Augmented & Virtual Reality Toolkit

What is this AR/VR Toolkit?

This augmented and virtual reality toolkit is a custom curated list of tools and resources for AR and VR. All of the resources listed below help you in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Learn how to develop and design in AR and VR.
  2. Get tools to help you market, advertise, and sell your ideas.
  3. Hardware and services to help you work with or alongside AR and VR.

How can I request a new addition to this toolkit?

If you have an AR or VR resource that you’d like added into this toolkit, get in touch with us at arvrtips@gmail.com and we would love to take a look!

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AR/VR Tips
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New Enterprise Associates
Sub-Category: Venture Fund
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Presence Capital
Sub-Category: Venture Fund
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SO REAL
Sub-Category: Development
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The VRARA
Sub-Category: Community
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Venture Reality Fund
Sub-Category: Venture Fund
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Unity
Sub-Category: ARCore, ARKit, Development
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Unity Asset Store
Sub-Category: ARCore, ARKit, Development
Virtual Reality
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HTC Vive
Sub-Category: Hardware
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HTC Vive Cosmos
Sub-Category: Hardware
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HTC Vive Pro
Sub-Category: Hardware
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HTC Vive Pro Eye
Sub-Category: Hardware
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Mastering Unity VR Games
Sub-Category: Tutorials
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Oculus Go
Sub-Category: Hardware
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Oculus Quest
Sub-Category: Hardware
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Oculus Rift S
Sub-Category: Hardware
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Pimax VR Headsets
Sub-Category: Hardware
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VR Cover
Sub-Category: Accessories
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VRMust
Sub-Category: Accessories
Augmented Reality
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Android Studio
Sub-Category: ARCore
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ARCore
Sub-Category: ARCore
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Augmania
Sub-Category: Software
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CharpstAR
Sub-Category: Design
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Introduction to ARKit With Xamarin
Sub-Category: ARKit, Tutorials
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Learn ARKit Using Swift
Sub-Category: ARKit, Tutorials
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Learn ARKit Using Unity
Sub-Category: ARKit, Tutorials
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Ottifox
Sub-Category: Design
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PlugXR
Sub-Category: Software
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ROAR
Sub-Category: Software
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SceneKit
Sub-Category: ARKit
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ScopeAR
Sub-Category: Software
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Super Ventures
Sub-Category: Venture Fund
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Swift
Sub-Category: ARKit
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Unity 3D
Sub-Category: ARCore
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Vuforia
Sub-Category: ARCore
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Xcode
Sub-Category: ARKit
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Cappasity 3D
Sub-Category: Design
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Revealio
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Project North Star
Sub-Category: Hardware
General
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Udemy
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Mixed Reality
AR/VR Tips
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AR/VR Tips offers augmented and virtual reality tips, products, and information. They partner with other mixed reality companies to promote new products and help users understand and work with AR and VR.

New Enterprise Associates
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New Enterprise Associates is a global venture capital firm helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies.

Presence Capital
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Presence Capital is a venture fund investing in early-stage augmented reality ( AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies.

SO REAL
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Using a patented (pending) scanning and conversion technology, SO REAL automates the production of digital twins of 3D objects.

SO REAL mass-produces cinematic-quality, game- / XR-ready 3D assets for use in games, films, and XR experiences.

The VRARA
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The VR/AR Association is a collection of over 4,300 of the top brands and companies in the AR and VR space. Chapters are located in major cities all around the globe.

Venture Reality Fund
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The Venture Reality Fund drives innovation and investment at the intersection of immersive, spatial, and intelligent computing for consumer and enterprise sectors.

Unity
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Unity is a game engine that has full mixed reality support. The engine handles all of the components of the game such as:

  1. The Graphics
  2. The Physics
  3. The Controls

Unity has a bunch of advantages for augmented and virtual reality developers:

  1. Unity is flexible for developers to learn and use.
  2. Unity has a large community with lots of documentation to help you along.
  3. Unity has a huge asset store where you can buy objects and tools to help you make games faster – There are over 6000 free assets!
  4. Unity supports virtual reality and supports all latest VR standards.
  5. Unity is current and developers who know Unity are in demand.
Unity Asset Store
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The Unity Asset Store is a collection of official and third-party assets. These assets can be loaded into Unity to decrease development time and increase the quality of your game. You can spend hours browsing through the store looking through all the different assets.

For virtual reality games, there are plenty of Unity VR assets. From simplifying menus to movement, these assets.

There are also mange augmented reality assets with full ARCore and ARKit support.

Virtual Reality
HTC Vive
HTC Vive Cosmos
HTC Vive Pro
HTC Vive Pro Eye
Master Unity VR: Make 30 Mini games in 3D
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Learn everything you need to know to make your own mini virtual reality games for mobile!

Mastering Unity VR Games
Mastering Unity VR Games Image

Go from Beginner to Expert! Create many games from scratch in Unity​​ and VR!

Oculus Go
Oculus Quest
Oculus Rift S
Pimax VR Headsets
VR Cover
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VR Cover is a virtual reality hygiene accessory. It is a foam cover that protects natural sweat and oils from the face from getting stained into your VR headset’s padding.

VR Cover also sells foam replacements. They have made versions for almost every major headset on the market including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality devices.

In 2017, they introduced a universal disposable hygiene solution designed to tackle the problem of sweating in VR, using highly absorbent materials these have become the industry standard for active VR sports.

VRMust
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VRMust is an accessory provider for all different kinds of virtual reality headsets. They have products made for HTC, Oculus, Pimax, Valve, HP, Dell, and Acer.

Some of the different types of accessories you can buy include:

  • Extension cords
  • Replacement frames
  • Cushions
  • Accessory kits for games
  • VR stands
Augmented Reality
Android Studio
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Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device.

ARCore
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With ARCore, build new augmented reality experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical worlds. Transform the way people play, shop, learn, create, and experience the world together—at Google scale.k

ARKit Human Interface Guidelines
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Get in-depth information and UI resources for designing great AR apps that integrate seamlessly with Apple platforms.

Augmania
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Businesses can create engaging augmented reality marketing campaigns in minutes without any code thanks to Augmania.

CharpstAR
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CharpstAR focuses in the retail space to convert products into digital form. CharpstAR helps fashion and retail companies setup their augmented reality apps and make their online shopping experience more interactive.

Interaction Design Principles for Augmented Reality
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Challenges and opportunities in designing natural interfaces for AR (and VR).

Introduction to ARKit With Xamarin
Introduction to ARKit With Xamarin Image

An overview of Apple’s Augmented Reality (AR) framework ARKit, and how to use it with Xamarin.

Learn ARKit Using Swift
Learn ARKit Using Swift Image

Focus on the fundamentals of ARKit using Swift and Xcode to build beautiful augmented reality scenes. Learn to make your AR experience more dynamic and responsive by integrating proper lighting and physics using the Swift programming language.

Learn ARKit Using Unity
Learn ARKit Using Unity Image

Use ARKit and the Unity game engine to build beautiful and performant augmented reality scenes. Learn how to make your AR experience more dynamic and responsive by integrating proper lighting and physics using C# programming in the Unity interface.

Ottifox
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Ottifox is a nimble design app that helps you create VR and AR prototypes that run in the browser – without writing code.

PlugXR
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PlugXR is an unbelievably easy-to-use Cloud-based AR platform Create apps for Android & iOS with absolutely NO Coding.

ROAR
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ROAR is an Augmented Reality Content Management platform that overlays real world objects with digitally immersive information. With ROAR you can augment real world with videos, sound, 2d and 3d graphic models, animations, gamification and much more.

SceneKit
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SceneKit is a high-level 3D graphics framework that helps you create 3D animated scenes and effects in your apps. It incorporates a physics engine, a particle generator, and easy ways to script the actions of 3D objects.

ScopeAR
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ScopeAR’s WorkLink Create allows anyone to author clear, easy-to-follow AR instructions. They can incorporate complete procedures, best practices and tribal knowledge, and experience the results of showing people what needs to happen using AR.

Super Ventures
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Super Ventures is the first fund dedicated to augmented reality investing in early stage startups using AR superpowers to change the world.

Swift
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Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and beyond. Writing Swift code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and Swift includes modern features developers love. Swift code is safe by design, yet also produces software that runs lightning-fast.

Unity 3D
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Unity’s real-time 3D development platform lets artists, designers and developers work together to create amazing immersive and interactive experiences(Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux).

Vuforia
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Vuforia is an augmented reality software development kit for mobile devices that enables the creation of augmented reality applications. It uses computer vision technology to recognize and track planar images and 3D objects in real time.

Xcode
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Xcode 11 includes everything you need to create amazing AR apps. Take advantage of SwiftUI, an all-new user interface framework with a declarative Swift syntax. Start bringing your iPad app to Mac with just a click. And with support for Swift packages, Xcode 11 lets you share code among all of your apps or use packages created by the community.

Cappasity 3D
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Bring an in-store browsing experience to online retail with Cappasity, the first complete 3D product imaging solution for your website, mobile app, VR and AR applications.

Cappasity is the first end-to-end solution for fast production, easy embedding, and powerful analysis of 3D content. Their solution consists of two parts, the Cappasity SaaS platform, and client-based Easy 3D Scan software for 3D creation.

Providing an interactive in-store browsing experience for your customers with 3D product images improves conversion by more than 30%, increasing engagement and minimizing returns. Your customer can examine a product like they would in real life, truly seeing the quality and details so they can purchase with confidence.

Revealio
Project North Star
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Project North Star is an open-source augmented reality hardware platform created by Ultraleap. It is comprised of 3 main components:

  1. Leap Motion Controller – used for hand tracking to recognize commands and gestures.
  2. Left and right eye displays – Individual 1440×1600 displays at 120 Hz
  3. Combiners – Reflective lenses that allow the displays to show up in your eyesight in augmented reality, overlaid on top of the real world.

The components in Project North Star can be integrated into any headset shell to create a augmented reality glasses to develop on and use.

 

General
Udemy
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Udemy is an online platform for courses. You can learn new skills through instructor-led online videos and accompanied files.

Udemy has countless tutorials on augmented and virtual reality development. Learn skills such as:

  • ARKit
  • ARCore
  • Unity
  • Vuforia

To search for AR and VR content, click the link to go to Udemy and use the search bar to search for “augmented” or “virtual reality”.

Mixed Reality
AR/VR Tips Image
AR/VR Tips
AR/VR Tips offers augmented and virtual reality tips, products, and information. They partner with other mixed reality companies to promote new products and help users understand and work with AR and VR.
New Enterprise Associates Image
New Enterprise Associates
New Enterprise Associates is a global venture capital firm helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies.
Presence Capital Image
Presence Capital
Presence Capital is a venture fund investing in early-stage augmented reality ( AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies.
SO REAL Image
SO REAL
Using a patented (pending) scanning and conversion technology, SO REAL automates the production of digital twins of 3D objects. SO REAL mass-produces cinematic-quality, game- / XR-ready 3D assets for use in games, films, and XR e... Read More
The VRARA Image
The VRARA
The VR/AR Association is a collection of over 4,300 of the top brands and companies in the AR and VR space. Chapters are located in major cities all around the globe.
Venture Reality Fund Image
Venture Reality Fund
The Venture Reality Fund drives innovation and investment at the intersection of immersive, spatial, and intelligent computing for consumer and enterprise sectors.
Unity Image
Unity
Unity is a game engine that has full mixed reality support. The engine handles all of the components of the game such as: The Graphics The Physics The Controls Unity has a bunch of advantages ... Read More
Unity Asset Store Image
Unity Asset Store
The Unity Asset Store is a collection of official and third-party assets. These assets can be loaded into Unity to decrease development time and increase the quality of your game. You can spend hours browsing through the store looking th... Read More
Virtual Reality
Master Unity VR: Make 30 Mini games in 3D Image
Master Unity VR: Make 30 Mini games in 3D
Learn everything you need to know to make your own mini virtual reality games for mobile!
Mastering Unity VR Games Image
Mastering Unity VR Games
Go from Beginner to Expert! Create many games from scratch in Unity​​ and VR!
VR Cover Image
VR Cover
VR Cover is a virtual reality hygiene accessory. It is a foam cover that protects natural sweat and oils from the face from getting stained into your VR headset’s padding. VR Cover also sells foam replacements. They have mad... Read More
VRMust Image
VRMust
VRMust is an accessory provider for all different kinds of virtual reality headsets. They have products made for HTC, Oculus, Pimax, Valve, HP, Dell, and Acer. Some of the different types of accessories you can buy include: ... Read More
Augmented Reality
Android Studio Image
Android Studio
Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device.
ARCore Image
ARCore
With ARCore, build new augmented reality experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical worlds. Transform the way people play, shop, learn, create, and experience the world together—at Google scale.k
ARKit Human Interface Guidelines Image
ARKit Human Interface Guidelines
Get in-depth information and UI resources for designing great AR apps that integrate seamlessly with Apple platforms.
Augmania Image
Augmania
Businesses can create engaging augmented reality marketing campaigns in minutes without any code thanks to Augmania.
CharpstAR Image
CharpstAR
CharpstAR focuses in the retail space to convert products into digital form. CharpstAR helps fashion and retail companies setup their augmented reality apps and make their online shopping experience more interactive.
Interaction Design Principles for Augmented Reality Image
Interaction Design Principles for Augmented Reality
Challenges and opportunities in designing natural interfaces for AR (and VR).
Introduction to ARKit With Xamarin Image
Introduction to ARKit With Xamarin
An overview of Apple’s Augmented Reality (AR) framework ARKit, and how to use it with Xamarin.
Learn ARKit Using Swift Image
Learn ARKit Using Swift
Focus on the fundamentals of ARKit using Swift and Xcode to build beautiful augmented reality scenes. Learn to make your AR experience more dynamic and responsive by integrating proper lighting and physics using the Swift programming lan... Read More
Learn ARKit Using Unity Image
Learn ARKit Using Unity
Use ARKit and the Unity game engine to build beautiful and performant augmented reality scenes. Learn how to make your AR experience more dynamic and responsive by integrating proper lighting and physics using C# programming in the Unity... Read More
Ottifox Image
Ottifox
Ottifox is a nimble design app that helps you create VR and AR prototypes that run in the browser – without writing code.
PlugXR Image
PlugXR
PlugXR is an unbelievably easy-to-use Cloud-based AR platform Create apps for Android & iOS with absolutely NO Coding.
ROAR Image
ROAR
ROAR is an Augmented Reality Content Management platform that overlays real world objects with digitally immersive information. With ROAR you can augment real world with videos, sound, 2d and 3d graphic models, animations, gamification a... Read More
SceneKit Image
SceneKit
SceneKit is a high-level 3D graphics framework that helps you create 3D animated scenes and effects in your apps. It incorporates a physics engine, a particle generator, and easy ways to script the actions of 3D objects.
ScopeAR Image
ScopeAR
ScopeAR’s WorkLink Create allows anyone to author clear, easy-to-follow AR instructions. They can incorporate complete procedures, best practices and tribal knowledge, and experience the results of showing people what needs to happen u... Read More
Super Ventures Image
Super Ventures
Super Ventures is the first fund dedicated to augmented reality investing in early stage startups using AR superpowers to change the world.
Swift Image
Swift
Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and beyond. Writing Swift code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and Swift includes modern features developers love. Swift c... Read More
Unity 3D Image
Unity 3D
Unity’s real-time 3D development platform lets artists, designers and developers work together to create amazing immersive and interactive experiences(Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux).
Vuforia Image
Vuforia
Vuforia is an augmented reality software development kit for mobile devices that enables the creation of augmented reality applications. It uses computer vision technology to recognize and track planar images and 3D objects in real time.... Read More
Xcode Image
Xcode
Xcode 11 includes everything you need to create amazing AR apps. Take advantage of SwiftUI, an all-new user interface framework with a declarative Swift syntax. Start bringing your iPad app to Mac with just a click. And with support for ... Read More
Cappasity 3D Image
Cappasity 3D
Bring an in-store browsing experience to online retail with Cappasity, the first complete 3D product imaging solution for your website, mobile app, VR and AR... Read More
Project North Star Image
Project North Star
Project North Star is an open-source augmented reality hardware platform created by Ultraleap. It is comprised of 3 main components: Leap Motion Controller – used for hand tracking to recognize commands and gestures. ... Read More
General
Udemy Image
Udemy
Udemy is an online platform for courses. You can learn new skills through instructor-led online videos and accompanied files. Udemy has countless tutorials on augmented and virtual reality development. Learn skills such as: ... Read More
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