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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)

Creating an industrial guide for AR glasses

Now that we have the basic setup ready, we are going to create a guide that will instruct workers on how to proceed, step by step, with the maintenance process of a car. The app will show them instructions with visual aids such as colored pictures and arrows that mark which part of the car they have to look at. It will also provide a help PDF file that they will be able to open to consult if needed. 

The general working of the app will be as follows:

  1. When the app starts, it will ask the worker to point at the car's side to start the process:

The initial message
  1. When pointing with the camera at the side of the car (Target_Side), a blueprint of it will appear over the top of it, indicating a problem in the engine in red:

The blueprint over the marker with the engine in red
  1. When the operator touches the red square...