Project Aero can take a Photoshop image with layers and make it into a 3-dimensional AR object.
With Aero, a designer can take a 3D image in Illustrator or even a Photoshop file with multiple layers and turn it into an AR object that can be seen layered over the real world thanks to a smartphone’s camera.
To start with, Adobe is banding together with companies including Apple and Pixar. Brands like Adidas are also coming aboard to help make examples of how AR might be utilized in real circumstances.
According to the senior director of design tech at Adidas, Simone Cesano “As you move into AR, the channels through digital and physical retail start to meld together.”
Aero will be available for use across all iOS (Apple) and Android (Microsoft) devices, including mobile, tablets and desktop. It is due for release in 2019 but interested users can apply for an early trial of the app.
“When I think about AR, anything that isn’t animated is going to feel boring,” says Scott Belsky, Adobe’s chief product officer and the author of several books about creativity and innovation. “We don’t expect chairs to move and buzz and blink and flash, but we’re going to expect everything to be interactive.”