they just released Sketchfab AR for iOS…
it’s pretty awesome.
…or, it’s a pretty awesome look into what things are going to be like real soon…
i mean, it works… you can put your rhino models in your physical space (or on your desk or any horizontal surface)… you move around the model, over it, under it, etc…
but it’s (meaning, the genre in general) going to still need some polishing… that aside, this app gives a great and fun look into the very near future.
it’s free as far as i can gather… your models will be public unless you buy the ‘pro’ version in which case, it’s private… there are a bunch of community models already that you can use to get an idea… still, it’s neat to go through the trouble of setting up a free acct and uploading something of your own to check out.
the way this tech would be (or will be) super sweet would be i Messages you a model and you click on it and it opens up as AR… as in, Apple includes the ability to do that in the OS itself.
it’s way too much trouble right now on that side of things.
(side note-- i’m talking about Apple/iOS as that’s what i’m familiar with and they recently released ARkit which this app is built on… Google/Android will be coming along shortly and this app will be made for that OS as well)
side note – requires iOS11
a little blub :