4 tips for preparing the perfect augmented reality presentation model

Get the animation example: 2.26_BarcelonaAnimatingWater.gh (189.3 KB)

It only takes one click to create augmented reality presentations with Fologram, and with a few extra steps you can add meaningful interactivity and engage your users with materials and animations. Here are 4 simple hints for any presentation model:

1. Organize and simplify your Rhino models layers
Organise your layers in a way that will assist your presentation. For example, if you’re presenting an architectural model, have different elements (ie roof, facade) on different layers so you can easily show different parts of your design at the click of a button. Always try to keep the number of layers to a minimum for your presentation, and make sure to lock layers you don’t want to be interacted with during your presentation.

2. Apply materials to your model
Make use of Fologram’s ability to render materials in your device and apply them to your design model.

3. Turn on shadows in your model
Add another layer of realism to your presentation model by turning shadows on in Fologram. Simply navigate to the Setting menu, and make sure the Shows toggle is on.

4. Animate your materials
Turn heads (and HoloLens’) by animating materials on your model such as grass, water and more. Animations are a great way to draw attention to particular parts of your experience or design.

Check out our example presentation model for the Barcelona Pavilion, and its accompanying animating texture file here. Want more helpful tips on preparing models for augmented reality? Check out our ‘How to prepare your models for mixed reality (and avoid common mistakes)’ article to learn more.