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Wallace WangBeginning ARKit for iPhone and iPadhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4102-8_16

16. Image Tracking and Object Detection

Wallace Wang1 
San Diego, CA, USA

In previous chapters, we learned about image detection. That’s where an app can detect an image, stored in its AR Resources folder, and then respond when the iOS device camera recognizes that image in the real world. Image detection works with two-dimensional items such as pictures and photographs, but ARKit 2.0 and iOS 12 offer two additional features that expand on image detection: image tracking and object detection.

Right now, image detection works by linking text, a virtual object, or a video to the location of a detected image. However, if that detected image ...

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