Magic Leap announced a number of consumer-facing apps and games coming soon to Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset which released back in August. Today at the company’s first developer conference, they detailed a few enterprise-facing apps that will help bring the device into use in businesses.


Trimble is a global company surveying industries such as agriculture, geo-spatial, transportation, and building. The company develops a suite of hardware and software solutions to help business capture the physical environment, create 3D models, and monitor and manage complex engineering projects; Trimble’s product SketchUp is a design software used by architects and designers that’s getting the Magic Leap treatment. Check out the demo below to get an idea of SketchUp’s promised AR functionality.

Wacom Prototype Creative Tool

Magic Leap and Wacom, an industry leader for digital creative tools, are focusing in on bringing precision drawing, writing, and spatial visualization and manipulation to a collaborative augmented reality setting.

Image courtesy Magic Leap, Wacom

Wacom’s prototype application is currently open to demo for L.E.A.P. Con-goers, which is said to use Magic Leap’s in-house developed app dubbed Spacebridge, an app that integrates traditional digital workflows into AR. Users will be able to create using Wacom’s Intuos Pro pen tablets and then view the result collaboratively, with the ability to scale, move, shape and annotate in 3D.

Onshape 3D CAD

Onshape is a modern CAD system that unites modeling tools and design data management into a secure cloud workspace that is accessible to a multitude of devices. One of those devices (pun intended) is slated to be Magic Leap One.

Image courtesy Magic Leap, Onshape

Onshape for Magic Leap One lets users see contextually aware digital objects, aiming to bring engineers life-size 3D CAD models so make design changes a more collaborative and intuitive process.

You can check out the full keynote here.

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  • fuyou2

    RoadToVR has been bought out by MagicHeap!..Every fucking Article!! No matter how much Magic Leap tries, still a Pathetic product. With their 4billion dollar funding they can buy a lot of trolls..

    • Jack Liddon

      Magic Leap just had a big developer conference. Coverage seems pretty reasonable. AR is going to be huge in a few years. Seems pretty relevant.

    • benz145

      Their conference is happening this week and we’re on the ground in LA covering it… so yes our coverage this week is focusing on the latest new there. Really not a bad product, not that much different than early VR dev kits a few years ago. Exciting potential for the future, even though it isn’t consumer ready today.

      • Sandy Wich

        You’re allowed to be excited and see potential in a product. It is your website, right?

        I really think that person though based on his name and his behavior is either too angry to be reasoned with or an outright troll. It’s hard, but the best thing you can do is disconnect and not engage.

        Personally I’ve not been much for the promise of MR either in the past, but at least I do see it’s potential now after we debated before. This guy though?… No potential to see anything other than his own reflection.

      • bobby reyes

        That same guy said the same thing on another VR/AR related site. He’s a troll, so pay him/them no mind.

    • I believe in Magic Leap. And I think it’s having a promising start…

      • sebrk

        Except we all saw this a few years ago on Hololens. The incremental progress made by the 4-billion-dollar-man is laughable at best.

  • oompah

    Thumbs up to Magic Leap
    its waveguide tech is the future
    Other box on ur face players should catch up
    or else…

    • NooYawker

      Catch up to what? What do you mean other box on ur face players? You mean VR? VR and AR are different.
      ML’s only competition is Hololens which was released years ago. ML was just released and is on par with a 2 year old device. So again, catch up to what?

      • jj

        100% nailed it on the head.

  • NooYawker

    More cgi demos?

  • LowRezSkyline

    So this thing is obviously overpriced and overhyped and for me my interest level is almost zero. Got me thinking – at what price would I buy a magic leap? For me I don’t think there is a price; even if it were 200 bucks instead of 2000+ I wouldn’t buy one.

    So what about the rest of you folks? What price would you consider buying one of these or is there no price (like me) that works.

    • Michael Slesinski

      the nice thing about VR is it separates us FROM reality, so im with you. leap magic has no appeal because its still the same shitty world we are really in, it may as well just be showing information on a monitor since theres no immersion.

    • VirtualRealityNation

      LowRez, I thought the exact same thing. I have a 85K contract to deliver Hololens content to an institutional client. I have been able to wow clients with custom content on the hololens. I have been telling them that we will be using Hololens 2 when it comes out next year. And I was pretty sure that the Magic Leap was just a road bump until we see the Hololens 2. Then a friend brought over a Magic Leap 2 yesterday for us to check out. After using a Hololens for over two years I expected to be slightly impressed, the Meta 2 was a huge disappointment with the shaky tracking. However, beyond the significantly improved FOV I was surprisingly impressed with the visuals of the Magic Leap. Clean, Clear and so much more FOV. But the other thing I immediately realized was how much the Hololens needed the Controller mechanism of the Magic Leap. I didn’t even blink. Bought a Magic Leap today. I would say, try one before you decide. I am not a troll but a VR veteran of 23 years. I own maybe a dozen different headsets. I am hopeful the Hololens 2 blows the doors off the Magic Leap but in the meantime I have to go with the best out there and The Magic Leap definitely blows the doors of the Hololens one and everyone in my office agrees.

      • Hivemind9000

        You’re the ideal market currently – using them for industrial/commercial clients and/or have a lot of cash to burn.

        I think what LowRez was asking is if you’d buy them as a casual consumer (i.e. would you get value from them, and what price would you pay for that). I personally think they’d have to get a lot cheaper to meet the consumer market.

        • VirtualRealityNation

          Sure, I would agree with you. If i were a consumer I would give it a generation or two to work out the kinks. For that matter I think all current goggle based AR / MR devices are not ready for the average consumer. The logic I follow is that were headed this way certainly, so businesses might as well start getting familiar with the technology that is coming over the next 2-3 years. Waiting until it all matures just gives your competition a chance to get far ahead in terms of processes and integration.

      • dk

        sure the ML1 is pretty interesting and capable compared to the hololens especially when u use it with clients
        …..what is disappointing and is basically equal to a sin is that the 2 years old hololens which was developed more than 5 years ago has rock solid tracking and with all the billions and powerful not miniaturised platform like the hololens ML couldn’t crack that level of tracking
        ….it’s fine for a development edition and it’s not horrible at all …..but if u can have great tracking and 2 optically tracked controllers with a sd835 in $400 vr headset …they don’t have any excuses not to either update ML1 tracking or for the next headset to get great tracking

    • Hivemind9000

      Yeah I haven’t really seen anything that I’d use or play more than 5 minutes. At $200 I’d probably buy them just for fun, but at their current price I think they aren’t going to have many consumer-oriented buyers. Definitely more application in the industrial/commercial space for now.

      The thing I would really like to see in AR is at least a 90 degree FOV with a resolution good enough to project virtual monitors around my office. I would actually use that for work and fun. But it seems that the Magic Leap One falls short on that, and they have their own operating system so I couldn’t use my usual apps/games (on Windows).

      I think the next iteration of Hololens will be interesting if they improve the FOV and resolution (and add a controller too I guess). Price would need to come down significantly though.

    • V Z

      I’d buy it for $300 Canadian Pesos if I could watch youtube on it, while riding public transportation. $100 more if I can see live moving map while cycling. $100 more if all of that can be done outside when raining. Another $300 if it had a sexy time attachment (Hi Borat!)

  • IsaiahGilliland

    Check out a Magic Leap article, but jesus the comments. It’s always a wasteland of trolls.

    • NooYawker

      Well deserved. They spent years trolling everyone, hyping world changing tech and this is what they released. A hololens clone that’s been around for 2 years. They deserve every insult.

      • IsaiahGilliland

        Trolling everyone? News flash, they delivered. The only trolls are you witch hunters on some personal crusade about some perceived wrongs some marketing caused you. It’s ridiculous, it’s just a souped up toy.

        Saying it’s a hololens clone is being very misleading. They have their own ecosystem, eye tracking, multiple focus planes, and delivers and displays content differently. Even if it were a hololens clone, it’s still impressive and revolutionary technology.

        This witch hunt is unfounded and bad for the industry. And get some perspective, it just a little cool gadget. Hardly the thing to be foaming at the mouth about.

        • NooYawker

          I stopped after reading “they delivered”. You obviously are completely delusional.

          • IsaiahGilliland

            That’s fine, I’m not here to impress you. But people who refuse to read conflicting opinions are usually the delusional ones.

          • sebrk

            You have to agree that they at least hyped it with fake videos and stuff right?

  • oompah

    Waveguide tech is the future