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Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

By : Jorge R. López Benito, Enara Artetxe González
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Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

By: Jorge R. López Benito, Enara Artetxe González

Overview of this book

Augmented reality (AR) is expanding its scope from just being used in mobile and game applications to enterprise. Different industries are using AR to enhance assembly line visualization, guide operators performing difficult tasks, attract more customers, and even improve training techniques. In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case. You'll delve into the basics of Unity and get familiar with Unity assets, materials, and resources, which will help you build a strong foundation for working on the different AR projects covered in the book. You'll build real-world projects for various industries such as marketing, retail, and automation in a step-by-step manner. This will give you hands-on experience in developing your own industrial AR apps. While building the projects, you'll explore various AR frameworks used in the enterprise environment such as Vuforia, EasyAR, ARCore, and ARKit, and understand how they can be used by themselves or integrated into the Unity 3D engine to create AR markers, 3D models, and components of an AR app. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in using different commercial AR frameworks as well as Unity for building robust AR projects.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Further reading

From here, you can try to use Vuforia's Mid Air option, which, instead of placing the objects attached to the ground, places them at a distance from it. This can be useful for placing objects on walls, such as frames, pictures, and so on, or when working with flying objects such as drones. Their use is very similar; instead of creating a Plane Finder and Ground Plane Stage, you create a Mid Air Positioner and Mid Air Stage.

You can also download the Vuforia core samples from the Unity Asset Store (https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/templates/packs/vuforia-core-samples-99026), which includes a full example of the Ground Plane and its features.