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.
Track any environment on your mobile device.
We have waited a very long time to make this vision real, the ability to simply walk through digital landscapes and experience the superimposition of virtual and physical space means we can now take ARki outside the office, and on-site, where the action is truly needed. This lets designers explore their designs with complete spatial freedom. The ability to present architectural visualisations using paper-less AR technology is currently due to the release of new AR software development kit (ARKit) by Apple. This SDK allows us to now augment virtual models on top of the real-world environments by utilising “world tracking” capabilities, referred to by Apple, which uses both the camera and motion detectors within the iOS device to pickup a series of points within the environment for augmentation.
Bringing Architecture to life in AR
The capacity for marker-less AR is infinite, and highly engaging, it simply opens the door for augmented landscapes, that are seamlessly integrated within physical reality, without constraints. The intelligence of this system is pure magic, it feels as seamless as any marker-driven augmented technology, with the addition of world tracking capabilities that appear highly intuitive. What we love the most about the ARkit sdk, used in ARki 2.0, is just how damn easy it is to bring virtual architecture to life, and recognise the physical 3d environment with complete rigour and speed. The sdk is one step closer to making AR a pervasive system, incorporated within the design stage for every architectural, and spatial project imaginable. The possibilities are endless, and our imaginations are going wild with excitement for the coming ARki 2.0 projects.
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