What is the metaio Creator?
The metaio Creator is a software program allowing users to add digital, augmented reality content to an image or visual reference. Any image or printed material (photos, stickers, business cards, magazines, posters, newspapers, etc.) can be enhanced with digital content users can view or discover through the live-camera view of their mobile device.
Is it easy to create an Augmented Reality experience?
Creating an AR project can be accomplished in minutes with three easy steps. First, load an image to track. Second, drag-and-drop your Augmented Reality content (image, video, sound, 3D model, button, link, etc.) onto the tracking image and adjust the placement of your AR content. Deploy your project and immediately view your experience in the Augmented Reality browser, junaio.
The tracking image will be automatically analyzed and optimized when loaded into the metaio Creator, and AR content will be compressed and reformatted to achieve the best performance.
What do I need in order to publish an Augmented Reality project?
The metaio Creator is fully integrated with the junaio Augmented Reality Cloud. This means that you can instantly upload and publish your AR project with a single click. If you want to host the data on your own FTP server you can use the advanced settings within the metaio Creator.
What kind of digital content can I use in metaio Creator?
Easily link web pages, add 2D images, audio and videos, plus all kinds of 3D models with the metaio Creator. Check here for all of the supported file formats.
Do I need advanced technical knowledge to work with the metaio Creator?
No! The metaio Creator is designed especially for users who want to integrate Augmented Reality into their projects but have little or no programming and development resources.
What is the difference between the metaio Creator v1 and the metaio Creator v2?
The new metaio Creator has a simplified, improved user-interface with increased usability. Import more file formats, receive instant feedback for your project and make use of the majorly improved image tracking. The integrated tracking and analytics manager provides feedback, data and figures to track the performance of your campaign or channel. Last but not least the new metaio Creator even allows you to directly create your own AR app! Isn't that cool?
What are the restrictions of the demo version of the metaio Creator?
The demo version of the metaio Creator allows you to create and test a project but restricts you from publicly publishing your content and no more than 2 image patterns can be used within a project. If you wish to use the metaio Creator for commercial purposes then you will need to purchase the full version of the software.
How can I purchase the metaio Creator software?
Are there any additional fees?
Other than the price of the software itself there are no further costs to publish your content to the free AR Browser junaio - even when using the metaio Cloud hosting service.
If you wish to create your own AR app and run it without a metaio watermark you will need to purchase an additional metaio Cloud license (your app without watermark for 6,12,24 months).
What are the licensing terms?
Can I use the software for commercial projects?
Yes, and you don't pay any royalties, per-title fees or any revenue share as long as you publish to the junaio Augmented Reality browser. If you are looking for business opportunities in the field of AR, you can also join our Certified Developer Program.
Which Operating Systems is the metaio Creator available for?
I need to create Augmented Reality project but I don't want to use junaio to experience the contents. What do I have to do?
Easy! With the metaio Cloud, you can use the metaio Creator to display Augmented Reality content in your own customer branded application. The combination of the metaio Creator and the metaio Cloud plugin allows you to combine the features, audience and accessibility of junaio with your white-label application. It also allows 3rd party applications to display junaio channels. For more details, please click here.
Can I update from metaio Creator 1.0 and metaio Creator 2.0 to the latest version 2.5?
Customers of metaio Creator 1.0 (1.1) are eligible for a 40% discount for purchasing the new metaio Creator version 2.5.
Customers of metaio Creator 2.0 (2.01) will receive a free upgrade to version 2.5.
Please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Where can people experience the project I have created?
In order for you to test your project, use the Augmented Reality Browser, junaio. It is free to download and use. In case you want to brand your project and create your own white-labeled application, then you will need to purchase a metaio Cloud license
Does metaio Creator run on MAC and what are the requirements?
Starting with metaio Creator version 2.5 we support Mac OSX 10.7 and higher. Running the Windows Version of metaio Creator through Virtual Machine (VM) is not supported with the full version! Please see this page for a complete overview on the system requirements.
When you purchase your metaio Creator software you will receive a serial key which allows to activate your license for 1 CPU (so either a MAC or a Windows Machine). Please make sure to download and activate the according version for your machine!
In case you have recevently purchased the metaio Creator version for Windows and would like to switch to MAC please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org -> we will help you to transfer your license to MAC (note: this will remove your license from our previous Windows installation/machine)