Reality Composer app released by Apple is free to use & the easiest way to create Augmented Reality content for your own websites.
At the WWDC2019 Apple announced the Beta release of a new Augmented Reality composer app for iPad called Reality Composer (RC).
The RC app makes it super easy to construct Augmented Reality scenes that work in AR Quick Look via the Safari or Chrome browser, iMessage & file system on Apple’s ecosystem. It has built in primitives (cube, sphere, Pyramid etc) & a small library of object & audio assets to get you started.
Reality Composer also ships with Xcode for macOS, so if you don’t have an iPad it is still possible to start using Reality Composer for building your AR scenes.
Reality Composer supports import/export of both USDZ & Reality file formats. To allow USDZ export you need to enable the feature in settings > Reality Composer app (note its not enabled by default).
Downloading USDZ files
It is very easy to download usdz files from the usdzshare user gallery and drag them straight into Reality Composer. Custom USDZ files support interactions, animations & audio effects.
First download custom usdz files to the files App on iPad. Go into the files App and check your usdz file is where you saved it. Open Reality Composer app and swipe up from the bottom to reveal files app. Then drag your files app to the side and create a split screen using your finger.
Then select your custom usdz file and drag it into Reality Composer app using your finger again.
You can then scale and position the usdz file easily within the RC app.
Its super easy to build a complex 3D/AR Scene within minutes even without prior 3D modelling experience.
After you’ve created your AR scene you can export as USDZ or Reality file & upload the file to your own website. You will need to follow Apple’s instructions for making it work on your own website. => https://developer.apple.com/documentation/realitykit/creating_3d_content_with_reality_composer
If you don’t have your own website its free to host your own USDZ or Reality files on usdzshare.com . First register for your own online user account. Afterwards you can start uploading your own content. You can upload up to 100 USDZ or Reality files (free hosting). No limit on downloads or views.
A quick guide on how to import custom usdz files into Apple’s Reality Composer app on ipad => https://t.co/Ci6QWp4CIr
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