Learn ARKit using Swift

Online Course

Learn ARKit using Swift

What is the course about?

Learn ARKit using Swift
The course Learn ARKit using Swift is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Focus on the fundamentals of ARKit using Swift and Xcode to build beautiful and performant augmented reality scenes. Learn to make your AR experience more dynamic and responsive by integrating proper lighting and physics using the Swift programming language.

Course description
  • Learn ARKit using Swift
  • 1 month
  • Learn ARKit development using the Swift programming language and SceneKit.
  • Welcome to Learn ARKit with Swift
  • Introduction to ARKit with SceneKit
  • Advanced Concepts – ARKit with SceneKit
  • Perform a Magic Trick
  • Course Overview
  • Software you’ll need
  • Add objects to a scene
  • Use lighting and shadows
  • Position objects in the real world
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Hit testing
  • Particle Systems
  • Build an AR app from scratch
  • Anchor 3D objects to real-world positions
  • Apply physics to 3D objects
  • To learn ARKit using Swift, you need to be familiar with creating iOS applications using Xcode. You do not need prior 3D development experience.
  • If you need to acquire more skills before enrolling, we have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know to build AR applications using ARKit with Swift. You’ll develop an intuition for visual inertial odometry, and the underlying computer vision mechanisms that enable ARKit. You’ll develop a variety of ARKit applications including games with particle effects and sounds. By the time you finish the program, you’ll be able to build ARKit applications that allow you to place virtual objects on the ground, on tables, or other horizontal flat surfaces. You’ll be able to add dynamic lighting effects that change the color direction, temperature, and intensity of ambient lighting. You’ll also be able to add basic shadow effects to a scene. Generally speaking, you’ll be able to help “sell” the illusion of a synthetic object inserted in a scene.

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Learn ARKit using Swift

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



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Learn ARKit using Swift

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Topic: Computer Science, Programming