How It Works

Our solution consists of a mobile application called ‘the Arficio Platform app’ and a browser based platform called ‘the Arficio Platform’. The working of both components is explained below.

The Arficio Platform App

The ‘Arficio Platform’ app is used to show 3D models in Augmented Reality (AR) on mobile devices and is freely availably to download in the Play store (Android) and App store (iOS). The goal of the app is to let customers view products in their own room in AR before purchasing them.

The Arficio Platform app works as follows:

Step 1: Scan a QR code or click on a link of a 3D model that’s hosted on the Arficio Platform (see ‘The Arficio Platform’ below);

Step 2: The Arficio Platform app will open automatically on the mobile device. In case the app was not yet installed, the user will be redirected to the Play store (Android) or the App store (iOS) depending on the device and prompted to download our app. Once the app is installed, it will open automatically;

Step 3: In the app, select the surface on which the 3D model has to be placed by pointing the camera to and clicking on the surface;

Step 4: After selecting the surface, place the scanned 3D model in AR on the selected surface by moving the camera and clicking on the green check mark;

Step 5: The 3D model can be moved again by clicking on it to select it and dragging it with one finger. It can also be rotated with two fingers. The selected 3D model is highlighted in white.

Step 6: Deselect or remove the selected model by clicking the cross or trashcan respectively in the upper right corner.

Additional 3D models can be scanned and viewed in the same session together with other 3D models.

The Arficio Platform

The Arficio Platform (platform.arficio.com) is used by businesses to upload and manage 3D models of their products, so their customers can view them in Augmented Reality in the Arficio Platform app.

Create a free account on platform.arficio.com

Stick with the free version, or select a premium subscription. View our pricing for our subscription packages.

Export 3D models from your 3D software program in GLTF or GLB.

 

Only 3D files in the GLTF or GLB formats are currently supported in the Arficio Platform. More formats will be supported in the future.

On the Models page, click on the ADD MODEL tile or blue button and upload your 3D models in GLTF or GLB format.

Click on a 3D model on the models page and go to the ‘View in AR’ section. Copy the QR code or link and share them to let your customers view your 3D models in AR. Click the button on your handheld device to preview the model in AR. You could also let your web developers create a button with our provided link on your website to facilitate the use for mobile users.

 

Use the QR code or link in your mails, offers or invoices to your customers. Or copy them on your existing marketing means like your website or brochure.

 

When your customer scans the QR code or clicks on the link on a mobile device, one of two things will happen: 

  • If the Arficio Platform app is already installed on the mobile device, the app will open and the user can place the 3D model in AR in their own room;
  • If the Arficio Platform app is not yet installed on the mobile device, the App store or Play store will open automatically and the user will be prompted to download the Arficio Platform app. Once the installation is complete, the user will be redirected automatically to the scanned 3D model in AR.

On the models page, you can rename or delete a model.

 

On the analytics page, you can see various statistics on the usage of your 3D models.

Create a free account on platform.arficio.com

Stick with the free version, or select a premium subscription. View our pricing for our subscription packages.

Export 3D models from your 3D software program in GLTF or GLB.

 

Only 3D files in the GLTF or GLB formats are currently supported in the Arficio Platform. More formats will be supported in the future.

On the Models page, click on the ADD MODEL tile or blue button and upload your 3D models in GLTF or GLB format.

Click on a 3D model on the models page and go to the ‘View in AR’ section. Copy the QR code or link and share them to let your customers view your 3D models in AR. Click the button on your handheld device to preview the model in AR. You could also let your web developers create a button with our provided link on your website to facilitate the use for mobile users.

 

Use the QR code or link in your mails, offers or invoices to your customers. Or copy them on your existing marketing means like your website or brochure.

 

When your customer scans the QR code or clicks on the link on a mobile device, one of two things will happen: 

  • If the Arficio Platform app is already installed on the mobile device, the app will open and the user can place the 3D model in AR in their own room;
  • If the Arficio Platform app is not yet installed on the mobile device, the App store or Play store will open automatically and the user will be prompted to download the Arficio Platform app. Once the installation is complete, the user will be redirected automatically to the scanned 3D model in AR.

On the models page, you can rename or delete a model.

 

On the analytics page, you can see various statistics on the usage of your 3D models.