echo3D introduces support for Niantic Lightship to help Metaverse developers build highly-dynamic AR
echo3D, a cloud platform for 3D/AR/VR that provides tools and network infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D apps and content, is excited to introduce support for Niantic Lightship, Niantic’s Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK). This integration between echo3D and Niantic’s technology will allow developers to build and deploy highly-dynamic Metaverse applications.
Niantic recently launched Lightship to make building augmented reality (AR) experiences more accessible, and echo3D is excited to now offer it to its +17,000 developers who already rely on the echo3D platform to create faster and lighter 3D, AR, and VR experiences. Starting today, developers will be able to leverage Niantic Lightship to create shareable immersive AR experiences while managing and changing 3D content through echo3D. Developers who are already using echo3D to create real-time 3D experiences for gaming, eCommerce, advertising, entertainment, retail, training, and more, will now be able to use Niantic Lightship to create even more engaging AR experiences with real-world depth, physics, occlusions, and semantic segmentation.
“We’re excited to see echo3D’s integration with Lightship, allowing developers to bring their 3D creations powered by echo3D into Lightship apps,” said Dan Morris, head of developer relations for Lightship at Niantic. “Our vision is to help professional developers build planet-scale AR experiences, and it’s great to see echo3D’s impressive community of developers have such an easy onramp to the Lightship platform.”
Using the Niantic Lightship and echo3D integration, developers can move 3D assets to the cloud to reduce overall app size. Team members can then manage and deliver 3D content to the Lightship app, publish real-time updates, and administer the entire platform easily with the following features:
Automatically obtains app analytics
Reduce app size by moving 3D assets to the cloud
Compress & convert 3D models to and from multiple formats
Auto-generate WebAR links
echo3D is a Unity Verified Solutions Partner which ensures its SDK is optimized for the latest version of the Unity editor, providing a seamless experience for Niantic Lightship developers.
Check out the full tutorial and open-source Niantic Lightship + echo3D code example on GitHub.
Learn more about Niantic Lightship here.
Learn more about echo3D here.
echo3D (www.echo3D.co) is a cloud platform for 3D/AR/VR that provides tools and network infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D apps, games, and content.