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Help Wanted Question: Unity MARS + Unity Reflect

Discussion in 'Unity MARS' started by marcohfcheung, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. marcohfcheung

    marcohfcheung

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    Has there been any examples of these two platforms together?
    I'd be interested in seeing examples of MARS pulling information from Reflect.
    If not, is there somewhere I could keep an eye on for information on this combo?

    Asking for Architectural Visualisation / Coordination.

    Thanks!
    And congrats on the release.
     
  2. philc_unity

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    Interesting! We're in the early stages of thinking about what that combo would entail and who it would benefit. Input welcome, but nothing to announce as of yet.
     
  3. leweyg_unity

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    Image Markers would be a good first step. Many BIM models include the locations of specific identifying images/labels on certain areas, which can then be used for recognition. You may want to use a custom action to do the alignment for best results, but at getting specific markers on the BIM and in the real world is the most important first step.
     
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    Can someone expand more on this or provide an update? I would have assumed that the developers of Unity Reflect would want to use MARS as their studio. Is that team using MARS by now? I ask because I have already started developing an application using AR Foundation as the highest level of abstraction, and now I am considering depending on MARS. There is significant overlap between my application and Unity Reflect, so I should consider following their lead. Thanks for any clarification!
     
  5. DavidMenard

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    Hey!
    Indeed, we're looking a deeper ways of integrating the two together :) As of latest Reflect release, Reflect actually does use MARS for its AR functionality! MARS has been super useful in our development process to rapidly iterate using the simulator environment, and anyone customizing Reflect can use MARS as well. Note that you don't need a MARS license to build Reflect, but you will need one to expand the functionality and use the simulator. You can check out the integration in our App source on github.

    Of course, the natural next step would be to use Reflect projects as a MARS environment, as we're just starting to explore what that could look like.
     
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  6. i_am_olo

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    We are really at the beginning of integrating MARS with Reflect. We appreciate all the feedback and ideas of how BIM information could be converted to MARS proxies, etc. The best way is to grab the Reflect repo which already integrates with MARS and start trying it yourselves! We also want someday to start using the MARS query system for such information, interesting things can come from this integration! Let us know what you'd like to see!
     
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  7. i_am_olo

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    Yes, we are using MARS right now but mostly in our AR mode and simulator for nice QoL features. We will see if we can do a DeepDive video to show how the 2 are integrated today and what could be done in the future!
     
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