walk through SketchUp large models in ARKit – perfect for home remodels and projects

I did it!

Take a SketchUp model into the new iOS ARKit. Using my SketchUp home remodel and Apple’s ARKit (beta) for augmented reality.

Goal: import a model (in this case, a remodel) to overlay onto existing real world that you can walk around and ‘experience’ and compare.

You can see the results in the youtube video as I step through the trickier setup parts and things that took the longest to sort out.

Overview, info, and more for ARKit:
https://developer.apple.com/arkit/

ARKit beta excitement building

ARKit app idea beginning

I’m quite excited to have figured out so far how to:

  • update home machine to Sierra to run xCode 9 beta
  • start playing with xCode
  • borrow iPhone 7 with iOS 11 beta running on it
  • setup free provisioning for testing app
  • start with ARKit “hello world” type app demo from the amazing folks at Apple

ARKit possibilities areΒ blowing me away!

(That’s the spaceship hoving in my office to left of my desk πŸ˜‰

Now! Β On to hacking and trying out my app idea…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€