Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Hello. Welcome to Mixed Reality Fundamentals. Today I will be giving you a little tip on how to improve audio and sound in your mixed-reality application. Audio and sound can play a fundamental role in any mixed-reality environment as it can greatly enhance immersiveness and can be used to create guidance for the user. For Unity developers, Microsoft has developed an audio technology called spatial sound you will find available when building all UWP-based mixed-reality applications.
Spatial sound can be incredibly useful in immersive applications. It enables any object in the scene to be clearly identified as the source of a sound. For example, if spatial sound is enabled and you have a virtual dog running around and barking in the scene, the user will have the impression that the barking sound actually comes from the dog. This is done by the spatial sound and the headset working together to create the most natural audio environment possible.
It is a very similar concept as the surround sound, but highly optimized for virtual reality. My tip to you is to use this great capability to minimize the amount of UI text in the scene and design audio clues instead, to guide the user to a particular environment. To learn more about spatial sound and how to incorporate it into your immersive application, head over to our Mixed Reality Fundamentals course.
Have a great day.