Category: Tutorials

April 16, 2017

3D assets, low-poly, from bitgem

Happy Sunday, everyone! In an attempt to learn more about the pipeline for creating virtual reality experiences, I’ve been on a personal mission lately to dip my toes into the 3D art side of the process. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a few amazing 3D artists as friends (go follow them here and here!) who have […]

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November 17, 2016

At first glance, the cube may look fairly normal. There’s an element of red and blue to the cube, and it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. The cube itself actually isn’t special at all – but if you take a look at the scene view on the left in the image above, you may […]

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November 16, 2016

The past few weeks have been a blur for me, but in some of the best ways possible. I’ve been able to spend a fair amount of my time programming on the HoloLens, and participated as a mentor in Berkeley’s CalHacks hackathon this past weekend, which was equal parts exhausting and incredibly fun. It was […]

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November 3, 2016

If I’m just starting out with learning augmented, virtual, or mixed reality development, how do I decide which headset to build for? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get around developing for immersive technologies, and with good reason – the space around today’s AR, VR, and mixed reality devices is growing rapidly, with […]

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July 28, 2016

Buckle in, folks! I’m going through the process of setting up my HoloLens Developer Environment so that I can start building with the HoloLens Emulator. I’m basing this off of the absolute bare minimum from the install guides and getting started over at the HoloLens Developer site, and I’ve skipped over a few of the […]

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July 4, 2016

Hey everyone! If you missed it, my last episode of Just A/VR Show covers some of the basics of getting setup with the SteamVR plugin in Unity for the HTC Vive – I’ve been working on a sample project using these and today’s 5 Minute Script covers the basics of setting up the controllers to […]

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June 29, 2016

Hey everyone! A new episode of Just A/VR Show is now live over on Channel 9! In this video, I talk about the SteamVR plugin for Unity, getting started with building an HTC Vive application, and you get the bonus of seeing me flounder around a bit getting my Vive on!  

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May 18, 2016

After wrestling with writing my own implementation of a QR code reader in Unity (you can check out my post on webcam screenshots in Unity here) I finally decided to leave it to the experts and go with a more robust solution. Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality platform, which works for both mobile and head-mounted AR devices, has […]

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