While enhanced reality painting is not a groundbreaking endeavor, the ability of Magic Leap One, iPhone and iPad and Android users would collaborate remotely on virtual artwork.
That's what Across Realities aims to do with Spatiate, an app launched on Thursday by Magic Leap World for $ 9.99. And soon, the app will also be available on IOS and Android.
In its basic function of the creative app, works the same as the myriad of ARKit apps, Google's platform Just a Line or AR painting tool on Facebook.
However, due to its ability to connect online users in the same virtual environment, Spatiate also functions as a rudimentary AR telepresence tool as well. In addition to working together remotely, the 3D models produced in Spatiate sessions can be exported and published to content platforms such as Sketchfab.
"Spatiate is an art creation tool, like a chalk or brush, with the world as a canvas. It is an outlet for creating free-form art in mixed reality and allows for an infinite experiment of ideas. We love to see what people come up with when they Sharing his art online, says Kacey Weiniger, Marketing Manager for Across Realities via a magic Leap blog post. "As a communication tool, people can use Spatiate to collaborate and quickly convey their ideas. In fact, we used these features to design UX in the app itself and have held our team meetings in there. "
app has already received rave reviews from its beta testers through Magic Leap One.
" This medium of " projected light "is what I have been waiting for as an artist for many years," said designer and consultant John Hanacek, who detailed his experience of beta of Spatiate in a blog post.
"Unlike 3D modeling in one computer we now have a medium that allows 3D expression on a large scale to be direct. I will explore VR Drawing with the world in this new way is hypnotic and beautiful as an experience, and the results are fascinating even at this early beta stage. "
About Realities was founded with Steve Lukas and Alexandria Heston who were among the first members of Magic Leap's # LeapSquad developer online and now fill the roles of developer relations and UX designer at Magic Leap When Lukas and Heston left Over Realities for Magic Leap, the idea for Spatiate continued through their # LeapSquad compatriots, with Andres Ornelas leading development.
Ornelas told the next reality that iOS and Android come in beta in the next few weeks, with a public release to follow, however, the company has its views on even broader compatibility and more apps.
"Our plan is to continue expanding support to other platforms, as Spatiate is already prepped for deployment on most VR and AR units. some more surprises along the way as we explore deeper partner integrations with the industry, says Weiniger. "In addition, we see a lot of potential for the AcrossXR platform to deliver more apps of this type, focusing on collaboration, accessibility and innovation in spatial data processing. We are happy to bridge the gap between the highest premium headsets and The Greater Mobile Market, as we believe that in-depth content should be available to all realities. "
Spatiate may not be the largest Magic Leap release so far, but its over-platform compatibility is an important milestone for those who believe the expanded reality must be unit-diagnostic (rather than within a walled garden, such as the iOS-only multi-user protocol ARKit 2.0), to succeed as a paradigm shift in data processing.