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Core Components and Concepts
Experiences
Use Vuforia Studio to create and dynamically deliver an “Experience” – not just another app. Experiences can contain 2D and 3D elements, along with live data and information from ThingWorx.
Once created and published in Vuforia Studio, Experiences can be viewed by scanning a ThingMark with any supported device, using Vuforia View.
Tracking
When creating Experiences in Vuforia Studio, you can choose from various tracking methods. The following widgets are available:
Spatial Target
Model Target
Image Target
ThingMark
Vuforia Studio
Vuforia Studio is a web-native, easy-to-use tool for authoring domain and task-specific Experiences that provide an integrated view of digital and physical product data, dashboards, and alerts with 2D, 3D, and augmented reality.
Experience Service
The Experience Service for Vuforia Studio is an enterprise-class, secure and scalable server used by both Vuforia Studio and Vuforia View.
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The Experience Service is a fully standalone node application and does not have any dependencies on ThingWorx.
Global Experience Index (GXI)
GXI eliminates the need for you to manually configure Vuforia View to point to your Experience Service and processes queries for any ThingMark.
When the GXI receives a ThingMark query, it identifies the Experience Service that hosts Experiences for that ThingMark and redirects the query to that specific Experience Service.
By default, Vuforia View uses the GXI but can also be manually configured to use a different Experience Service.
Vuforia View
Vuforia View delivers Experiences rich with 2D and 3D graphics, augmented reality, and real-time product data. Vuforia View uses specialized markers called ThingMarks, that once scanned, immediately deliver relevant 2D, 3D, and AR Experiences. Experiences augment the view of your immediate surroundings with context-sensitive information and graphics, enabling you to interact directly with the things around you.
ThingWorx (Optional)
ThingWorx is a rapid, model-based application development platform. By employing modeling instead of coding, the content developer is able to focus on agility and application composition rather than debugging, maintaining, and updating code. The model artifacts become a set of reusable building blocks to assemble new applications.
Access to ThingWorx is included with the Vuforia Studio trial.
For more information, see the ThingWorx Help Center.