Building Augmented Reality Apps with Unity

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

Past Locations for this Workshop

Building Augmented Reality Apps with Unity

Los Angeles

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Augmented reality has taken the world by storm. Popularized by Snapchat's face filters, augmented reality has burst onto the scene. After the announcement of ARCore and ARKit by Google and Apple respectively, demand for augmented reality skills has sharply increased. Augmented Reality opens a whole new worlds of possibilities to increase engagement with users. You've seen examples of Augmented Reality in all facets of mobile technology including social media, games, utility applications, data visualization, and so much more. In class, you'll learn about the history of AR, and how it came to where it is today. We will take a look at examples of AR and how it is used across several industries. We'll discuss opportunities for AR in current apps that will elevate user experience. And finally, we'll build an AR demo of our own. Augmented reality is changing the way we view the world -- or at least the way its users see the world. Be one of the few people to have experience with this cutting-edge technology.

Takeaways

-Understand the history of augmented reality
-Provide examples of Augmented Reality in apps we use everyday
-Discuss future use cases of AR and it's impact on mobile technology
-Build an AR app with Unity Game Engine using image recognition

Prereqs & Preparation

Previous coding experience is helpful but not mandatory
Download and run the Unity Download Assistant 2017.2 or later from the Unity website: https://unity3d.com/. Accept Unity’s license agreements. **In addition to your platform support (iOS, Android, UWP), select Vuforia Augmented Reality Support in the Components selection dialog. Then continue with your installation.

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