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/

house remodel SketchUp 3D VR model visualized on sketchfab

here’s the model I’ll be using for ARKit and augmented reality.
it works very nicely now in google cardboard and viewers (head movements change view — “virtual button” teleports you around inside of the house!) — but also in modern web browsers (mouse movements to change view and move through).