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How I Used Unity & Warped Spacetime to Make Drive!Drive!Drive! - Unity Connect

Unity<p>Spacetime manipulation<p>Like a professional rugby player in a defensive training drill, I will now tackle each of these in turn.<p>Unity<p>The Unity …

Game Development

Inside the Frame

Sometimes when I arrive at a photo shoot or destination I will need to sort through a lot of riff-raff to get to the <i>story</i> I want to tell with my …

30 seconds of code

Curated collection of useful JavaScript snippets that you can understand in 30 seconds or less.<p>UseCtrl+Forcommand+Fto search for a …

In Amazon’s game engine, voice actors can now be replaced with robots | Ars Technica

Just after actor strike ends, Lumberyard update adds a full text-to-speech pipeline.<p>Want to add voice acting to your next epic video game but don't …

Airbnb wants to offer virtual reality previews of rental spots

Airbnb is developing virtual and augmented reality features to help guests find and navigate rental listings, the company announced on its blog today. Three-dimensional scans and 360-degree photos would allow users to get a better sense of a listing, and augmented reality overlays could help guests …

Augmented Reality

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

UX Design

Geometric Animations / 171212

Geometric Animations / 171212

Sam McKenzie, Illustrations

Making Your Own Game Components

3D printing and laser-cutting have had a major impact on the world of tabletop gaming. There are now hundreds of design files available on sites like Thingiverse for game components, playing aids, terrain for wargames and RPGs, and more. But what about all of the other components you might want for …

Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio

Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anyone can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your …

Social Media

25 Days of Prints w/ INPRNT: ANDREW ARCHER

As a celebration of art and gift ideas, I’ll be showcasing a brand new artist each day for the first 25 days of December 2017 on INPRNT! Today’s selection is artist Andrew Archer whose “<i>Edo Ball</i>” series and other fascinating illustrations are all available as fine art prints in his INPRNT Shop!<p>See all the prior artist selections below:<p>1. Jakub Rebelka<br>2. Gillian Grossman<br>3. Sergio Lopez<br>4. Jor Ros<br>5. Mike Creighton<br>6. Qistina Khalidah<br>7. Tillie Walden<br>8. Sean Lewis<br>9. Anne Martwijit<br>10. Leonard Peng<br>11. …

Apps That Hint at a Fanciful Fake Future - MIT Technology Review

Right now, one of the best gadgets for viewing augmented reality or virtual reality may be sitting in your pocket.<p>Smartphones, especially newer, …

Virtual Reality

Cuphead artists illustrate the game’s five-year dev cycle

See what it took to make one of the year’s biggest hits<p>On Oct. 25, 2013, StudioMDHR uploaded the first teaser trailer for its game <i>Cuphead</i> to YouTube. At 42 seconds long, the video established a 1930s art style and boss-focused run-and-gun gameplay, looking like an interactive cartoon.<p>It closed …

How to Make a Successful Indie Game

The games market is absolutely booming and will top $108 billion this year, growing at a CAGR of 19%. Mobile games remain its most lucrative segment …

Game Design

Choose ES6 modules Today!

I am done using outdated and non-standard module solutions. I have been waiting a long time for ES6 modules and I want as much ES6 as I can …

Every Single Web Portfolio Site Ever

<i>Imagine the following text set in some un-imposing but ubiquitous font, like Open Sans, with generous spacing and line height. The background-color</i> …

Web Design

CSS Specificity | The Basics of How it Works

We want to assign a color to the <a> tag above.<p>There are many ways to target that <a> tag using CSS selectors. Below are five style rules that can …

Video: Open World Coop Level Design Direction. - by Ben Bauer

This animated video is an in-depth look at what it takes to create open world levels with a unique focus on coop.

Game Development

Developers share their most memorable dirty coding tricks

When time is running out, the team is frazzled, and mysterious problems arise, sometimes unconventional solutions are needed. When you’ve just got to …

Dealing with Scale in AR

During our talk at Unite Austin 2017, we brought up scaled content and why you would want it. We also discussed why you would not want to scale the …

Game Development

Create your own animated emojis with Unity!

With the release of the iPhone X, Apple popularized the use of “Animojis” for sending animated messages and everyone was showing off their newfound …

Game Development

Introducing: Unity Machine Learning Agents

Our two previous blog entries implied that there is a role games can play in driving the development of Reinforcement Learning algorithms. As the …

Machine Learning

VR developers pivot to location-based entertainment

Virtual reality in the home is taking off slower than expected, as evidenced by CCP Games’ decision to shut down VR game development. But there’s a good chance that VR will find a way to thrive in arcades, whether in Asia’s internet cafes or America’s shopping malls.<p>Should VR game makers pivot to …

31 brilliant Blender tutorials

Creating 3D art is not only timely, it can be very expensive. Thankfully, one of the best 3D modelling softwares around won't cost you a penny - with …

Game Development

Virtual reality's next big leap is real-world Pong and Pac-Man

Jonathan Nowak Delgado is turning empty public spaces into virtual reality playgrounds by strapping headsets on people to let them roam …

Virtual Reality

The technical artists balancing polycounts and visual quality

Elite: Dangerous' galaxy map is a technical masterpiece. The game's 400 billion star systems are impressive on their own, let alone with the ability …

Three.js on ARKit

The newest release of Expo features an experimental release of the Expo Augmented Reality API for iOS. This enables the creation of AR scenes using …

JavaScript