Saving architectural-scale models in location requires an anchor system that can load models in the exact place every time you open the project. Saving a model based on GPS coordinates alone doesn’t work if you are looking for accurate placement, hence why in ARki we have incorporated 2 anchor systems which can be used for mm accuracy: Image anchors and World anchors.
The type of anchor we recommend for 1:1 scale models is based on the site you are augmenting. If you have images/roadsigns available on site, and accurate survey of the site with the position of the images, then Image Anchor can work well! Otherwise we recommend using a World Anchor, and pinning projects to a permanent world feature such as benches, statues, etc.
Checkout the two anchor systems below in more depth, to help you create on-site AR visualisations!
Design presentations of the future are here, and guess what? They happen to be a lot less time-consuming!
Instead of printing out renders and making cardboard models, the next-gen designer creates interactive 3d models that are integrated in the real-world using AR.
In this blog we wanted to showcase the 4 simple techniques that you can use in ARki 8, to make immersive content that keeps everyone engaged.
Augmenting images is a simple technique in ARki that helps you pin 3d models in position, so that users can view the project in the exact way you define. There are several use-cases for image anchors, but here’s our 3 best scenarios, that you can use to create your own AR presentations.
Sharing projects in AR is one of the main ways we encourage remote collaboration in ARki. Design presentations just got a whole lot more immersive, even if they are done remotely! Once you create that amazing 3D model, you need an easy way to experience it outside the computer screen. Instead of creating 2d renders, or virtual walkthroughs, ARki lets you share real-time 3d models in AR, so the whole team can view and experience the project from a 4d perspective!
Check out some of the quick ways you can use ARki in your digital design reviews, and promote better collaboration:
Architectural models are time-consuming and expensive to build, but augmented reality can help revitalise basic models and transform them into an immersive experience that can be continually updated as your design progresses.
The following tutorial helps you create annotations in AR/3D
The following Tutorial helps you create explode animations.
The following Tutorial helps position large scale models accurately using the Transform Tool
The following tutorial helps you experience environment occlusions on LiDAR enabled iOS devices
The following Tutorial helps you create interactive toggles that can switch layers on and off