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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

Understanding GameObjects and components

GameObjects and components are essential building blocks of Unity projects, allowing developers to create interactive and dynamic content. Now, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of GameObjects and components and how they work together.

Understanding the default new scene

Unity empowers developers with the ability to create multiple scenes within the editor. This feature aids in managing complexity, enhancing performance, and fostering more modular and reusable game projects. To create a new default scene alongside our sample scene, access the menu at the uppermost section of the editor and choose File | New Scene | Standard (URP). Save it in your Scenes folder with a name of your choosing. After following these steps, you will be presented with a new Unity scene containing a Main Camera GameObject and a Directional Light GameObject. Both GameObjects are located in the Scene Hierarchy window and displayed in the Scene window...