Augmented Reality | Documentation | Unity AR Assets

Here you will find an online version of сomplete documentation for our Unity AR Assets with Augmented RealityFirst of all, read the docs. If it didn’t help, get the support.

AR Shadow

Download on Unity Asset Store.

Getting started from scratch

  1. Go to Edit > Project Settings > Quality.
  2. Choose Default Quality Level for a target platform.
    1. Shadow Projection = Close Fit.
    2. Shadow Distance = 3000.
  3. Create Plane.
    1. Place plane on the marker if you use Vuforia. If you use markerless AR (e.g. AR Camera GYRO) then place the plane on your origin so you can see the shadows.
    2. Resize plane for all your active area of game action.
    3. Attach AR_ShadowMaterial with AR_ShadowSurfaceShader (AR/AR_Shadow) to the Plane.
      1. Cutout = 1.
  4. Create Direction Light.
    1. Intensity = 1.5.
    2. Shadow Type = Soft Shadows.
      1. Strength = 0.323.
      2. Bias = 0.13.
      3. Normal Bias = 0.
      4. Near Plane = 0.9.

    AR Shadow - Directional Light | Manual
    AR Shadow – Directional Light
  5. Press Play and see the AR shadows from objects.

Known issues

Unity bugs

  1. INPUT.GYRO.ATTITUDE returns zero values on Motorola Moto G4 and G5.
  2. INPUT.GYRO is extremely laggy on Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S8 with Android 7.0.
  3. INPUT.GYRO.ATTITUDE returns acceleration’s values: Fixed in Unity 2017.2.

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