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. Virtual events.

Can Virtual Reality Games Lead to Violent Behavior?


Virtual reality is a simulated experience where people interact with computer-generated elements in a seemingly real way. Due to its fully immersive nature, which is becoming increasingly similar to real-world experiences, many are concerned about the effects of virtual violence.


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HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut


You may never come back from this virtual ride. Virtual reality was the first thing that came to mind after seeing the mysterious trailer for HBO’s Westworld back in June. A virtual host explains there are “no rules” in Westworld and proceeds to hand you a gun. It’s at this point when you are again teleported, but this time into the old west-themed virtual environment of Westworld — and it only gets weirder from here.

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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The presentation at Gamescom talked about your partnership with Unreal Engine for offering real-time RTX. In the previous link, there is, in fact, a reference saying that both Unreal Engine and Unity will implement DXR APIs. We are currently at version 4.20, so Unreal developers should wait a bit before playing with real-time raytracing (unless they want to use directly the DXR APIs from code). interviews virtual reality graphics cards nvidia rtx 2080 vr

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


Now in 2019, the company has made it a reality. “You can keep your design process virtual. 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. “They can move much of their design process to stay purely virtual instead of having to do physical mockups.

#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

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actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality! Everything started some time ago, when Mister president Alvin Wang Graylin predicted that someone would have stayed 30 days inside virtual reality. But I also remember all the info he gave me about crazy experiments with artificial intelligence in China or about futuristic virtual reality headsets.

Unreal P.T. review: anxiety and frustration in VR (+ how to download it)

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And this why an indie game developer, Radius Gordello , has decided to re-create completely it in Unreal Engine. And I think that virtual reality, that is a technology that empowers the emotions perceived by the user, is perfect for this game. I imagine what kind of masterpiece of horror videogaming , it could have been in virtual reality. With that said, I’ll be officially taking down Unreal PT next week. And if you want to play with Unreal P.T.,

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VR-optimized Forward Renderer Comes to Unreal Engine 4.14, Said to Be 22% Faster

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Now the tech is available to all Unreal Engine developers in version 4.14 Unreal Engine 4.14 The post VR-optimized Forward Renderer Comes to Unreal Engine 4.14, Said to Be 22% Faster appeared first on Road to VR. News VR Development epic games unreal engine unreal engine 4.14 unreal engine forward renderer unreal engine virtual reality unreal engine vr

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PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

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PanguVR works with two amazing technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence , so I was really interested in talking with him. We agreed that we would have met virtually so that I could discover more about his company anyway. I am delighted to meet everyone here virtually. 91pig creates the magical effect of blurring virtual with reality — the user can visualize furnishings for the entire household in VR at the touch of a button.

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.

Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20


Developers working with the Unity toolset to build VR experiences have enjoyed solid support for mixed reality video capture for around two years now. A mixed reality video seamlessly merges two realities in real-time, so this means that many Unity-based VR games, starting with Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption, include features that let enthusiastic players use a webcam and green screen to show what it is like to play that game. VR Industry News epic Unreal engine

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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.

The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools


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. Back to Reality, Temporarily. Last week at the inaugural event, I demoed these creation tools and my BB-8 mini-game process alongside other Oculus experiences — plus live 4k mixed reality camera tracking, mobile VR, and samples of Apple’s upcoming ARKit functionality.

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Advrty Brings Native Ads To Virtual Reality


Advrty wants to offer a new avenue of monetization for virtual reality developers, which doesn’t involve full field-of-view pop-up ads. million last month to serve ads in virtual reality and 360-degree videos and games, and Google is experimenting with VR ads in its Area 120 workshop. It’s also working on making it compatible with Unreal Engine. Though Advrty is focused on VR, Bakos says that it’s also working on ads for augmented reality.

Facebook ‘Phase Sync’ Tech Can Dramatically Reduce Quest App Latency

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It has also been integrated into the latest versions of Unreal Engine 4 and Unity. A new Oculus For Developers blog post details the addition of Phase Sync, a frame-timing management technology, to the Oculus Mobile SDK.

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


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. Prices for the full Polygon system are not listed, but quotes can be requested on the Manus site.

GDC 2017: Epic Games Unreal Engine VR Editor Coming in April With New Features


Epic Games is using the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to give an advanced preview of the latest additions to its Unreal Engine VR Editor, which allows creatives to build worlds in a virtual reality environment using the full capabilities of the editor toolset combined with interaction models designed specifically for VR world building. Tagged with: Epic Games , Unreal engine , vr editor. Unreal Engine VR Industry News Epic Games Unreal engine vr editor

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


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. He said that 59 percent of virtual reality developers are using Unity, according to a survey by VisionMobile. Sweeney said that Unreal Engine had its best year of all time in revenues, and then 2016 revenues doubled the 2015 numbers. This is by virtue of the fact that Unreal is focused on the high end.

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A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

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Virtual reality has figured prominently at the event in recent years of course, quickly rising to become one of the shows hottest technologies. The demonstration included the now familar Unreal Engine 3 powered citadel area, one which would become the setting for one of the most famous early VR applications of all time, Rift Coaster. Vive’s entrance would help shape the conversation around what we should expect from consumer virtual reality throughout 2015 and beyond.

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 It also ships with a preview of the company’s impressive VR Editor, which allows developers to natively build their 3D applications entirely from virtual reality. With the latest release release of Unreal Engine 4 (version 4.12) Epic have included a preview version of the VR Editor they first unveiled in February and more recently at GDC 2016. The post Unreal Engine 4.12

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OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality

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An avalanche of new virtual reality devices has arrived. Many game engines—such as Unity, Unreal, and SteamVR—immediately support it. Continue Reading on Page 2 >> The post OSVR Co-founder on the Future of Open Source Virtual Reality appeared first on Road to VR. Feature Open Source Virtual Reality Open Source VR open source virtual reality open source vr osvrs sensicsOSVR is an open source software platform and VR headset.

‘Virtual Reality Challenge’ Promises the “largest VR-only Game Jam ever”

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Fellow virtual reality news outlet VRFocus has launched ‘Virtual Reality Challenge’ and has hopes for it to become the largest hackathon of its kind dedicated to virtual reality content. Hackathon events in various forms are now commonplace across different technologies and for virtual reality has proven an important catalyst for innovation and creativity in the past, with both Oculus and HTC embracing the format to encourage content creation.

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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Solaris On PSVR Now Coming Early 2021

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Solaris is an arena shooter similar in style to Quake or Unreal Tournament. The PSVR version of First Contact Entertainment’s Solaris: Offworld Combat isn’t quite going to make it out in 2020, but it shouldn’t be too much longer.

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Unreal Engine Creators can Visualise Their 3D Creations Using Looking Glass Factory’s Holographic Display’s

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To view 3D content without the need for glasses, virtual reality (VR) headsets or any other face-base contraption you’ll need a holographic display like The Looking Glass. Today, Looking Glass Factory has announced that its displays will now support those working in Unreal Engine (UE4), Epic Games’ popular videogame development software. The Unreal Engine plugin feature list is as follows: Real-time 3D view of content in Unreal’s Game View.

Oculus Is Now Accepting Submissions For Hand-Tracking Apps On Quest


Hand-tracking is also coming to Unreal (UE4) soon as well. This could be used to simulate a virtual office environment inside the headset for productivity apps and workflow. I’ve tried the free Oculus Reality Lab and Magnopus colalborative effort, Elixir, which is a demo game designed to show off hand-tracking features.

Epic Announce Android Daydream VR Support in Unreal Engine, Available Today

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Epic Games’ Kim Libreri today took to the stage at Google’s I/O conference to announce Unreal Engine support for the newly announced Daydream Android VR platform, what’s more is that it’s available right now. Epic Games have been a constant in VR technology adoption since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, with the company’s Unreal Engine 4 consistently one of the first to deliver integration for a myriad virtual reality technologies.

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Drifter Acquires $2.25 Million to Build Virtual Reality e-Sports Games


Virtual reality e-sports do not exist yet in any sort of marketable form. It was formed by Ray Davis, Kenneth Scott, and Brian Murphy who have spent time working on Microsoft’s HoloLens, Oculus Rift, Xbox One, and Unreal Engine 4, as well as games such as Gears of War , Doom 3 , Halo 4 , and Bullet Train.

Watch First Ever Solaris: Offworld Combat Gameplay Here


The footage below is from the Oculus Rift version of the game: In Solaris, players will engage in tense multiplayer PvP combat in virtual environments that look and feel like they’ve been ripped out of an esport from the future. This will be a very fast-paced experience with quick respawns, guns laying around arenas for quick picking up similar to old-school shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament, and should be a great option for easy and quick pick-up and play action.

Intriguing New VR Projects Unearthed In Final Unreal Dev Grant Round


Epic Games this week revealed its final round of Unreal Dev Grants. The program, which has been running for the past four years, offers funding to companies using Unreal Engine. It offers stunningly realistic virtual characters. Elsewhere there’s a location-based game named Eclipse – 4D Virtual Reality from Backlight. Finally there’s money for Virtual Helsinki, a project to digitally recreate the Finnish capital from Zoan.

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

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This week virtual campus Axon Park has revealed it’ll be running a full semester course taught in virtual reality (VR). 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.

Epic Claims Apple Is Cutting It Off From ‘Future VR Features’ On iOS

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Epic Games’ ongoing dispute with Apple may have outed future VR plans for the latter company. Last week, Apple removed Fortnite from the iOS app store for iPhone and iPad after Epic added payment options to the battle royale hit that circumvented Apple’s usual cut of the revenue.

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Realistic Dreamhouse Game Will Ship With VR Support On UE5

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Not only that but the game’s developed on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, so it sports some pretty lovely visuals. The upcoming Dreamhouse: The Game will let you — you guessed it — build your dream house and then view it in VR.

HTC Vive VR Red Alert 2 remake uses Unreal Engine


Archive games Gaming virtual realityAs it is with most new gaming devices, how fast the device is adopted by the public depends on many things from pricing to the available games. The HTC Vive and other VR headsets are appealing , but not quite to the stage yet where the gaming masses are ready to play. One of the things that could get gamers … Continue reading.

5 Ways to Break into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Home


Source [link] Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) have had a noticeable presence in the news lately. With the Starboard UI and Apple Glasses release anticipated for Q4 2020/Q1 2021, the world is eagerly awaiting the next generation of extended reality (XR) standards. The First No-Headset Virtual Monitor 3. Augmented reality (AR) is the future of Restaurant Menu? virtual-reality technology augmented-reality vr tips launches its first Virtual Reality game VR INVADERS on Steam December 15.

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Global publisher is launching their first virtual reality PC game, VR Invaders via Steam VR on December 15. VR Invaders takes place in the near future and thanks to global corporations, virtual reality programs offer the perfect distraction from life’s hardships. VR Invaders is developed by’s in-house studio and delivers a story driven dive into Virtual Reality for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Touch owners.

Facebook Connect Schedule Reveals Start Time And Speakers For Sept. 16th

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Sessions listed include an unscripted talk by Facebook technical guide John Carmack, Unity and Unreal showcases, discussions about avatars and building community, securing content, porting content to Quest, as well as other sessions.