XR session subsystem
A "session" refers to an instance of AR. While the other AR subsystems provide specific pieces of functionality, like plane detection, the session controls the lifecycle of all AR-related subsystems. If you
Stop (or fail to
XRSessionSubsystem, the other AR subsystems might not work.
Start starts the session.
Stop pauses it.
Some platforms have AR capabilities built into the device's operating system. On others, AR software might be able to be installed on-demand. The question "is AR available on this device?" might require checking a remote server for software availability. Therefore,
XRSessionSubsystem.GetAvailabilityAsync should be called to determine whether AR is presently available to the app. This method returns a
Promise<SessionAvailability>, which can be used in a coroutine.
Once availability is determined, the device can be:
- supported but requiring an update or install.
- supported and ready.
Installing additional AR software
SessionAvailability.Supported but not
SessionAvailability.Installed, you should call
InstallAsync to install the AR software. This returns another type of
Promise<SessionInstallationStatus>. If the installation is successful, it's safe to
Start the subsystem.