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ARCore: Emulator and unity

Discussion in 'ARCore' started by Tarrag, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Tarrag


    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi !

    I'd like to test ARCore using Unity/c# before buying an android device - can I use Unity and ARCore emulator without having a device to put together an AR app but just using a camera from my PC, and does the camera require a specific spec?

    I read Android Studio Beta now supports ARCore in the Emulator to test an app in a virtual environment right from the desktop, but can't tell if the update is integrated into Unity.

    Any tips how people may be interacting with the app using a pc camera would be really helpful.

    Thank you for your help !

  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User


    Without even researching other options, I don't think it'll work. ARCore uses your Android device's IMU and camera to track where it is in the space. I don't think replacing it with a camera will work, but I could be wrong.
  3. fiachradunn


    Jan 12, 2019
    A little late, but in case anyone has gotten here from google. There's a guide here to get ARCore working in an emulator;

    Unfortunately I've only gotten it working with Android Studio samples, but the samples in Unity currently just display a black screen (this could be unrelated to the emulator though, I'm not sure).
  4. tdeNT


    Sep 4, 2019