Sculpting in augmented reality and the “realities” revolution

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Fans of Apple and augmented reality are hyped with the newest revelation from the tech giant—sculpting using the ARKit. India-based developer Fabin Rasheed uploaded a YouTube video of himself creating a 3D object through the MakerStudio app and then sculpting and painting the object in AR. The result is a completely personalized 3D object.

Rasheed uses the Apple Pencil on the tablet to indent eyes and create a conical nose on his 3D object, a floating head that appears in AR in his room.

Mashable reports there’s no launch date for a release of the MakerStudio app, but fans can look forward to playing with Apple-enabled AR with the unveiling of the iPhone 8.

New realities excite all

Augmented and virtual reality are some of the most exciting areas for anyone invested in new technology. The possibilities of living in different worlds and experiencing the world you’re in now in fascinating new ways opens the door for endless opportunity. SVP and General Manager of Cisco’s IoT and Collaboration group Rowan Trollope knows this well—he recently wrote in a blog post that we are on the cusp of massive change due to machine intelligence and virtual reality.

“We are completely reinventing how the world connects and communicates…Our goal is to get amazing technology into everyone’s hands. It is both an honor and a real joy to work on this,” says Trollope.

Cisco Marketing Manager Taru Khurana writes that AR and VR have rich environments of growth thanks to advancements in mobile tech, edge computing, wireless networking, 5G networks, smarter mobile devices and more.

According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index for 2016 to 2021, VR headsets will grow from an installed base of 18 million in 2016 to a massive 100 million in 2021. As that time approaches, prepare to make room for your new headset if you don’t already have one!

Khurana also shows us the differences between a regular mobile consumer’s day using AR and VR, versus using the technology for enterprise apps—for example, taking an AR yoga class at home as opposed to flight training simulation using VR.

Take a look at more examples of how your everyday AR and VR life might look like in her blog here.

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