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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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’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 Technologies Raises $181 Million

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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 Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

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Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket.

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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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Watch: Latest Unity VR Editor Shown Off at Unite, Releasing in 2016

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During the opening keynote to their annual Unite conference yesterday, Unity announced that their in-development VR authoring tool EditorVR , which allows creators to step inside and work on their projects using virtual reality, is on its way within the next couple of months.

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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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Unity Is Expanding To Deliver VR And AR Beyond Gaming

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Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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When it comes to changing the game for XR, Unity Technologies just can’t stop. Vision Summit 2017— Unity’s VR/AR-centric industry conference held this Monday and Tuesday at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood—doubled down on this push in a dramatic way. “We Google Tango with Unity.

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VR Veteran Tony Parisi is Leading Unity’s AR & VR Strategy Beyond Gaming

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The keynote from Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit yesterday showcased just how far Unity is reaching into non-gaming content when it comes to augmented and virtual reality. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta.

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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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Start Working In VR and AR With These Unity and Udacity Degree Programs

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By participating in these two cutting-edge programs, students are educated on the fundamentals of designing and engineering captivating immersive experiences using the power of Unity on the Udacity online learning platform. .

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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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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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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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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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‘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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Experimenting with Unity instant remote preview on the Vive Focus

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This feature lets you just hit Play inside the Unity Editor to magically see the content of the app inside your XR headset, without building anything. I discovered with much surprise that Unity already features a super-useful mobile instant preview feature : it is called Unity Remote.

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Magic Leap's Unity Conference Presentation Uncovered Many New Details, Here's What We Found Out

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During its presentation at Unite Berlin, Magic Leap gave attendees a crash course in developing experiences for Magic Leap One (ML1), we found out quite a bit more about how the device works and what we can expect to experience with the device.

Valve Releases ‘The Lab’ Unity Renderer for Free

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Valve have released the Unity based renderer for its superb VR experience collection The Lab in an effort to encourage adoption of what it sees as optimal rendering techniques for VR experiences.

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 4 (Enabling Surface Detection)

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One of the primary factors that separates an augmented reality device from a standard heads-up display such as Google Glass is dimensional depth perception. This can be created by either RGB cameras, infrared depth cameras, or both, depending on the level of accuracy you're aiming for.

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Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration

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In addition to the Unreal Engine Daydream integration which has been improving since its launch alongside the Daydream announcement, the promised Unity integration has finally arrived in the form of a ‘technical preview’ which developers can download today.

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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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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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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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Unity 5.4 Officially Releases With Streamlined Multiplatform VR Support

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Unity CEO: VR Will Get Huge, But Devs Need to Survive and Avoid Hype Until it Does

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At VRLA 2017, Unity CEO and games industry vet John Riccitiello dumped a little cold water wisdom on the hype surrounding the red-hot VR industry. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines.

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VR Physics Sandbox ‘Modbox’ to Become More “Unity-like” in March Update

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Modbox (2016) , the multiuser VR physics sandbox from indie studio Alientrap , is getting an update next month in hopes of making the app more of a “Unity-like experience – only simplified,” says developer Lee Vermeulen.

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Google’s ARCore Gets Unity And Unreal Support

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World-building engines Unreal and Unity are both on board with support of Google’s new ARCore augmented reality toolkit. If you want to get started with Unity you need Unity version 2017.2 Then download and import the ARCore SDK for Unity.

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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. Such a move eases the process for developers, increasing efficiency by allowing them to do a larger amount of their augmented and mixed reality work within the Unity Editor. Unity confirmed to UploadVR that its Editor VR solution is still on track for release this year. You can find the Unity 5.5

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Unity’s Head of VR & AR, Tony Parisi

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Unity’s Tony Parisi weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Tony Parisi, Head of VR & AR at Unity. He is currently Head of VR and AR at Unity Technologies, where he oversees the company’s strategy for virtual and augmented reality.

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GDC 2018: Unity Adds Oculus Go, Mirage Solo Support

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Magic Leap One isn’t the only new device Unity is adding support for at GDC this week. Brett Bibby, VP of Engineering, confirmed that Unity developers can build Go apps using the exact same workflow that they did for Gear VR, which is something Oculus promised all the way back at its Connect 2018 developer conference. In fact, existing Unity apps on Gear should be able to port to Go with little problem. Unity Engine VR Industry News Oculus Go

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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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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. Unity may be the company to make it happen. Tagged with: unity Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Udacity Launches a ‘Learn ARKit’ Course Created in Collaboration with Unity

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Students can choose to learn to develop AR apps using the Unity game engine, or using Swift in combination with SceneKit, Apple’s own 3D graphics API. Udacity maintains the Unity course, a result of a direct partnership with Unity Technologies , is “the fastest way to learn ARKit.”

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Unity Announces Release Date for 5.6 and 2017 Beta at GDC

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Unity Technologies presented their Special Keynote at GDC 2017 in San Francisco on February 28, announcing the release date of Unity 5.6 alongside a bulletin of other updates, including a glimpse of Unity 2017. Unity 5.6. Unity 5.6

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Unity’s Awesome VR Editor Gets a Release Window in Fresh Look

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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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