Null Real, developer of the popular Tango Matrix Scanner, has today launched a second augmented reality (AR) application. This time targeting ARKit platforms – iPhone 6s and above – ARMix allows users to load 3D models in OBJ format and texture it in JPG or PNG format before viewing as an object embedded within the real or a virtual world.
Tango Matrix Scanner launched this summer, using the cameras fitted to Tango-ready Android devices to turn the walls, floors and ceilings of the environment around you into the virtual data streams that featured in the 1999 science-fiction blockbuster, The Matrix. With this new app, ARMix, Null Real turns its attentions to the iOS format and the recently launched ARKit.
“It is intended for designers and prototypists,” stated Mike Maleev of Null Real in an e-mail to VRFocus. “You can load your models in the OBJ and look at them in augmented and virtual reality (6 DoF). This is the first app in the App Store Apple with support for the cardboard and the ability to move.”
Null Real recommend that ARMix be used with iPhone 6s or higher, but the app is also compatible with tablets. The full list of handsets and tablets compatible with ARMix is as follows: Requires iOS 11.0 or later; iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
Null Real has also been working on a number of virtual reality (VR) experiences in addition to the studio’s work in AR, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.