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. The company says that the Unity WebXR Exporter supports Unity 2018.4 (LTS) LTS) and all versions of Unity 2019.

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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. Test in the Unity Editor.

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Unity Now Supports Vulkan On Oculus Quest & Go

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The Unity game engine, which powers most of the apps on the Oculus standalone store, now supports the Vulkan graphics API with Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. NOTE: While Unity 2019.3 supports Vulkan on Quest, the current Oculus Integration for Unity does not.

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Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR

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Unity version 2019.2 In 2018 Unity introduced Scriptable Render Pipelines, allowing developers to have greater control over the engine’s rendering. The post Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR appeared first on UploadVR. unity ar unity vr

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Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 Developer Edition will include the latest HoloLens headset alongside $500 in free Azure credits plus a three-month trial of both Unity Pro and PiXYZ plugin.

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

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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. Image Credit: WCCFTech, Unity, VR Visions Inc.

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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). Unity.

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Unity Adds Toolkit For Common VR/AR Interactions

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The Unity game engine released a preview (beta) ‘XR Interaction Tookit’ which handles some core interactions for VR and AR. Like most optional Unity features, the XR Interaction Tookit is downloaded and activated from the Package Manager.

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Valve Releases Beta OpenVR Support For Unity’s New XR Plugin System

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Valve released a beta OpenVR package for the Unity game engine’s new XR plugin system. Unity is used to make the majority of VR games. When the Unity 2019.3 The post Valve Releases Beta OpenVR Support For Unity’s New XR Plugin System appeared first on UploadVR.

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Unity Technologies Raises $181 Million

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Oculus Unity Integration Update Promises Lower Touch Controller Latency

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The latest update to the Oculus Unity Integration adds a feature which should reduce the latency between real world and in-VR controller position by around 10ms, according to Facebook. Unity is the engine powering the majority of VR games.

Your Definitive Guide To Oculus & Unity’s All-In-One VR Development Course

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Learn the ins-and-outs of Unity development and have your project reviewed by Oculus experts. The roughly 20-hour course is broken down into 11 individual lessons, each taught by expert developers from both Unity and Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus, Unity. Unity VRTK Development.

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Oculus Makes Improvements to Iteration Time for Unity Quest Developers

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Oculus has introduced three changes to significantly speed up the iteration process for developers building Quest applications with Unity. The company has introduced three improvements for the Quest Unity integration which can drastically reduce iteration time.

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Unity Deprecates Built-In Support For Daydream, Gear VR, And Valve’s OpenVR

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Unity 2019.3 Valve is working on a plugin for the new system, according to Unity : “Valve is using our XR SDK to develop their OpenVR Unity XR plugin for 2019.3 and beyond,” the blog post from Unity explains. The New Unity Plugin System.

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Unity Adds Support For Google’s Daydream VR Platform

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Unreal Engine Adds Oculus Quest Vulkan Support, Unity To Follow ‘Later This Year’

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Unity told us they will add the same “later this year” What Is Vulkan? Almost all Oculus Quest and Go apps are made with Unity or Unreal Engine. Development Oculus Quest development epic Oculus Go unity Unity Engine Unreal Unreal engine VR Development vulkan

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Oculus & Unity Release Free VR Development Course with 20 Hours of Content

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Then you may be interested in Oculus and Unity’s new intermediate level VR game development course, which is not only free, but can get you some valuable feedback from Oculus on your creation. Design, Develop & Deploy for VR with Oculus & Unity.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

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But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest. Video Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity. Textual Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity.

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Oculus Unity & Unreal SDKs Deprecate Oculus Go Support

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Facebook no longer supports Oculus Go in the latest version of the Oculus Unity & Unreal Integrations. This deprecation means Go isn’t officially supported in v19 of the Unity & Unreal Oculus integrations, and could lead developers to stop updating Go versions.

Unity Is Expanding To Deliver VR And AR Beyond Gaming

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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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Google Brings Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity

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Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year. Google’s Nathan Martz, Photo Courtesy Unity. of Unity.

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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. The spotted colocation code is part of the Oculus Platform SDK component of the Oculus Unity Integration.

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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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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. “You can sync project folders in the Unity Cloud, then lay out assets as easily as placing a 3D sticker,” according to the company. Unity is also including as a preview in its 2019.3

Unity Gets Controller-Free Hand Tracking Via Oculus Link For Faster Testing

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The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity adds the ability to use Quest’s controller-free hand tracking in the editor. cable to instantly iterate on changes made in Unity, the game engine used for most VR apps.

Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Windows MR Support Via SteamVR

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Developers of Oculus Rift games made with the Oculus Unity plugin can now add Windows MR headset support with their existing code. Facebook first added SteamVR support to the Oculus Unity Integration back in November. Oculus Store games still can only have Oculus API support ticked in Unity. A developer of a game in Unity for the Oculus Rift can now add Windows MR support without having to integrate the separate SteamVR Plugin.

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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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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).

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. How can you know that Unity is going to do that?

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Unity is Making its High Definition Render Pipeline VR Compatible Allowing Photorealistic Visuals

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When it comes to developing virtual reality (VR) videogames there are two primary engines studios use, either Epic Games’ Unreal Engine or Unity by Unity Technologies. of the HDRP now verified, Unity has confirmed that all HDRP features are compatible with VR.

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

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A Unity SDK has been added to the Github that will allow you to take your sketches into projects being developed with the engine. Now that Unity developers can use Tilt Brush creations with the standard editing modes, could we see Editor VR integration follow on?

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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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Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream

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Middleware makers Epic Games and Unity Technologies have been working on every major VR HMD revealed to date, so it’s no surprise to hear that both are involved with Google’s new Daydream platform. The post Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream appeared first on UploadVR.

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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. The post Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience appeared first on VRScout.

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