Target management and the Wikitude Studio – tools supporting your creationsThe recent release of the Wikitude SDK also introduced several new tools for developers that streamline and facilitate the creation of digitally augmented experiences, especially for content using image recognition features. It all starts with the Target Management Tool. This is a web-based tool used to efficiently create the image target collections within applications. It allows for the management of all image targets and the ability to organize them in different projects based on the needs of the creation. Developers can easily customize their target collections by choosing selected images from their projects. Uploading and processing images couldn’t be easier. Using drag and drop technology, developers may quickly and easily add images from their computer by dragging images to the drop area and the image will be uploaded and processed. The Target Management Tool is also capable of processing multiple images at once. Simply select multiple images and drop them onto the page. Further optimizing development time, once images are uploaded, the Target Management Tool provides instant feedback as to the quality of the image. The Target Management Tool will notify developers on how well their selected target image will perform in an image recognition and tracking environment.
An integral part of our newly released toolset is the Wikitude Studio. This tool is specifically tailored to facilitate and streamline the creation of AR experiences, especially for image recognition elements. It’s a web-based application that allows you to create AR experiences even if you have no programming experience. The Wikitude Studio is a visual editor that allows you to drag and drop your project elements into your AR experience and easily customize those elements.
Additionally the tool offers the possibility to immediately preview your AR experience on a mobile device. As our SDK also supports the integration of 3D models you can easily add 3D content as augmentations for your image targets. With the Wikitude 3D Encoder you can convert your 3D models in FBX or Collada formats to Wikitude’s own WT3-format, which is optimized for visualization in AR scenes.