AR-media Plugin
With AR-media™ Plugin you can visualize 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which surrounds you.
AR-media Plugin

With AR-media™ Plugin, Trimble SketchUp™ users are allowed to visualize their 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which surrounds them. In a very precise sense, through AR-media™ Plugin, SketchUp™ 3D models can be visualized out of the digital workspace directly on users' desktop, by connecting a simple webcam and by printing a suitable code. 
By means of the Exporting feature, users can create and publish augmented reality files autonomously. Files created by this feature can be visualized on any computer with the freely available AR-media™ Player, without the need of having Trimble SketchUp™ and the Plugin installed. Users can now create their own SketchUp™ Augmented Reality models and distribute them to their clients as independent, stand-alone files and let their clients experience such models in Augmented Reality in a click. 
The AR-media™ Plugin provides users with an advanced visualization functionality which serves two main purposes:

  • Study and analyze scaled virtual prototypes in real environments
  • Communicate 3D projects immersively and astonishingly

All you need to make AR-media™ Plugin work is a personal computer, a webcam and a printed code attached to the software. A wide range of Head Mounted Displays, including eMagin, i-glasses™ are also supported.

Features

Latest version of the AR-media™ Plugin comes with a lot of new features that make it suitable for the creation of high quality Augmented Reality content. Besides increasing creative possibilities, the new features enhance designer's control over Augmented Reality workflow and visualization.

Major features available in the latest version

 

  • Video objects support for iOS devices: AR-media video objects can be displayed in iOS Player.
  • Geo-located models for iOS devices: you can now use iOS Player to display virtual models in the real world without any marker.
  • Exporter for iOS devices: you can now create .armedia files which can be displayed using AR-media™ Player for iOS. 
  • Chroma key videos: you can play videos created with the chroma key technique (both green and blue screen is supported) as textures on your 3D objects.
  • Linked Markers: it is now possible to display a single model on two or more markers, granting the possibility to display the same object with different viewpoints.
  • Layers' Management: 3D objects can be placed on different layers, which can be displayed independently during the AR visualization.
  • Timed Slideshow: you can organize your 3D contents to act as a set of slides. In fact, each layer can be displayed for a chosen time interval and then replaced with the following layer.
  • Shadows: you can now configure the sunlight in SketchUp™ to cast shadows on 3D objects, in order to obtain a more realistic visualization. Moreover, you can interact with this light source in real-time, moving it and modifying the shadows' visualization.
  • Clipping/Sectioning: thanks to the Clipping planes' management features, it is possible to create sections of 3D objects in real-time.
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Inglobe Technologies is a leading company specializing in the development of Augmented Reality (AR) solutions and software addressed to different market segments. Inglobe is the developer of the popular AR-media platform and cutting edge AR products, including AR-media Plugins.