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ARKit Lighting & PBR in React Native

As you may know, Three.js was made centuries ago by the legendary Mr. Doob. And Expo ARKit support was slapped together by me while mostly watching …

Game Development

Create Scriptable Objects with Unity - by Vivek Tank

The main objective of this blog post is to give you an idea about ScriptableObject in Unity.

Game Development

9 Biggest Mistakes with CSS Grid

It’s easy to make lots of mistakes with a new technology, especially something that’s as big of a change from the past as CSS Grid. In this video, I …

CSS

Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Support With Version 4.20

Developers working with the Unity toolset to build VR experiences have enjoyed solid support for mixed reality video capture for around two years …

Blog: Studying the level design of The Last of Us: Part II

Gameloft level designer Ovidiu Mantoc analyzes some of the design beats showcased in the recent gameplay trailer for The Last of Us: Part II. ...

Game Design

HTML5 game publisher FRVR secures $3 million in funding

<b>Newsbrief:</b> FRVR, a game publisher that deals heavily in HTML5 titles, has secured a $3 million investment at the close of its seed funding round. …

Game Development

Pokemon Go developer Niantic acquires Seismic Games

<i>Pokemon Go</i> developer Niantic has acquired Seismic Games for an undisclosed fee.<p>Founded in 2011, Seismic is comprised of industry veterans from …

Game Development

PWACompat: the Web App Manifest for all browsers | Web

You've designed a webapp, built its code and service worker, and finally added the Web App Manifest to describe how it should behave when 'installed' …

Web Development

News: Leap Motion Concept Videos Imagine a World Where Augmented Reality & VR Merge

The shifting sands of immersive computing, currently fluctuating between augmented reality and virtual reality, can be hard to navigate if you're …

Augmented Reality

Controlling Smart homes with React Native workshop at Chain React Conference

On July 11, 2018 I taught an advanced workshop on controlling smart homes with React Native at amazing Chain React Conference in Portland, OR.<p>In this …

Home Automation

Designing a perfect onboarding flow

The importance of a tight onboarding flow for any consumer internet businesses is almost always the most critical part for the company. Funneling in …

Social Media

Ignite 2 — The shortcut for new React Native projects

Almost two years ago I gave Ignite by Infinite Red a try and I was instantly hooked. It was a super convenient and fast way to start a new project …

JavaScript

Collective #433

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GIF Animations

Comment on Stay up to date with the Unity Roadmap by P7

The only thing I’m disappointing in is the style of that new GUI layout… like where the hell are the gradients….’revolutionary design’? you what? …

Graphics

Church Community Builder & Lead App

We got to chat with the Church Community Builder (CCB) team about their work and, specifically, about their Lead app for connecting church …

Apps

Time Manipulation in Unity - Recorded Solutions - by Stas Korotaev

We wanted a way for the player to not get stuck while playing and here is how we tackled that problem...

Game Design

What's New in ARKit 2

Apple has been working on augmented reality for the last couple of years, and this year, at WWDC18, Apple released their latest version of their AR …

Augmented Reality

Setting up Expo and Bitbucket Pipelines – Exposition

Expo is a great tool to build apps, real quick. At Peakfijn we recently made the switch to React Native and Expo, and we are happy with the results. …

DevOps

Building a code editor with Monaco

I work on Snack, an online code editor for React Native apps. In the past, Snack’s code editor used Ace Editor, but we’ve now migrated to Monaco …

JavaScript

A Week of A-Frame 116 - 119 – A-Frame

Jul 13, 2018<p><i>What's up with A-Frame, a WebVR framework for building virtual reality experiences, from Jun 8, 2018 to Jul 13, 2018.</i><p>Artificial #VR …

Mixed Reality

The latest Tilt Brush tool is a game-changer for VR artists

Google's Tilt Brush is one of the best VR painting apps for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Since its release in 2016, artists have drawn magnificent ships, jaw-dropping mountain ranges and imaginative fight scenes in immersive 3D. Most of the app's brushes, however, mimic the real world with flat, …

Virtual Reality

React State Management Patterns

One of the <b>GOOD</b> things about React is that there is a lot of freedom when it comes to solving your structural and architectural problems.One of the <b>BAD</b> …

ARKit Shadows in React Native

How to cast shadows on make-believe surfaces.<p>Today I’ll show you how to make 3D objects cast shadows on the real-world ground!<p>In expo-three, I …

Game Development

Open Sourcing Figment AR

Our mission at Viro Media is to enable AR and VR everywhere. With the Viro platform, developers can rapidly build AR and VR applications. To showcase …

Mixed Reality

Magic Leap's MR headset due out this summer, powered by Tegra X2

Magic Leap has shared just a few more details about its upcoming Magic Leap One mixed reality headset, including a slightly-more-specific launch …

Game Development

Penrose Studios nabs $10M as the startup continues to create some of VR’s most beautiful stories

It’s been an interesting past few years for the virtual reality industry and while there is still plenty for insiders to pin their hopes on in 2018, it’s no secret that things have been progressing a bit slower than more bullish parties would have hoped for. Yet for all of what potential still …

Virtual Reality

100 Days of Unity3D: Day 14

Don’t really have a whole lot to talk about today. I mostly took the time to figure out what else I want to have in my Twinstick Shooter game and …

Technology

How to display native view in React Native (iOS)

I worked for 6 six months this year on a betting app written in React Native. At some point, we were forced to display native view in React Native.<p>In …

JavaScript

Uploading Videos from React Native

In one of my last blog posts, Samuel Omole asked me if I could do an article about uploading content with React Native. For me the most interesting …

JavaScript