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 AR Models
Sharing 3D/AR projects in ARki is simply done via a link or a QR code. The generated QR code can be used as both an image anchor and a download trigger. This is a great way to present your project to users with a simple QR code, they can use the QR as a way to download your model which is anchored in position to the same QR code image.
In the video below, we have demonstrated how QR codes can be easily re-used as an image anchor, to position the 3d model in AR.
Augmenting Floor Plans
Printed images of floor plans don’t have to be so static if you augment them with your 3d models! That’s exactly how we started the AR journey, by making interactive floor plans that would engage clients, and bring 2d drawings to life!
Saving Projects in Location
Image anchors are also a great way of pinning projects in location, so that you can experience 3d models at full scale - on site. Positioning large scale projects accurately in situ can be a difficult task if you don’t have clear anchor points. In this use case we recommend using fixed images in the real-world such as road signs, and billboards to pin your project.
Image Anchors are supported in 3dsmax, Maya, Rhino, Blender and Sketchup.
You can set these up on your models, directly via the supported 3d softwares.
Learn how to make image anchors in your projects below.