What is Augmented Reality (AR)?

AR is an environment in which real-world objects and virtual objects are presented together within a single handheld display (e.g., tablet computers, smartphones) or a head-mounted display (HMD). The virtual objects are positioned in 3D space and mimic real objects presenting a simple and intuitive envoronment to explore the models.

How can I try the examples?

Navigate to the AR Examples or Animated AR Examples links on the top (They might appear under Menu on narrow screens). Click the button in the lower right corner of each image to view the models in AR. You would need to access the page from a mobile device running iOS 12.1 or Android 10.0 (or later). We recommend using Chrome browser.

Do I need to download an app?

No. While many complex AR experiences require customized applications, the examples shown here allow for one-tap experiences that run from the browser as long as they are accessed from a mobile device running iOS 12.1 or Android 10.0 (or later)

What devices are supported?

The AR mode only works with mobile devices running iOS 12.1 or Android 10.0 (or later). On all other devices, the models can be viewed in a 3D interactive window and through the Sketchfab page.

What are SketchFab Examples?

Sketchfab examples include more complex 3D animated models which can be viewed in a web based viewer. While these models do not work in AR, they can be viewed in VR using any mobile based VR headset like Google Cardboard.