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    VR Development Tools, Assets and Resources

    Hey VR Developers, instead of a bunch of stray resource threads floating around, I thought I'd make a single mega-thread where we could all post tools, assets and resources that we have found helpful. Please post links and include as much detail as you can about what the tool is, what it's useful for, how much it costs, ect.

    I'll update this sticky as time goes on. Please post anything you've found that has been helpful in to you in your development.




    -- TEACHING RESOURCES:

    VR Dev School
    Free but requires an email address to sign up. Basic VR game development explored. Great for beginners. Unity and SteamVR utilized.
    http://learn.vrdev.school/

    Leading Ones
    Free Tutorials
    http://leadingones.com/




    -- GAME ENGINE TOOLS:

    Unreal 4
    Requires account and 5% royalty. Game development tool. Works with most SDKs
    https://www.unrealengine.com/what-is-unreal-engine-4

    Unity
    Free Version or $75/month Professional Version. Game development tool. Works with most SDKs.
    http://unity3d.com/get-unity




    -- ASSETS:

    BlendSwap
    Free models created in Blender. Various licensing so make sure you check how you can use them. Requires login to download
    http://www.blendswap.com/

    SONNISS The 2016 GDC Audio Bundle
    Free Audio Assets for Game Devs
    http://www.sonniss.com/gameaudiogdc2016/

    Turbo Squid
    Free and paid 3d models
    http://www.turbosquid.com/Index.cfm

    Unity Asset Store
    Free and Paid Assets of various kinds, for Unity
    https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/





    -- ASSET DEVELOPMENT TOOLS:

    3DF Zephyr Lite
    Fairly reasonably priced tool for creating models from photos
    http://www.3dflow.net/

    3D Coat
    Pretty reasonably priced powerful modeling tool.
    http://3dcoat.com/

    Blender
    Free 3D Asset development
    https://www.blender.org/

    Crazybump
    Free, self created bumpmaps, great software
    http://www.crazybump.com/

    Make Human
    Open Source Tool for 3d Characters
    http://www.makehuman.org/

    Substance Designer
    Pretty reasonably priced tool for generating textures
    https://www.allegorithmic.com/produc...tance-designer

    Substance Painter
    Pretty reasonably priced tool for putting/painting textures on models
    https://www.allegorithmic.com/blog/substance-painter-2





    -- SDKs:

    Steam VR SDK Plugin
    Free, can be opened in Unity
    https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/32647

    Open VR SDK
    Free, usable by many HMDs
    https://github.com/ValveSoftware/openvr





    -- Renderers/Engine Specific Toolboxes:

    SteamVR Unity ToolKit
    Nice toolkit that helps you get started creating SteamVR games in Unity
    https://github.com/thestonefox/SteamVR_Unity_Toolkit

    The Lab Renderer
    Asset for Unity that will help render similarly to how Valve does in The Lab. Makes it easier to create games that seem more crisp on VR headsets.
    https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/63141
    Last edited by tosvus; 07-22-2016 at 04:37 AM.
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    Blender
    https://www.blender.org/
    3D Asset development


    Make Human

    http://www.makehuman.org/
    Open Source Tool for 3d Characters

    Textures (2d)
    Inkscape, Gimp, Photoshop

    Textures (bumpmaps)

    http://www.crazybump.com/
    Crazybump

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    Junior Member Enigmas's Avatar
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    Thanks VRImpulse, updated!
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    Nice list. Crazy Bump looks awesome, I look forward to playing around with it.
    Medical Physics student, Programmer, VR Enthusiast

    I will graduate mid-2017 with my Masters degree.

    For more information about me, visit liamfoot.com

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    Turbosquid has lots of 3d models (of varying quality). Many are free - just filter a category by lowest price.

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    Thanks for the link to VR Dev School! I'm the founder. Let me know if you have any questions or need anything!
    Last edited by eljaydub; 05-06-2016 at 06:19 PM.

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    Hey there! Just wanted to let you guys know that I've started a website at http://leadingones.com with free tutorials on virtual reality development in Unity and Unreal. If you guys have any questions or feedback let me know!
    Last edited by leadingones; 07-20-2016 at 07:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadingones View Post
    Hey there! Just wanted to let you guys know that I've started a website at http://leadingones.com with free tutorials on virtual reality development in Unity and Unreal. If you guys have any questions or feedback let me know!
    Looking great. Just curious how you are going to create all the content for the tuts, must be a hugh undertaking?

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    I spend somewhere between 40-50 hours a week on this, so I guess you could call it a little more than a hobby. I just love VR and I want to see more people share the passion that I have for it

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    Updated main post with a couple of resources listed in this thread, and added some other ones as well.
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