The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an AR game of Hot Lava

Chi tiết tin

The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an AR game of Hot Lava

02/04/2020

 

 

The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an augmented reality version of Hot Lava , a video game based on

the childhood pastime where you jump on furniture to avoid imaginary lava on the floor. The announcement  was included as part

of today’s iPad Pro announcement.

 

Hot Lava is available on steam , but its mobile version is currently an Apple Arcade exclusive. According toApple, “The LiDAR

Scanner on the new iPad Pro will enable Hot Lava’s new AR mode, available later this year. ”The game is a clever way to show

off the capabilities of the LIDAR scanner. A player scans a living room with an iPad, and the app generates hot lava on the floor

and platforms for the game’s character to jump on in AR. Here’s a GIF of the app in action:

 

Alongside the AR version of Hot Lava, Apple also showed some other impressive uses of the LIDAR scanner to journalists over a

briefing earlier today. One, for the CAD app Shapr3D, scans a room and makes a 3D model of the room in the app. Users can then

edit that model to add new objects into the room and look at those additions in the real room using AR.

 

Another demo, for the anatomy app Complete Anatomy, uses the LIDAR scanner to measure the range of motion of someone’s arm

in real time in real time. And a demo for the IKEA Place app scans a room and recommends matching furniture that you can view in

the room in AR. All of the demos shown will become available as features in their respective apps later this year, according to Apple.

 

 



The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an AR game of Hot Lava