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Editor XR roadmap? Where are we headed?

Discussion in 'EditorXR' started by OpaqueJannes, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. OpaqueJannes

    OpaqueJannes

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    Hey all!

    I am wondering what the current plans are for the Editor XR.
    I just took a look at the Git repository and have seen that it has not been updated in quite a while.

    Are there any efforts for EditorXR to be compatible with custom rendering pipelines? Like the HDR pipeline?
    I am currently building some editor tools that support both "normal" edit mode and XR edit modes and wondering whether I should keep adding in support for the EditorXR.

    Anything helps!
    Thank you!

    Jannes
     
  2. Corysia

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    I'd like to know, too. It looks very promising, but the project seems stalled. This feature is standard in Unreal. I'd like to see it a permanent part of Unity, too.
     
  3. timoni

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    Hi! I'm the director of XR research and product lead on EXR. It's not stalled, but we are working on some new things that haven't been pushed live yet. We're very, very happy that you're interested in EXR.

    If you'd like to talk more about feature requests, what you're using EXR for, or bugs, please email me: timoni@unity3d.com.
     
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  4. allenwp

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    Great to hear that this is under active development, but I would also like to hear if and when there are any timelines surrounding this. Specifically, I am interested in hearing if and when support for Unity 2018 or 2019 will be coming.

    Thanks!
    Allen
     
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  5. mountblanc

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  6. mountblanc

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    The links where not working for an hour or two but after that they are back. So i guess it was a github server related issue.
     
  7. Corysia

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    Here we are in 2019 and I've got EditorXR 0.2.1 running on my new project! There are a couple of gotchas to get it working in 2019.1.5f1, which is what I'm using today.
    • Install EditorXR 0.2.1
    • Install XR Legacy Input Helpers 2.0.2 from the Package Manger
    • Create an Assets/Plugins folder if you don't have one already in your project and copy in UnityEngine.SpatialTracking from your projects Library/ScriptAssemblies folder.
    That's it. A big thanks to chmodseven for that last step, it had me stumped!
     
  8. Mr_Brooks_deleted

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    @Corysia Thank you so much for posting this! Hopefully we will get a new version of EditorXR soon so we wont have to do that ^^^^ bit anymore.
     
  9. Nodrap

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    Yes, got it working with 2019.2.3 using Corysia's guide above. Had to just add the Oculus integration from the store to get it going. Lots of problems without the guide and nearly gave up on it. Don't forget to read the manual too as can be a bit unintuitive (Shoot the menu button on the controller with the OTHER controller!) Shame it uses the joystick press on the Oculus as this is a hard to press button whilst angling the stick.
     
  10. Corysia

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    Really? I thought I saw a PR from them that said they no longer needed Oculus or SteamVR. Well, glad you got it working! =)
     
  11. amirebrahimi_unity

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    Yes, this is in the development branch on github, but has not made it to an official release yet, so unfortunately the last published release version still requires the plugins.
     
  12. secret_portal_mike

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    Hi I'm interested in building a level editor for my VR game IN VR. Since this thread hasnt had an update in awhile, I'm nervous about adopting Editor XR. Is it still working with newer versions of Unity (I'm in 2019.4 right now). Another option I am considering is doing my editor work in Play Mode, and then saving data I want to keep into a Scriptable Object (which will make the appropriate game objects when exitting play mode). Is that a better approach, or is EditorXR expected to be supported going forward? thanks!!
     
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  13. mountblanc

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    It seems the HOT part of VR has past at least for Unity. Like many Unity experimental products before it its probably down memory lane. I tried to keep exited myself but it had so many bugs and was incomplete. Also tried ProBuilder VR what had great potentional but after Unity aquired it development stopped
    and i was exited about the oculus course that was broken one week from coming out due to an breaking API update with no support. I see they have however updated the course so perhaps ill give it an other try in the future. I do very much i am wrong.
    Great do that your working on an VR game!
     
  14. amirebrahimi_unity

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    No official news to announce, unfortunately, but VR is certainly still hot for us.

    @secret_portal_mike - If you need to tweak run-time aspects of your data, then using EditorXR in play mode and a ScriptableObject or something from the asset store to save back play settings sounds like the way to go.
     
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