29 August

How Unity and Unreal Engine are enabling VR and AR applications.

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The Unity and Unreal Engines are two of the most popular game engines available today. They are both well-suited for developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications.

Unity Engine

Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, with a primary focus on 3D development. It is one of the most popular engines used by independent developers. Unity supports development for a wide range of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more.

stylized 3d character
Stylized 3D Character

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games. It is written in C++ and has been used in a wide variety of video games, including Fortnite, Gears of War, Bioshock, and more. Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) is the latest version of the engine and supports development for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more.

XR Development

Both Unity and Unreal Engine are well-suited for developing VR and AR applications. VR applications require high performance and realistic graphics. Unity and Unreal Engine both offer high-quality graphics and visual effects. In addition, both engines support a wide range of VR hardware, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and more.

Abstract room in AR
Abstract room in AR

What is AR?

AR applications require a different set of features than VR applications. AR applications need to be able to track the environment and place virtual objects in the real world. Unity offers an ARKit plugin that allows developers to create AR applications for iOS devices. Unreal Engine 4 also has built-in AR support through its ARKit plugin. In addition, both engines support Google’s ARCore platform.

Unity and Unreal Engine are two of the most popular game engines available today. They are both well-suited for developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications.

What is VR

VR applications require high performance and realistic graphics. Unity and Unreal Engine both offer high-quality graphics and visual effects. In addition, both engines support a wide range of VR hardware, including Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and more.

AR applications require a different set of features than VR applications. AR applications need to be able to track the environment and place virtual objects in the real world. Unity offers an ARKit plugin that allows developers to create AR applications for iOS devices. Unreal Engine 4 also has built-in AR support through its ARKit plugin. In addition, both engines support Google’s ARCore platform.

virtual reality (VR)
Virtual Reality (VR)

Unity and Unreal Engine are two powerful tools that allow developers to create amazing VR and AR experiences.


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