Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

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At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants. AR Headset Magic Leap News epic games magic leap magic leap one unreal engine build

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Madonna Performs Alongside AR Clones During Billboard Music Awards

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Brought to life using a combination of Unreal Engine and volumetric capture, these augmented holograms would appear sporadically throughout the performance, disappearing into puffs of smoke around the original Madonna seemingly at random.

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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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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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney On AR: ‘We’re Going To Need Very Strong Privacy Protections’

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Sweeney is, of course, the CEO of the company behind Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Epic Games store and more. A team at Epic built Robo Recall for Oculus Rift and the company’s development tools are designed to support the OpenXR specification for cross-platform development.

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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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Epic Games to Award $100 Million to Devs with New ‘MegaGrants’

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Epic have been running developer-focused funding initiatives for many years now, with the original ‘Unreal Dev Grants’ fund announced back in 2015. Education: Students and educators can earn funding for Unreal Engine research, curriculum, student projects and university programs.

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

Varjo Promises “Human-Eye” Resolution With VR-1 Headset

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Varjo hopes these hyper realistic environments will serve as the perfect tool for fields such as architecture, construction, engineering, industry design, training simulations, and other industries where accuracy is paramount. Premium cars can only be made with premium tools.

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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Pavlov VR Modding Community Welcomes Diversity Just In Time For 20th Update

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In response to Pavlov’s latest update , which brings the title up to par with Unreal Engine 4.21 , its modding scene is capitalizing upon what it views as a perfect opportunity for some much-needed spring cleaning. News Dave Villz LBGTQ+ Pavlov VR Transexual Unreal Engine

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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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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.