I would like to know which iPad/iPhone is the best for creating Area Targets. Maybe PTC or a community member has done such testing.
Some of the crucial factors as I see them are:
Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Hi @randerson-3 ,
my opinion is that from the mobile devices the the best option is to use IPad Pro or iPhone Pro with LiDAR server according https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/cs324618
The HoloLens 2 also could be used as scanner of the enviroment but this is only supported (so far I know) for scanning of the spatial anchor based location - according to Article https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/cs370544
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBAmc_Ibo7A (Editor - Vuforia Capture) I think internally it creates as part the capture file also an Environment scans , but I as mentioned already it is not supported and I did not tested it if it could be used as Area Targets
I have myself iPad Pro with LiDAR device (11. Zoll 3 Generation) and I will try to check some of your points regarding this device and will try share there my observations. Possibly for some points I will contact the R&D team and if there is a feedback from development I will share it to this topic later
To the limitation - so far I know - Yes there is limit which could not be changed - 5 minutes but I not 100% sure . The limit should ensure that the target will be ok for the devices resources and is sufficient to handle. But also for this point I need also to check if there is in the mean time some change.
I found here an confirmation (6 months old) from dev team about the 5 minutes limit:
the limit is 5 minutes now -> intentionally. For larger spaces one should go with a professional scanner (Matterport), scanner app is meant to take sample scans to demonstrate the technology. Scan quality cannot be improved by extending the time, longer scans are usually worse due to various reasons.
we could point customers to the link:
article, that describes a recipe to use multiple ATs covering larger spaces.
also other links which are relevant and could be helpful:
-> according this document( Best Practices for Preparing and Scanning an Environment ) :
Thank you for the response, Roland.
I believe you cannot combine targets for Vuforia Studio if I understand what I have read before, I think it's only for Unity.
It would be great if the other more robust scanners that the Matterport were supported in Studio. Right now our plan will be to take many scans of the area with multiple views and switch between them.
I still wonder if the newest iOS devices have benefits over the old ones (that also have lidar).