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AR Business Card (AR Menu)

AR Business Card or AR Menu (Unity Asset) — AR Gallery, 3D Menu for Restaurants & AR Gaming, AR Visiting Card & Interactive Tool for Communication with Customers on Business Negotiations or Just for Fun.

Unity Asset has 2 Editions for different AR Engines:

  1. Unity AR Foundation (ARKit for iOS, ARCore for Android) — Free Engine with Normal Image Tracking.
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  2. Vuforia (iOS, Android) — Paid Engine (Business Solution) with Top-Notch Image Tracking for wide range of devices (more than AR Foundation supports).
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Features of AR Business Card (AR Menu)

  • Augmented Reality with Image Tracking of Your Custom Logo.
  • 2 Demos Scenes.
  • 2 Modes:
    • Click,
    • Drag-And-Drop.
  • 3 Types of Custom Media Content for Each Menu Item:
    • Video or Image,
    • Link,
    • Texts.
  • Mobile Optimizations: TextMesh Pro, Object Caching, etc.

Modes

Each mode is represented in separate demo scene. You can choose which one you like.

Click

Click on menu item to see Media Content.

Drag-And-Drop

You need to move an icon from the upper part of a screen to an active area on the left to see Media Content. Active area will be highlighted with custom color on pointer enter holding menu item.

Custom Media Content for Each AR Menu Item

  • Video Clip or Image,
  • Link (system browser will be opened on button click),
  • Texts: Header & Description,
  • Draggable Color & Scale for Icon (Drag-And-Drop Mode).

Video Player

  • Play/Pause Button;
  • Clickable Time Slider.

Advantages of AR Menu

AR Business Card allows you to implement absolutely awesome user experience:

  • Interaction with the real world;
  • Gameplay based on real objects;
  • Minimizing costs for business demos.

Augmented Reality allows amplifying surrounding reality with virtual objects, using just a smartphone or tablet.

Use Case of AR Business Card

AR for Business Cards can help you in a meeting with a potential client for an unusual presentation of a service or product. This technology clearly and interestingly presents your information. Present your modern company with advanced interactive features.

Using simple game mechanics, it’s possible to tell to any person about the company, product or service interactively in awesome way with AR.

You can use images on corporate T-shirts as AR Marks (or AR Markers), thereby the app “understands” that around the logo of a company virtual objects must be placed in a plane of a human chest.

The main thing about AR Business Card is that everything happens in real-time and clients instantly see the information.

Testing

Unity Editor

AR Foundation (ARCore, ARKit)

Here you can Test the App without Image Tracking.

Vuforia

Here you can Test the App with Image Tracking through Webcam.

Mobile Devices

Real Image Tracking can be tested only on Real Mobile Device.

Unity Remote is not supported.

Tested with Smartphones:

  • iOS on iPhone XS Max.
  • Android on Samsung Galaxy A71.

Tutorial

If you have any issues with the first launch then just Reach Support with Invoice Number and Get Help.

If you read this tutorial from PDF, first check the latest docs online to get actual information.

Learn more about Different AR Engines for Unity.

Getting Started with AR Menu (AR Business Card)

Follow Tutorial for Asset Edition you purchased.

AR Foundation (ARCore, ARKit)

Folders & Files in package by default:

  • Makaka Games;
  • XR.
Steps
  1. Create a new Unity Project with Unity 2019.3.12.
  2. File > Build Settings > iOS/Android > Switch Platform.
  3. Download and import AR Business Card (AR Menu) into Unity.
    1. Warning Window: Click “Install/Upgrade” for Package Manager Dependencies.
  4. Next Packages are provided with Unity Package Manager, and they are already installed for this Asset by default. If packages are missing (Warning Window did not appear) then install them again with Unity Package Manager:
    1. TextMesh Pro 2.0.1:
      1. Always Required: Window > TextMeshPro > Import TMP Essential Resources;
    2. AR Foundation 3.1.3;
    3. ARCore XR Plugin 3.1.3;
    4. ARKit XR Plugin 3.1.3;
    5. XR Legacy Input Helpers 2.1.3;
    6. XR Plugin Management 3.2.10.
  5. Restart Unity Editor.
  6. Open Scene: Makaka Games > AR > AR Menu > AR Foundation > Scenes > Menu.
  7. Prepare AR Marker for Image Tracking to Point Device Camera on it:
    1. Open Reference Image Library: Makaka Games > AR > AR Menu > AR Foundation > Textures > ReferenceImageLibrary.
    2. You can use the default AR marker, but if you need your own (e.g. Logo) then Indicate here a unique contrast image with clear lines for better recognition. Specify size as you’d expect to find it in the user’s real-world environment.
    3. Print or Open AR Marker on any Display (Laptop/Smartphone).
  8. Build for Mobile.

Additional Documentation:

Vuforia

Folders & Files in package by default:

  • Editor;
  • Makaka Games;
  • Resources;
  • StreamingAssets;
  • TextMesh Pro.
Steps
  1. Create a new Unity Project with Unity 2019.2.6.
  2. Build Settings > iOS or Android > Switch Platform.
  3. Download and import (AR Business Card) AR Menu into Unity.
    1. Click “Install/Upgrade” Package Manager Dependencies in Warning Window.
  4. Vuforia 8.3.9 & TextMesh Pro packages are provided with Unity Package Manager, and they are already installed for this Asset by default. If packages are missing then install them again with Unity Package Manager.
  5. Restart Unity Editor.
  6. Generate & Apply Your Own free Vuforia Development License Key.
  7. Open Scene: Makaka Games > AR > AR Menu > Scenes > Menu.
  8. Prepare AR Marker for Image Tracking to Point Device Camera on it.
    1. You can use the default AR Marker (Editor > Vuforia > Image Target Textures), but if you need your own (e.g. Logo) then read Vuforia FAQ: How to change Image Target (AR Marker)?
    2. Print or Open AR Marker on any Display (Laptop/Smartphone).
  9. Build for Mobile or Test in Unity Editor.

How to change Media Content for Menu Item: Texts, Link, Image/Video

In order to change media content of AR for Business Cards you need:

  1. Select Game Object with Icon of Menu Item.
  2. Find “Menu Item Content” script component.
  3. Change Media Content.
How to change Media Content for Menu Item - Texts, Image, Video

Support

First, read the latest docs online.
If it didn’t help, get the support.

Changelog

Check the current version of AR Business Card (AR Menu) on Asset Store:
AR Foundation (ARKit, ARCore) or Vuforia.

The latest versions will be added as soon as possible.

AR Foundation (ARKit, ARCore)

2.3:

  • Unity 2019.3.12

Vuforia

2.2:

  • Unity 2019.2.6;
  • Vuforia Shipping Way — Unity Package Manager;
  • Layout of Menu Scene — iPhone XS.

2.1:

  • Minor Improvements.

2.0:

  • Unity 2019.1 version;
  • Video Player:
    • Play/Pause Button;
    • Clickable Time Slider;
  • Menu with Mode Choosing;
    • Click (New Demo Scene);
    • Drag-And-Drop;
  • Custom Highlight Color for Panel Media on pointer enter in Drag-And-Drop Mode;
  • Separate Settings for each Menu Item to display on Content Panels (Media, Info):
    • Header & Description Texts,
    • Sprite Custom (Secondary Image to view on Panel Media),
    • Video Clip,
    • Link (system browser would be open when button clicked),
    • Draggable Color & Scale;
  • Optimizations:
    • Text Mesh PRO for all Texts;
    • Cashing of some Game Objects.
  • Publisher Window.

1.2:

  • Fix icon size when dragging.

1.1:

  • Unity 2017.2 version;
  • Vuforia version;
  • Prefabs.

1.0:

  • Drag-And-Drop Mode.

Support for Unity Assets

I am Andrew Sirota, Founder at Makaka Games and full-time Publisher on Unity Asset Store. First of all, read the latest docs online. If it didn’t help, get the support.

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