Apr 26, 2017

Where to source assets for your next AR project

The foundation of any great AR experience is great assets. Many people when they first create experiences in ZapWorks think that incorporating AR is enough. It’s not. Designing a professional AR experience requires great assets, powerful storytelling, and attention to detail. To save you time (and money) I’ve listed some of my team’s favourite websites for sourcing assets for your next AR project.

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Oct 23, 2015

Magic Leap Demo Video - A Technical Analysis

Magic Leap posted their first video “shot directly through Magic Leap technology” earlier this week. Dr. Simon Taylor, Zappar’s Research Director, takes a detailed look at what the video reveals about Magic Leap’s hardware.

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Mar 17, 2015

Introducing Zappar Cardboard at the Wearable Technology Show 2015

At the Wearable Technology Show in London last week, Dr. Simon Taylor (co-founder and Research Director at Zappar) presented a talk with his personal take on the requirements for AR wearables for consumers. Simon also showed a live demo of some recent Zappar experiments using a Google Cardboard to investigate how the Zappar tools and platform could be adapted to provide experiences on the immersive AR hardware of the future.

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Oct 31, 2014

Google Glass, Magic Leap and the ideal AR wearable display

Last week the AR world was surprised to learn of the $542 million investment into Magic Leap. Zappar's Research Director, Dr. Simon Taylor, considers the hardware challenges that must be overcome to create an ideal AR wearable display and the kinds of experiences that such a device would be capable of delivering.

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