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new macOS app for USDZ AR files

enero 15, 2020

Apple has released the first beta of Reality Converter, a new macOS application that allows developers to convert, view and customize USDZ 3D objects on the Mac. USDZ is Apple's file format for increasing reality.

Reality Converter

Reality Converter is designed to be used in conjunction with Reality Composer, Apple?s tool that allows you to prototype and produce content for AR experiences. Reality Composer was introduced with the RealityKit framework at WWDC last June. The goal is to make it easier for developers to integrate 3D content into their applications.

The new application for macOS, now in beta version, allows developers to convert, view and customize USDZ objects with drag-and-drop support, preview features and more. Here's how Apple describes this app:

The new Reality Converter app makes converting, viewing, and customizing USDZ 3D objects easy on the Mac. Simply drag and drop the most common 3D file formats, such as .obj, .gltf and .usd, to view the converted result in USDZ, customize the properties of materials, and edit the metadata of files. You can even preview your USDZ object in a variety of lighting and ambient conditions with built-in IBL options.

Registered developers can download Reality Converter from the dedicated website.