Top Demanding Programming Languages For Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is gaining popularity day by day especially in the field of gaming and media, VR just makes it easy for a human to gain experiences that he could not get in real life. Whether it is about riding a rollercoaster, watching a horror movie or just playing counter strike, VR makes it more realistic and amazing but it requires high-end computer graphics and stimulator to make it happen.

Though the media industry is still working on it, many gaming companies have started testing their VR games in gaming fest and programs but still, it has a long way to cover. To get more idea about VR and what the future will look like watch the movie name “Ready Player One”.

But being a developer the only question that arises in our mind is what technology and programming languages are used in VR making. So here are some details and the name of programming languages used in VR.

1. C# (C Sharp)

C# for virtual reality

C# is the most popular language in game development, many gaming studios use C# and professional gaming engine like Unity uses C#. When it comes to gaming in VR, these gaming engines and C# makes it easy as it has numerous features and predeveloped modules. It is available on both the platforms (Windows and Macs).

C# works on .NET framework. Unity has a substantial group with more than 4.5 million enlisted designers and you can easily get help from unity developers. There are a ton of recordings and instructional exercises on the best way to utilize Unity.

2. C++ Language

C++ for virtual reality

C++ is another popular programming language in terms of graphics and game development just like C#. C++ uses Unreal gaming engines which is again the popular game development platform, a considerable measure of AAA titles are composed of Unreal.

The unreal engine makes very high-end graphics and requires a device with high graphics support. Though it is quite hard to learn and make. There is a certain online virtual reality course that can teach you unreal from scratch. Most of the big gaming studios use the unreal engine and C++ for development.

3. Python

Programming languages used in VR

Python is the easiest Programming language with its easy syntax and the tones of the module it also covers the VR but not as good as C#/C++. If you are just getting started or you just want an overview python will be a good choice.

Python API collaborates with Maya (a software for 3D animation and VFX design) which helps in video making in VR. Once you are good with python you can switch to C++/C#. Python also has a huge community online that can help you anytime.

4. JavaScript (JS)

Programming languages used in virtual reality

JavaScript is used on the web, in making web pages, it plays an important role. Thus, JavaScript can help you making web VR making web-based virtual reality applications though it is not an easy task as well as JavaScript incorporates similar lexical syntax as the more complex C programming language.

There are many VR based web applications. JavaScript works fast and is the best option if you have skills in web development. Certain JS based virtual machine utilizes API to send the 3D scene to the user’s head mounted display, such as an Oculus Rift.

5. Java

Java language for vr

Java is the another good platform, it is fast and support different platforms and is best for making Android applications. Java is also quite well when it comes to reusing or updating the software, there is JAVA 3D API which enables VR application to generate 3D images, track the position & orientation of the head and other body parts, and incorporate this information into image creation process for overall control and mind-blowing VR experience. This is the best tools that cannot be underestimated.

Yash Agrawal

Yash has been put on board to help out with the developer friendly content of the latest programming trends and conferences.

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