How you can become an AR/VR developer?

AR and VR are about creating worlds that can be so immersive. It has the potential to create environments that can be interacted with in three dimensions like it is in real life.

By learning 3D modeling, scanning 360-degree photos and videos, How to design and develop programming languages, software development kits, and by learning to design experiences for users In 3D. 

If you want to find success in the area of programming it becomes very important to learn these skills in the 3D area.

Let us look at the things you need to do to become an AR/VR Developer:


AR/VR would require you to invest in high-end software, maybe after a few years with the decreasing prices of hardware; this may not be a huge problem.

It is recommended to use the Intel Core Processor i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 with graphics such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 or AMD RADEON RX 480. It will be good if the memory it can hold is up to 8GB.

The question here arises, can we work without the Processors or RAM mentioned above. It depends on many factors. All these are recommended to have a smooth experience and it would definitely take less time to do the work. Using compatible Hardware is necessary but it is okay if you have to use Desktop PCs to have an easy, cheaper upgrade path.

Virtual Reality Devices

The degree of freedom refers to how an object can move. In this, there are two options: three and six degrees of freedom. Three degrees of freedom means that you can interact with the virtual world in three dimensions, you can move in all directions except forwarding or backward, by using a head-mounted display. If you use Six degrees of freedom, you can now move in six directions forward, back, up, down, left, and right.

Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Samsung Gear VR support three Degrees of freedom while HTC Vive and Oculus Rift support six degrees of freedom.

3D Game Engines and Programming Languages

The state of the Developer Nation Q1 2017 reports puts C# and C++ as the most used programming languages for AR/VR development. Unity and Unreal Engine are the game engines you would need to learn to use them.

Unity uses C# as its programming language and Unreal Engine uses C++ and a node-based language called Blueprints Visual scripting.

It is recommended to use both the game engines and see which suits you best.

So, we would recommend following these steps to become an AR/VR Developer

1. Choosing the platform-The first step would be to define which platforms and which game engine/SDK/Framework to use.

2. Enhancing Skills-Learning 3D Modelling, language, and the terminology of that engine/SDK/framework for AR/VR.

3. Implementation-The Key is to practice and gain experience in Apps that provide Games, Education, Data visualization in 360-degree experiences.

4. Join VR communities-It would be good to go and engage in meet ups, participate in forums and ask the community.

For more information on how to become an AR/VR developer or any other related query, get in touch with Coding Brains. It has committed to faster services without compromising on quality. 

Written By
Faiz Akhtar
Faiz Akhtar
Faiz is the Technical Content Writer for our company. He interacts with multiple different development teams in Coding Brains and writes amazing articles about new technology segments company is working on. Every now and then he interviews our clients and prepares video & audio feedback and case studies.