How To Make An Augmented Reality Poster

Do you want to learn how to make an Augmented Reality poster? Then yes, you have hit the right blog because this blog guides you about making an Augmented Reality poster.

Imagine what if a movie poster could come to life? What if a magazine ad could speak to you? If you have ever been to an airport, you’ve probably seen the signs for augmented reality. These posters have something hidden within them—a person or object that triggers an experience when scanned with your phone’s camera. 

This can be anything from a short video clip or additional information about the advertised product. For example, this week’s post will show how easy it is to make your augmented reality poster using Aurasma Studio and any old printout.

What Is An Augmented Reality Poster?

An augmented reality poster is a poster that uses the capabilities of your smartphone to bring the poster to life. The poster contains a QR code or other type of code that you scan with your phone, and then, when you do so, a 3D object appears on the screen in front of you.

Augmented reality posters are often used for advertising products or services. For example, an augmented reality poster might be used at an auto show to advertise a new model car. When someone scans the QR code on the poster, they will see a 3D image of that car on their phone screen. This could give them a better idea of what it would look like if they bought that car.

How To Make An Augmented Reality Poster | Step by Step Procedure

What You’ll Need

To make your augmented reality poster, you’ll need the following:

  • Aurasma Studio app – Available for free on iOS and Android.
  • An Aura image – This is what will show up when you scan it with your smartphone camera. You can find one here or create one in the Aurasma Studio app. To do this, tap Create New from the top-left menu and Add Image to add an existing photo or video file from your device’s memory.
  • A video file – The video should be about 15 seconds long and contain no more than 20 frames per second (fps). Anything longer than that will appear choppy when played back on a slow internet connection like a mobile network or poor WiFi signal strength; anything shorter gives people less time to read whatever text is on screen before they move away from it and lose connection with your poster’s AR experience.

Create An Object That Can Trigger The Augmented Reality

To start, you’ll need a poster. This can be anything from a blank whiteboard to an actual poster, but it needs to be easy for you and your audience to see.

Next, create an object that can trigger augmented reality. For example: If you’re using an image of a person as the background of your video, make sure there’s something in every frame of their face (like a different color shirt) 

So that when people look at it through AR glasses or on their phone screen, they know exactly where to point the camera lens.

Shoot Your Video

The next step is to shoot your video. There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re shooting your AR content:

  • Use a tripod. A tripod will help keep the camera steady, so you don’t get blurry footage. Plus, it’ll make it easier for the camera to focus on what’s in the middle of the frame—in this case, it’ll be your poster!
  • Use a wide-angle lens if possible (or use your smartphone). The wider field of view helps create an immersive experience for viewers wearing their AR devices by allowing them to see more of what’s going on around them without having to move their heads around too much or change their position relative to where they’re standing or sitting when using an app like Google Tango or Apple ARKit.
  • Make sure your video camera can record high-quality videos at 1080p or higher resolution before starting up recording mode; otherwise, you won’t get good results later down the road when trying out different editing software options such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC (which supports up tp 4K resolution) and Final Cut Pro X (up to 6K resolution).

Install and Set Up Aurasma Studio

Download and install Aurasma Studio on your device.

Go to the App Store, search for Aurasma Studio, click Get, and Install.

Open Aurasma Studio when it’s finished downloading. Log in with your email address and password, or follow the steps to create a new account.

Make sure you have enough space on your device: 2GB of free storage is required to save photos taken with the app (see next section).

Create a Channel on Aurasma Studio

To begin creating your augmented reality poster, you need to create a channel in the Aurasma Studio app. The app is available for iOS and Android.

Once you have created your channel, you can use it to augment any photo from your camera roll by adding an image of the poster. You can also use existing channels created by others if they are relevant to what you want to do (for example, if someone has made an AR experience with their posters).

Create a New Aura Image

  • Tap + Add a new Aura Image.
  • Enter an image name and description, select an image from the gallery, or take a new one.
  • Once you’ve selected your image and entered some metadata for it, tap Upload to complete the upload process. You can also associate a video file if you want to add motion tracking to your poster!

Now that you’ve uploaded your poster-ready image let’s add augmented content.

Upload Your Image To The App, and Select a Thumbnail

To make a poster, you’ll need to upload an image and choose a thumbnail. The right size is important: the app won’t work properly if it’s too big or too small. 

Selecting the right image can also be tricky; you want it to be relevant enough, so people will understand what they see on their phone when they look at your poster, but not so specific that the meaning gets lost in translation (and no words are necessary).

Select a Video File To Associate With Your Image

In the next section, you’ll be able to choose a video file to associate with your image. For best results, use a video at least 20 seconds long with a resolution of 1080p or higher. The file should also be in one of the following formats: 

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved), WMV (Windows Media Video), M4V (MPEG-4 Part 14), MOV (Motion JPEG 2000) or MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14). Finally, make sure that the total size of your video is no more than 100 MB

Set The Size Of The Overlay

You can also set the overlay size by selecting “Size” from the layer menu. This allows you to adjust the height and width of the augmented reality poster to fit perfectly into your desired space.

You can also change this size by clicking on a corner handle and dragging inwards or outwards until you find something that works best for your project.

Finish Creating the Aura Image and Test It In The App

Once you have created your Aura Image, you can test it in the app. Tap the thumbnail of your Aura Image to load it into the AR scene, and then move around the room to see how it looks from different angles. 

Try different videos and overlay images to see what works best for you. You can also try using multiple overlays or changing colors by selecting “Edit” on the top left corner of the screen.

Also Read our blogs:

How to Make Money in the Metaverse

What Is The Difference Between 3D and VR? 

How Is Augmented Reality Revolutionizing the Buyer’s Journey?


We hope this guide helps you know how to make an Augmented Reality poster. If you’re looking for a fun way to bring your poster to life, it doesn’t get any easier than this! The Aurasma app is free and easy to use, meaning anyone can try their hand at augmented reality. 

This is especially useful if you want to create an AR experience but don’t have access or funds for expensive equipment or software like Unity 3D. You’re ready to go as long as you’ve got some basic skills with photo editing software like Photoshop or GIMP (and maybe even Microsoft Word). 

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