Setup Vuforia with Unity

For this next little project, we are going to look at creating an AR experience within the project. In order for us to achieve this goal, we need to enable the ability for us to use Vuforia. As for what Vuforia is, it is an augmented reality dev kit that enables the creation of AR applications. It uses cameras to recognize and track planar images and 3D objects in real time.
To get it within our project, we will want to head on over to the Vuforia Dev portal and register there — https://developer.vuforia.com/downloads/sdk . From there, you can click downloads and choose Add Vuforia to Unity project.

Once we have it installed into our project, we will want to create an ARCamera:

Once we have it within our hierarchy, we will want to delete the main camera so that we are just left with this camera. From here, we can test it’s functionality by creating a target image:

Next, we will find a photo to work with, or something that has a picture of it online that you have lying around and set it as a target image. From there, let’s child a cube underneath it and shrink it down a little and test it on our camera to see if it works like we want it to:

There we have it. We got Vuforia added onto our project and have some functionality for it. Next, we will see how we are going to go about implementing this within our next little project.

--

--

--

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Pragmatic Programmer EP.3 — A Pragmatic Practice Part I

How Lightweight DITA might be the future for structured authoring

Beginner learning data analysis using Python

GCP ACE — Understand GCP Networking

Announcing Our All-New Configurator

DinoX Puzzle #1 — Solution

Passwordless Login With Firebase-Flutter

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jordan Evans

Jordan Evans

More from Medium

How to Host Unity Games on the Web

Add a custom template to Unity for new projects

The Great Fleece: Guard Animation (Made with Unity)

A quick guide to player setup in Unity