Apple’s USDZ – AR Quicklook

The AR Quick Look is a viewer, which means that it enables users to view AR content in the real world. It was built into iOS 12 so that users of these devices can view AR files when visiting online store.

AR Quick Look is revolutionizing the way we share AR models.

When iOS 12 was launched, users all around the world could get their hands on AR Quick Look – a feature permitting 3D models in an usdz format to be previewed in AR directly from Safari. Apple already disrupted the AR industry with the release of ARKit – their initial augmented reality software development kit. Giving several users access to such technology was a big step forward in introducing AR in our daily life. However, the drawback was that ARKit might only be run in an app.

And this is where USDZ comes into play. 3D models in such a format will be viewed directly in AR within safari without a requirement of downloading any further application. Moreover, because of their lightweight size, they're perfectly suited to be sent over Whatsapp chats or emails. All the user has to do is to click a button on a website and the item is prepared to be placed within AR.