PTC Vuforia is the most widely used platform to develop rich, immersive AR applications with robust tracking and a proven performance. Vuforia Engine provides a handy SDK for those looking to develop an AR application platform. It is one of the most popular AR software tools, known for its advanced computer vision, calibrated performance and cross-platform reach. The SDK incorporates a marker based AR system in which the markers are the images or 3D objects registered with the application using the Vuforia library. It acts as information triggers in your application. Developers can easily add advanced computer vision functionality to any AR application, allowing it to recognize images and objects, and interact with spaces in the real world. Vuforia Engine’s recognition and tracking capabilities can be used on a variety of images and objects. This AR development platform from PTC provides support for leading phones, tablets and eyewear. Using Vuforia Engine, it is possible to add advanced computer vision functionality to Android, iOS, and UWP apps, to create AR experiences that realistically interact with objects and the environment. The Vuforia Engine can recognize and track a wide range of 3D objects, enabling Object Targets to be created by scanning physical objects. In addition, it allows you to create apps that recognize and track intricate rigid objects.
The world’s most widely deployed AR that provides advanced computer vision, creative empowerment, calibrated performance and cross-platform reach
The Vuforia Engine Library contains technical documentation to help developers be successful with Vuforia's SDK and create AR applications. It is well organized, organized by major feature categories like Image, Objects and Environments. It supports the three major native platforms: iOS, Android and UWP. It is also replete with Vuforia Engine API documentation that includes C# APIs for Unity, C++ APIs for iOS and UWP and Java for Android. Vuforia Engine has a thriving community of developers; over half a million developers have chosen the advanced computer vision, calibrated performance and cross-platform reach of Vuforia Engine, making it the most popular AR on the planet.
Vuforia Engine 8.5, released by PTC in Oct 2019 introduces a new API that allows for a “Static” or “Adaptive” mode. When the real-world model remains stationary, like a large industrial machine, implementing the “Static” API will use significantly less processing power. This enables a longer lasting and higher performance experience for those models. For objects that won’t be stationary the “Adaptive” API allows for a continued robust experience.
Model Targets recognize objects by shape using digital 3D models. You can place AR content on multiple objects from multiple views on a wide variety of items like industrial equipment, vehicles, and toys.
Image Targets are the easiest way to put AR content on flat objects such as magazine pages, trading cards and photographs.
Multi Targets are for objects with flat surfaces and multiple sides, or that contain multiple images. Product packaging, posters and murals all make great Multi Targets.
Cylinder Targets enable you to place AR content on objects with cylindrical and conical shapes. Soda cans, bottles and tubes with printed designs are great candidates for Cylinder Targets.
Object Targets are created by scanning an object. They are a good option for toys and other products with rich surface details and a consistent shape.
VuMarks allow you to identify and add content to series of objects. They’re a great way to add information and content to product lines, inventory and machinery.
Vuforia Engine offers both a web app and APIs that allow you to upload and manage targets. Expand Your AR Experiences and build industry-ready solutions with the Vuforia Engine SDKs. The Vuforia Engine platform is useful in delivering unique, engaging and interactive mobile experiences that bring people closer to brands and products. No wonder it is touted as one of the best SDK for immersive AR experiences.
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