Augment My Reality: Using Augmented Reality in Your Work
By Luke Woolley
As a draftsperson and 3D modeller who creates plans for the purpose of a person bringing these models and construction pieces to life, any enhanced form of communication is valuable.
Over the years I’ve played with many different methods, live streaming my screen to clients to talk through designs, small videos moving through the model, videos of a scaffold tower coming together with all its different parts. One of the best forms was 3D pdfs, still not a widely used application but definitely a step ahead to put control into the hands of the maker about what they were seeing.
Then came augmented reality.
Over the past 5 years I’ve been learning more, understanding more and for the most part my involvement with it has been how we can apply it to an event. We create a small augmented reality app for a banking client so they can scan the set at their exhibition booth and little tags pop up and explain different functions of what the bank can offer. Or we’re showing images on the wall of the event and people can scan the images to turn into a video showing how the image was created or a new animation.
Then a set builder asked if I could use some of that funky doo-daa to chuck a build in it and we can talk about the set.
He was a step ahead of me, and seems like a step ahead of most CAD providers too.
There are a number of different apps out there, the majority trying to do too much to provide a full service for everyone, but the technology is coming and it’s time for the people behind the scenes to start taking full service of it. Put your model that you’re discussing with the builder into AR, point out where you want something, find out exactly where the ballast might go, how you might attach the light.
Start playing and if you need any help give me a shout.