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Future Realities Summit: Using Physics Constraints to Make Intuitive VR Interactions

Antony Stevens  (Senior Game Designer, Greensky Games)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: VR/AR

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Virtual reality physics are fun, and it doesn't stop at simulating gravity. This talk teaches the fundamentals of how to use a core component of game engine physics systems — the physics constraint — to create a variety of quick and intuitive VR interactions. From sliders and dials to buttons and hinges, physics constraints can help marry the fun of physical interactions with broad design possibilities. Learn how VR developers can use physics constraints in Unreal Engine to produce a variety of modular and shippable hand-tracked interactions for major VR platforms.


Attendees will learn the technical implementation of linear and angular physics constraints in Unreal Engine for use in virtual reality game interactions. Unity (and traditional flatscreen) developers can also apply their learnings from this talk in their own physics systems using the constraint component.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for virtual reality developers and game designers seeking to improve their understanding of their engine's physics system. Developers interested in Unreal Engine will be able to observe technical implementation of Blueprint scripts.

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