About ARCore XR Plugin
Use the ARCore XR Plugin package enable ARCore support via Unity's multi-platform XR API. This package implements the following XR Subsystems:
This version of ARCore XR Plugin supports only the functionality available as of ARCore 1.2:
- Device Localization
- Horizontal Plane Detection
- Vertical Plane Detection
- Point Clouds
- Pass-through Camera View
- Light Estimation
- Reference Points
- Oriented Feature Points
- Hit Testing
- Session Management
- ARCore Apk On-Demand Installation
Installing ARCore XR Plugin
To install this package, follow the instructions in the Package Manager documentation.
In addition, you will likely want to also install the AR Foundation package which makes use of ARCore XR Plugin package and provides many useful scripts and prefabs.
For more information on the AR Foundation package, please read the AR Foundation Documentation.
Using ARCore XR Plugin
The ARCore XR Plugin implements the native endpoints required for building Handheld AR apps using Unity's multi-platform XR API. However, this package does not expose any public scripting interface of its own and most developers should use the scripts, prefabs, and assets provided by AR Foundation as the basis for their Handheld AR apps.
Inclusion of the ARCore XR Plugin will result in the inclusion of source files, static libraries, shader files, and plugin metadata.
ARCore may be either "required" or "optional". If ARCore is optional, the Play Store will allow your app to be installed on a device that does not support ARCore, or where ARCore may be supported but not installed. This is useful if you want to provide an experience which uses AR where available, and presents a different experience where AR is not available. By default, AR is required.
To create an
ARCoreSettings asset and assign it to your build settings, click Edit > Project Settings > ARCore
This window will let you choose the
ARCoreSettings asset to use for the build:
This version of ARCore XR Plugin is compatible with the following versions of the Unity Editor:
- 2018.1 and later (recommended)
- Multi-threaded rendering is not presently supported.
- The AR Core Supported checkbox in the XR Settings section of the Android Player settings must remain unchecked in order for apps built with the ARCore XR Plugin to work properly.
- Color Temperature in degrees Kelvin is not presently supported.
This version of ARCore XR Plugin includes:
- A shared library which provides implementation of the XR Subsystems listed above
- A shader used for rendering the camera image
- A plugin metadata file
Document revision history
|April 19, 2018||Documentation update.|
|June 1, 2018||Add documentation and screenshots for ARCore build settings. Remove incorrect reference to Xcode and iOS.|
|June 7, 2018||
|June 11, 2018||