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Developing Immersive Experiences With Windows Mixed Reality

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Presented at FITC's Spotlight AR/VR event on Dec 2, 2017.
More info at www.fitc.ca

Margaryta Ostapchuk
Microsoft
Overview

Windows Mixed Reality opens a window into the virtual world, right from Windows Desktop. This new platform enables developers to create rich, immersive experiences, using a variety of supported headsets. In this talk, you will learn about how you can get started developing for Windows Mixed Reality. Margaryta will discuss the device and platform technologies. She will walk through the emerging development trends and look at some resources that can help kick-start your development journey. Finally, Margaryta will wrap it all up with a look at the development workflow, with a device demo that will inspire you to take the leap into Windows Mixed Reality.

Objective

Learn more about Windows Mixed Reality and how you can leverage frameworks to create immersive experiences

Target Audience

General VR/AR/MR developers

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Some VR development experience

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

What Windows Mixed Reality is and its importance
Device technologies and specification
Emerging trends and techniques
Challenges in development and how to avoid them
Development workflow

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Developing Immersive Experiences With Windows Mixed Reality

  1. 1. PHYSICAL REALITY DIGITAL REALITY
  2. 2. MIXED REALITY DIGITAL REALITYPHYSICAL REALITY
  3. 3. Mixed reality spectrum Windows Mixed Reality – Holographic headsets (see-through) Windows Mixed Reality – Immersive headsets (occluded) VR todayAR today Windows Mixed Reality requires ▪ Perception/environment awareness ▪ Any mix of people, places or things PHYSICAL REALITY DIGITAL REALITY MIXED REALITY (MR) Mixed reality blends the physical and digital worlds to produce new environments where physical and digital objects co- exist and can be interacted with as if all of them were real.
  4. 4. 7xgrowth of market forecasted through 2020 Source: IDC, Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker, 3Q16 196,722 1,937,954 10,252,907 22,672,192 37,674,548 54,003,645 75,972,265 - 10,000,000 20,000,000 30,000,000 40,000,000 50,000,000 60,000,000 70,000,000 80,000,000 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 HMDs shipments to reach ~76M units by 2020 growing at 65% compound annual growth rate These new experiences are poised for rapid growth
  5. 5. Windows Mixed Reality headsets
  6. 6. Holographic headsets
  7. 7. Immersive headsets
  8. 8. One platform. Multiple Windows devices. Windows Mixed Reality is built into the Windows SDK that developers already use today The Universal Windows Platform makes it easy to build an application that scales from HoloLens to other mixed reality headsets. ▪ Target windows.holographic for holographic headsets ▪ Target windows.desktop for immersive headsets Windows is the only platform unifying the mixed reality ecosystem, providing inside-out tracking for headsets, a single platform and standardized inputs for developers, and a consistent interface with a single store for customers.​ Full details at dev.windows.com/mixed-reality
  9. 9. Games Middleware Familiar development tools
  10. 10. Demo
  11. 11. Creation & Design Training & DevelopmentAssembly & Manufacturing Communication & Understanding Entertainment & Engagement Build great things
  12. 12. A new way to interact Voice commandsGaze Gesture Spatial sound World coordinatesSpatial mapping
  13. 13. The HoloLens emulator allows you to test holographic apps on your PC without a physical HoloLens
  14. 14. Work with our teams or our agencies Join the community Online tools & resources dev.windows.com/mixedreality Download the tools aka.ms/hololensdevtools Follow the training aka.ms/holographicacademy Forums.hololens.com Questions, discussion, and feedback from the mixed reality development community. aka.ms/GaGithub/microsoft laxyExplorer aka.ms/holotoolkitunity aka.ms/holotoolkit aka.ms/windowsdeviceportalwrapper aka.ms/holographicacademygithub aka.ms/MRcommunity Microsoft Technology Centers Experience HoloLens & discuss core business uses Join MR@MS: A program tailored to your needs, providing guidance and support from ideation to publish. aka.ms/MRcommunity Technical Evangelists - Connect with one of our technical evangelists in your area. Meetups: join one of the hundreds of meetups around the world aka.ms/agencies Agency partners have HoloLens development expertise and dedicated teams to take on application development for clients. mpcbdesk@microsoft.com Our teams will work with you from envisioning, to proof of concepts, all the way to deployment. Start building mixed reality apps today

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