ArUco marker tracking made available for use in Unity through IL2CPP Windows Runtime support.
- Tested with Unity 2018.4 LTS
- Visual Studio 2017
- Minimum RS4, tested with OS Build 17763.678
- Printed (or on screen) ArUco markers. Markers can be readily generated using the following tool
ArUco Detection Sample
- Open HoloLensForCV sample in VS2017 and install included OpenCV.UWP.411 NuGet package to HoloLensForCV project
- Build the HoloLensForCV project (x86, Debug or Release)
- Copy all output files from HoloLensForCV output path (dlls and HoloLensForCV.winmd) to the Assets->Plugins->x86 folder of the ArUcoDetectionHoloLensUnity project
- Open ArUcoDetectionHoloLensUnity Unity project and build using IL2CPP, ensure that unsafe code is allowed under Unity Player Settings->Other Settings
- Open VS solution, build then deploy to device
- When looking at an aruco marker from the correct ArUco dictionary: this sample uses the
6x6 (50, 100, 250, 500) dictionaryby default, a virtual cube, which is scaled to the size of the ArUco marker, should appear on top of the marker
Figure is taken through the Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture interface, leading to a discrepancy in the position of the virtual cube. The first figure was recorded directly through the HoloLens optical display and is a better representation of how tracking looks in the point-of-view of a user.
Using other research mode sensor streams
To enable the use of HoloLens research mode streams in Unity, additional permissions are required for the project. Navigate to Unity project build folder and modify the Package.appxmanifest file to include:
- Restricted capabilities package:
<Package xmlns:mp="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/2014/phone/manifest" xmlns:uap="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10" xmlns:uap2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/2" xmlns:uap3="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/3" xmlns:uap4="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/uap/windows10/4" xmlns:iot="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/iot/windows10" xmlns:mobile="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/mobile/windows10" xmlns:rescap="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities" IgnorableNamespaces="uap uap2 uap3 uap4 mp mobile iot rescap" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10">
- Modified capabilities with with new package:
<Capabilities> <rescap:Capability Name="perceptionSensorsExperimental" /> <Capability Name="internetClient" /> <Capability Name="internetClientServer" /> <Capability Name="privateNetworkClientServer" /> <uap2:Capability Name="spatialPerception" /> <DeviceCapability Name="webcam" /> </Capabilities>
Now, modifying the selected sensor for streaming in Unity (for depth and infrared streams, more processing of input frames will likely be required to visualize) different streams can be selected.