05:35 PM - 06:00 PM
The OpenXR standard, from the Khronos Group, is a royalty-free open standard that enables application developers to program to a single, common, high-performance API which supports a number of different AR and VR platforms. Containing everything an application needs to drive XR devices in a system, OpenXR helps applications run on a multitude of platforms, allowing hardware manufacturers to gain access to a broader range of pre-existing content. In this session Brent Insko, Lead XR Architect for Intel and OpenXR Working Group Chair will be joined by Lisa Watts, VP Product Marketing & Developer Programs for Magic Leap to discuss the benefit of cross-platform development with OpenXR.
Lisa will present typical myth busters about developing on an OpenXR platform and Brent will share recent industry developments for the open standard, explain how XR developers can integrate OpenXR into their workflows, with updates about expanded augmented reality support that is under development for OpenXR. Together, these two speakers will highlight the role OpenXR plays in getting gaming, entertainment and enterprise XR developers to a common ground. Developers will leave with a fresh understanding of how to leverage OpenXR to create cross-platform XR experiences and expand the open metaverse.
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Join the RP1 team to find out how to build your immersive applications faster and deploy instantly to a global audience. Discover how RP1’s new integrated service and protocol architecture delivers a massively multi-user metaverse. Learn how real-time scale and streamable content pipeline enables you to start developing easily.
The RP1 team will show how developers use early-access SDK to create their own tools, services and immersive experiences that already support 100,000 simultaneous VR users in a single, shared world. And how you, too, can get multiplayer and spatial audio out of the box without the restrictions of current siloed platforms.
02:55 PM - 03:50 PM
Realistic-looking materials are essential to creating virtual worlds that are tactile and inviting. Creating believable materials for 3D objects is a complex problem with several approaches, many of which are either prohibitively difficult to master or unsuited for transmission over the web. Over the past decade, however, Physically Based Rendering (PBR) has emerged as an artist-friendly, intuitive, expressive, and robust technique for adding material attributes to 3D objects.
As part of its stewardship of the glTF standard, the file format known as the “JPEG of 3D,” The Khronos Group has created formal specification extensions for a variety of PBR materials. In this session, members of the 3D formats working group will present the latest waves of PBR extensions, explaining what they can achieve and best practices for using them to create 3D assets. They’ll also discuss how to test for model performance consistency across 3D viewers.
04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
The metaverse is here and a paradigm shift from 2D to 3D is happening. Users are moving from content consumption in web and mobile towards content participation in 3D immersive experiences.
3D apps are exponentially more personal and behavioral. Providing users with agency to actively engage with experience. Traditional web & mobile analytics tools are insufficient with this new dimension, there are greenfield opportunities for new metrics in understanding human behavior.
In this talk Tony will discuss:
• The unique challenges and considerations of measuring and analyzing user behavior and data in immersive experiences
• The various methods and tools available for collecting and analyzing user data, including eye tracking, position, biometric sensors, and heat maps
• How to leverage insights from VR/AR content to improve and optimize your 3D apps for success
05:05 PM - 05:30 PM
As the world of XR rapidly evolves, emerging passthrough MR experiences are opening up a new realm of possibilities. These new experiences allow users to clearly view and interact with virtual objects overlaid onto the real world in real-time. Combined with hand tracking technology, passthrough MR has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with digital content and tools.
This talk will explore the latest developments in passthrough MR and hand tracking technology and how they can be leveraged to create the next generation of XR headsets, enterprise applications, and entertainment experiences. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of designing solutions that take advantage of these technologies, including issues related to user experience, interaction design, and performance.
We will also showcase some of the most exciting current and future use cases for passthrough MR and hand tracking in the enterprise space, including remote collaboration, training and education, and real-time data visualization. Finally, we will explore the implications of these technologies for the future of work and productivity, and discuss the potential impact on industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing to entertainment.
Whether you are a designer, developer, or business leader interested in the latest developments in XR technology, this talk will provide valuable insights and inspiration for how to leverage passthrough MR and hand tracking to create compelling entertainment experiences and transformative enterprise applications.
05:35 PM - 06:00 PM
Although Microsoft has substantially withdrawn from its Mixed Reality and Metaverse ambitions, the left behind a sizable catalog of community built enterprise apps and games, as well as a toolset, the MRTK, on which they were developed. In this talk, we will walk you through the steps required to port a HoloLens app built on one of the MRTK versions to other platforms such as the Magic Leap 2 and the Meta Quest Pro. We hope to demonstrate that, due to clever engineering, whole ecosystems can be moved from one platform to other newer platforms, where they can continue to evolve and thrive.