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Design an AR experience using starter assets

  1. Adobe Aero User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What is Adobe Aero
    2. Adobe Aero mobile (iOS) system requirements
    3. What is Augmented Reality
    4. Common AR terminologies
    5. Adobe Aero | Common questions
    6. Get started with the user interface
    7. In-app learning resources in Adobe Aero
    8. Using mobile gestures in Adobe Aero
    9. Key 3D modeling concepts
    10. What's new in Adobe Aero
  3. Aero desktop
    1. What's new in Adobe Aero
    2. Adobe Aero desktop | Common questions
    3. Workspace Basics
    4. Keyboard shortcuts
    5. Import assets into Aero
    6. Adobe Aero desktop system requirements
    7. Supported file formats
    8. Work with cloud documents
  4. Aero Player (Beta) on Android
    1. Discover Augmented Reality content in Aero Player (Beta)
    2. Adobe Aero (Beta) on Android | Common questions
    3. Adobe Aero (Beta) on Android System requirements
  5. Make your digital assets ready for AR
    1. Asset sources for Aero
    2. Prepare Photoshop assets for Aero
    3. Prepare Illustrator assets for Aero
    4. Prepare Dimension assets for Aero
    5. Optimizing Assets for AR
  6. Import AR-ready assets
    1. Import assets into Aero
    2. Import Mixamo assets into Aero
    3. Supported file formats
    4. Import FBX files into Aero
  7. Design AR experiences
    1. Add audio to digital assets in Adobe Aero
    2. Scan a space and set a surface anchor
    3. Place digital assets and edit the scene
    4. Add interactivity to digital assets
    5. Set an Image Anchor
    6. Add animated assets in Adobe Aero
    7. Create animations using Directable characters
  8. Export and share
    1. Share your AR creations
    2. Viewing Aero Experiences FAQ
    3. Collaborate with others on Adobe Aero documents
    4. View AR creations
  9. Cloud documents and storage
    1. Work with cloud documents
    2. Upgrade storage for Adobe Aero
  10. Examples, ideas, and inspirations
    1. Design an AR experience using starter assets

Learn how to create a simple AR experience using built-in starter assets in Adobe Aero.

In this article, you'll learn how to create an AR experience using a dinosaur from the starter assets and placing it in an open space such as a park or your backyard.

  1. Open Aero and tap on Create new.

  2. Choose a well-lit space. For the purpose of this example, a park or a green outdoor space.

  3. Pan the device slowly for Aero to scan the surface and set a surface anchor. 

    To learn more, see Scan a space and set a surface anchor.


  4. Tap on the plus (+) button and navigate to Starter assets > Animated > Dinosaur roaring

  5. Place the dinosaur in the space. Scale, rotate, resize, or reposition the dinosaur to match your preference.

    To learn more, see Place digital assets and edit scene.


  6. Once the dinosaur is placed, you can go ahead and add interactivity to it. Tap on the dinosaur to see a toolbar appear at the bottom of the screen.

  7. Tap on Behaviors > Trigger. You can set the trigger to Start, Touch, or Enter proximity. Let us choose Touch in this example.

    To learn more, see Add interactivity to digital assets.

    image for behavior

  8. Then, tap on Action. You can choose from a list of actions like bounce, spin, move, and more. Let us choose Animate for the dinosaur. Further settings such as subject, animation, and play count are set to default. 

  9. In the preview mode, you can now see the animated dinosaur.

    You can choose to share the AR experience you've created in several ways. For example, you can capture an image or a video of the experience and send them over to others.

    To learn more about the sharing options, see capture an image or a video

What's next?

We've got you started on how to create an AR experience using starter assets. Try creating an AR experience, by importing your own assets into Aero.

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Don’t forget to showcase your work on Behance and seek inspiration from others' work as well.

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