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What is Augmented Reality

  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. Collaborate with others on Adobe Aero documents
    3. 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

Get started with understanding what Augmented Reality (AR) is and what you should know to begin creating immersive AR experiences using Adobe Aero.

What is Augmented Reality (AR)?

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Augmented reality is an immersive experience in which we can see, hear, and feel digital content that is overlaid on to our physical world. AR is pushing the boundaries of reality and making it more intuitive, immersive, and interactive for all of us.

Augmented reality is a reality now!

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AR is being used today in gaming, manufacturing, services, retail, education, healthcare, and so on. AR can been used to enhance the way consumers experience products. It can also be used to improve the productivity and precision of work being done. Real world use cases are many! 

There is no limit to creativity and storytelling. How would you want to augment reality is up to your own imagination and needs.

AR and Adobe Aero

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Adobe Aero makes it easy for designers to build AR experiences without the need to code. All you have to do is import your 2D and 3D digital assets into Adobe Aero, place them in physical space and add interactivity. Adobe Aero makes AR creation fluid and intuitive. Read What is Adobe Aero to know more.

New to creating AR-ready digital assets?

We have got you covered!

To know more about the common terminologies in AR, see Common AR terminologies. You can also refer to Key 3D modeling concepts and how to use gestures in Adobe Aero.

Have a question or an idea?

If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in Adobe Aero Community

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

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