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According to the Improbable website, SpatialOS “gives you the power to seamlessly stitch together multiple servers and game engines like Unreal and Unity to power massive, persistent worlds with more players than ever before.”

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Unreal Engine 4.12 introduces VR Editor and Daydream support

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Epic Games has released the latest version of Unreal Engine 4, which adds some key new tools for virtual reality developers. Arguably the most interesting feature of 4.12 is the VR Editor, which enables devs to build their game’s environments form within virtual reality itself

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Epic Games’ Technical Director of VR & AR, Nick Whiting

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Whiting oversees the development of the award-winning Unreal Engine 4’s virtual reality efforts. Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 is one of the leading tools for VR game development. Feature VR Design epic games nick whiting ue4 unreal engine unreal engine 4

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Epic Games Shows You How to Create Your First ‘Robo Recall’ Mod

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As has been Epic Games’ style for many years, Robo Recall – built on the company’s Unreal Engine 4 – allows you to change the original game via the engine’s editor, giving you the tools you need to mod the title to your heart’s content.

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Epic Games Distributes Grants To VR Devs Including Robo Recall Mod Team

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During a week where Unity gained a $400 million influx of investment capital, it’s chief rival Epic Games is working to spend $5 million of its own money to facilitate game development for the Unreal Engine. Like Unity, Unreal is a game creation platform that provides both aspiring creators and large, established teams with the tools they need to make digital films, games, assets etc. Unreal Engine VR Industry News Epic Games

Modbox Update Brings Room-scale VR Game Building with New Mod Support

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Later, Road to VR ‘s Frank He was impressed both with Modbox’s intuitive, motion control driven creation tools, but even more impressed with the satisfying way you could quickly tear it all down again: …the best fun I had in Modbox, was destroying everything I’d created.

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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Since the ARKit developer platform was announced on June, numerous developers are already working on interesting things that will leverage the tool on iOS 11 devices. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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How to Capture 360-degree Photos/Videos from Modelling Tool and Game Engine

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Although there’s only one fundamental principle behind such practice, specific operation and final output vary across different 3D animation tools or game engines. These rules should also apply to whichever other tools you try to export a 360 video from.

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Improbable Promises Long-term Support For Unity

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And now Improbable is promising to move forward with Unity Technologies and developers that use the Unity game-dev tools. Epic, which runs the competing Unreal Engine, even stepped in to offer money to move Unity developers to something “more open.”. It works with game engines including Unity, Unreal, CryEngine, and more. Improbable also notes that this ensures uniform openness among Unity, Unreal, and CryEngine.

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Unity Rolls Google Daydream VR Support Ahead of Launch

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Google said that it has partnered with Unity and Epic Games, creators of two of the most popular third-party gaming engines, so developers can use the game-building tools they already know well. ” Google created tools for Unity SDK which provides Unity to add spatialized audio Daydream controller support, utilities and samples. One of the leading platforms for software development added improved support for Google’s upcoming Daydream VR platform. The new Google VR SDK 1.0

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Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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TH: Front end engine; we worked with both Unity and Unreal Engine on different experiences. For now, the experiences will continue to use either Unreal Engine or Unity… we’re both engine and platform agnostic, putting the experience on all the VR platforms as well.

Magic Leap opens spacial computing SDK for public download

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These tools were announced to be joined by Technical Preview builds of Unreal Engine 4 and Unity tools for developers to connect with the Magic Leap platform. “These tools and resources will be the first opportunity … Continue reading.

Reaching into 3D Data, Exploring CAD Designs, Virtual Meetings, and More

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During the 3D Jam, I was surprised by the lack of tools like this. If I could have found a professional tool like this, I would have been begging my boss to buy it!”. HoloData is a VR visualization tool that lets you experience three-axis graph data over time.

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Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality

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Announced during WWDC, ARKit brings AR development tools to iOS, allowing your phone’s sensors to detect things like depth, ambient light, and motion. Apple also showed off what the new development tool would look like with the popular AR game Pokemon Go.

The Essential 3D Jam Development Guide

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A quick note: VR/AR is a rapidly emerging ecosystem, and many of the engine tools and features that we use to build our Unity and Unreal assets are constantly shifting. Unreal. Unreal. Get started with Unreal.

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Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps

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The new tool looks like it could be aiming to lure away developers from software like Unreal Engine and Unity which are used to make the majority of VR and AR apps currently available. ” Sumerian also takes a note from Unreal’s Blueprints interface, allowing creators with no coding experience to use a visual scripting tool to put together all the logic needed to make the world interactive. Amazon revealed its new Web-based AR and VR editor called Sumerian.

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Adobe’s Project Aero Aims to Help Creators Build AR Content

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Called Project Aero, the newly announced AR authoring tool and multi-platform system that will soon deliver a way for developers to build simple AR scenes and experiences for Apple’s ARKit.

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ VR Escape Room to Land on HTC Vive July 22nd

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Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape was created by VR Playhouse, Double A Labs, and AT&T AUDIENCE Network, and was developed with Unreal Engine and Nurulize Atom View , a tool for volumetric data processing, color management, and delivery.

‘Archangel’ Developers Create in ‘Oculus Medium’ to Bring Giant Mechs to Life

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Concept artist Bryant “Momo” Koshu designed mechs for the game, and says it took him at least six months to figure out the exact design of the single player game’s cockpit using standard tools such as Adobe Photoshop.

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Valve Launches Free Steam Audio SDK Beta to Give VR Apps Immersive 3D Sound

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” The company has launched a beta of the SDK today supporting Unity, and support for Unreal Engine is on the way. Available now with support for Unity, the Steam Audio SDK will also soon support Unreal Engine.

12 Games to Unleash Your Magic Powers

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Designed with Leap Motion’s tool tracking technology, Toothunt lets you fight creepy fairies using a magically charged wand that fires bursts of energy. “We Ever wanted to create islands with the sheer force of will, summon lightning with a gesture, or fight monsters?

Tim Sweeney On Apple AR: ‘There is Going to be an Incredible Rush of Developers’

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Sweeney, whose company makes the Unreal Engine toolset used in creating some of the biggest budget 3D projects, outlined in a blog post this week why he saw this as a huge moment for immersive computing: Apple’s debut of VR support for Mac and AR support for iOS are true game-changers.

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