Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio (MARS)

The MARS Unity extension gives creators the power to build mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) applications that intelligently interact with any real-world environment, with little-to-no custom coding.

Reality is our build target

MARS gives you the power to build experiences that fully integrate with the real world. Build AR apps that are context-aware and responsive to physical space, working in any location and with any kind of data.

Timoni West first announces the vision for MARS

Build AR applications that intelligently react to, and live in, the real world


Tutorials for industrial training can leverage AR for users to learn and practice skills in realistic settings.


Robust and interactive AR games offer more engaging experiences by having an awareness of players’ physical surroundings.


Smart devices can add their intelligence to MARS’ understanding of the world – so you can author experiences with it.

Features and tools to bring your creative vision to life

Simulation view

Custom tools give AR creators the power to prototype, test, and visualize robust AR apps as they will run in the real world. Choose from a diverse set of built-in environments, or author your own with little-to-no coding.

Companion apps for iPhone and Android

Create conditions and queries directly on your mobile phone. Record object placement, world data, and device movement to import into Unity for quick and easy greyboxing.

Reality objects

AR content needs to be responsive to a dynamic and unpredictable world. MARS provides a layer of stability with features like the conditional workflow and gizmo system, ensuring your AR apps work beautifully wherever your users are.

Rich semantic data layer

Pull data – semantic object recognition, location data, map data, product data and more – from any source, including our platform partners (e.g., Apple, Google, Magic Leap, and Microsoft), services like Mapbox, hardware or software providers, and real-time data.

Works with Unity’s AR Foundation

This framework allows you to get your intelligent AR app into as many hands as possible. Combining core and unique features from each platform, AR Foundation gives you the power to build your app once and deploy it across platforms.

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