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Unite 2023: New Unity Industry updates unveiled
AGATHA HOOD / VP, Customer Success Everywhere
Nov 17, 2023|6 Min
Unite 2023: New Unity Industry updates unveiled

From the Industry Executive Summit to the conference floor, Unite 2023 was packed with innovation and inspiring industry updates. Special thanks to our presenters at the Industry Executive Summit, including Mercedes-Benz, i2CAT Foundation, Airbus, Audemars Piguet, AGCO Corporation, the Vancouver International Airport, Capgemini, TomTom, and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The event’s Keynote included exciting announcements about the release of Unity Cloud, AI tools, and more.

Unity CEO & President Jim Whitehurst on stage at the Industry Executive Summit during Unite 2023

Unity Industry enables developers, artists, and engineers across industries to build and deliver custom real-time 3D experiences for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mobile, desktop, and web. Now it’s getting even better with updates to help Industry subscribers take the developer experience to the next level.

Unity Cloud

At Unite, we introduced Unity Cloud, a suite of new and existing cloud tools designed to accelerate development and improve collaboration between teams, now in early access. Cloud helps to make your Unity real-time 3D projects more creator focused, accessible, and connected.

Unity Cloud Enterprise is now included in your Unity Industry subscription at no extra cost and includes Unity DevOps and the Unity Asset Manager.

Unity DevOps

Unity DevOps is purpose built to provide robust version control and CI/CD solutions in the cloud, so you can release more often, catch bugs earlier, try more ideas, and deliver higher-quality experiences. Your Unity Industry subscription now comes with one DevOps seat, allowing you to:

  • Leverage Unity Version Control to help your team of developers, artists, designers, and engineers collaborate efficiently
  • Test faster and more often with Unity Build Automation, which enables you to host multiplatform builds in the cloud to free up your computing resources and accelerate development.

Unity Asset Manager beta

Tailored specifically for 3D content development, Unity Asset Manager is a digital asset management (DAM) tool that provides teams with a single source of truth for both owned and licensed content. Your Unity Industry subscription includes 120 GB of storage per seat, pooled with your organization, enabling you to:

  • Manage your project’s 3D assets with simple upload tools, metadata tagging, version history, and sharing tools with permissions and roles
  • Make your 3D, CAD, or BIM data real-time 3D-ready on ingestion into the Asset Manager, and export your data to a wide range of formats
  • Visualize assets with the web viewer and collaborate with comments and annotations on any 3D asset
  • Integrate cloud assets into your experiences at runtime with cloud APIs, enabling you to stream massive 3D models to end users, collaborate on assets, and more
  • Build cloud-connected applications with a ready-to-use reference project for viewing and collaborating on cloud-hosted 3D assets

Pixyz Plugin 2.0

Pixyz Plugin 2.0 for Unity includes new features and enhancements to help developers, 3D data preparation specialists, and 3D technical artists perform critical tasks more quickly. This tool is available to Unity Industry subscribers starting today. Here are some notable new features:

  • Pixyz Plugin for Unity is now available directly in Unity’s packages registry, making it easier to add it to your projects.
  • Unity’s Universal Render Pipeline (URP) and High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) are now supported. You can import and optimize your project’s CAD and 3D files with the Toolbox. Materials and textures are then automatically converted into URP- or HDRP-compatible assets.
  • Unity Prefab compatibility has been significantly improved, including the ability to generate Nested Prefabs at import, keeping part of the hierarchy from CAD models.

Explore the release notes for more information.

Tools for AI

AI is transforming every industry and opening the door to more creative possibilities. Unity is launching new tools to help industrial developers boost productivity and creativity while remaining fully in control of their vision. It changes how your customers interact with your experiences by embedding AI models directly into the runtime, so content reacts and responds to users in new ways.

With your Unity Industry subscription, you get access to Unity Sentis, an AI tool that gives you the ability to leverage AI models directly in projects. Unity Sentis is free for subscribers who use Unity 6 and later.

Unity Muse, a platform of AI-powered tools, apps, and more that simplifies and accelerates all aspects of real-time 3D development, was made available as an add-on subscription at Unite.

Unity visionOS beta

We’re also thrilled to share that the Unity PolySpatial beta for Apple visionOS is now available to all Unity Pro, Enterprise, and Industry subscribers.

This means that you can leverage Unity’s familiar workflows and powerful tools to build and bring your apps into a new frontier of spatial computing.

Beyond support for the visionOS platform, you will be able to use Unity’s PolySpatial technology to run content alongside multiple applications while in the Shared Space on your device.

With Unity Industry and visionOS, you can start creating Industry apps for Apple Vision Pro.

Talk to our team to learn how Unity Industry can help your business build without constraints.