Augmented Reality for product visualization

Augmented Reality for product visualization provides customers with a way of overcoming the problem of understanding scale for lighting products. This article looks into new 3D Augmented Reality technology making it easier to try before you buy.

For a few years now mobile device manufacturers have been working to implement core services that provide application developers the chance to deploy an augmented reality experience on their devices for the purpose of gaming primarily. Games such as Pokemon Go were the main driver of this technology as it grew into a mature service.

Augmented reality is essentially a way to show virtual 3D objects to the viewer in their own environment via the camera image. This system works by first determining the actual 3D space and flat surfaces of the real environment. It can then place a 3D virtual object in that space and continue to show the 3 dimensional object in real time while the viewer moves around their own environment.

Augmented Reality Technology

We considered augmented reality to be of use to customers and interior designers given that it provides a way to view 3D objects in real time in a real environment. For a long time we have seen customers fail to understand scale in a real environment and so this technology is a good solution to this.

Given that there may be countless manufacturers creating these augmented reality applications we figured that customers would soon get tired of downloading a new application for each manufacturer. This is where Augment provides a better solution.

With the Augment app installed on a mobile device or tablet, customers can view 3D object from countless manufacturers. Augment provide the solutions we require to make this possible for our customers and at no cost to our customers.

Download Augmented Reality 3D App

To test this with the few files we are currently supplying as 3D download you should first install the app from Augment. This is also suggested when you use a mobile device to click on any 3D file link.

The files for this current test are listed below. Click on the images below when viewing with a mobile or tablet and follow the instructions to place this 3D model in your environment. All three are designed to place on a table or floor. The billiard table light will appear above your table with shades at the correct height.

3D Augmented Banker Lamp
Steampunk Desk lamp
3D Augmented Plumbing Pipe Light
Plumbing pipe wall light
3D Augmented Billiard Table Light
Billiard table light

This system can be used across our entire product range but getting all completed for download may take some time. If there is a particular product you wish to see in Augmented Reality (AR) let us know by email or if you have a custom lighting idea that we are quoting for you it may be best to supply a 3D file to see it in this fashion prior to having us build the fitting.