Ready for a big leap forward in augmented reality (AR) development?
We’re excited to announce that the Unity Learn team has partnered with Magic Leap to develop a new, self-guided learning experience to support the release of the Magic Leap 2 headset.
Magic Leap develops immersive, enterprise AR technology that seamlessly integrates the digital into the physical world. The Magic Leap 2 is their latest innovation, designed to address barriers preventing the widespread adoption of AR technology. With emphasis on accessibility and ease of use, this new headset is poised to play a key role across sectors including education, health care, manufacturing, and beyond.
Unity Development for Magic Leap 2 is a course designed by the Unity Learn team in collaboration with Magic Leap. The course is aimed at intermediate developers interested in learning how to create compelling AR experiences for this new device. Magic Leap has produced user guides and documentation, and Unity already supports the Magic Leap 2 through its plug-in system and XR Interaction Toolkit, so a Unity Learn course for the Magic Leap 2 was the natural next step.
Because the course is targeted at intermediate developers, it has been structured differently than beginner-level Unity Learn courses. Instead of showing learners how to write code, the course provides ready-to-use code snippets and example scenes that developers can quickly implement in their projects. The example prototype scenes include a wall-mounted media player, a model viewer with hand tracking, and a sticky note app that takes advantage of the Magic Leap 2’s space localization capabilities.
The course uses an in-Editor tutorial to guide developers through the process of configuring their projects and deploying apps to the Magic Leap 2. Then, there’s a series of additional tutorials to complete which cover the device’s various features. Each tutorial includes an overview of the feature, a set-up guide, examples of how it can be implemented, and tips for using it effectively. Through these tutorials, course participants will learn about plane detection, global and segmented dimming, marker tracking, hand and eye tracking, meshing, and more. You can see examples of these features below.
This collaboration with Magic Leap will give Unity developers the skills to build AR experiences that make the most of the Magic Leap 2’s many capabilities. If that sounds exciting to you, dive into the Unity Learn course today and start creating.