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Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects

By : Jesse Glover
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Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects

By: Jesse Glover

Overview of this book

Augmented Reality allows for radical innovations in countless areas. It magically blends the physical and virtual worlds, bringing applications from a screen into your hands. Meanwhile, Unity has now become the leading platform to develop augmented reality experiences, as it provides a great pipeline for working with 3D assets. Using a practical and project-based approach, Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects educates you about the specifics of augmented reality development in Unity 2018. This book teaches you how to use Unity in order to develop AR applications which can be experienced with devices such as HoloLens and Daydream. You will learn to integrate, animate, and overlay 3D objects on your camera feed, before gradually moving on to implementing sensor-based AR applications. In addition to this, you will explore the technical considerations that are especially important and possibly unique to AR. The projects in the book demonstrate how you can build a variety of AR experiences, whilst also giving insights into C# programming as well as the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor. By the end of the book, you will be equipped to develop rich, interactive augmented reality experiences for a range of AR devices and platforms using Unity.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Installing Vuforia

I know we went over this in Chapter 1What AR is and How to Get Set up, but a brief refresher is in order, in case that chapter was skimmed over or Unity has been updated.

To install Vuforia on both macOS and Windows, the steps are quite simple; however, I want to show you a different method of acquiring the Vuforia software and Unity.

Unity has another type of installation you can do called the Unity Hub, which you can get from the Unity website in lieu of the 2018 installer file. What Unity Hub does is allow you to have multiple installations of Unity in a single location, a way to set your preferred Unity Editor, consolidation of your projects into a single launcher, an easy way to update components you want installed, and it also gives you access to templates for project preset types. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Unity website and click on Get Unity:

  1. You will be presented with an option for Personal, Plus or Pro. Click on Try Personal if that fits you and what...