metaio Toolbox is our iOS-based application, empowering you to create 3D tracking maps of all textured objects in your surrounding. Using Toolbox, you will have a smooth experience for two mapping techniques. You can further use your created maps in the metaio SDK or through junaio to build your own Augmented Reality application.
Download the metaio Toolbox and get ready to choose the best mapping approach matching your scenario. The current version of Toolbox is aimed at devices with iOS 5 or higher.
"Instant Mapping" is our SLAM-based 3-D tracking technique, which allows you to map any rich-textured object right away. This functionality is also included in the metaio SDK and you can use it in your own application. SLAM-based 3-D tracking is the best choice when you would like to augment a 3-D model, which has no specific shape or scale relation to the real object in your camera view. For example you can create a 3D map of your desktop and augment your game or animation on it and create an exciting AR experience.
"Precise Mapping" is the perfect choice for those scenarios in which the 3D model to be aligned, has close shape and scale correspondence with the actual object, e.g. if you would like to augment a 3D model of a helicopter on your pre-built miniature city so that the scaling is realistic.
Placing ID markers in the scene around the object of interest, makes the tracking configuration easier and providing us with more accurate scale information. If you are interested about different tracking strategies, please refer to our document on Tracking Configuration.