5 Minute Augmented Reality Workshop
Here is an idea for a super fast workshop on augmented reality with Vectary.com and the iOS standard ARKit player. The students first created a simple 3D object. You had to register first, but then it is very easy to slap some shapes together. The free plan is enough, the tools and controls are rather intuitive and there is a plethora of 3D shapes, objects. There is also a large library of 3D materials (Try the glossy ones!). Vectary has AR functionality built-in if you switch to a payed plan. It turns out, you do not need it. Just export the project to the file format USDZ through the menu in the upper left. USDZ is a relatively new format optimized for extended realities. And Apple decided to support it natively in iOS. So all you have to do is getting the USDZ file unto a not-too-old iPhone and open it through the Files app. No additional apps or installs are needed! The object opens in a nice, clean and usable AR player! Place it anywhere, move by dragging, scale by pinching. The quality is top-notch with some sophisticated real-time rendering. It even recognises human body shapes and masks them, so it appears persons can walk in front of the AR projections. Pretty neat.