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How to Place Virtual Artwork on your Wall in 15 Minutes or Less

echoAR ( is a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps
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Always wanted to add some artwork to your wall but found it to be too expensive? Try adding virtual artwork instead! This is a demo iOS app that allows users to add a picture from their camera roll to a vertical plane (like a wall!). The pictures are added with a picture frame, which is a 3D model brought in from echoAR. The full demo can also be found on echoAR’s GitHub.

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  • Clone this project and open in Xcode
  • Set your echoAR API key in the EchoAR.swift file *Add a picture frame model to the echoAR console (you can search and find one on the platform itself)
  • Note: this demo is using a mirror 3D model as its picture frame
  • Add the entry id of your picture frame model, to the ViewController.swift file

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  • Build and run the AR Application
  • Make sure your signing and capabilities are correctly configured so you can run on device.
  • Connect your device to your computer (unlock it)
  • Select your device, and build and run.

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Learn more
Refer to our documentation to learn more about how to use Swift and echoAR.

Feel free to reach out at or join our support channel on Slack.

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Demo created by Daye Jack.

echoAR (; Techstars ’19) is a cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy AR/VR apps and experiences.

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