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XR Development with Unity

By : Anna Braun, Raffael Rizzo
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XR Development with Unity

2 (1)
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
Part 2 – Interactive XR Applications with Custom Logic, Animations, Physics, Sound, and Visual Effects
Part 3 – Advanced XR Techniques: Hand-Tracking, Gaze-Tracking, and Multiplayer Capabilities


This chapter introduced you to the different facets of XR, namely AR, MR, and VR. You learned how AR strives to enhance our current reality, how MR pushes the boundaries of imagination to envision a world where real and virtual objects merge seamlessly, and how VR creates a completely alternative reality altogether. You now understand how the early dreams of delving into completely virtual or augmented realities transformed into bold actions and how XR development was and still is far from a straightforward path. You learned about Unity, from its humble beginnings to its worldwide dominance in game development, simulations, and XR development, looking at some state-of-the-art use cases. The following chapter will familiarize you with the Unity Hub and Editor. You will learn how to import assets, create materials, and acquire all the other skills you need before you can start developing your first XR experience.