Vuforia Engine 8.0 will deliver the following functionality and enhancements:
- Model Targets with Deep Learning
- Recognize multiple objects, from multiple angles, instantly.
- Model Target Generator enhancements
- VISLAM for markerless AR
- External Camera for iOS
Model Targets is one of Vuforia Engine’s most powerful features, allowing developers to use objects as targets for their AR applications. Vuforia Engine 8.0 now provides the option to train models through deep learning for instant, automatic object recognition. This intelligence enables developers to use multiple models in a single application scene, switching between each experience seamlessly, and to have those models be recognized from multiple angles.
To make the deep learning process go smoothly, the Vuforia Model Target Generator will provide an automated default viewing range for preferred recognition angles. Before finalizing model guide views, the program will warn the user if they’ve chosen angles that won’t be appropriate for training.
Version 8.0 also adds VISLAM (Visual-Inertial Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) to provide more robust markerless AR experiences on devices that don’t offer this technology natively. This upgrade makes development simple by allowing users to create one application logic that works on all platforms.
For a more detailed look at each of our new updates please review our release notes. If you have questions about this release or other Vuforia Engine features, feel free to post on our community forums.
Thank you, and Happy New Year!
The Vuforia Engine Team