The Spaces app allows you to map your space. Mapping your space allows your device to localize content by recognizing positional data and architectural features in a given area. Spaces can be mapped and store locally, or shared via an AR Cloud instance.
To map a new space, or to load an existing one, open the "Spaces" app. There are two tabs you can use - "Shared Spaces" and "Local Spaces". Shared Spaces is only available for users with a Developer Pro or Enterprise license and AR Cloud enabled.
"Local Spaces" are locally stored and created on your device. "Shared Spaces" are shared in the cloud, and can be created from the Enterprise Console. Select the mortarboard (or, graduation cap) icon in the lower-left corner of the UI to learn more about Spaces.
Mapping a Space
When creating a local or shared space for the first time, you will need to map the space. For tips and advise on how to best map a space, select the mortarboard icon. Some tips for mapping:
- Some materials are harder to scan, black, glossy, or glass objects may be difficult to scan
- While scanning your space, keep in mind where specific tasks are performed - you may want to spend more time scanning those areas for precise content placement or occlusion
To begin mapping, slowly rotate in 360 degrees (this is called a "rotational scan"). As you rotate, a percentage indicator will increase. When that indicator is at 100%, you'll be prompted to continue the process. If you have fully rotated and aren't at 100%, look at the colored lines beneath the percentage indicator - they'll transition from red to green as the scan completes. If a section isn't fully green, stay in that position a little longer.
Repeat this process by walking up to the different "+" markers you see in the space. When you're satisfied with your scan, select "Finish Scanning".