Working with AR Foundation¶
AR Foundation Versions Supported by EasyAR¶
EasyAR Sense Unity Plugin support AR Foundation 4.0.8 or later.
ARFoundation support is implemented as EasyAR Sense custom camera. Personal edition users can use EasyAR for 100 seconds per run when custom camera is chosen in runtime. There is no limitation when using a paid license for EasyAR Sense.
Import AR Foundation Package¶
If you are using samples from EasyAR, do not open sample Scene before AR Foundation Package imported, or some irregular situations may happen. Suggest to delete and reimport sample if you opened and saved the sample scene before package import.
Skip this step if you already have a usable AR Foundation project.
AR Foundation Unity Package using Unity Package Manager,
To use AR Foundation on Android or iOS, usually you need to import either
ARCore XR Plugin or
ARKit XR Plugin Unity package into the project. Follow AR Foundation Introduction to setup necessary packages.
Create a Scene Usable that can run AR Foundation¶
Skip this step if you already have a usable Foundation project.
Follow AR Foundation Introduction to create a usable scene that can run AR Foundation.
A typical AR Foundation scene contains an
AR Session and an
AR Session Origin.
It is suggested to make sure the scene could be used normally before adding EasyAR components into the scene.
Add EasyAR Components in the Scene¶
AR Foundation usually sets its clipping planes to (0.1, 20) , this may clip objects away displayed more than 20 meters from the Camera (the device in real world). Please make sure to change its value for your needs before you use them.
Add EasyAR AR Session and other necessary nodes in the scene. You can reference Start from Zero for startups. AR Session can be created from some AR Session presets or constructed from standalone feature nodes using
EasyAR Sense > GameObject menu. You need to make sure there is a ARFoundationFrameSource in the session.
AR Session presets from
Motion Tracking contain ARFoundationFrameSource
AR Session presets with the name
Motion Fusion from
Image Tracking and
Object Tracking also contain ARFoundationFrameSource
To use EasyAR with AR Foundation, ARFoundationFrameSource must be selected as frame source in the AR Session after Session start.
The NrealFrameSource in above image will not be chosen if Nreal SDK is not imported and added into the scene, so it is safe in this kind of usage.
ARFoundationFrameSource can be added to AR Session from menu
EasyAR Sense > Motion Tracking > Frame Source : AR Foundation if it does not exist in the session.
Then add targets or maps in the scene, for example, if you want to build
Sparse SpatialMap, you need to create SparseSpatialMapController by
EasyAR Sense > SpatialMap > Map : Sparse SpatialMap
Finally, a simple scene for sparse and dense spatial map building with AR Foundation could look like this,
Scenes can be different according to features in use from both AR Foundation and EasyAR Sense Unity Plugin.
Choose AR Foundation in Runtime¶
MotionTracking_Fusion sample shows an advanced usage, to choose frame source at app start up according to device capability and enables runtime switch of available frame sources. To achieve this kind of usage, you need to deactive AR Foundation GameObjects and set all required values of all frame sources for availability check, and active AR Foundation GameObjects when this frame source is chosen.
There are more details in ARFoundationFrameSource.