Augmented Reality

Top online tutorials to learn Vuforia to develop AR applications

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As we know that the world these days is very demanding and competitive and to get good jobs you need only one powerful tool. And that tool is, Education! As the great Nelson Mandela once said, ”Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World”. And rightly so, education gives us knowledge and with the help of the same knowledge, man has been successful in developing many things which are helpful to mankind these days!

One such development these days is that of Vuforia AR Software Development Kit (SDK), which can be of great use to people as it helps us to create many augmented reality applications!

So, as there is a lot of free time during these days of lockdown, you can always try your hand in many different things and discover your interests, in this case, it is on Vuforia. You can do that by taking up many good quality online courses on Vuforia! 

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So, without wasting much time, let us first know what is Augmented Reality (AR) and what exactly is Vuforia used for. We will also take a look at how to build simple AR apps using Vuforia! And finally, we will take a look at some exciting projects and online tutorials offered by Skyfi Labs on Vuforia!

What is AR app?

AR apps are basically those software applications which brings in the element of digital visual content, with or without audio, into our present environment. It is the addition of this completely new dimension of reality which made these Apps a great success and surely leading the way towards the future of the world!

These applications find its use in various sectors like industries, health care, gas and oil, tourism, marketing and public safety, largely used for training and for work and consumer applications. Off late, these applications are also used in gaming! You might be shocked to hear that the game ‘POKEMON GO’ is a result of one such application!


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What is VUFORIA Engine?

As discussed above, Vuforia is an AR software development kit, which enables us to create augmented reality Applications! It is an application of computer vision technology. It uses computer vision technology to detect and navigate planar images and 3D objects. This collaboration of Applications with computer vision technology gives the users a virtual reality kind of experience. 

Like for example, in the case of ‘POKEMON GO’, the image registration capability helps the user to position and set the orientation of the objects(Like Pokemon in this case) and thus, when we open the App through our camera, we can view the object as if the pokemon is present in front of us.

Vuforia Engine is a platform for creating such AR Applications. It enables the developer to easily add advanced computer vision techniques to any applications, allowing it to track objects, images and interact with spaces in the real world!

How to build a simple AR app using Vuforia?

Firstly, before building a simple AR app using Vuforia, you will also be needing one more important component, namely, the Unity game engine, developed by unity technologies, which is a cross-platform game engine, which can be used to create 3-D, 2-D, virtual and augmented reality effects as well as simulations which provides the user with a completely different and new element.

So, here are the steps you need to follow to develop an AR app:

  • You will need to understand the basic concepts of unity like scaling, positioning, positioning and scaling objects in unity, adding a rigid body to a sphere, giving an appearance and rendering.
  • Then we need to understand how to implement the text recognition in Vuforia.
  • Then we need to go beyond the AR maker used for only bringing in AR effects in 2-D images and go to 3-D by using Vuforia smart terrain!
  • You will then have to learn how to capture and upload an image in Vuforia and create an APK file for the ARONE app.
  • Then you will have to learn to add text on top of a 3-D image, customising the sun image target, ship image target, aero image target etc and also learn to add cloud models, learn about Vuforia cloud recognition and so on.
  • And finally, you can add some special effects like music and basic animations to characters etc.
  • And so, your first simple AR App is ready!

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Top online tutorials to learn Vuforia

So, having learnt what exactly Vuforia is and what is it used for, don’t you want to give it a try? Definitely you would want to, right?

So, here are some exciting online courses offered by Skyfi Labs:

1. Augmented reality for beginners: In this online Vuforia course, you will learn about the basics of AR with the help of the most common and famous tools like Unity & Vuforia. You will also learn concepts like Game development etc and build various projects like a smart business card etc. Sounds exciting right? So, if at all you’re a beginner to AR, Click here!

2. Game development using AR: In this Vuforia online tutorial, as the name suggests, you will be learning about game development, the difference between AR, MR, VR etc. You will also learn how to create a smart terrain for your AR game, about pose estimation etc. So, if at all you’re a dedicated gamer, what are you waiting for? 

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3. Game development with Unity: In this online Vuforia course, you will be learning about various game components, prefabs, materials etc. you will also learn how to apply various effects in a game like levelling a player up, buildings scenes, controlling players, enemies and adding power ups. You will be doing this with the help of C programming, 2-D and 3-D game development etc. 

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All I am gonna say is that AR with VUFORIA is one hell of a field to work in! Here are some of the famous AR applications that are developed using Vuforia.

  • Spotcrime
  • Lookator
  • Pokemon go
  • Across Air
  • Google Sky Maps 

And many more!

Enrol yourself on these AR online courses to develop your AR skills. If you have any questions or suggestions let us know in the comments.

Top online tutorials to learn Vuforia to develop AR applications
Skyfi Labs Last Updated: 2021-05-04





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