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Area Target
Before you can use an Area Target widget in your Experience, you must first create the Area Target.
What Does This Widget Do?
The Area Target widget allows you to use an Area Target as your tracking method. Area Targets bring Vuforia-powered environment tracking into your Experiences enabling you to track and augment areas and spaces. Area Targets allow users to easily navigate to the appropriate content using spatial clues, ultimately improving operational efficiency and work safety.
When Should I Use This Widget?
Area Targets can be used when creating spatial instructions using the surroundings as interactive elements to be explored. For example, you can use an Area Target when you want to deliver augmentations to stationary objects in a scanned environment. For more information about Area Targets, see the Vuforia Developer Library. Or, for additional resources, see Area Target Troubleshooting and Additional Resources.
Are There Any Special Properties, Services, Events, or Actions?
To view a list of common widget properties, services, and events, see Common Widget Properties, Services, and Events.
The following table is a list of properties that are specific to this widget.
Canvas Tool
Area Navigation Mode
If your Experience includes an Area Target, the Area Navigation Mode will be enabled. This mode allows you to more easily navigate the area or space in your Area Target using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Data Set
Upload the <target_name>.zip file that contains your Area Target files. This .zip should only include the following files:
XML Data
Once a Data Set has been uploaded, XML Data will be set to the value of the .dat file from the Area Target .zip.
Model URL
Once a Data Set has been uploaded, Model URL will be set to the value of the .xml file from the Area Target .zip.
Show Model In Preview
If selected, the model will appear when you preview the Experience in Vuforia Studio.
Guide Text
Text that will guide the user when using the Area Target.
Tracked and Tracking Lost bindings.
Tracking Acquired
Triggered when tracking is initiated.
Tracking Lost
Triggered when tracking is lost.
The Widget in Action
Here’s an example of what your widget might look like!
Minimum Steps Required for Use
What It Looks Like
You will need to have already created an Area Target before you can include one in your Experience.
1. Drag and drop an Area Target widget onto the canvas.
2. Click the + icon next to the Data Set field to upload the .zip file for your Area Target.
3. Add widgets to different places in your Area Target. For this example, we’ve added a 3D Gauge.