Unity Virtual Reality Projects

Unity Virtual Reality Projects

If you are interested in Virtual Reality, want to learn how it works, and want to create your own VR experiences, this book is for you. We walk you through a series of tutorials and in-depth discussions using the Unity game engine.

Author: Jonathan Linowes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788477185

Category: Computers

Page: 492

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Explore the latest features of Unity 2018 to create immersive VR projects for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Daydream and Gear VR Key Features A project-based guide to teach you how to develop immersive and fun VR applications using Unity 3D Build experiences with interactable objects, physics, UI, animations, C# scripting, and other Unity features Explore the world of VR by building experiences such as diorama, first-person characters, 360-degree projections, social VR, audio fireball game, and VR storytelling Book Description Unity has become the leading platform for building virtual reality games, applications, and experiences for this new generation of consumer VR devices. Unity Virtual Reality Projects walks you through a series of hands-on tutorials and in-depth discussions on using the Unity game engine to develop VR applications. With its practical and project-based approach, this book will get you up to speed with the specifics of VR development in Unity. You will learn how to use Unity to develop VR applications that can be experienced with devices such as Oculus, Daydream, and Vive. Among the many topics and projects, you will explore gaze-based versus hand-controller input, world space UI canvases, locomotion and teleportation, software design patterns, 360-degree media, timeline animation, and multiplayer networking. You will learn about the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor, and you will also learn about C# programming. By the end of the book, you will be fully equipped to develop rich, interactive VR experiences using Unity. What you will learn Create 3D scenes with Unity and other 3D tools while learning about world space and scale Build and run VR applications for specific headsets, including Oculus, Vive, and Daydream Interact with virtual objects using eye gaze, hand controllers, and user input events Move around your VR scenes using locomotion and teleportation Implement an audio fireball game using physics and particle systems Implement an art gallery tour with teleportation and data info Design and build a VR storytelling animation with a soundtrack and timelines Create social VR experiences with Unity networking Who this book is for If you're a non-programmer unfamiliar with 3D computer graphics, or experienced in both but new to virtual reality, and are interested in building your own VR games or applications, then this book is for you. Any experience in Unity is an advantage.
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Unity Virtual Reality Projects

Unity Virtual Reality Projects

Explore the world of Virtual Reality by building immersive and fun VR projects using Unity 3DAbout This Book- Learn the basic principles of virtual reality applications and get to know how they differ from games and desktop apps- Build ...

Author: Jonathan Linowes

Publisher:

ISBN: 178398855X

Category: Computers

Page: 286

View: 817

Explore the world of Virtual Reality by building immersive and fun VR projects using Unity 3DAbout This Book• Learn the basic principles of virtual reality applications and get to know how they differ from games and desktop apps• Build various types of VR experiences, including diorama, first-person characters, riding on rails, 360 degree projections, and social VR• A project-based guide that teaches you to use Unity to develop VR applications, which can be experienced with devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google CardboardWho This Book Is ForIf you're a non-programmer unfamiliar with 3D computer graphics, or experienced in both but new to virtual reality, and are interested in building your own VR games or applications then this book is for you. Any experience in Unity is an advantage.What You Will Learn• Create 3D scenes with Unity and Blender while learning about world space and scale• Build and run VR applications for consumer headsets including Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard• Build interactive environments with physics, gravity, animations, and lighting using the Unity engine• Experiment with various user interface (UI) techniques that you can use in your VR applications• Implement the first-person and third-person experiences that use only head motion gestures for input• Create animated walkthroughs, use 360-degree media, and build multi-user social VR experiences• Learn about the technology and psychology of VR including rendering, performance and VR motion sickness• Gain introductory and advanced experience in Unity programming with the C# languageIn DetailWhat is consumer “virtual reality”? Wearing a head-mounted display you view stereoscopic 3D scenes. You can look around by moving your head, and walk around using hand controls or motion sensors. You are engaged in a fully immersive experience. On the other hand, Unity is a powerful game development engine that provides a rich set of features such as visual lighting, materials, physics, audio, special effects, and animation for creating 2D and 3D games. Unity 5 has become the leading platform for building virtual reality games, applications and experiences for this new generation of consumer VR devices.Using a practical and project-based approach, this book will educate you about the specifics of virtual reality development in Unity.You will learn how to use Unity to develop VR applications which can be experienced with devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. We will then learn how to engage with virtual worlds from a third person and first person character point of view. Furthermore, you will explore the technical considerations especially important and possibly unique to VR. The projects in the book will demonstrate how to build a variety of VR experiences. You will be diving into the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor as well as C-Sharp programming.By the end of the book, you will be equipped to develop rich, interactive virtual reality experiences using Unity.So, let's get to it!Style and approachThis book takes a practical, project-based approach to teach specifics of virtual reality development in Unity. Using a reader-friendly approach, this book will not only provide detailed step-by-step instructions but also discuss the broader context and applications covered within.
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Unity 2020 Virtual Reality Projects

Unity 2020 Virtual Reality Projects

Unity Virtual Reality Projects walks you through a series of hands-on tutorials and in-depth discussions on using Unity with C#. With its practical and project-based approach, this book will get you up to speed with the specifics of VR ...

Author: Jonathan Linowes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781839214257

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 472

Explore the latest features of Unity and build VR experiences including first-person interactions, audio fireball games, 360-degree media, art gallery tours, and VR storytelling Key Features Discover step-by-step instructions and best practices to begin your VR development journey Explore Unity features such as URP rendering, XR Interaction Toolkit, and ProBuilder Build impressive VR-based apps and games that can be experienced using modern devices like Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest Book Description This third edition of the Unity Virtual Reality (VR) development guide is updated to cover the latest features of Unity 2019.4 or later versions - the leading platform for building VR games, applications, and immersive experiences for contemporary VR devices. Enhanced with more focus on growing components, such as Universal Render Pipeline (URP), extended reality (XR) plugins, the XR Interaction Toolkit package, and the latest VR devices, this edition will help you to get up to date with the current state of VR. With its practical and project-based approach, this book covers the specifics of virtual reality development in Unity. You'll learn how to build VR apps that can be experienced with modern devices from Oculus, VIVE, and others. This virtual reality book presents lighting and rendering strategies to help you build cutting-edge graphics, and explains URP and rendering concepts that will enable you to achieve realism for your apps. You'll build real-world VR experiences using world space user interface canvases, locomotion and teleportation, 360-degree media, and timeline animation, as well as learn about important VR development concepts, best practices, and performance optimization and user experience strategies. By the end of this Unity book, you'll be fully equipped to use Unity to develop rich, interactive virtual reality experiences. What you will learn Understand the current state of virtual reality and VR consumer products Get started with Unity by building a simple diorama scene using Unity Editor and imported assets Configure your Unity VR projects to run on VR platforms such as Oculus, SteamVR, and Windows immersive MR Design and build a VR storytelling animation with a soundtrack and timelines Implement an audio fireball game using game physics and particle systems Use various software patterns to design Unity events and interactable components Discover best practices for lighting, rendering, and post-processing Who this book is for Whether you're a non-programmer unfamiliar with 3D computer graphics or experienced in both but new to virtual reality, if you're interested in building your own VR games or applications, this Unity book is for you. Any experience in Unity will be useful but is not necessary.
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Unity Virtual Reality Projects

Unity Virtual Reality Projects

Explore the world of Virtual Reality by building immersive and fun VR projects using Unity 3D About This Book Learn the basic principles of virtual reality applications and get to know how they differ from games and desktop apps Build ...

Author: Jonathan Linowes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785286803

Category: Computers

Page: 286

View: 698

Explore the world of Virtual Reality by building immersive and fun VR projects using Unity 3D About This Book Learn the basic principles of virtual reality applications and get to know how they differ from games and desktop apps Build various types of VR experiences, including diorama, first-person characters, riding on rails, 360 degree projections, and social VR A project-based guide that teaches you to use Unity to develop VR applications, which can be experienced with devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard Who This Book Is For If you're a non-programmer unfamiliar with 3D computer graphics, or experienced in both but new to virtual reality, and are interested in building your own VR games or applications then this book is for you. Any experience in Unity is an advantage. What You Will Learn Create 3D scenes with Unity and Blender while learning about world space and scale Build and run VR applications for consumer headsets including Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard Build interactive environments with physics, gravity, animations, and lighting using the Unity engine Experiment with various user interface (UI) techniques that you can use in your VR applications Implement the first-person and third-person experiences that use only head motion gestures for input Create animated walkthroughs, use 360-degree media, and build multi-user social VR experiences Learn about the technology and psychology of VR including rendering, performance and VR motion sickness Gain introductory and advanced experience in Unity programming with the C# language In Detail What is consumer “virtual reality”? Wearing a head-mounted display you view stereoscopic 3D scenes. You can look around by moving your head, and walk around using hand controls or motion sensors. You are engaged in a fully immersive experience. On the other hand, Unity is a powerful game development engine that provides a rich set of features such as visual lighting, materials, physics, audio, special effects, and animation for creating 2D and 3D games. Unity 5 has become the leading platform for building virtual reality games, applications and experiences for this new generation of consumer VR devices. Using a practical and project-based approach, this book will educate you about the specifics of virtual reality development in Unity. You will learn how to use Unity to develop VR applications which can be experienced with devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. We will then learn how to engage with virtual worlds from a third person and first person character point of view. Furthermore, you will explore the technical considerations especially important and possibly unique to VR. The projects in the book will demonstrate how to build a variety of VR experiences. You will be diving into the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor as well as C-Sharp programming. By the end of the book, you will be equipped to develop rich, interactive virtual reality experiences using Unity. So, let's get to it! Style and approach This book takes a practical, project-based approach to teach specifics of virtual reality development in Unity. Using a reader-friendly approach, this book will not only provide detailed step-by-step instructions but also discuss the broader context and applications covered within.
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Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity

This Learning Path makes you an expert developer of AR and VR applications by teaching you everything - from the basic principles of AR application development to developing immersive and fun VR applications using Unity 3D and Unity 2018.

Author: Jesse Glover

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838644864

Category: Computers

Page: 668

View: 751

Get close and comfortable with Unity and build applications that run on HoloLens, Daydream, and Oculus Rift Key Features Build fun augmented reality applications using ARKit, ARCore, and Vuforia Explore virtual reality by developing more than 10 engaging projects Learn how to integrate AR and VR concepts together in a single application Book Description Unity is the leading platform to develop mixed reality experiences because it provides a great pipeline for working with 3D assets. Using a practical and project-based approach, this Learning Path educates you about the specifics of AR and VR development using Unity 2018 and Unity 3D. You’ll learn to integrate, animate, and overlay 3D objects on your camera feed, before moving on to implement sensor-based AR applications. You’ll explore various concepts by creating an AR application using Vuforia for both macOS and Windows for Android and iOS devices. Next, you’ll learn how to develop VR applications that can be experienced with devices, such as Oculus and Vive. You’ll also explore various tools for VR development: gaze-based versus hand controller input, world space UI canvases, locomotion and teleportation, timeline animation, and multiplayer networking. You’ll learn the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor and C# programming. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll be fully equipped to develop rich, interactive mixed reality experiences using Unity. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Unity Virtual Reality Projects - Second Edition by Jonathan Linowes Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects by Jesse Glover What you will learn Create 3D scenes to learn about world space and scale Move around your scenes using locomotion and teleportation Create filters or overlays that work with facial recognition software Interact with virtual objects using eye gaze, hand controllers, and user input events Design and build a VR storytelling animation with a soundtrack and timelines Create social VR experiences with Unity networking Who this book is for If you are a game developer familiar with 3D computer graphics and interested in building your own AR and VR games or applications, then this Learning Path is for you. Any prior experience in Unity and C# will be an advantage. In all, this course teaches you the tools and techniques to develop engaging mixed reality applications.
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Unity 2020 By Example

Unity 2020 By Example

In this book, you'll learn how to use Unity by making amazing games from popular genres; from an action shooter to a mindbending puzzle game, from an adventure to a VR game.

Author: ROBERT. WELLS

Publisher:

ISBN: 1800203381

Category:

Page: 676

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Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects

Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects

This book will educate you about the specifics of augmented reality development in Unity 2018.

Author: Jesse Glover

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788835848

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 453

Create engaging Augmented Reality (AR) applications with Unity 3D that can be experienced with devices such as HoloLens and Daydream Key Features Learn the principles of AR application development Work with the most popular sensors used in AR games and applications across Android, Apple and Windows Build experiences with interactive objects, physics, UI, animations, and C# scripting Book Description Augmented Reality allows for radical innovations in countless areas. It magically blends the physical and virtual worlds, bringing applications from a screen into your hands. Meanwhile, Unity has now become the leading platform to develop augmented reality experiences, as it provides a great pipeline for working with 3D assets. Using a practical and project-based approach, Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects educates you about the specifics of augmented reality development in Unity 2018. This book teaches you how to use Unity in order to develop AR applications which can be experienced with devices such as HoloLens and Daydream. You will learn to integrate, animate, and overlay 3D objects on your camera feed, before gradually moving on to implementing sensor-based AR applications. In addition to this, you will explore the technical considerations that are especially important and possibly unique to AR. The projects in the book demonstrate how you can build a variety of AR experiences, whilst also giving insights into C# programming as well as the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor. By the end of the book, you will be equipped to develop rich, interactive augmented reality experiences for a range of AR devices and platforms using Unity. What you will learn Build and run AR applications for specific headsets, including HoloLens and Daydream Create 3D scenes with Unity and other 3D tools while learning about world space and scale Move around your AR scenes using locomotion and teleportation Create filters or overlays that work in tandem with facial recognition software Use GPS, geolocation services, and the camera feed to create a fitness application Integrate AR and VR concepts together in a single application Who this book is for Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects is for you if you're a game developer familiar with 3D computer graphics and interested in building your own AR games or applications. Any experience in Unity and C# is an advantage.
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Augmented Reality for Developers

Augmented Reality for Developers

Build exciting AR applications on mobile and wearable devices with Unity 3D, Vuforia, ARToolKit, Microsoft Mixed Reality HoloLens, Apple ARKit, and Google ARCore About This Book Create unique AR applications from scratch, from beginning to ...

Author: Jonathan Linowes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787288041

Category: Computers

Page: 548

View: 208

Build exciting AR applications on mobile and wearable devices with Unity 3D, Vuforia, ARToolKit, Microsoft Mixed Reality HoloLens, Apple ARKit, and Google ARCore About This Book Create unique AR applications from scratch, from beginning to end, with step-by-step tutorials Use Unity 3D to efficiently create AR apps for Android, iOS, and Windows platforms Use Vuforia, ARTookKit, Windows Mixed Reality, and Apple ARKit to build AR projects for a variety of markets Learn best practices in AR user experience, software design patterns, and 3D graphics Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book is developers who have some experience in mobile development, either Android or iOS. Some broad web development experience would also be beneficial. What You Will Learn Build Augmented Reality applications through a step-by-step, tutorial-style project approach Use the Unity 3D game engine with the Vuforia AR platform, open source ARToolKit, Microsoft's Mixed Reality Toolkit, Apple ARKit, and Google ARCore, via the C# programming language Implement practical demo applications of AR including education, games, business marketing, and industrial training Employ a variety of AR recognition modes, including target images, markers, objects, and spatial mapping Target a variety of AR devices including phones, tablets, and wearable smartglasses, for Android, iOS, and Windows HoloLens Develop expertise with Unity 3D graphics, UIs, physics, and event systems Explore and utilize AR best practices and software design patterns In Detail Augmented Reality brings with it a set of challenges that are unseen and unheard of for traditional web and mobile developers. This book is your gateway to Augmented Reality development—not a theoretical showpiece for your bookshelf, but a handbook you will keep by your desk while coding and architecting your first AR app and for years to come. The book opens with an introduction to Augmented Reality, including markets, technologies, and development tools. You will begin by setting up your development machine for Android, iOS, and Windows development, learning the basics of using Unity and the Vuforia AR platform as well as the open source ARToolKit and Microsoft Mixed Reality Toolkit. You will also receive an introduction to Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore! You will then focus on building AR applications, exploring a variety of recognition targeting methods. You will go through multiple complete projects illustrating key market sectors including business marketing, education, industrial training, and gaming. By the end of the book, you will have gained the necessary knowledge to make quality content appropriate for a range of AR devices, platforms, and intended uses. Style and approach This book adopts a practical, step-by-step, tutorial-style approach. The design principles and methodology will be explained by creating different modules of the AR app.
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Cardboard VR Projects for Android

Cardboard VR Projects for Android

Develop mobile virtual reality apps using the native Google Cardboard SDK for Android About This Book Learn how to build practical applications for Google's popular DIY VR headset Build a reusable VR graphics engine on top of the Cardboard ...

Author: Jonathan Linowes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785880995

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 752

Develop mobile virtual reality apps using the native Google Cardboard SDK for Android About This Book Learn how to build practical applications for Google's popular DIY VR headset Build a reusable VR graphics engine on top of the Cardboard Java SDK and OpenGL ES graphics libraries The projects in this book will showcase a different aspect of Cardboard development—from 3D rendering to handling user input Who This Book Is For The book is for established Android developers with a good knowledge level of Java. No prior OpenGL or graphics knowledge is required. No prior experience with Google Cardboard is expected, but those who are familiar with Cardboard and are looking for projects to expand their knowledge can also benefit from this book. What You Will Learn Build Google Cardboard virtual reality applications Explore the ins and outs of the Cardboard SDK Java classes and interfaces, and apply them to practical VR projects Employ Android Studio, Android SDK, and the Java language in a straightforward manner Discover and use software development and Android best practices for mobile and Cardboard applications, including considerations for memory management and battery life Implement user interface techniques for menus and gaze-based selection within VR Utilize the science, psychology, mathematics, and technology behind virtual reality, especially those pertinent to mobile Cardboard VR experiences Understand Cardboard VR best practices including those promoted by Google Design Lab. In Detail Google Cardboard is a low-cost, entry-level media platform through which you can experience virtual reality and virtual 3D environments. Its applications are as broad and varied as mobile smartphone applications themselves. This book will educate you on the best practices and methodology needed to build effective, stable, and performant mobile VR applications. In this book, we begin by defining virtual reality (VR) and how Google Cardboard fits into the larger VR and Android ecosystem. We introduce the underlying scientific and technical principles behind VR, including geometry, optics, rendering, and mobile software architecture. We start with a simple example app that ensures your environment is properly set up to write, build, and run the app. Then we develop a reusable VR graphics engine that you can build upon. And from then on, each chapter is a self-contained project where you will build an example from a different genre of application, including a 360 degree photo viewer, an educational simulation of our solar system, a 3D model viewer, and a music visualizer. Given the recent updates that were rolled out at Google I/O 2016, the authors of Cardboard VR Projects for Android have collated some technical notes to help you execute the projects in this book with Google VR Cardboard Java SDK 0.8, released in May 2016. Refer to the article at https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/GoogleVRUpdateGuideforCardbook.pdf which explains the updates to the source code of the projects. Style and approach This project based guide is written in a tutorial-style project format, where you will learn by doing. It is accompanied by in-depth explanations and discussions of various technologies, and provides best practices and techniques.
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Unity 2018 By Example

Unity 2018 By Example

What you will learn Understand core Unity concepts, such as game objects, components, and scenes Study level-design techniques for building immersive and interesting worlds Make functional games with C# scripting Use the toolset creatively ...

Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788479325

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 893

Build exciting 2D/3D games and virtual reality applications with the help of hands-on examples Key Features Create five different types of games from scratch with Unity 2018 Import custom content into Unity from third-party tools such as Maya and Blender Learn to build NPCs with artificial intelligent behavior. Book Description Unity is the most exciting and popular engine used for developing games. With its 2018 release, Unity has become the primary source of both game development and virtual reality content. In Unity 2018 By Example, you’ll learn how to use Unity in order to make amazing games from popular genres - from action shooters to mind-bending puzzle games to adventure and Virtual Reality (VR) games. Even if you have no previous experience of using Unity, this book will help you understand the toolsets it provides in depth. In addition to this, you'll understand how to create time-critical collection games, twin-stick space shooters, platformers, and action-fest games with intelligent enemies. Finally, you'll get to grips with creating VR games with the new toolsets introduced by Unity to help you develop amazing VR experiences. To make things easier, you will be provided with step-by-step tutorials for making five great games in Unity 2018, along with a detailed explanation of all the fundamental concepts. By the end of this book, you’ll have established a strong foundation in making games with Unity 2018. What you will learn Understand core Unity concepts, such as game objects, components, and scenes Study level-design techniques for building immersive and interesting worlds Make functional games with C# scripting Use the toolset creatively to build games with different themes and styles Handle player controls and input functionality Work with terrains and world-creation tools Get to grips with making both 2D and 3D games Who this book is for You don't need to have any previous experience with Unity to enjoy Unity 2018 By Example, although you need to have basic knowledge of C#.
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Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case.

Author: Jorge R. López Benito

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789803150

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 261

Design end-to-end AR solutions for domains such as marketing, retail, manufacturing, tourism, automation, and training Key Features Use leading AR development frameworks such as ARCore, ARKit, and Vuforia across key industries Identify the market potential of AR for designing visual solutions in different business sectors Build multi-platform AR projects for various platforms such as Unity, iOS, and Android Book Description Augmented reality (AR) is expanding its scope from just being used in mobile and game applications to enterprise. Different industries are using AR to enhance assembly line visualization, guide operators performing difficult tasks, attract more customers, and even improve training techniques. In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case. You'll delve into the basics of Unity and get familiar with Unity assets, materials, and resources, which will help you build a strong foundation for working on the different AR projects covered in the book. You'll build real-world projects for various industries such as marketing, retail, and automation in a step-by-step manner. This will give you hands-on experience in developing your own industrial AR apps. While building the projects, you'll explore various AR frameworks used in the enterprise environment such as Vuforia, EasyAR, ARCore, and ARKit, and understand how they can be used by themselves or integrated into the Unity 3D engine to create AR markers, 3D models, and components of an AR app. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in using different commercial AR frameworks as well as Unity for building robust AR projects. What you will learn Understand the basics of Unity application development and C# scripting Learn how to use Android Studio along with ARCore and Sceneform to build AR prototypes for Android devices Enable AR experiences on the web with ARCore and WebAR Explore emerging AR authoring tools such as Augmented Class! for education Understand the differences and similarities between handheld and head-mounted display (HMD) environments and how to build an app for each target Become well versed in using Xcode with ARKit and SceneKit to develop AR portals for iOS devices Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in emerging and interactive technologies or looking to build AR applications for any domain. Although, no prior augmented reality experience is required, having some skills in object-oriented programming (OOP) will be helpful.
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Learning Path

Learning Path

You will gain a 360-degree gaming experience by creating amazing 3D game worlds. By the end of the Learning Path, you'll be able to develop rich, interactive virtual reality experiences using Unity."--Resource description page.

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ISBN: OCLC:1137157149

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"Virtual Reality gives users an immersive 3D gaming experience, and Unity 5 has become the leading platform for building virtual reality games and applications for different platforms. This Learning Path takes a practical, project-based approach to teach you about the specifics of VR development with the Unity 3D game engine. You will explore the technical considerations especially important and possibly unique to VR. The projects in this Learning Path will demonstrate how to build a variety of VR experiences. The projects will increase in complexity as the Learning Path progresses and will help you make the transition to a pro VR developer with Unity 5. You will gain a 360-degree gaming experience by creating amazing 3D game worlds. By the end of the Learning Path, you'll be able to develop rich, interactive virtual reality experiences using Unity."--Resource description page.
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Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

This book also looks at some of the main issues surrounding virtual reality, such as motion sickness and performance issues, providing practical ways to reduce their impact to make better VR experiences.

Author: Jeff W. Murray

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429295855

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 182

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VRtakes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR 2.x libraries, this book and its example code are compatible with the main virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays currently available. This book also looks at some of the main issues surrounding virtual reality, such as motion sickness and performance issues, providing practical ways to reduce their impact to make better VR experiences. Key Features: Discusses some of the key issues facing virtual reality and provides helpful tips for making better VR experiences Practical examples geared to work with any headset compatible with SteamVR, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index Uses the SteamVR Interaction system for interactions such as picking up and throwing objects, operating user interfaces and capturing input events for your own scripts Explore advanced spatialized audio with Steam Audio. Discover how to build user interfaces for virtual reality, as well as discussing some best practices for VR-based user interface design Written by a games industry veteran with a proven track record, having worked for IBM Research in educational VR research projects and having made and launched VR experiences.
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Virtual Reality Blueprints

Virtual Reality Blueprints

Who this book is for If you are a game developer and a VR enthusiast now looking to get stuck into the VR app development process by creating VR apps for different platforms, then this is the book for you.

Author: Charles Palmer

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786465030

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 469

Join the virtual reality revolution by creating immersive 3D games and applications with Cardboard VR, Gear VR, OculusVR, and HTC Vive Key Features Develop robust, immersive VR experiences that are easy on the eye. Code 3D games and applications using Unity 3D game engine. Learn the basic principles of virtual reality applications Book Description Are you new to virtual reality? Do you want to create exciting interactive VR applications? There's no need to be daunted by the thought of creating interactive VR applications, it's much easier than you think with this hands-on, project-based guide that will take you through VR development essentials for desktop and mobile-based games and applications. Explore the three top platforms—Cardboard VR, Gear VR, and OculusVR —to design immersive experiences from scratch. You’ll start by understanding the science-fiction roots of virtual reality and then build your first VR experience using Cardboard VR. You'll then delve into user interactions in virtual space for the Google Cardboard then move on to creating a virtual gallery with Gear VR. Then you will learn all about virtual movements, state machines, and spawning while you shoot zombies in the Oculus Rift headset. Next, you'll construct a Carnival Midway, complete with two common games to entertain players. Along the way, you will explore the best practices for VR development, review game design tips, discuss methods for combating motion sickness and identify alternate uses for VR applications What you will learn Use Unity assets to create object simulation. Implement simple touch controls in your application. Apply artificial intelligence to achieve player and character interaction. Add scripts for movement, tracking, grasping, and spawning. Create animated walkthroughs, use 360-degree media, and build engaging VR experiences. Deploy your games on multiple VR platforms. Who this book is for If you are a game developer and a VR enthusiast now looking to get stuck into the VR app development process by creating VR apps for different platforms, then this is the book for you. Familiarity with the Unity game engine and the C# language is key to getting the most from this book.
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Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

This book also looks at some of the main issues surrounding virtual reality, such as motion sickness and performance issues, providing practical ways to reduce their impact to make better VR experiences.

Author: Jeff W. Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367272652

Category: Steam VR.

Page: 276

View: 914

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR takes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR 2.x libraries, this book and its example code are compatible with the main virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays currently available. This book also looks at some of the main issues surrounding virtual reality, such as motion sickness and performance issues, providing practical ways to reduce their impact to make better VR experiences. Key Features: Discusses some of the key issues facing virtual reality and provides helpful tips for making better VR experiences Practical examples geared to work with any headset compatible with SteamVR, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index Uses the SteamVR Interaction system for interactions such as picking up and throwing objects, operating user interfaces and capturing input events for your own scripts Explore advanced spatialized audio with Steam Audio. Discover how to build user interfaces for virtual reality, as well as discussing some best practices for VR-based user interface design Written by a games industry veteran with a proven track record, having worked for IBM Research in educational VR research projects and having made and launched VR experiences.
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Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case.

Author: Jorge R. López Benito

Publisher:

ISBN: 1789807409

Category: Computers

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Design end-to-end AR solutions for domains such as marketing, retail, manufacturing, tourism, automation, and training Key Features Use leading AR development frameworks such as ARCore, ARKit, and Vuforia across key industries Identify the market potential of AR for designing visual solutions in different business sectors Build multi-platform AR projects for various platforms such as Unity, iOS, and Android Book Description Augmented reality (AR) is expanding its scope from just being used in mobile and game applications to enterprise. Different industries are using AR to enhance assembly line visualization, guide operators performing difficult tasks, attract more customers, and even improve training techniques. In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case. You'll delve into the basics of Unity and get familiar with Unity assets, materials, and resources, which will help you build a strong foundation for working on the different AR projects covered in the book. You'll build real-world projects for various industries such as marketing, retail, and automation in a step-by-step manner. This will give you hands-on experience in developing your own industrial AR apps. While building the projects, you'll explore various AR frameworks used in the enterprise environment such as Vuforia, EasyAR, ARCore, and ARKit, and understand how they can be used by themselves or integrated into the Unity 3D engine to create AR markers, 3D models, and components of an AR app. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in using different commercial AR frameworks as well as Unity for building robust AR projects. What you will learn Understand the basics of Unity application development and C# scripting Learn how to use Android Studio along with ARCore and Sceneform to build AR prototypes for Android devices Enable AR experiences on the web with ARCore and WebAR Explore emerging AR authoring tools such as Augmented Class! for education Understand the differences and similarities between handheld and head-mounted display (HMD) environments and how to build an app for each target Become well versed in using Xcode with ARKit and SceneKit to develop AR portals for iOS devices Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in emerging and interactive technologies or looking to build AR applications for any domain. Although, no prior augmented reality experience is required, having some skills in object-oriented programming (OOP) will be helpful.
Categories: Computers

Mastering Oculus Rift Development

Mastering Oculus Rift Development

Explore the new frontier of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift and bring the VR revolution to your own projects About This Book Create immersive 3D games especially designed for the Oculus Rift platform Build complex realistic virtual ...

Author: Jack Donovan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786461780

Category: Computers

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Explore the new frontier of virtual reality with the Oculus Rift and bring the VR revolution to your own projects About This Book Create immersive 3D games especially designed for the Oculus Rift platform Build complex realistic virtual reality (VR) games with the Unity Engine Create striking VR environments with advanced graphical techniques Who This Book Is For This book is for aspiring indie developers and VR enthusiasts who want to bring their ideas into virtual reality with a new platform that provides an unprecedented level of realism and immersion. What You Will Learn Increase immersion with 3D audio and intuitive interfaces Create group VR experiences using multi-player networking Design fun and engaging mechanics that utilize VR principles Explore the best ways to navigate and interact using the Oculus Rift Design intuitive ways to navigate and interact with scenes in VR Add stunning realism to a scene with three-dimensional audio Invent mechanics and features that take full advantage of VR hardware In Detail Virtual reality (VR) is changing the world of gaming and entertainment as we know it. VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift immerse players in a virtual world by tracking their head movements and simulating depth, giving them the feeling that they are actually present in the environment. We will first use the Oculus SDK in the book and will then move on to the widely popular Unity Engine, showing you how you can add that extra edge to your VR games using the power of Unity. In this book, you'll learn how to take advantage of this new medium by designing around each of its unique features. This book will demonstrate the Unity 5 game engine, one of most widely-used engines for VR development, and will take you through a comprehensive project that covers everything necessary to create and publish a complete VR experience for the Oculus Rift. You will also be able to identify the common perils and pitfalls of VR development to ensure that your audience has the most comfortable experience possible. By the end of the book, you will be able to create an advanced VR game for the Oculus Rift, and you'll have everything you need to bring your ideas into a new reality. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step tutorial approach with illustrative examples to help you implement the projects on your own. The book lets you first get to grips with the Oculus SDK and then moves on to the Unity Engine to add realistic graphics and features in your games.
Categories: Computers

Virtual Reality and the Built Environment

Virtual Reality and the Built Environment

Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions.

Author: Jennifer Whyte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317211136

Category: Architecture

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Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions. What are the business drivers for the use of virtual reality? What are its limitations? How can virtual reality be implemented within organizations? Using international case studies it answers these questions whilst addressing the growth in the recent use of building information modelling (BIM) and the renewed interest in virtual reality to visualize and understand data to make decisions. With the aim of inspiring and informing future use, the authors take a fresh look at current applications in the construction sector, situating them within a broader trajectory of innovation. The new edition expands the scope to consider both immersive virtual reality as a way of bringing professionals inside a building information model, and augmented reality as a way of taking this model and related asset information out to the job-site. The updated edition also considers these technologies in the context of other developments that were in their infancy when the first edition was written – such as laser scanning, mobile technologies and big data. Virtual Reality in the Built Environment is essential reading for professionals in architecture, construction, design, surveying and engineering and students on related courses who need an understanding of BIM, CAD and virtual reality in the sector. Please follow the book's Twitter account: @vrandbe http://buildingvr.blogspot.co.uk/
Categories: Architecture

Unity 2020 By Example

Unity 2020 By Example

A project-based guide to building 2D, 3D, augmented reality, and virtual reality games from scratch, 3rd Edition Robert Wells.

Author: Robert Wells

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800200784

Category: Computers

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Unity is the most exciting and popular game engine. After the latest release, Unity has become the primary source of game and Virtual Reality development throughout the world. In this book, you’ll learn how to use Unity by making amazing games from popular genres; from an action shooter to a mindbending puzzle game, from an adventure to a VR game.
Categories: Computers

Microsoft HoloLens by Example

Microsoft HoloLens by Example

Get to grips with HoloLens development as you create mixed reality apps from scratchAbout This Book* Create awesome Augmented Reality (AR) apps for the Microsoft HoloLens platform* Unleash the power of Unity SDK for HoloLens to create next ...

Author: Joshua Newnham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787126269

Category: Application software

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Get to grips with HoloLens development as you create mixed reality apps from scratchAbout This Book* Create awesome Augmented Reality (AR) apps for the Microsoft HoloLens platform* Unleash the power of Unity SDK for HoloLens to create next generation AR apps* Explore the exciting world of gesture control, visual mapping, voice command for apps, and many more cutting edge possibilities with HoloLensWho This Book Is ForThis book is for developers who have some experience with programming in any of the major languages such as C#, C++, and so on. You do need any knowledge of Augmented Reality development.What You Will Learn* Extend the computing experience beyond the flat glass screen by placing and embedding virtual objects holograms) into the physical world* Interact with the holograms using gaze, gestures, and voice* Enhance the experience with spatial sound* Allow multiple users to naturally collaborate with each other* Integrate voice commands into your own HoloLens projects* Experiment with techniques to better understand the real world* Implement a user interface in Mixed Reality* Blend the virtual and physical world by making the holograms interact and react to the physical environmentIn DetailAre you a developer who is fascinated with Microsoft HoloLens and its capabilities? Do you want to learn the intricacies of working with the HoloLens SDK and create your own apps? If so, this is the book for you.This book introduces and demystifies the HoloLens platform and introduces new ways you can interact with computers (Mixed Reality). It will teach you the important concepts, get you excited about the possibilities, and give you the tools to continue exploring and experimenting. You will go through the journey of creating four independent examples throughout the book, two using DirectX and two using Unity. You will learn to implement spatial mapping and gesture control, incorporate spatial sound, and work with different types of input and gaze. You will also learn to use the Unity 5 SDK for HoloLens and create apps with it.Collectively, the apps explore the major concepts of HoloLens, but each app is independent, giving you the flexibility to choose where to start (and end).Style and approachThis book takes an example-based approach where you'll build AR apps with increasing difficulty. You will learn more about HoloLens platform as well as AR app development in general.
Categories: Application software