Checkout out how students from the Parsons School of Design - The New School, New York, are creating new realities in ARki.
Network Rail use ARki to visualise the future of Wayfinding at Paddington Station!
To demonstrate their new family of Wayfinding Signage designs, Network Rail use Augmented Reality to visualise their 3d models in location, allowing project teams to experience the designs at full scale.
The project looks at how future stations can be easily modified, and improved, by using augmented reality as a tool for visualisation. At paddington each signage model is positioned in place using ARki app, and incorporates simple annotations to highlight design components easily.
What is the difference between AR/VR/MR & how can the NextGen designer leverage it?
Ever wondered what the difference is between AR/VR and MR? Checkout the fundamental differences between these technologies and how you can use them in your work:
How to import 3D models with a URL
To Import FBX models into ARki using a Gdrive URL
Open Gdrive / Dropbox or Onedrive app and head to the Share settings of the 3d file
Change the Link settings to “Anyone with the link”
Copy the link of the 3d file then open ARki app
Create a new project - paste the link of the 3d file in the Import box
ARki 7.1 is out now and it includes several feature enhancements including:
The Nextgen railway footbridges catalogue is a series of passenger footbridges, which has been put together by the Buildings and Architecture department at Network Rail. Their latest addition to the catalogue, the Futura bridge, is now made public via ARki 7.0 update.
ARki 7.0 update is out now on iOS
ARki 7.0 includes a major list of new features, helping you create faster, more engaging augmented reality experiences!
The New ARchitecture: How augmented reality will change the way we design space.
In this era of mobile computation, it is important to understand how architectural space is continually determined through digital interfaces, as much as it is by its physical counterparts. As computational intelligence strengthens within the domain of augmented reality technology, it becomes vital to understand how people experience physical space through a series of digitally crafted landscapes, and how these digital interfaces can become embedded within architectural design and fabrication.
ARkit versus Vuforia
With the release of ARki 2.0 we made a challenging decision to re-develop the app with the inclusion of a marker-less AR solution, ARkit, versus our previous marker-driven SDK provided by Vuforia. The pro and cons of both solutions were extensive, and we deliberated over this decision tirelessly. However in the end ARkit won, and today I wanted to go over some of our reasons for why we chose to upgrade to ARkit over our beloved Vuforia SDK.
Introducing ARki 2.0
The introduction of paper-less AR is a total game changer for ARki visualisations. The ability to bring design propositions to life without the need for printed images, means that ARki is free from the confines of paper printouts, and paper size limitations. Now ARki is able to be explored spatially, on-site, and in any environment that could essentially benefit from an augmented visualisation. The release of ARki 2.0 is the start of our paper-less AR adventures. We are excited to see how this new toolkit allows us to start incorporating AR within the built environment, and at much larger scales than the standard AR experience.
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