Over the past year, two trends have emerged in the Augmented Reality development software: Make it easier to create AR content and give AR apps a better understanding of the environment with just a smartphone camera.
These two feature sets are on the verge of joining How Torch will integrate 6D.ai's AR cloud platform (or 6D for short) into its mobile AR prototyping tool, companies announced last week.
Now called Reality Platform, the 6D AR Cloud Platform can create a 3D mesh in real time create cloud anchors for multiplayer features that enable detection of location information for persistent content, and allow real-world occlusion for torch-integrated 3D content. In addition, the Reality Platform offers a variety of networks built by different smartphones to form a comprehensive digital twin of the real world.
"Typically, advanced computer vision technologies are only available through special coding frameworks, but now more people will be able to use these powerful capabilities by switching a switch," said Paul Reynolds, CEO of Torch , in a blog post.
Reynolds told Next Reality that integrating 6D into Torch this month Commercial availability will follow in the second quarter of 2019. Interested parties may contact Torch for early access 19659002] The combined forces of the two platforms are aimed at advertising agencies, marketing teams and others Non-programmers will be able to easily create their own AR experiences make ces that are more realistic and environmentally conscious than the toolkits of the current generation. In addition, the combined toolkit will work with both ARKit and ARCore.
"Just as Adobe did in the 1980s for desktop publishing, Torch and 6D demolished AR development for all companies and made them available to all from the specialized teams," said Matt Miesnieks, CEO of 6D. in the same blog post. "Now is the time to build."
However, in my limited tests with Torch, I did not find the app so easy to use as other platforms that provide easy AR creation, and I am reasonably competent with general data processing. And while 6D has shown impressive superpowers, no app released in the real world is yet available on its AR cloud platform.
Nevertheless, this pairing of AR companies is still promising, if not completely seamless, development.