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XR Development with Unity

By : Anna Braun, Raffael Rizzo
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XR Development with Unity

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By: Anna Braun, Raffael Rizzo

Overview of this book

The drastic surge in the demand for XR development has led to an imminent need for comprehensive resources, learning material, and overall know-how in this area. This one-stop resource will ensure that professionals venturing into XR development can access all XR-related techniques to build appealing XR applications, without relying on Google every step of the way. This book is your guide to developing XR applications with Unity 2021.3 or later versions, helping you to create VR, AR, and MR experiences of increasing complexity. The chapters cover the entire XR application development process from setting up an interactive XR scene using the XR Interaction Toolkit or AR Foundation, adding physics, animations, continuous movement, teleportation, sound effects, and visual effects, to testing and deploying to VR headsets, simulators, smartphones, and tablets. Additionally, this XR book takes you on a journey from the basics of Unity and C# to advanced techniques such as building multiplayer applications and incorporating hand- and gaze-tracking capabilities. By the end of this book, you'll be fully equipped to create cutting-edge XR projects for engaging individual, academic, and industrial use cases that captivate your audience.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Part 1 – Understanding the Basics of XR and Unity
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Part 2 – Interactive XR Applications with Custom Logic, Animations, Physics, Sound, and Visual Effects
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Part 3 – Advanced XR Techniques: Hand-Tracking, Gaze-Tracking, and Multiplayer Capabilities

Exploring current and future trends in XR technology and applications

Did you know that in 2023, consumer XR headset shipments reached 17.8 million, which is over triple the number of commercial XR shipments, at 5.6 million? The business-to-consumer XR market surged to 31.1 billion US dollars, marking a 23% growth from 2022. Mobile AR dominates the XR landscape with a market value of 21.1 billion US dollars, overshadowing the VR market, which stands at 15.8 billion US dollars (https://www.statista.com/topics/6072/extended-reality-xr).

Being armed with the capabilities and tools to create immersive XR experiences and witnessing the rapid expansion of the XR market, you might ponder which XR niche to prioritize. This section will explore the primary domains employing XR. You’ll gain insights into ongoing XR research, discover leading companies in each segment, and understand emerging trends and applications. Let’s begin by examining a sector showing significant XR adoption...