Layar declared the development of 3D capabilities to its augmented reality browser platform. Developers can tag real-life objects with 3D text, place 3D objects in real-world space, and create multi-sensory experiences. 3D enables Layar developers to make more pragmatic and immersive augmented reality experiences for mobile devices.
The first demo of the Layar 3D experience will be at the Picnic Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 23-25. A demo application has been developed to showcase the power of 3D.
The 3D capabilities support live downloading and rendering of 3D objects. Actions such as “open link” or “play music” can be assigned to 3D objects.
Raimo van der Klein, CEO, said, “We are very excited to announce this groundbreaking addition to the platform. Augmented Reality is an experience medium, not just a tool or a substitute for maps. With 3D we deliver these experiences. The platform currently facilitates over 500 developers who from November onwards will have endless possibilities to create rich 3D multi-sensory Augmented Reality experiences.”