Back in August, Google announced and revealed the future of augmented reality (AR) by introducing Android users to ARcore in competition with Apple’s ARKit. Flash forward a few months, and Google has rolled out their AR stickers for fans of all ages to enjoy on the Google Pixel 2.
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out last week, Google released special Star Wars AR stickers for users and viewers to enjoy. Now users can’t get enough of them, creating memorable videos, memes and gifs.
These #StarWars #AR stickers by #google are an example of how #AugmentedReality as it develops will allow fans & #users to engage with their favorite titles. the AR #tech creates a #UX that's enthralling, rather than just existing in #digispace. #Loveithttps://t.co/U1gXrWIBKQ pic.twitter.com/qrUGkXby5X
— you+AR (@youAR_) December 13, 2017
Users can place a variety of characters such as Storm Troopers, BB-8, porgs, and even pick from a TIE fighter or X-Wing, and add them to their videos or images.
To use the stickers, you’ll need to switch to “AR stickers mode” in your camera settings and place selected stickers into your scene. Characters can be modified, adjusted, and even interact with one another.
As mentioned earlier, fans have taken to social media to use the stickers, and several have gotten creative, while others enjoy adding them to their environment. Take a look at a few below, and let us know what you think of the AR stickers in the comments below!
— Vlad [VRHuman] (@vr_human) December 15, 2017
— designboom (@designboom) December 12, 2017
i just figured out theres ar star wars stickers for my phone so now i have spawned BB-8, a porg, and R2-D2 into my house pic.twitter.com/JZ7rpJ9UEn
— bri ⚰️ (@finvldictvm) December 20, 2017
RT amazing #StarWars #AR Stickers with #ARCore courtesy of friend @Jon_Zen from snowy Sweden! *goose bumps* … and shameless plug for our band ION https://t.co/8WEQrBK5vv 🎶😉 @googlevr pic.twitter.com/eoodM3s4oH
— Manuel Clément (@mano1creative) December 13, 2017