Get started by placing a single 3D object in AR using wiarframe

In this tutorial, we’ll use the wiarframe editor to upload a 3D model that we found online. We’ll then use the Wiarframe app to preview it in AR.

If you haven’t already, sign up for a free wiarframe account, and get an overview of the platform.

Create a new wiarframe

In the popup form, give our wiarframe a name, for example ‘a solitARy object’.

Next, we pick a scene type. In wiarframe, scene types work as templates for setting up your AR experience and control…


How the user interacts with the objects in the scene

Each object in your scene can have multiple interactions that control how the user can interact with that object and the effect it has.

In wiarframe, you add interactions in the form of user stories, for example:

  • when the user looks towards the Spaceman, the Spaceman should Spin
  • or when the user taps on the Signboard, Open the URL …

Interactions are thus broadly broken into three parts, the object, the gesture and the effect. The effect can then either be a global effect such as Opening a URL or an object-specific action, such as Spinning. …


How do objects in the scene look and behave

Each object in your scene has properties that control its presentation and behaviour. As a minimum, this includes its position, rotation and scale but there are loads more that you can optionally add. These properties can be changed during the experience based upon interactions.

Position


The elements that make up a scene

Multiple objects will populate your wiarframe scene. These can be either 3D models or 2D image panels. Both are positioned in 3-dimensional space — that is they have an x, y and z coordinate.

2D

3D


Who can see your wiarframe and what can they do with it.

Each wiarframe you create has a visibility setting that determines who can see it and what they can do with it.


How we set up your AR experience

When you create a new wiarframe, you’ll pick a Scene Type, which we use to control the scaling and positioning of your AR scene. Currently, we support two types, Table Top & Room.

Table Top

  • can be placed on any horizontal surface
  • its size is scaled to match the surface size
  • and its position is moved to the center on the surface

Table tops work best for experiences like games and interactive stories, as you can reuse the same experience on any size of surface, from a small coffee table to a boardroom table.

Room

  • is…

A quick intro to wiarframe and the core features

Wiarframe empowers you to design, prototype and share AR experiences. It is both a powerful tool and a community. Check out the video below for a quick intro.

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The Wiarframe Editor


What is a wiarframe?

We use Wiarframe (capital W) when referring to the design tool itself and wiarframe (lowercase w) when referring to a prototype.

What mobile devices do you support?

Check your iOS device on this list:
https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/DeviceInformation/Reference/iOSDeviceCompatibility/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix.html

Check your Android device on this list:
https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices

What 2D formats can I use?

What 3D formats can I use?


Add some fun to AR by showing an animated 3D object using wiarframe

In this tutorial, we’ll use the wiarframe editor to upload an animated 3D model that we found online. We’ll then use the Wiarframe app to preview it in AR.

If you haven’t already, sign up for a free wiarframe account, get an overview of the platform, and check out this introductory tutorial for displaying an object in AR.

To get started, create a new table top wiarframe and call it ‘Tiny Dancer’.

Adding an Animated Object


Creating an interactive presentation using Wiarframe

In this tutorial, we’ll use the wiarframe editor to upload a sequence of 2D images and create an interactive slideshow. We’ll then use the Wiarframe app to preview it in AR.

If you haven’t already, sign up for a free wiarframe account, get an overview of the platform, and check out these introductory tutorials for displaying an object in AR and animating a 3D object in AR.

To get started, create a new room type wiarframe, about 2m square, and call it ‘Tap to Continue’.

Adding a 2D Image Object

Jeremiah Alexander

Founder @wiARframe — the design and prototyping platform for Augmented Reality.

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