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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

Background information on Mapbox

Mapbox allows you to create Location Based, City Simulators, TabletopAR and WorldScaleAR applications and games. For any project you have that might require geolocation, Mapbox is the software to utilize. Mapbox was built from the ground up to be compatible with Unity, Android, and iOS.



Mapbox is free for web and mobile SDKs for up to 50,000 map views, geocode requests, direction requests, and matrix elements per month. After reaching the 50,000 limit, there is a charge of 0.5 cents per 1,000 web map views, geocode requests, direction requests, and matrix elements per month for mobile SDKs and web apps. The free version also includes 5 GB of dataset storage for satellite and street maps, an unlimited amount of styles for Mapbox Studio, and access to create public and free web/mobile apps.

Now, it should be noted that there is a commercial option that is required when you have a paid web app or website that is free or subscription-based, a private web app...