AR allows you to show people the hidden, the unseen. I can show you what I see. I can put my filter of the world on yours. I’ve always found Roschach Tests so fascinating, not that I believe in their scientific validity but there’s something so earnest about people’s answers. You know that what you see is supposed to represent you, your mental state and supposedly clue a psychiatrist into your subconscious. I think there’s something romantic and vulnerable about allowing other’s to see what you see in inkblots. The inkblots are also a perfect image tracker, they are so distinct.
I’ve managed to get Vuforia to work with videos and 3D assets on the computer and am now attempting to get it to work on my Android phone.
I thought transferring it onto the phone wouldn’t be so difficult as I heard android is easier than ios. So not the case. After downloading the jdk and sdk multiple times, multiple versions, from multiple sources and obsessively checking the sdk pathway I found that there was an issue in the sdk download itself that Unity tells you to download. The tools section doesn’t work, I had to dive deep into a forum to discover.
This is how you do it:
- Go to your Android SDK Folder. (If you did not change the path during Android Studio installation you will find the SDK folder here: C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Android\sdk )
- Rename the old Android sdk “Tool” folder : [Your Android SDK root]/tools -> toolsXXXX
- Download Android SDK Tools, Revision 25.2.5 (January 2017):http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/repository/tools_r25.2.5-windows.zip
- Extract that to Android SDK root folder.
- In Unity go to Edit>Preferences>External Tools and check again, that the path for Android SDK points to the correct folder. (The correct path is the SDK root folder, not the tools folder which is inside the root folder!)
- Build your project.
Probably like 4 hours spent figuring this out.