Creating Your Own Augmented Reality(AR)




About: I am a student from Amravati, Maharashtra, India. I love computer, android and electronics.

Hi guys, I am back with 8th Instructable. Back into technology. This time I am playing with Augmented Reality(AR). This project is inspired by "Augmented Reality Mario" by Kamibox. I love that Instructable and now I am posting my own!

Augmented Reality(AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

1. A Smartphone or Tablet with iOS or Android and Internet Enabled(Wi-Fi also works)
2. A Computer or Laptop (Windows or Mac) Internet Enabled
3. Metaio Creator (You have to sign up for it first. Signing up is free)
4. Junaio for Android or iOS

Step 2: After Installing

After you've install all the things start Metaio Creator. In Metaio Creator create a channel on the bottom right(see pic). Before making your own channel it will ask you to sign up. Sign up by ID which you've used downloading Metaio creator. Create your own channel. After making your own channel click on the QR code and download(Click on Save QR Code) it in your computer.

Step 3: Let's Start Making!

Now on the bottom of the screen, you can see trackables. Trackables are used to track with a tracker. Junaio is a type of tracker which shows us AR. Click on Trackables, then Image Tracking and insert your QR code.

Step 4: Resources

At top Right you can see different types of resources. Resources are used to show us the type of thing we want to see from trackers, here we are going to add a 3D model. Click on 3D model(Different Geometrical figures) and insert it. You can find different 3D models from examples\content\3d models. We are Using Hearts here. You can resize it by clicking on it and dragging the arrow bottom of it.

Step 5: Upload It to Your Channel

From the tab from which you've created a channel, you can find there upload. Click on it and wait for your AR to be uploaded. And Voila! You just created your own AR, isn't that simple? Now just point your Smartphone on the QR code and click on scan at the top right corner of Junaio. You can see your 3D model or anything you've added in it. Thanks for Seeing my instructable and sorry for my bad English.



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    10 Discussions

    Jian WeiW

    3 years ago

    Hi, everybody! metaio creator is discontinued. Anybody has any other suggestion for similar software?

    2 replies
    azharzJian WeiW

    Reply 3 years ago

    Augment is a great app for creating AR.



    3 years ago

    Hi everyone, since Metaio is discontinued, you might want to check out this tutorial video which shows ultra-rapid AR prototyping using our software

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    Hi Can you help us in making a android app that can click picture with the AR Character


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Are you seeing with mobile youtube app or just go to this link