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Apple launches Reality Converter to prepare 3D objects for Reality Composer «Next Reality



After the introduction and launch of Reality Composer in addition to iOS 13 and ARKit 3 last year, Apple makes it easier for developers to create apps with it.

This week, the company released a new tool for macOS called Reality Converter developers to convert commonly used 3D file formats to Pixar's Universal Scene Description (USDZ) protocol, which Apple will use in 2018 as its favorite 3D adopted the classification.

With its drag and drop interface, Reality Converter can preview how OBJ, GLTF and USD files appear in USDZ, manipulate textures and revised file metadata, and then convert them to USDZ. Users can also preview the USDZ object with simulated lighting and environments.

Image by Tommy Palladino / Next Reality

The program requires macOS version 10.15 or later, so registered Apple developers must install their updates before they continue to download and install the app.

For inspiration, Apple also has a link to the AR Quick Look gallery with 3D objects for developers to play with in AR.

Image by @ usdzshare / Twitter

Reality Composer is one of many tools including Adobe Aero, Torch and the upcoming Project MARS toolkit for Unity, designed to help developers create augmented reality experiences without heavy coding.

With Reality Converter, Apple addresses a major issue by helping developers convert the 3D file formats that they are used to working with to Apple's preferred standard.

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Cover image via Tommy Palladino / Next Reality


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