Unreal Engine Gets OpenXR Improvements Just in Time for Oculus Development Shift

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The latest version of Unreal Engine 4, version 4.27, brings “production-ready” support for OpenXR. You may recall news back in May that the early access version of Unreal Engine 5 includes improved support for OpenXR. That makes Unreal Engine 4.27 Unreal Engine 4.27

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Varjo Launches Its XR Cloud Streaming Platform, Support for Unity & Unreal Planned

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At the outset the company is targeting the automotive industry, but plans to enable enterprises more broadly with support for Unity & Unreal Engine. Unity & Unreal On the Way.

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Epic Releases Unreal Engine 5 But Its Headlining Features Aren’t Ready for VR

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This week Epic Games released the latest version of its next-gen game engine, Unreal Engine 5. Meanwhile, Unreal Engine 5’s new lighting system, Lumen, greatly simplifies game lighting thanks to global illumination.

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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. Unity Engine Unreal Engine Daydream Epic Game google daydream Unity Technologies unreal engine 4

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Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Experimental OpenXR Support & Latency-reducing Tech for Quest

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The latest version of the Oculus Integration for Unity, v23, adds experimental OpenXR support for Quest and Quest 2 application development. OpenXR Support for Oculus Unity Integration. Phase Sync Latency Reduction in Unity and Unreal Engine.

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How to implement Oculus Mixed Reality Capture in Unity

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Oculus MRC in Unity – Video Tutorial. I have made for you a video tutorial where I explain everything I learned about Oculus Mixed Reality Capture in Unity, including the complicated problems with XR Interaction Toolkit, URP, and object transparency.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.04.10): Epic releases Unreal Engine 5, Meta cancels F8, and more!

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Epic Games releases Unreal Engine 5. Epic Games has finally released the latest iteration of its popular game engine: Unreal Engine 5. This means that while great, Unreal Engine 5 is not disruptive for us VR users and developers, yet.

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59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Unity Technologies and Epic Games are in a grudge match for the hearts and minds of game developers. I interviewed both John Riccitiello, CEO of San Francisco-based Unity, and Tim Sweeney, CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 started out in the high end, and it has moved lower through pricing tactics and revisions that enable it to be the foundation of mobile games. Unity’s started out at the low end, enabling mobile devices to run better 2D and 3D graphics.

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Unity, Unreal Engine & Mozilla Partner with Magic Leap as SDK Rolls Out to Developers

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Following the surprise release of Magic Leap's SDK on Monday, March 19, Unity, Unreal Engine, and Mozilla followed up by announcing official partnerships with the company. "We We are proud to partner with Magic Leap to integrate the Magic Leap platform with Unity," Unity announced on its official blog. For all creators looking to get started today, we're thrilled to make available the Unity Technical Preview and the Lumin SDK available on the Magic Leap Creator Portal!"

Unreal Engine is Now Royalty-free for the First $1 Million in Revenue

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The Unreal Engine 5 tech demo on PS5 wasn’t the only news Epic Games revealed today. Alongside the reveal of Unreal Engine 5, Epic Games today also announced a change to the pricing of Unreal Engine. News Unreal Engine 4 VR Engine

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Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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But for years now, only Unity developers have been able to add mixed reality capture support to their VR games and experiences. It started with the HTC Vive headset and only recently have we begun to see support added to Unity applications on the Oculus Rift. Now Unreal Engine developers can finally open up their projects to mixed reality capture with a new plugin created by HTC Vive developer Foo Hoang. Are you an Unreal developer who just added Mixed Reality Capture?

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ArcGIS Maps for Unity: Unlocking New Capabilities for Immersive Experiences in Various Industries

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This is what the collaboration between Esri and Unity brings to the world. The launch of ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity version 1.0 Unlocking New Capabilities by Merging the Real and the Unreal. Aside from this framework, ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity version 1.0

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WorldViz Laughs Off Room-Scale VR, Introduces ‘Warehouse-Scale’ for Unreal & Unity

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That’s what WorldViz is asking today as it introduces Unity and Unreal Engine support for its self-labelled ‘Warehouse-Scale’ VR technology. The post WorldViz Laughs Off Room-Scale VR, Introduces ‘Warehouse-Scale’ for Unreal & Unity appeared first on UploadVR. hardware PPT system Unity 5. unreal engine 4 WorldVizRoom-Scale tracking is currently the pinnacle of immersive VR, but why stop at your living room?

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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. As a Unity developer, I think that it is a very important enabling solution. I downloaded Unity 2019.3.11

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Unity ‘Accelerating efforts’ on OpenXR Support, Preview Expected by End of Year

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Unity has long been a public supporter of OpenXR—an industry standard designed to streamline VR development by making it easier for apps to support a wide range of headsets—but the company has yet to deploy support for the standard. Technical Product Manager of AR/VR at Unity.

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Epic’s Unreal Engine VR Editor Available in Latest Release

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NVIDIA and AMD just announced The post Epic’s Unreal Engine VR Editor Available in Latest Release appeared first on UploadVR. Development VR Industry News engine epic unity Unreal vr editorHaving watched VR evolve over the last few years and the steady pace of month after month improvements to all aspects of the industry, I’m a little surprised by the pace of current advancements.

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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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Oculus is “All in on OpenXR,” New Developer Features Will Come to OpenXR Only

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While both Unity and Unreal Engine—the two most commonly used tools for building VR applications—offer some degree of support for OpenXR, neither have shifted to OpenXR as the default for building new VR applications. In Unity, OpenXR support is still considered “experimental.”

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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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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. So far we’ve only seen SMP built into a few tech demos, but it’s soon to get a potentially huge boost thanks to integration with Unreal Engine and Unity, the two biggest game engines and the primary tools used to create VR content. The post Unreal Engine and Unity to get NVIDIA’s New VR Rendering Tech appeared first on Road to VR.

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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.

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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. ” He went on to talk about Facebook’s social VR demo that debuted at Oculus Connect 3 last month, revealing that both it and Oculus’ own Rooms and Parties social software had been made with Unity. “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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Oculus Will Cover Unreal Engine Developer Fees Through First $5M in Revenue, Per Game

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Oculus covered a lot of ground during their opening keynote at Oculus Connect 3 this week; among many exciting announcements, one of interest for Unreal Engine developers might be how Oculus says that they’ll cover the royalty fees for any Unreal Engine applications on their store, up to the first $5 million in gross revenue. Unity for instance, Unreal Engine’s biggest competitor, has also made game development much cheaper and more accessible.

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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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John Legend Performs Live In VR To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

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The data can then be exported into all typical formats used to create visual effects such as FBX and BVH, and can be streamed directly into Unity, Unreal, and Autodesk, where you can then add custom visual details.

What does Unity’s IPO mean for Virtual Production and Filmmaking?

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(image from the Facebook group: Unity Virtual Production and Cinematography). With Unity achieving nearly the same valuation as it’s rival Game engine maker, Epic (13.6mil versus 17.3mil) what does it mean for Film-Game convergence and VirtualProduction ?

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Open-Source VIRTUOSO SDK for Unreal Engine – a Standard Framework for XR Development

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And it is made possible by VIRTUOSO , an open-source SDK created by Charles Rivers Analytics, which is now available for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. An Epic Games MegaGrant Brought VIRTUOSO SDK to the Unity World. Developers of immersive games and apps, rejoice!

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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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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. According to VP of Unity Labs Sylvio Drouin, that’s a very real possibility.

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Lytro Picks up Limitless Team to Build Tools to Work With Light-fields in Game Engines

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With integrations in the works for both Unity and Unreal Engine, Lytro’s goal is to make it easy for their customers to leverage the advantages of light-fields without giving up the advantages that come with real-time rendered content—namely, interactivity. Light Fields News VR Development VR Rendering light field unity light field unreal engine lytro lytro game engine lytro unity lytro unreal lytro unreal engine

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Unity Rolls Out Major Update With NVIDIA VRWorks Support

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Unity rolled out a major update to its development platform bringing with it a number of improvements across the board. update to the Unity toolset includes highly touted features like a timeline for producing cinematic content and trailers, while also adding NVIDIA VRWorks to render VR more efficiently on recent NVIDIA graphics cards (at least GeForce 9 series or higher).

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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. Unity writes on their official blog : Unity’s native support for Daydream aims to solve the hard problems for you.

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Unity Native Support for Google Daydream VR Coming in Summer, Plugin Out Now

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Google have announced that developers itching to get started on building Android VR games using the Unity game engine can do so right now using a Daydream plugin. Unity is the most popular game engine for mobile game development, so it makes sense that the company would be on board from the beginning of Google’s new push into the immersive technology space. The post Unity Native Support for Google Daydream VR Coming in Summer, Plugin Out Now appeared first on Road to VR.

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How to make a video game

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Computing Gaming How-To GameMaker Tier 4 unity unreal engine 4If you want to build a game, you'll need the right tool. Here are seven of the best game-making tools around.

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

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Alongside its proprietary 20/20 eye tracker and 60-PPD Bionic Display with “human-eye” resolution, the VR-1 also features support for a large helping of photorealistic virtual workflows, including Unreal Engine, Unity, Autodesk, VRRED, PREPAR3D, ZeroLight, and VBS Blue. Varjo is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in VR fidelity,” spoke Timoni West, Director of XR Research at Unity Technologies.

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 Allowing developers to build virtual reality applications from within VR itself is one of Epic’s many goals to help accelerate and drive forward immerse creativity with its Unreal Engine – and from what we’ve seen so far, they’ve done a hugely impressive job. The post Unreal Engine 4.12

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Axon Park and Survios’ CTO to Teach Unreal Engine VR Masterclass

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Axon Park has begun a strategic partnership with VR First with the Unreal Engine VR Masterclass being the first endeavour. They’ve brought on board Survios CTO and Co-Founder Alex Silkin to teach the course who will also be supported by the Unreal Engine Team. Starting on 4th September and running for 14 weeks until 11th December 2019, the course is designed for expert-level developers used to Unity (or other engines) who want to learn Unreal Engine 4 of VR.