Create a new Augmented Reality project

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  • Click on the "Projects" menu item and then on the "Create project" button

  • Then click on the Augmented Reality entry in the modal that appears

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  • Specify your project information in step 2
    - Give your project a name
    - Assign tags to your project so you can easily find it later
    - Drag and drop or import your document (.pdf, .jpg, .png)

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  • Click on the "Create project" button

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Here you are in the overview of your Augmented Reality project.
The "Open ARGO Editor" button allows you to open the Augment Editor and add your Augmented Reality content to your project.

As with an Augmented PDF project, you can also set your project to private (visible only to you and the admin(s) within your organization) or "Locked" (your project will not be editable by anyone except you or an organization administrator).

Publish your project and distribute it to see the statistical data.

  • Click on the "pages" view to see in detail the number of pages of your document. Unlike an Augmented PDF project, you can add and remove pages to your AR project

  • Click on the "add page" button to add new pages to your document (.jpg, .pdf, .png)

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  • Click on the Diffusion Settings tab to define its characteristics.
    Each parameter has a description on the right side of the screen and informs you about its functionality.

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For an Augmented Reality project, you can set the following parameters

  • Project validity dates: define the project publication dates.
    If a user scans your project outside of these dates, no content will be visible in the scan

  • Languages: Define the languages associated with your project. In the case where a project
    (visual) is to be distributed in several countries or multicultural communities, the same visual can then reveal different content depending on the language of the phone that scans the visual.

Once you have specified your languages, choose the default language, this is the AR scene associated with the language that will be revealed to all users using a phone that has not been set up in the project.

Then define the parameters according to whether your project will be broadcast via the native application and/or webAR.

 

b) Diffusion settings - Native app:

 

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The native application offers only a few diffusion parameters, the application being very complete in itself and less flexible than a web application.
You can select the following two parameters for your project:

  1. Extended Tracking: display option that allows an extended visualization of the AR scene in the native app once the visual is scanned.

    E.g: scan an augmented visual placed on a table, the AR scene appears and stays stuck to the visual. If you unhook your camera lens from the visual, the standard behavior of the application embeds the scene in full screen on your mobile to give you the possibility to continue playing with the scene. The extended tracking option keeps the scene on the visual, even if the camera lens loses sight of the visual, your AR scene will stay where it is, on the table. The extended tracking also allows to visualize very large objects after the scan of a marker, and this without ever losing the grip of the scanned visual.

  2. Project featured in mobile app: activating this setting allows the project to be displayed on the "Featured" white-label native mobile app page associated with the organization (For white-label native app owners only).

 

b) Distribution settings - WebAR application

  • Click on the "WebAR Broadcast Settings" tab. This will display the broadcast options

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- Project URL (WebAR Design Option) only: users who have purchased the WebAR Design Option in addition to the "WebAR" option have access to more customization settings for their web campaign, such as creating a custom URL. By default, the URL will be the name of the project, but the user can change the name to provide a complete brand experience.

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N.B:
Users who have not subscribed to the "WebAR Design" option won't have access to the customization of the campaign URL. They have access to the standard ARGO web reader and can scan their augmented pages with the web application accessible at the following url: web.ar-go.co

 

- Autostart: The Autostart option allows the user to skip the application's home screen when opening the WebAR experience. The user does not have to click on the "scan" button since the camera view opens directly in the browser

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- Activate shadows: as the name suggests, the "shadows" option allows you to automatically display shadows on the augmented reality scene in order to give it a more realistic effect (we advise you to run tests to validate the result)

 

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- Show sample marker: This option displays the page to be scanned in semi-transparency in the camera view of the WebAR player. This setting is enabled for WebAR projects with only one page. The user only has to position the image in semi-transparency with the physical image to be scanned so that the recognition is done and the AR scene appears.

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There are a multitude of other advanced settings to customize the WebAR experience, from the home screen of the experience to the application interface itself (buttons, colors, icons..).
All these advanced customization settings are available to users who have subscribed to the "WebAR Design" option.

Learn more about WebAR experience customization by reading the article WebAR Design option or read our documentation 

 

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