Unity for Mobile AR

Battle-tested by games and used across industries more than any other AR platform, Unity provides the bleeding-edge technology to unleash your creative potential.

AR Foundation Keynote Segment from Unity at GDC 2019

The preferred platform for creating mobile AR experiences

Unity’s industry-leading developer experience combined with tools purpose-built for AR creators and our unified workflow across AR devices means you can push the bounds of your imagination. We have the custom resources to bring your immersive vision to life.

Wayfair uses AR to let users visualize what furniture would look like in their homes before purchasing it.

Wayfair uses AR to let users visualize what furniture would look like in their homes before purchasing it.

Pioneer a new, creative space

Whether you’re an agency looking for new ways to deeply engage your audience, a game developer who wants to bring their digital characters into the real world, a studio that wants to create applications to help professionals do their job better, or you just want to experiment, Unity offers everything you need to dig into this new technology.

Having proactively embraced and integrated AR development, Unity was a vital element of our technology stack as both an expressive sandbox for rapid prototyping and a solid platform for shipping final product.

Dave Cowling, VP of Engineering, Within

For a project this technically ambitious, we needed an incredibly flexible engine to accommodate our discovery and iteration process. We love the creative freedom that Unity afforded us to push the limits of narrative storytelling.

Jake Sally, Head of Immersive Development, RYOT

The richness of the experience design – from the interactive lighting and projection mapping, to the characters and story – was so important. Each layer of the onion skin had to unfold seamlessly and feel like an essential part of the same whole. Unity allowed us to make that happen.

Peter Flaherty, Director of The Dial

Unity has been great at keeping up with the cutting edge of mobile XR and giving us the tools to do the same. The ARKit plugin was essential, and the Lightweight Render Pipeline’s Shader Graph was a great way of quickly prototyping looks for the characters and other assets.

Jesse Garrison, Cocreator & Technical Director, The Dial

Build once and deploy across platforms and devices

As moviegoers we all have a dream — to fly in a helicopter with Ethan Hunt, get up close and personal with a T-Rex or harness the power of our favorite superhero. Unity helps execute Moviebill’s mission of bringing the world of movies to life with mobile AR and gives us the tools to deliver more studio-level content directly to moviegoers when and where they want it.

James Andrew Felts, Founder, Moviebill

Unity’s flexible Editor and build pipelines allowed for tight integration with iOS and Android native apps. The asset bundle systems enable high quality AR content, including 3D characters, to be updated quickly without requiring app updates.   

Danny Parks, Senior Director of Technology, Trigger

Features

AR Foundation

Unity’s AR Editor Remote allows creators to use a device’s camera to pull in real-world data to the Editor, which allows them to rapidly test, iterate and experiment directly on their mobile device without having to leave the Unity Editor. It is delivered as part of AR Foundation.

In preview now.

 

Project: Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio (MARS)

Project: MARS is a Unity extension that delivers on the promise of AR by giving creators the power to build applications that intelligently interact with any real-world environment, with little to no custom coding.

Coming 2019

Instant AR

Create rich, instant AR content and experiences that are small, lightweight and fast.

Coming 2019

AR Remote

Unity’s AR Editor Remote allows creators to use a device’s camera to pull in real-world data to the Editor, which allows them to rapidly test, iterate and experiment directly on their mobile device without having to leave the Unity Editor. It is delivered as part of AR Foundation.

In preview now.

Scope AR’s Remote AR application enables remote workers to collaborate with information experts with the power of augmented reality. Unity simplified and streamlined the cross-platform development of the app.

Scott Montgomerie, CEO Scope AR

The real-time development platform of choice for AR creators

Unity’s industry-leading real-time development platform gives developers the power to create truly immersive, cutting-edge AR experiences.

True flexibility

The Unity platform is unmatched in extensibility and ready to be adapted to current and evolving needs with a powerful C# scripting system, comprehensive API and extensive documentation. Source code access can be purchased for under-the-hood C++ development.

Rapid creation

With its intuitive UI and tools, Unity makes it easy to jump-start a working prototype and bypass spending time on low-level programming. Changes are easy and instant through the magic of real-time, making it easier to create and iterate.

Unparalleled platform support

Maximize your reach with support for 25+ platforms. Unity partners early and deeply with publishing platforms so you can build once and deploy to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Tizen, FireOS, as well as to desktop, consoles, and mobile VR.

Rich interactivity

Unity includes a robust and well-documented API with access to the complete range of Unity systems, including physics, rendering, and communications to enable a rich interaction model and integration with other systems.

Optimal graphics performance

Unity’s Scriptable Render Pipeline provides total flexibility for graphics optimization. The Lightweight Render Pipeline maintains responsive performance when scaling for mobile.

A massive catalog of assets and tools

The Unity Asset Store gives you access to the largest marketplace of off-the-shelf assets and productivity tools to jump-start your project. These building blocks cut down on development time to get you up and running and across the finish line faster.

The largest community of real-time creators

Unity Developer is #7 of the top 10 fastest growing jobs in the US according to LinkedIn. With the talent pool centralized on Unity Connect, and a certification program to validate skills against a standard of aptitude, it’s easy to find skilled Unity talent to build your team.

Everything you need to monetize your mobile AR app

Unity offers the first-ever game monetization solution that optimizes for lifetime value (LTV). Drive the most revenue while delivering a great player experience.

Run anywhere, instantly, with Instant Games

Instant experiences are critical to maximize the reach of your content on mobile devices. You need a solution that delivers small file sizes and blazing-fast startup without compromising quality. Unity’s industry-leading developer experience combined with a customizable, ultra-slim runtime, means your content can go anywhere you can imagine.

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