Here's How to Make Crazy Augmented Reality Business Cards
If you've ever been to any business convention ever, you'll realise how many people have business cards and how important it is for these to stand out. Here's one way to ensure your business cards not only stand out, but also are updated with a bit of today's modern technology. Augmented Reality (AR) is a great way to improve the look of your business card. But you don't need to be a genius to introduce elements of AR to your business cards - all you need is a business card and a smartphone/laptop. 3 Steps to Create Augmented Reality Business Cards: Step 1: Create a business card. This may sound obvious but it is crucial that your business card is well designed in the first place in order to get attention in the first place. Using a programme such as 'VistaPrint', business cards can be easily designed and ordered to your liking - many other websites are available. Step 2: Introduce AR. Now, this is the part where you may think you need to go and hire a computer professional to create and implement the Augmented Reality side of things. This may be the necessary step if you're looking for an advanced, custom 3D model for your business card. However, if you're looking for something simple, you may find something on an application such as 'HP Reveal' and other similar programmes which can be accessed via a website browser or via a smartphone application. Using a simple app' such as this, you can simply take a picture of your business card, select a 3D model or even upload your own image or video which will be factored in as part of the AR element. Step 3: Get out there & show the world your modern design. Once you have decided on a design, simply upload the project and job done. You now have a business card that will be recognised by certain AR platforms such as HP Reveal. Here are some examples of basic AR business cards which were created in a matter of minutes... Take a picture/video of your AR business cards and tag us on Instagram (@IfOnlyTheyKnewUK).