Fabric Engine Launching Oculus Rift Support
Creating new content for virtual reality is becoming more and more necessary as it grows in popularity all over the world. Along with creating new applications, updating old versions of already existing apps is equally important.
A lot of companies have launched support for virtual reality headsets into their tools and development engines. Since most of these companies are affiliated with Oculus Rift, almost all products made by the virtual reality company are compatible with these engines and tools. Some of these companies include Epic Games, Unity and Crytek. They have added support and compatibility so that working with virtual reality can become easier and more accessible for their designers and developers.
The latest company to add to this list is Fabric Software; they have added support for Oculus Rift’s virtual reality headset to work with their engine. It has been incorporated into ‘Fabric Engine’ but as part of a new update (1.14) along with a few other tools and features. Fabric Engine isn’t just a simple video game developing engine; it has many other features that can be of use to all kinds of developers and creative individuals. It can be used for TV, movies, along with rigging and animation – tools that are relevant to content creation.
Fabric Engine has been created with a few long term goals in mind: it aims to be cost effective, convenient and portable as a tool that can work on its own or in collaboration with digital content creation packages. Adding support for virtual reality is a major plus because now all developers will be able to incorporate Oculus Rift’s virtual reality within whatever they create. The update for Fabric Engine also includes compatibility with the Xbox and Midi. The Razer Hydra motion and the Leap Motion hand tracking controllers can also be used with it – again a huge coup for the company. Both controllers are commonly being used in creating new content and apps for virtual reality programs.
Fabric Software has claimed that they want to build something extraordinary with this app, especially keeping in mind the support added for virtual reality. They believe that Fabric Engine is an app to look out for in the coming years and with more updates added, it’s going to be something every developer will want to use. Virtual Reality Times will keep tracking the progress of Fabric Engine and report with updates as soon as they are released.