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Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 3, 2016 - 3:52pm #1

Vuforia's plugin hasn't worked since Unity 5.2--and they don't even support the 32-bit editor on Windows for Unity 5. Tech support is unresponsive. I'm assuming we're seeing the slow death of Vuforia post acquisiton?

What are people using as an alternative? It doesn't look like there are any.

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 17, 2016 - 10:24am #9

Thanks for the Update. 64 bit Unity support would be nice, you realize it's 2016 right?

Diving into the DOS version of Unity this afternoon with Vuforia, will let you know how it goes. 

-C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 11, 2016 - 1:57am #8

You're welcome.

Additionally, Vuforia 5.5 adds support for many new features, including:

  • METAL Graphics API on iOS (both in Unity and in Native SDK),
  • VR support with built-in Head Tracking capabilities,
  • ability to build  Stereo AR / VR Apps for Cardboard viewers without requiring the Cardboard SDK, and more:

see also:

https://developer.vuforia.com/forum/news-and-announcements/new-release-vuforia-55

 

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 11, 2016 - 1:40am #7

Wow! This is great news. Thanks a lot.

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 9, 2016 - 10:38am #6

UPDATE: Vuforia 5.5.9 has been released and supports Unity 5.3.2 and 5.3.3:

https://developer.vuforia.com/library/articles/Release_Notes/Vuforia-SDK-Release-Notes

https://developer.vuforia.com/downloads/sdk

Also, make sure to check the Unity Migration Guide before upgrading to Vuforia 5.5:

https://developer.vuforia.com/library/articles/Solution/Migrating-Unity-Projects-to-Vuforia-5-5

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 7, 2016 - 7:36pm #5

i have to say i just feel the same :(

there are tons of questions unanswered even they are posted years ago . and so many links are dead or out dated and nobody updates them . quite disappointing in every way .

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 4, 2016 - 10:48am #4

The 32-bit Unity editor constantly crashes because you run out of memory all the time. It's mandatory that you support it. I can't believe we need to "wish list" that.

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 4, 2016 - 3:30am #3

Hi,

I just logged in to write basically the same comment. It's quite telling that comments are disabled for the "It doesn't work for 5.3.2"-threat. 

We're on MacOS and Unity is crashing every couple of minutes. We're pretty sure that some of the crashes have been fixed in 5.3.3 but YEAH, we're stuck with Vuforia in the past. I was quite excited by Vuforia in the beginning, but my disgust grows with the minute. Especially with Unity and Vuforia pointing fingers at each other.

The online marker generation feels kind of a completely ridiculus copyright protection and the partical c# wrapper implementation with all the deprecation warnings and debug-log outputs is just a dream to work with. I can almost feel the post-aquision pain of the developers. The must just looove to support unity.

Sorry for the rant, but I'm litterally spending a hour a day restarting unity. So there's a lot of time to build up anger.

Good luck for the future, but if somebody knows of an alternative, I wouldn't mind to try it.

/tom

Has Vuforia been abandoned? What's the alternative?

March 3, 2016 - 5:28pm #2

ralph wrote:

Vuforia's plugin hasn't worked since Unity 5.2...

Vuforia 5.0.10 supports Unity 5.3.1f1. See our release notes:

https://developer.vuforia.com/library/articles/Release_Notes/Vuforia-SDK-Release-Notes

Vuforia 5.0.10 doesn't support Unity 5.3.2 as noted here:

https://developer.vuforia.com/forum/unity-extension-technical-discussion/notice-unity-532-incompatible-vuforia

ralph wrote:

...and they don't even support the 64-bit editor on Windows for Unity 5.

If you have a technical or business need for Vuforia running on Unity 64-bit vs. Unity 32-bit on Windows and would like to make a request for this to be considered, please share more details about specific requirements on our Wish List thread:

https://developer.vuforia.com/forum/general-discussion/wish-list

For help on installing Unity 32-bit on Windows, see this post:

https://developer.vuforia.com/forum/unity-extension-technical-discussion/windows-development-deprecated#comment-2061110

 

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