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How to create an Augmented Reality app with Unity 3D

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Augmented reality is basically about embedding digital or virtual entities into your real life via the camera. Not to be confused with Virtual Reality which actually takes over your current space completely and you won’t be able to see what is going on behind the VR lenses. Qualcomm, the famous Mobile chip company that has empowered numerous flagship smartphones of these days has released an SDK called Vuforia for Android, iOS and Unity 3D (which is cross-platform on the other hand). While the pricing is ridiculously expensive for removing the watermarks and cloud-based interactions on your apps, it is only worth considering if you’re really serious about Augmented or Mixed reality (which is a mix of both VR and AR). It is free to meddle with for Smartphones and I guess it should be a really cool project to show off on your School or University Science exhibitions especially. Vuforia gives you some useful learning assets and example kits on its website to go through and kickstart your development excluding the tutorial video I’ve attached below. On Vuforia, you’ll have to download the official Unity package (which will have all the necessary backend components such as the camera, scripts and example kits), copy your license key from the Vuforia portal to the Vuforia Main Camera in your scene, create the object target which upon importing onto Unity 3D, you will add the object to be augmented- on top of it. Do watch the video tutorial attached below to understand how to works.

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Mohammed Haashir

Mohammed Haashir is a tech geek from India with a thriving interest and passion towards developing applications, websites and games. He aims to deliver quality content through his products and blog with a deep emphasis towards aesthetics and accessibility. He founded the blog and YouTube channel- iBlune in 2012 with the goal to teach people how they can utilise technology to make their living. It has since then grown to a larger sector and the blog was then renamed to Haashir.in under the tagline of "Tech lessons informalized".

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