Reality Converter, the new app macOS Apple to view and convert 3D objects

Apple offers developers interested in augmented reality and 3D in general a new application macOS, Reality Converter. This software, of which this is the first beta, allows you to view, convert, and customize artifacts in the format .usdz, developed with Pixar (read : USDZ : an archive format for sharing 3D resources and AR). To put the foot in the stirrup, Apple offers fifteen models to download.



If the app is resolutely turned towards the format promoted by the manufacturer, it is possible to open (or drag and drop) files .obj, .gltf and .usd. Developers will have the opportunity to see the document from all angles, applying a background and change the textures of the different objects.


Reality Converter is basically a viewer for 3D objects of which the features are quite limited. It is very far from the iOS app Reality Composed, which lets you create all kinds of objects, animations, and interactions (read : Reality Call : the amazing app from Apple for creating augmented reality). In spite of everything, this tool for Mac is lacking in the promotion of the format .usdz, and then nothing prevents Apple to add additional features in the future.


This format, which is more an archive as a single file, is without doubt at the heart of augmented reality experiences that Apple cooks in the secrecy of its labs. Expected and devices that AR trendy with the colors of the Apple between this year and 2023. Offering now tools for the creation and conversion to the developers, the builder gives them the opportunity to think now of the possibilities of this technology.



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