Apple released ARKit 3.5 today that can take advantage of the iPad Pro 2020’s LiDAR scanner to improve the realism of AR objects.
ARKit 3.5 brings three new features:
- Scene Geometry: This lets developers create a topological map of your space with labels identifying floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and seats.
- Instant AR: The LiDAR scanner enables fast plane detection, so AR objects can be instantly placed in the world without scanning.
- Improved Motion Capture and People Occlusion: Depth estimation in People Occlusion and height estimation in Motion Capture are more accurate.
People Occlusion is a feature of ARKit that lets AR objects pass behind and in front of people. Motion Capture lets a person capture the motion of a person with one camera. It translates body position and movement as an AR frame with joints and bones, to use motion and poses in the AR experience.