In order to create Auras, or augmented reality experiences, you need to upload the necessary assets. Auras require a Trigger Image, which is a real-world image, object, or location that will be recognized by Aurasma.
Trigger Images need to meet certain specifications to be recognised by Aurasma - for more information on current specs, click here.
Once your assets are ready and available on your desktop, you simply need to upload them in to the system so you can create Auras.
Log in to your Aurasma Studio account and click the 'Assets' tab in the top-central dashboard. Clicking 'Create New Trigger' on the far right will offer you a dropdown menu where you can upload a single Trigger Image.
You will then be taken to a new window. Be sure to fill out an appropriate name for your Trigger Image. 'From File' is automatically selected for you, which allows you to the hit 'Browse.' You can now search your computer for your Trigger Image. Hitting 'Save' will upload it in to your Studio account.
Choosing 'Create Single Overlay' will allow you to upload one Overlay into your account from your desktop. See below for more on how to add images from your Dropbox account.
Once you hit save, your Trigger Image will populate in your account. You can then upload more Trigger Images by repeating the same step or you can move on to your Overlays.
Do you have a lot of Triggers (or Overlays) that you would like to upload at one time? Check out the information below on how to 'Bulk Add' content so you can upload lots of assets into your account in one go...
Uploading Trigger Images from a Dropbox account
Aurasma Studio now works directly with your Dropbox account! This gives you the ability to select images from your Dropbox account as Trigger Images at the click of a button.
Be sure you are already signed in to your Dropbox account - if you are not signed in, you will be prompted to log in before you can continue.
You can either upload a single Trigger or do a 'Bulk Add'. The first example below will show you how to retrieve a Trigger Image from Dropbox for a single upload.
Once you select 'choose', your Dropbox account will automatically open in a new window. Locate your image, select it, and hit 'choose'
After selecting the image you want to upload, you will be taken back to your Trigger upload screen in Studio. You will notice an URL has populated. This is the URL that is linked to your image in your Dropbox account. Hit 'Save' at the bottom.
You will now see your image populate in your Studio account!
If you want to do a Bulk Add from your Dropbox account, simply click the dropdown menu under 'Create new Trigger' in the top right of your Trigger subheading under the Assets tab and select 'Bulk Add Trigger' images.
Simply click 'Add from Dropbox' and select as many images as you would like. Then hit 'choose' and they will all individually upload into your account after you hit 'Submit.'
Uploading Trigger Images in Bulk, and using the Drag and Drop feature
Aurasma encourages you to create as much augmented reality content as you can, and our latest version of the Studio makes it even easier to do so. Speed up your creation process by using the 'Bulk Add' option to upload multiple Triggers or Overlays into Studio at one time.
Please note that the steps below apply to both Triggers and Overlays, but the example will highlight Trigger Images.
Log in to your Studio Account and click the 'Assets' tab at the top. Click the dropdown menu under 'Create New Trigger' and choose 'Bulk Add Trigger Images'
You will then be taken to a new window. Once you add content, it will appear in the gray portion of the window below, with the name of your Trigger Image , a small thumbnail, the size of the graphic and the status of the upload. In order to browse for your content on you desktop, click 'Add,' which is circled in red. In order to see how to upload content from your Dropbox account, read this article.
After hitting 'Add,' you can browse your desktop for your images. I want to upload to the two photos of New York that you see in a folder called 'Assets.' I simply selected both images so that they are both highlighted and then I dragged and dropped them with my mouse right in to the gray 'Bulk Add' window behind it.
After you drag-and-drop the selected images, you will see both images populate into the gray space in the Bulk Add area. The 'Completion Status' will remain as 'Waiting for Upload' until you hit 'Submit' on the bottom left. Then, each image will start to upload in to Aurasma Studio. Below is an example of the first Trigger having competed its upload, while the second one begins to upload You will notice a progress bar as each image is uploading.
Looking at the screenshot above, you will notice 'Close on Success' is checked. This means that when all of your Triggers (or Overlays if you are Bulk Adding Overlays) are uploaded properly, the current window will automatically close and you will then be taken back to your Trigger subheading under the 'Assets' tab so that you can see large thumbnails of your images. See the image below
**Note for Bulk Adding Trigger Images** 'Begin Training when Upload Completes' is not automatically checked. This means that you need to manually train each individual image if you leave this unchecked. Training an image means that Aurasma Studio scans your individual Trigger and ensures that it will support an Aura. This is not necessary for Overlays. For manual training instructions, read this article.
Be sure to take advantage of the simple drag-and-drop feature so you can get multiple Triggers and Overlays to upload in to your account in one quick step!