A guest post by Rainer Lonau, pixories
Thanks Metaio for the opportunity to share our service with the AR world. The pixories API is integrated at two German webshops since insideAR in Oktober. Right now we’re looking forward for new partners to use our API and the pixories Apps.
Maybe some of you are still searching a cool way to share their Christmas greetings?! With this step to step tutorial you can create your own augmented Christmas cards. I wish you a very happy Christmas and all good things in 2014!
Instruction for creating pixories Christmas cards
In two weeks it’s this special time again, Christmas is coming. For those who want to send a special Christmas card this year, take a look at the following instructions to create a pixories Christmas card. Our partner myprintcard.de offers different Greeting cards which can be created and ordered.
1. Select a myprintcard.de Christmas card
Select a myprintcard.de Christmas card. Go to printcard.de and click on “zu den Karten”, to be forwarded to the overview of pixories Greeting cards. Choose your Christmas card.
2. Confirm the card
Confirm the card
Do you like the template? Click on “zur Gestaltung” to go to the next step.
3. Select tools
Now the card can be designed: Enter your own text and upload a photo. Now the special thing is the tool selection. Here you get to the “embed video” function.
4. Embed video
Select the “Video einbinden” option at the tools menu.
5. Upload video
Upload your personal video. This video will be stored on the card and the recipient or recipients of your Christmas card can experience it with the pixories app.
6. Close video option
Close video option
In this video menu several videos can be managed. Select “verwenden” for the video you want to be on the card. Click “Schliessen” to return to the design page.
7. Notes to the recipient
Notes to the recipient
Blue circle: If a video is embedded for pixories, a note on the back of the card is printed automatically. The recipient of the Greeting card gains information about pixories and the video which is stored on the card.
Red circle: Click “3D Ansicht” to get to preview the card.
8. Print preview
Use the preview function to see how the Christmas card will look like. “A” shows the front on the right side and the back of the card on the left side. “B” shows the inside of the greeting card. At this design an image and text can be edited on the inside of the card.
9. Video preview in 2-D and 3-D
Video preview in 2-D and 3-D
With the preview mode the video can be viewed. This is possible in a 2-D and 3-D view. Just click the buttons above the “Browservorschau”.
10. Preview with the pixories app
Preview with the pixories app
Even with the pixories app the video can be tested directly at the monitor. You get a good impression of the later experience. Simply download the free pixories app (iOS and Android). With the shown QR code, the app can be downloaded, if it is not already installed on your smartphone. The personal content can then be loaded in the pixories app by entering the pixID or scanning the QR code.
11. Experience the video through pixories app
Experience the video through pixories app
If you want to test the pixories effect directly at the monitor use this demo card.
Summary and free card
I hope you enjoyed the instruction for creating pixories Christmas cards. Here’s a tip: You can create a free card at mybabycard.de. Those who are interested in pixories, can create a test card and later order their Christmas cards at myprintcard.de.