It's time to do some tangible augmented reality! Using the power of Unity, Vuforia, Maya, Fusion 360, and 3D printing, these programs were used together to create a tangible augmented reality (TAR) experience with a phone. T
AR incorporates a physical form to make the augmented experience more engaging and realistic. Using a 3D printed model of a product, a target is attached so the augmented view is mapped to the physical form.  The guest then can interact through the augmented view to explore different aspects of it, like an exploded view through pressing hotkeys.
The original Grabcad model was downloaded and imported into Autodesk Fusion 360. After being edited and downloaded as an FBX file, the model was imported into
Autodesk Maya.
Grabcad Model Credit: Anurag Debnath
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Maya
In Maya, each body was animated, with different materials and textures applied. It could then be rendered in Arnold. This model with its applied elements was then imported into Unity.
Vuforia Plug-In
Using the Vuforia plug-in with an augmented reality camera and image target, a script file was imported into Unity to create an interactive element. By pressing the button "1" on the keyboard, one may watch the phone's animation!
Video Created with
Unity and OBS Studio:

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