Download and print the FREE marker if you want to use this app!!! Download it from slingame.com
This Augmented Reality application is a techdemo which features both the Unity3d game engine and the Qualcomm Vuforia marker tracker software plugin for Unity3d. Vuforia is the best AR tracking software available for Android at the moment. The tracking quality and speed is superior to alternatives like ARToolKit. The only thing which is better is String but that one is extremely expensive if you want to publish your work and also not available for Android yet.
This demo can be used to view a model of a house (Shadow Demo of Unity3d) using a marker (picture of stones). The marker can be downloaded from slingame.com and is free. You need to print it out and place it in the view of the camera.
The app also features the Vectrosity plugin for Unity3d. You can use it to render line objects and is very cheap. Highly recommended. Tap the hardware menu button, then add the geometry by selecting the appropriate button. Select the created geometry by tapping on it (it will turn red when selected) and drag or pinch to zoom with the correct button selected at the same time.
In the demo, some lights can be switched on and off using the menu on the bottom left. A framerate counter is also shown at the bottom. Some objects can be moved around by dragging them with your finger.
The reason why this app requires permissions like network, wifi, and internet. is because the Vuforia package needs to download some camera parameters from their server the first time this app is run.
This app runs on ARMv7 processors only. This is a Unity3d limitation.
- first release
- Changed location where the user has to tap the screen to show the camera options window (focus, flash) to the top left.
- Added error message if no network connection is available. Before the application just quit giving the user the impression that the application crashed. The network connection is required by Vuforia, to download the camera settings. This is only needed when you run the application for the first time.
-Removed collider above room so furniture can be moved outside of room. It will fall down into an infinite pit though.
-Added an option to add additional line geometry such as a grid, cube, or cylinder. You can scale it and move it around.
-Moved the camera focus option to one of the menu options.
-Added an option to close the application instead of just suspending it. To use this feature, don't press the home button, but use the button in the menu.
- Really fixed the focus button now
- Removed the numbers from the buttons
-Fixed a bug which made a selected line object jump location when another object is already selected.
-Less jitter, increased tracking speed
-Android 3.x support
- Improved speed on some devices
- Fixed splash screen freeze on Tegra2
- Fixed random crash on some devices
-Compatible with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and lower. No more forced close.
-Improved tracking quality and speed.
-Uses light mapping instead of dynamic per pixel lights for speed improvement.