{"_id":"5a065a6134873d0010b3985f","category":"5a065a6134873d0010b396d4","parentDoc":null,"user":"578c4a62bd223d2000cc143e","project":"5a065a6134873d0010b396ab","version":"5a065a6134873d0010b396b2","__v":0,"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2016-07-18T23:34:30.593Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":0,"body":"ViroCore is SceneKit for Android developers, enabling you to rapidly build AR and VR applications using familiar Android tools.\n\nViroCore combines a high-performance rendering engine with a descriptive API for creating immersive AR/VR apps. While lower-level APIs like OpenGL require you to learn and precisely implement rendering algorithms, ViroCore requires only high-level scene descriptions. Easily add models, animations, physics, particle effects, and more to your Android applications.\n\nWhether you are looking to build a new AR/VR application or add mixed reality features to your existing applications, ViroCore will make it easy.\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Why Use ViroCore?\"\n}\n[/block]\n## Easy to Learn\nViro uses high-level scene descriptions, making it more expressive and simpler to learn than lower-level APIs like OpenGL. Viro also uses familiar Java APIs and works with common Android tools; you don't need to learn the ins and outs of a game engine to get started.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/18fca08-snippet.png\",\n        \"snippet.png\",\n        1580,\n        622,\n        \"#459e74\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n## AR/VR Integration\nIn addition to creating entirely new applications, with ViroCore you can add AR and VR functionality to your existing 2D apps. Bring the latest technology and exciting new features to your user base. \n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/df29641-vr_integration_pic.gif\",\n        \"vr_integration_pic.gif\",\n        800,\n        250,\n        \"#000000\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n ## Native Performance\nThe Viro renderer runs natively on your hardware for optimal performance. Create stunning scenes with HDR rendering and realtime lighting and shadows. Add real-world mechanics to your objects and emit smoke, fog, fire, and other phenomena with a full-featured physics engine and particle system.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/28a529e-native_pic.png\",\n        \"native_pic.png\",\n        800,\n        250,\n        \"#494c59\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]","excerpt":"","slug":"overview","type":"basic","title":"Overview","childrenPages":[]}
ViroCore is SceneKit for Android developers, enabling you to rapidly build AR and VR applications using familiar Android tools. ViroCore combines a high-performance rendering engine with a descriptive API for creating immersive AR/VR apps. While lower-level APIs like OpenGL require you to learn and precisely implement rendering algorithms, ViroCore requires only high-level scene descriptions. Easily add models, animations, physics, particle effects, and more to your Android applications. Whether you are looking to build a new AR/VR application or add mixed reality features to your existing applications, ViroCore will make it easy. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Why Use ViroCore?" } [/block] ## Easy to Learn Viro uses high-level scene descriptions, making it more expressive and simpler to learn than lower-level APIs like OpenGL. Viro also uses familiar Java APIs and works with common Android tools; you don't need to learn the ins and outs of a game engine to get started. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/18fca08-snippet.png", "snippet.png", 1580, 622, "#459e74" ] } ] } [/block] ## AR/VR Integration In addition to creating entirely new applications, with ViroCore you can add AR and VR functionality to your existing 2D apps. Bring the latest technology and exciting new features to your user base. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/df29641-vr_integration_pic.gif", "vr_integration_pic.gif", 800, 250, "#000000" ] } ] } [/block] ## Native Performance The Viro renderer runs natively on your hardware for optimal performance. Create stunning scenes with HDR rendering and realtime lighting and shadows. Add real-world mechanics to your objects and emit smoke, fog, fire, and other phenomena with a full-featured physics engine and particle system. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/28a529e-native_pic.png", "native_pic.png", 800, 250, "#494c59" ] } ] } [/block]