Getting Started with Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR), in which virtual content is seamlessly integrated with displays of real-world scenes, is an exciting area of interactive design. With the rise of personal mobile devices capable of producing interesting AR environments, the vast potential of AR has begun to be explored. The goal of this chapter is to help you become familiar with the terminology, tools, and technology necessary to begin your own AR explorations and experiments.

In this chapter, you'll learn about the following topics:

  • What is augmented reality?
  • Tools and technologies
  • AR necessities

What Is Augmented Reality?

The term augmented reality(AR) is used to describe a combination of technologies that enable ...

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