How to create an Augmented Reality App
This video provides a step-by-step guide explaining how to create an augmented reality (AR) app using Unity and Vuforia - a popular game development engine you can download for free from www.unity3d.com.
AR apps allow you to define and recognise objects in the real-world and overlay additional/alternative content on top of them when they are viewed through a mobile phone or tablet camera screen.
This tutorial teaches how to create two sorts of AR content:
- a replacement image used to swap one playing card into another - the perfect AR magic trick!
- a video overlay that turns a static photograph into a moving video clip (a technique recently popularised by the labels on bottles of "19 Crimes" wine).
The video of JFK was downloaded from the internet archive digital video library, here: https://archive.org/details/1960_kennedy-nixon_1
A screenshot was taken from the video to use as an image target using VLC: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en-GB.html
You can access further information in the Unity user manual at: https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/UnityManual.html