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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
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

Adding Sound and Visual Effects

Creating immersive XR experiences requires more than just importing 3D assets and scripting interactivity. For a truly natural and captivating experience, we need to integrate sound and visual effects. Imagine an AR monster hunt game. You’ve built the logic, but without sound and visual effects, the blend of real world and virtual reality feels off. Adding subtle monster sounds can provide direction and distance clues. Integrating a particle effect such as gray fog can enhance the spooky, mysterious atmosphere. By stimulating multiple senses and adapting these elements to a user’s movements, we can significantly enhance the overall immersion and user experience of the AR monster hunt game.

This chapter aims to enhance your XR design skills, targeting more user senses for natural, immersive experiences. We’ll delve into sound theory and particle behavior basics, making these physics concepts accessible to all. We will delve into...