We have introduced an Augmented Reality feature into the PresentiGO platform. What is, Augmented Reality (AR)? Essentially AR is placing a virtual 3D model into the real world. AR should make you feel like the machine, hospital bed, railway train, space ship, or developer project really exists tangibly in any given location. AR tricks our minds and looks real in the space its presented, making us feel like we can touch it. Augmented Reality pushes the boundaries of interactivity, an advantage when compared with classic 3D. Suddenly, the 3D model is accessible in space and you, as a user, can choose a perspective through which you wish to see the given object. It is not a predefined animation but a real 3D view. Another uncontested advantage of AR is displaying captions and infographics that can supplement the virtual model and extend its informational value. AR is actually a virtual reality in real life. We have been fascinated by this technology since the very beginning and we predict its success is unlimited. Independent studies prove our prediction true as they expect exponential growth of AR and applications using AR kits (iOS) or AR core (android). The real advantage of augmenting reality, however, is its availability and scalability. All you need is a smartphone with an iOS or Android platform and a space to picture your reality.
PresentiGO and AR
How does AR within the PresentiGO platform work? PresentiGO application is a central DMS where you can upload files of different formats into web interface and cloud. You can upload a PowerPoint, .pdf, pictures, or videos as well as a 3D format (patented) and now an AR format, too. You can upload an unlimited number of AR models within AR allowing our customers to create a so-called AR catalog that can be supplemented with the additional required content. Our plan for the future is to make uploads into the platform fully automatic, without the need for human intervention. This will allow you to switch between AR models at will. The application will then allow you to move the AR objects, rotate, enlarge, or reduce their size. These functions enable increased interaction with 3D models and give the user freedom to play with the product and better attract the customer.