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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 particle behavior and Unity’s particle system

When designing immersive XR experiences, understanding the physics of particle behavior plays an important role. By leveraging Unity’s particle system and the fundamentals of particle physics, you can create rich, dynamic, and realistic effects that enhance the immersion of your virtual environments. In this section, you will learn everything you need to know about real-world particle behavior.

Understanding the behavior of particles in the real world

Particle behavior in the physical world refers to the ways in which small fragments or quantities of matter move and interact, based on forces, environmental conditions, and intrinsic properties. Particles in the natural environment behave according to certain laws and principles. Key factors include gravity, air resistance, life span, and collision behavior. Here is an overview of what all these terminologies mean:

  • Gravitational forces: Particles...