Getting Started with Advanced Model Targets 360
The Advanced Model Target 360 feature is available with Vuforia Engine 8.3 and includes the updated Model Target Generator desktop tool (MTG). The Advanced Model Target 360 introduces instantaneous recognition and tracking of physical objects, regardless of the viewing position and realistically augments digital content on an object by detecting the edges of the object from all angles.
The Advanced Model Target 360 works through a database that is trained in the MTG desktop tool. It is a process that uploads the Model Target database to the Vuforia Cloud where it is trained by a deep learning process. The exported database allows for 360˚ detection and can be easily imported to Unity or a native application (XCode, Visual Studio, Android Studio) for development.
The Vuforia sample package presents the NASA Viking lander, which can be 3D printed and tested with the new feature. The model and printing instructions can be found on the 3D Printing Instructions for the Viking Mars Lander page. It demonstrates the Advanced Model Targets 360 and is a resource to help you get started. The sample package is available on Vuforia’s website in the Downloads section under the Samples tab.