My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

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But hey, let me play this game anyway, so here you are my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 based on the trends and the anticipations that we had at the end of 2020! Also, the awareness has grown , because every gamer knew about Alyx, and so about virtual reality.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

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So, here you are how I envision this 2020 in virtual reality! (I’ll PlayStation VR selling more than 5 million units until now has proven that console players like virtual reality. Too many people still don’t understand the potential of virtual reality.

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How I got started with virtual reality (and you can, too)

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If I had to choose the most common question I’ve received in these 4 years on the blog, social media, and Quora, I would surely pick “How do I get started with virtual reality?” How I got started with virtual reality. Unity. Virtual events.

How to make SteamVR input work with Unity XR Interaction Toolkit in Unity

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It is a short guide to implement some sort of compatibility between the SteamVR Unity plugin and the Unity XR Interaction Toolkit , that under the new XR Plugin Management in Unity are not working very well together. I personally used Unity 2019.4 Hello everyone!

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How to remove unwanted Unity audio permissions to submit to App Lab

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For sure you remember that together with my tutorial on how to develop and submit an application for App Lab , I have actually submitted to App Lab my majestic “The Unity Cube App” , an application with just a cube and some avatar hands (Yes, I’m a troll).

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

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

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A recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services study found that 87% of large companies are currently exploring, piloting, or deploying mixed reality, but the vast majority of those are still in the exploratory or proof-of-concept stages. Image Credit: WCCFTech, Unity, VR Visions Inc.

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Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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Configuring the Wi-fi is really easy using your smartphone and you don’t have to type the password with an annoying virtual keyboard. The companion app makes setting some features of the device a very short process : activating developer mode just requires few taps on it, and connecting to the Wi-Fi can be made easily with you typing the password on your smartphone and not on some cumbersome virtual keyboard. The reality is: both are right. reviews virtual reality

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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NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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What about Unity, instead? Will it be available also for Unity developers? In the previous link, there is, in fact, a reference saying that both Unreal Engine and Unity will implement DXR APIs. Regarding Unity, I haven’t been able to find any news on a possible release date. What will be the performances of real-time raytracing with the newest RTX graphics cards inside Virtual Reality applications?

Unity Promises Initial OpenXR Platform Support By The End Of 2020

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Unity confirmed that its eponymous 3D engine will start supporting some OpenXR platforms by the end of 2020, with a focus on “providing the best developer experience on Unity supported platforms.”. The next stage will be early in 2021, when Unity will offer preliminary OpenXR 1.0

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Cubism, Phasmophobia And More Nominated At 2020 Unity Awards

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A few VR games have been nominated in this year’s Unity Awards across several categories. Unity is the most popular game engine used across various platforms, including VR. Of course, only games that use the Unity game engine are eligible.

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How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality has gotten more sophisticated over the years. Using Virtual Reality for Market Research. That’s where virtual reality comes in. Since virtual mock-ups are customizable and controllable, they can make quick changes to testing environments.

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. 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. tutorials virtual reality vr

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Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline Now Supports VR

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Unity version 2019.2 Among the changes, the HDRP now supports virtual reality and a new option could make Oculus Quest apps perform better. In 2018 Unity introduced Scriptable Render Pipelines, allowing developers to have greater control over the engine’s rendering. Additionally, Unity’s AR Foundation now has support for face-tracking, 2D image-tracking, 3D object-tracking, and environment probe. unity ar unity vrreleases today.

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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.

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LooxidVR is a virtual reality headset that can analyze your emotions

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Our VR system enables researchers to directly build VR environments through our Unity SDK and track, as well as detect, physiological signals. . Automatic Time Synchronization : LooxidVR facilitates time synchronized acquisition of eye and brain data , as well as VR contents and interaction data (Unity event logs). By combining BCI with VR, developers can implement seamless control of the virtual reality system. interviews virtual reality looxidvr

Varjo VR-1 Shows Us Virtual Reality Through High-Res Lenses

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Now in 2019, the company has made it a reality. “You can keep your design process virtual. Built in Unity software, this is a more modern home than the one I saw in June 2017. The headset also works with Unreal and AutoCAD, besides Unity.). Such resolution will mean everything for the viability of virtual desktops where a user has a dozen virtual monitors floating around them. Varjo mixed reality add-on mockup | Credit: VentureBeat.

Virtual Reality Takes Center Stage at Tokyo Game Show

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Some 110 VR games for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive got all the attention with new demos and mixed reality performances. HTC Vive had a huge presence as well, taking the form of mixed reality demo booths that had attendees all snapping photos and video. But it was really one mixed reality demo that got most of the attention, where we stumbled across a girl just crushing it in a game called Circle of Saviors.

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. From the initial prototyping stages to testing and final submissions, students will be guided through every stage of VR development for Oculus Rift/Rift S and Oculus Quest headsets on the Unity platform. 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.

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How ‘The Lion King’ Was Filmed Using Virtual Reality

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It’s in part thanks to a production pipeline that uniquely relies on virtual reality to better incorporate traditional live-action story telling techniques to the computer generated world. The pipeline and tracking system are really the backbone of virtual production.” The Moving Picture Company (MPC) helped build the tools for virtual production, and used Unity to emulate live-action film production in VR.

Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality. The demo was shot against a green screen so that it could be composited together with the virtual world, offering a mixed reality view for the audience.

The Story of Your Life is a Virtual Reality

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Right now, I’m most excited about the ways it’s causing us to reflect on the very notion of reality. What is Reality? VR has already begun to help us analyze the ways we construct our own realities. Despite a hefty name, the idea of a “reality tunnel” is actually pretty simple. Each of us has lived a unique life with unique experiences, and our minds have crafted an understanding of “reality” around these subjective experiences.

Upload Event: A Virtual Reality Halloween

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In a few evenings, you will learn how to create high-end virtual reality experiences on the Unity game engine, and in particular, the techniques used to make your users jump! Learn more about A Virtual Reality Halloween — Intro to VR Development with Unity: 3-night Los Angeles course on October 23, 25 and 26, 2017. Love the Halloween season? We do too. Come learn how to build your own highly-immersive VR haunted house, a truly spooky VR experience.

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. It was something that I already knew… plus I was really tired because of the hard work done and so I was really going through the text lines not giving much interest, when suddenly I read something like “Mozilla that has released a WebVR exporter for Unity” and suddenly I woke up and my eyes popped out.

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

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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! It is embedded into Oculus Unity SDK.

The Brighter Reality of Virtual Reality

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In one such visits I tried on a VR headset just to realize that such a powerful visualizer can effectively simulate unbelievably enchanting experiences that may be difficult to achieve in reality. The First No-Headset Virtual Monitor 3.

Baobab Studios talks about the development of “Crow: The Legend”, a movie that deserves to be watched in virtual reality

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The movie has been released both in traditional 2D format and as a Virtual Reality experience. It is the first time that I watch the same movie in 2D and in VR and thanks to it I’ve been able to confirm how Virtual Reality is a powerful storytelling medium. We realized that there was something unique and powerful in VR that comes from being able to communicate naturally with virtual characters and interact with them and their worlds.

Virtual Reality in Engineering?—?Pros, Cons, and Use Cases

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Virtual Reality in Engineering?—?Pros, Pros, Cons, and Use Cases Engineers spend countless hours creating CAD models of virtual objects without having a solid understanding of how it will be installed. Optimizing 3D models for Augmented Reality 3.

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 at XR Immersive Enterprise.

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How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

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They could be a great innovative tool to market your AR and VR applications (and even for the non-XR ones) … so let’s see how you can create them for you game directly from your Unity project! So, take a screenshot of your Unity application, import it on Photoshop, and create some kind of black and white image that is white where there are the background objects, black on the background and gray in-between. The better way for Unity projects.

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Exploring Methods for Conveying Object Weight in Virtual Reality

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With no way of generating resistive force feedback with today’s VR motion controllers, how can we make users feel and behave as though virtual objects have varying weights? Throughout the past year, we’ve loved working in virtual reality — from in – house projects to our work with Google Daydream for IO 2016. As far as production software, we were torn between our familiarity with Unity and the rendering potential of Unreal.

Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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The typical development environment that they use is Unity, but if the customer requires Unreal because wants a better graphical quality, they can develop using UE4, too. Mr. Mi highlighted his passion for using virtual reality to teach creativity to children and in fact, all four Lenqiy’s products are aimed at fostering creativity in children. He repeated that in China now there’s a big push of virtual reality in education thanks to the government.

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. Broken down into 11 units and estimated to take more than 20 hours to complete, you’ll learn from a dozen Oculus and Unity experts covering basic topics such as how to prototype and plan a VR experience, VR ergonomics, spatial audio, VR user experience (UX) design, and app optimization.

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Super Data Report: 6.3 Million Virtual Reality Headsets Shipped in 2016

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A new report from Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 The report, titled “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: 2016 Mobile and VR Games Year in Review,” is a compilation of information Super Data and Unity Technologies, though we clarified with Unity that they did not contribute to the estimates for VR headset data in the report. Research numbers PS VR rift sales shipped sold super data unity Vive

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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. Aside from a couple Blender tutorials, I’ve got no experience making 3D models (just pushing them around in Unity) and no real visual arts experience, period. For me, this is where Unity comes in. Back to Reality, Temporarily. I’ve always prized creativity.

Manus Polygon Available Now, Offering Full VR Body And Hand Tracking

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Purchasing the Polygon pack also includes plugins to implement the system in Unity and Unreal. As announced back in March , orders and licenses for Polygon, the VR body and tracking system from Manus, can now be placed online.