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Augmented Reality, the future of our history

Augmented Reality, the future of our history

Using tools such as ARCore, ARKit, ARFoundations from Unity, we are able to inspire apps that understand space and motion in high fidelity while seamlessly blending the digital and physical worlds.

In my example, I am recording interviews with my family and blending that recorded audio with physical artifacts such as photos, urns, and heirlooms owned by my relatives.

I’ve been leveraging these tools to build AR apps that can respond to these artifacts in my environment.

Noble Ackerson

June 06, 2019

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  1. 9 9 Help you understand how easy it is to

    build for Augmented Reality Convey that AR is more than “Pokemon-Go” it brings real utility to your apps. Today’s Goals HOW
  2. The mixture of the real world and virtual worlds so

    that one understands the other. This creates experiences that cannot possibly happen anywhere else. AR/MR HOW
  3. Assumes • You have a use-case that is better with

    AR • You have basic knowledge of Unity3D • You have setup an Android environment before • You are armed with curiosity about AR? HOW

    HDR) /c/nobleackerson @nobleackerson www.nobles.page HOW CLOUD ANCHORS (Interactions)
  5. Social AR experiences with Cloud Anchors Fundamentals • Environment ◦

    Reduce UI elements • User ◦ Encourage user movement when interacting with objects but don’t require it always. • AR Content ◦ Realism is important ◦ Highlighting, Sizing & Movement should be familiar gestures • Interface ◦ The interface is the viewport, & also, the hub of interactions for mobile AR. • Communicate the intent of camera usage clearly before permission prompts. • Be responsive with your UI components. • Volumetric UI ◦ Annotate on focus ◦ Holograms are good previews youtube.com/c/nobleackerson
  6. Development Environment for ARCore Unity 2017.4.15f1 + 2018.3.1f1 ARCore SDK

    1.6.0 + A compatible phone developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices
  7. How do augmented images work? Precompile up to 1000 images

    via DB 1 Add Images to DB 2 Detect Images 3 Render Assets (video, 3D prefabs, etc.) HOW
  8. HOW

  9. An example of how the Augmented Images API can be

    used with moving targets by JD.com Credit Google Developer Blog - https://developers.googleblog.com/2019/05/AR Core-IO19.html
  10. Rendering • Utilities ◦ Blender ◦ Maya etc. ◦ SketchFab

    ◦ Asset Store ◦ Mixamo • Asset Formats ◦ OBJ ◦ FBX ◦ GLTF 2.0
  11. Anatomy of your app ➔ ARCore Device ➔ Environmental Light

    ➔ A Plane Detector ➔ A Raycast from Device ➔ A Plane Visualizer ➔ System Controller ➔ An Event System ➔ A 2D Canvas ➔ Interactions ➔ Some Magic
  12. Pro-tips ➔ Supports PNG, JPEG and JPG formats ➔ Detection

    is based on points of high contrast ➔ Image’s resolution must be at least 300 X 300 pixels ➔ Images with repetitive features suck ➔ Don’t try to track moving objects.
  13. In summary ➔ AR has practical use cases ➔ Reality

    in Augmented Reality is Data ➔ Have Accessibility, Safety, & Privacy in mind /c/nobleackerson @nobleackerson