How to easily make a cross-platform VR application in Unity for Oculus, Wave, and SteamVR

The Ghost Howls

” Given my recent experience with Unity developing, I could give myself only a clear answer: “NO” With nowadays Unity tools, it is much easier to make cross-platform content, and with OpenXR this will be even better. Create a Unity project.

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Unity and Volvo Open Source Digital Models of Car Designs

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Unity has long been in the frontline of companies leading the democratization of 3D assets and tools, including for XR applications. However, when Volvo wanted to make their 3D models and emulators more accessible, they reached out to Unity to help them do it. Why Unity?

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New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta

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360 video combined with real-time CG and interactive elements was demonstrated on stage at today’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 keynote. Using two layers of video with 3D elements in between, it is a simple way of enhancing standard 360 video footage to make it interactive. Unity says that compelling interactive content using standard 360 video should be possible using these simple techniques, and it is already available to try in the Unity 2017 beta.

How to get started with nReal glasses development in Unity

The Ghost Howls

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). It’s a lot of topics: all you need to know to get started with nReal development in Unity … and you can find them in only one video, that you can watch here below! Unity.

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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

How to get started with WebXR in Unity

The Ghost Howls

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. Mozilla, that is doing a lot for the immersive web , has so decided to develop a WebXR exporter for Unity , to let all Unity developers create WebXR experiences with the tool they already know well. As a Unity developer, I think that it is a very important enabling solution.

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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. Aside from new tools and features to provide enhanced graphics and performance, Unity stepped in to preview a completely new video player that will make it easier to import and play 4k video and seamlessly-rendered 360 VR videos.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

The Ghost Howls

But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest. That’s why I decided to create this little tutorial: to help all the Unity developers that want to get started in developing for the latest Oculus standalone device in understanding what are the first steps to follow. Video Tutorial: How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity. Install and run Unity.

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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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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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VRTK v4 Beta Makes The Best Unity VR Framework Even Better

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From his bedroom in the UK, he decided to make one- he called it SteamVR Unity Toolkit. The toolkit quickly became the most popular Unity VR framework with thousands of developers using it. The old video tutorials, which became outdated quickly, have now been replaced with VRTK Academy , a full documentation wiki maintained by both VRTK developers and the community. Development Unity Engine VR Industry News VR Development VRTK

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

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So to assist those looking to take advantage of this desperate thirst for VR and AR developers, massively popular cross-platform game engine Unity has teamed up with celebrated online learning company Udacity to create their VR Developer Nanodegree Program as well as their all-new Learn ARkit Nanodegree Foundations Program. Learn 360 pre-production and post-production techniques and build an interactive 360 video experience in Unity.

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Build the video game of your dreams with this Unity training bundle

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Get in on the video game creation process with the 2021 Premium Unity Game Developer Certification Bundle. And, guess what: It was made in a tiny development studio in Washington on none other than the Unity engine — a platform even non-coders can build games on.

HoloLens 2 Development Edition Includes Three Free Months Of Unity Pro

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Along with the Development Edition buyers will receive $500 in free Azure credits and a three month trial for both Unity Pro and the PiXYZ Plugin for transferring CAD files. According to Unity’s VP of Industrial, Tim McDonough, around 90% of all HoloLens applications thus far are created in Unity, so this combination was a natural fit. The addition of Unity Pro and the PiXYZ Plugin makes it easy to import 3D design data in minutes rather than hours.”

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Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

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The 2017 video from Normal VR started with an adorable, yellow, blob-like virtual avatar daintily standing in the middle of a real, physical office. To me, this video was one of the most compelling examples of how immersive technologies could work together to enable social interactions across realities. Normcore , their multiplayer networking plugin for Unity, allows for the addition of voice chat-enabled multiplayer VR functionality for games and experiences in minutes.

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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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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. Digressions aside, this keynote picked up where Unite LA’s host of major announcements left off, indicating a continuation of Unity’s commitment to make their system the most intuitive and user-friendly game engine on the planet. Unity 5.6.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in Unity

The Ghost Howls

I want to start this year and this decade (that will be pervaded by immersive technologies) with an amazing tutorial about how you can get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK and create in Unity fantastic VR experiences with natural interactions! How to get started with Oculus Quest hands tracking SDK in UnityVideo Tutorial. You can find the scripts needed in the project in the PasteBin snippets below in this article, or in the description of the video.

DearVR Audio Engine Is A Unity Asset To Make VR Sound Better

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Built for Unity, dearVR comes with a collection of features that come at a price but will help get the work done. The engine comes with 45 virtual acoustic room presets with a few on display in the video, including the live arena, restroom, warehouse, living room, small studio, and concert hall presets. With headphones on, the video also gives a good idea of how the source of the audio’s position accurately impacts the sound.

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Unity organizing games career events for women

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Unity Technologies is organizing series of events in US and Canada to talk to young women who are curious about careers in game development. The company behind the popular Unity game platform engine used to develop video... Briefs VR & AR Unity

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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. Here’s a video of the full demonstration which showed off the latest version. SEE ALSO Unity's VR Editor Lets You Create VR Content Like a God.

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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. The person who is in charge of Unity’s xR strategy is Tony Parisi, who is a co-founder of VRML and a long-time open web advocate. New Unity Tools Bring Interactivity and Real-time CGI to 360 Video, Now in Beta. Google Bringing Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity Later This Year.

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New Humble Software Bundle Lets You Learn VR & AR Game Dev In Unity

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A new Humble Software Bundle is now available offering a bunch of courses and projects that aim to teach you how to develop for VR and AR using Unity. The VR and AR Game Dev bundle includes a bunch of projects that cover developing for VR and AR using Unity, along with a few games to play as examples. The post New Humble Software Bundle Lets You Learn VR & AR Game Dev In Unity appeared first on UploadVR.

Headjack | Product Updates Incoming : New Unity SDK, Standard Video Formats, WebVR and much more

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On top of that, we migrated our complete product line-up to our new Unity SDK 2.0 The post Headjack | Product Updates Incoming : New Unity SDK, Standard Video Formats, WebVR and much more appeared first on Headjack.

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XR Technology for Industry According to Unity’s Andre Gauthier

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We didn’t have to shake the tree very hard to find someone that we were excited to talk to but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk with the good folks at Unity. What Is Unity? The name “ Unity ” probably sounds familiar to you. Unity for games, videos, and apps today is like what WordPress was for the websites seven years ago. Unity is the platform that makes this world a reality. Unity at XR Immersive Enterprise. More Buzz Around Unity.

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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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Exclusive: OTOY Is Bringing Lightfield Baking And More To Its Unity Integration

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The road to photorealistic VR is long, but OTOY is helping to shorten it with the integration of its technology into the free version of Unity. You could import a simple item from the Unity asset store, apply the renderer, and have it look strikingly realistic. Today, we have an exclusive look at more features OTOY’s Unity integration will enable. CEO Jules Urbach runs us through them in the video embedded on this post.

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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. Check out the MARS section about 41 minutes into this video: Tagged with: mixed reality Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps appeared first on UploadVR.

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Join Zoom Meetings And Video Calls From VR With New PC VR App

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A new PC VR app called Spaces Awesome Zoom (SPAZ) allows users to join Zoom meetings and other video calls from within VR. SPAZ allows a user to join a video conference from within VR and use an adjustable virtual camera and whiteboard. When the call begins, the other people in the video call join as normal. ” Then you set your video chat app full screen and you’re “good to go.”

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Facebook Cancels F8, Unity and Epic Pull Out From GDC Over Coronavirus

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Unity and Epic, the companies behind the two biggest videogame development toolsets, also cancelled their appearances at the Game Developers Conference in March. — Unity (@unity3d) February 27, 2020. We plan to replace the in-person F8 event with locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content,” a statement from Facebook explains. The post Facebook Cancels F8, Unity and Epic Pull Out From GDC Over Coronavirus appeared first on UploadVR.

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Remote Work Discussion w/ Devs From Rec Room, Virtual Desktop, and Unity

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We are joined by three guests to discuss remote work amidst the current global pandemic: Timoni West: Director of AR/VR Product at Unity Shawn Whiting: Head of Community at Rec Room Guy Godin : sole developer of Virtual Desktop. Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from virtual reality! The post Remote Work Discussion w/ Devs From Rec Room, Virtual Desktop, and Unity appeared first on UploadVR. The VR Download Video top stories

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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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Billy Corgan Teases VR Experience With ‘Aeronaut’ Music Video

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Two-time GRAMMY Award winning artist William Patrick Corgan is teasing us with a music video for his new VR experience. The 2-D preview version is for Corgan’s new VR video “Aeronaut,” a single off his recently released solo album “Ogilala.”. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman opens the video dressed in a glowing white suit, playing piano against a dark backdrop. The video and VR experience was directed by Viacom NEXT’s David Liu and Rob Ruffler.

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Learn how to build a video game with this Unity and Blender course

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TL;DR: The Build The Legend of Zelda Clone in Unity3D and Blender course is on sale for £25.56 as of Jan. 26, saving you 82% on list price. If you're curious to know what makes Zelda a hit among gamers, you may want to consider finding out how it was created in the first place.

Join Us On YouTube With Devs From Rec Room, Pistol Whip, Virtual Desktop, and Unity To Discuss Remote Work!

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Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from virtual reality! Today we’re bringing you a special episode of the show, where we’ll be joined by four guests to discuss remote work amidst the current global pandemic: Timoni West: Director of AR/VR Product at Unity Shawn Whiting: Head of Community at Rec Room Guy Godin : sole developer of Virtual Desktop Denny Unger: CEO & Creative Director at Cloudhead Games (Pistol Whip).

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Superhot VR Wins Best Game At Unity Vision Summit 2017

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Today is Unity’s Vision Summit in Los Angeles. Best 360 Video – MIYUBI (Felix & Paul Studios, in collaboration with Funny or Die). In a statement, Unity celebrated all of its award winners and nominees: This year’s selection showcases the continued growth and maturation of VR, AR, and MR content by highlighting advancements with narrative, artistic, and technical achievements.

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