New Augmented Reality Tools from Apple
The Cupertino company announces the news of RealityKit 2 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Apple unveiled new technologies at WWDC 2021 to help developers build more engaging apps by simplifying their creation with Xcode Cloud; improvements for visibility on the App Store and new APIs for RealityKit 2, Apple's rendering, animation, audio and physics engine designed exclusively for augmented reality.
The ARKit augmented reality framework powers over 1 billion devices. With this announcement, Apple said that RealityKit 2 will introduce Object Capture, an API for macOS Monterey that allows developers to create high-quality photorealistic 3D models from photos taken on an iPhone, iPad or DSLR. Images are transformed into AR-optimized 3D models, making it even easier to create Augmented Reality content, as these models can be viewed in AR Quick Look or added to AR scenes in Reality Composer or Xcode.