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Resources40+ General Tools and Kits To Build Your Scenes

  Want to download the whole list as a downloadable spreadsheet? CLICK HERE and get the resource for FREE.   Toolkits, SDK, CMS   Amazon Sumerian Amazon Sumerian lets you create and run virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. Amazon Sumerian makes it easy to create engaging 3D front-end experiences and is integrated with AWS services to provide easy access...
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Want to download the whole list as a downloadable spreadsheet? CLICK HERE and get the resource for FREE.

 

Toolkits, SDK, CMS

 

Amazon Sumerian

Amazon Sumerian lets you create and run virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. Amazon Sumerian makes it easy to create engaging 3D front-end experiences and is integrated with AWS services to provide easy access to machine learning, chatbots, code execution and more.

 

Magic Leap – Creator

Become a Magic Leap creator and start pioneering the uncharted frontier of spatial computing. Find all the tools and resources you need to learn, build and publish to Magic Leap World.

 

8th Wall 

Create rich augmented reality experiences that work on every mobile device. 8th Wall uses its hyper-optimized Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) engine to deliver markerless AR content to mobile apps and the web.

 

AR/VR Toolkit Forge/Unity

Use the new “Forge AR|VR Toolkit” to help you connect into BIM/Navisworks/Revit/Solidworks data-streams directly inside Unity. The APIs and data-prep services are the same Autodesk-Forge Services used by the web-client for BIM360 team collaboration. 

 

ARKit

A powerful new app that lets you easily create AR experiences, and RealityKit. Integrate iOS device camera and motion features to produce augmented reality experiences in your app or game.

 

Lens Studio

Everything you need to create, publish, and share your own AR experiences — for free.

 

Spark AR Studio

Use Spark AR Studio to build stunning creative effects for the camera. Create interactive augmented reality experiences with or without code, then share what you build with the world.

 

ARCore SDK

Build new augmented reality experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical worlds.

 

Vuforia

A ready-to-use SDK that renders Augmented Reality experiences.

 

Zappar

An augmented reality platform and a creative studio rolled into one. With Zappar you can turn almost anything (print, POS, product, packaging, place) into an interactive delivery channel serving video, animation, games, competitions, additional information, data capture mechanics, social shares and more.

 

Blippar

Blippar is a leading technology company specializing in Augmented Reality (AR) and Computer Vision (AI).

 

HP Reveal

A new Extended Reality Platform. Engage consumers with world-class AR experiences using augmented reality toolset. HP Reveal combines AR and IoT, attaching augmented experiences to the unique identity of every printed object. 

 

Prototyping Tools

 

Mirra

Mirra is a design tool that allows anyone to create professional-quality AR and VR experiences – without 3D expertise and code. Mirra allows people to build, share, and explore immersive experiences.

 

VRED – Autodesk – 3D Visualization Software

3D visualization and virtual prototyping software for automotive designers. 

 

Sketchbox – 3D

Sketchbox is the first design tool crafted for augmented and virtual reality. Sketchbox combines best in class commercial technology with cutting-edge software to solve complex training challenges.

 

VR Prototyping Template – Facebook Design

Sketch and Unity templates for quick prototyping in VR. Using this template, you can easily drag and drop your 2D mockups and page through them in VR by using your keyboard or headset controls.

 

Vectary

The easiest way to create a 3D design tool and AR content online. Start off with a complete set of 3D tools and 3 projects, all for free!

 

AfterNow

Specialize in augmented reality focusing on two domain entertainment experiences and practical applications of AR at work. AfterNow also specializes in envisioning, designing, and building mixed reality applications for Hololens, iOS, and Magic Leap.

 

Kuula

360° Virtual Tours made easy. Create, edit, share. Kuula is used daily by photographers and companies all over the world.

 

Sketch-to-VR 

A personal fun project – turn your mocks into VR.

 

VR Prototyping with Marvel

Free prototyping and wireframing. The all-in-one enterprise design platform. From built-in wireframing to developer handoff, Marvel gives every team the tools they need to bring ideas to life.

 

User Interface

 

CentroUI

CentroUI is a library for building user interfaces for WebVR. CentroUI is open to contributors of all skill levels and they are ready and willing to help beginners work through issues. 

 

VRTK

A productive toolkit for rapidly building spatial computing solutions in the Unity software. VRTK aims to make building spatial computing solutions in the Unity software fast and easy for beginners as well as experienced developers.

 

Hover-UI-Kit

Create beautiful user interfaces for immersive VR/AR experiences. Hover UI Kit is a tool for creating beautiful, customizable, dynamic user interfaces. All interface interactions utilize a simple and consistent mechanism — the “hover” — which users can perform with any 3D input device. 

 

Design Tools and Samples for UWP Apps

 

Figma Toolkit

Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish. It is the first professional-grade, an online tool created specifically for interface design. Figma is built entirely in the browser, enabling the entire team’s design process to happen in one online tool.

 

Sketch Toolkit

Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork. Create, prototype, collaborate and turn your ideas into incredible products with the definitive platform for digital design.

 

Framer X

Framer X offers tools to design scrolls, links, and page interactions. Create responsive layouts, design realistic prototypes, and bring everything closer to production—all in one place.

 

Gravity Sketch

Gravity Sketch is an intuitive and immersive 3D design tool enabling designers to unleash their creativity.

 

Project Felix from Adobe

Create high-quality, photorealistic images. Project Felix makes it easy to composite 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art. Project Felix is created specifically for graphic designers.

 

Adobe Fuse CC (Beta)

Design your own 3D models — no experience needed. See how the new app makes it easy to build, outfit and customize 3D human characters in minutes, save them to your Creative Cloud Libraries and then pose and animate them right inside Photoshop.

 

Storyboard VR

Download a free tool to prototype VR ideas. Storyboard VR is a prototyping and visualization tool that helps content creators, artists and designers use their existing skills to imagine and visualize VR experiences, in VR.

 

LightBox

The easy, enjoyable animation tool. LightBox is made in New York & Poland.

 

Fluent XAML Theme Editor

The Fluent XAML Theme Editor is a tool that helps demonstrate the flexibility of the Fluent Design System as well as supports the app development process by generating XAML markup for our ResourceDictionary framework used in Universal Windows Platform applications (UWPs).

BuildCast

BuildCast is an end-to-end sample built to showcase the Microsoft Fluent Design System and UWP.

 

Lunch Scheduler

Lunch Scheduler is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) sample that schedules lunches with your friends and coworkers. This app incorporates elements of the Fluent Design System in a UWP app, including acrylic, reveal, and connected animations. 

 

XAML Controls Gallery

This sample provides an interactive demo of all of the XAML controls. It shows a variety of layouts from basic to adaptive, and displays markup that you can copy into your own project. This app also demonstrates all of the XAML and Windows UI library controls available to make a Fluent Windows 10 app. It’s the interactive companion to the Fluent Design System.

 

VanArsdel

The end-to-end UWP sample app was built to showcase the next wave of the Microsoft Fluent Design System as well as other capabilities of the Universal Windows Platform. It allows the user to browse the virtual “store” of lamps that can be organized and decorated.

 

Social & Sharing (viewports)

 

3D Posts – Sharing – Documentation – Facebook for Developers

3D Posts makes it easy to share and display your 3D assets in Facebook Posts. They are working on adding SDK support for 3D Posts as well as native iOS sharing.

 

Sketchfab

Sketchfab is empowering a new era of creativity by making it easy for anyone to publish and find 3D content online. They are the largest platform for immersive and interactive 3D. 

Cappasity

3D & VR/AR cloud-based platform for e-commerce and retail. Cappasity is the first end-to-end solution for fast production, easy embedding, and powerful analysis of 3D content. 

 

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Laarni Suguitan

Laarni is a Community Manager at Admix and VR/AR Pioneers. Her responsibilities include growing our community by putting together industry resources and moderating our groups. She's been in the online digital media industry since 2011.

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