9 skills to become an AR/VR Developer
9 skills to become an AR/VR Developer

XR encompasses augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies. This is an upcoming industry that may be good to get into. An XR Enthusiast can be of 2 types—

  1. Developer
  2. Designer

It depends on the enthusiast’s thought process.

In this article, I have enlisted some of the skills that will help you grow in XR, as well as serve as an answer for “How do I become an XR Developer?”

Like many other technologies, there is no perfect roadmap to learning XR. Nevertheless, I have tried my level best to come up with a generalized learning process for the same.

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Businesses around the world are embracing the potential application of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in building their products. This emerging technology is being used across leading industries such as —

AR/VR Application In Industries Poster
AR/VR Application In Industries Poster
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Therefore, it is crucial for businesses to understand the importance of building customized solutions that cater to the needs of their audience as well as leave a powerful everlasting impact on their users. This can be achieved through “branding”, a technique that is commonly used while designing applications, websites and other products to increase business visibility and potential reach.

In this article, I will be showing you how you…


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Overview

Staying updated with the latest trends and updates in the XR industry can be challenging. If you have ever tried to develop an Augmented Reality application before, chances are that you have faced problems and could use some help.

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Online communities are one of the best places to collect as much information as possible about a particular industry…


AR Terminologies Poster
AR Terminologies Poster

This list is a compilation of AR/VR terminologies from all over the web. I used to refer to this list each time I came across a term, but didn’t remember what it meant exactly. I am sure you might find this useful too.

Accelerometer — measures acceleration; for ARCore-capable smartphones, it helps enable motion tracking.

Anchors — user-defined points of interest upon which AR objects are placed. Anchors are created and updated relative to geometry (planes, points, etc.) that ARCore detects in the environment.

Asset — refers to any 3D model.

Augmented Reality (AR) — a direct or indirect live…


A guide for aspiring researchers

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4 years ago, I never imagined I will be working on a research project!

I was just another curious computer science undergraduate about to get my bachelors degree this year(2020).

7 months ago, things changed. I became a Remote Research Assistant at one of the premiere institutes of India — IIIT Hyderabad. 6 months later, my paper got accepted in the EuroXR 2020 conference.

As a first time researcher, I indeed faced challenges. However, I quickly realized that overcoming each of those challenges not only made me gain more credibility as a Researcher but also as a productive Software Developer…


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Background

In January 2020, I came across a post on LinkedIn regarding a Research Assistant Role at IIIT Hyderabad that involved some work in VR. I shared my updated resume and portfolio link with the author of the post i.e Shivang Shekhar. I got shortlisted and was given a small assignment in order to get selected for the internship.

My assignment was reviewed by the peers at IIIT Hyderabad on the basis of several internal parameters(details were withdrawn). …


Introduction

In this article we are going to create a simple Augmented Reality Experience where you can place a cube on any plane surface. This serves as a perfect Hello World Example to get started with Augmented Reality. We are gonna be using Unity and a bunch of packages to do so. There is absolutely zero coding involved in this Hello World Example.

Before diving into the practical steps, let’s understand a few things first. A lot of the steps that you see ahead will seem like “magic”. It’s as if you are just following instructions, blindly. You won’t understand the…


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Introduction

Augmented Reality Glasses are smart wearables that put virtual content right in front of our eyes. The Vuzix Blaze Smart Glasses is one such example. Even though I don’t have the hardware (i.e Vuzix Blaze Smart Glasses), I was curious to know how can a developer who is passionate about Augmented Reality can get started with AR Glasses App development. This is a short article where I mention how Vuzix Blade App Development is similar to Android Development and what you, as an Android Developer, should look forward to.

Overview & Resources

Android Developers are at an advantage over here because developing Vuzix…


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Simulating user environments with my own Adobe XD plugin

Introduction

Imagine yourself in your kitchen. The kitchen is the environment and you are the user. Our jobs as Augmented Reality designers and developers is to enhance that environment with virtual content that can prove useful for the user. How will the user visualize that virtual content? Through a Smartphone’s camera or Augmented Reality Headsets.

While thinking about the user’s environment, the following questions should constantly arise in our mind —

  • Where is the user?
  • What sort of experience can we design that can suit the user’s environment?
  • What are the kind of surfaces that might be present in the user’s…


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Introduction

You know the concept of Unit Testing but you don’t know how to write a test and run it in Unity? You are in the right place because I will concentrate on the steps of writing a test case and running it in Unity rather than the concept of Unit Testing itself because there are already enough articles and content present online that will tell you about Unit Testing.

Unit Testing in Unity can be done in 2 modes—

  1. Edit Mode Unit Testing
  2. Play Mode Unit Testing

I say modes because the concept of Unit Testing will always remain the…

Rajat Kumar Gupta

Software Developer | AR/VR Prototyper | Writer, AR/VR Journey Magazine | 117.8K+ views on Quora | @knightcube | www.rajatkumargupta.com

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