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Aero is Adobe's new app that has huge potential to bring AR authoring to the masses
let's take a look to what it can do
Adobe Aero is currently available for free on iPad OS and is in private beta
for desktop let's create a new project when we start we've got a view from our
iPad camera and it prompts us to scan our area and we can see it's adding
tracking markers and looking for a surface to plant our AR objects it's
picked up my desktop pretty quickly so let's tap on this pin here to make this
our work area now we can add an object by clicking plus in the bottom left
let's choose from our start assets let's select from plants and this pine tree
now you can see it here let's just tap to place it on the desk now we can see
when we move the iPad around this is tracked pretty nicely it's actually
really good and there's a lot of detail and texture here as well we can even
zoom in really close and even get inside the object
if we tap on that object we select it and with a two-finger pinch we can scale it down or rotate it and with
a three finger swipe up we can lift it off that plane now this level of
tracking is pretty incredible I'm by no means a tracking expert but I've been
using After Effects for a while and I've used mocha for some planar tracking and
this level of speed and fidelity in motion tracking is really something and
for me we can add a behavior to this object by selecting it and down here
where we can click behaviors and add a trigger to make the subject interactive
let's make it interact on touch and now we need to add an action and here we've
got some choices of actions we can take I'm gonna select spin and we contribute
you can spin on its y axis and we've got a lot of options down here
and we can preview with this play button
that looks pretty good and let's click tick
now our object is interactive if we go up to the top left and click preview we can
preview our scene it brings up this record option here so we can record this
and save this to our camera roll if we like and if we tap on the tree
it spins
you can also add custom animation to your behaviors as well let's go back
to our edit window select this pine tree and delete it now let's add another
object from our starter assets and choose an animated one and let's select
fox hoppings put our fox down here let's scale this down pretty small and now
we're gonna select it add the behavior trigger on touch we're gonna add the
action animate this fox asset that provided already has an animation built
in so let's click the tick to add it go up to our preview and let's click the Fox
now this one is incredible the tracking is great but the character design and
animation of this Fox is exceptional I can really see so many possibilities for
this technology in the future maybe a horror game in your own house with
spooky things happening your peripherals that idea is very sort of basic
application that comes to mind trying to apply this to existing genres but I'm
sure there'll be new AR mediums for education and entertainment that haven't
even been imagined yet you can also add your own elements by selecting them from
your files or camera roll here are my logos you can see there's a
bit of artifacting happening and making the edges of this logo look a bit crispy
on the alpha channel and this is a high-res PNG so I'm not exactly sure if
that's you know avoidable you can also put a layered PSD and it will separate the
layers automatically if we select on it and click layers down here we have some
more options where we can offset it in z space
and even on the y and x-axis as well
you can also add your 3d objects OBJ's work and adobe list some more file
types so it shouldn't be too tricky to get your 3d files into here while in our
preview mode we can click on the top right and then we have options to share
a link or export as a .real, .reality or a .usdz there's not much
documentation from Adobe about this software so far so please let me know if
you'd like me to continue exploring what Aero can do put out some more videos about AR
I've made a short playlist or some related videos that'll think you'll
enjoy if you've made it this far I'll see you in the next video and please
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Subtitle: Zoe J Marriott