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Scene Setup


This guide assumes pre-existing knowledge of XR Development in Unreal engine. For a more detailed overview, please visit the introductory documentation page.

The Snapdragon Spaces Samples contain ready-to-use blueprints for common AR use cases.

Core Blueprints

These blueprints are prepared to work in an AR environment and are the basis for the sample project.

The BP_GameMode (located under SnapdragonSpacesSamples Content > SnapdragonSpaces > Common > Core) defines the rules of an experience. Currently, it only sets the default pawn class to custom BP_Pawn. To avoid customizing it for each map, go to Project Settings > Maps & Modes and overwrite the Default GameMode.

Configure Maps & Modes in the project settings

In Unreal Engine, a pawn is the physical representation of the user and defines how the user interacts with the world. The custom BP_Pawn (located under SnapdragonSpacesSamples Content > SnapdragonSpaces > Common > Core) can be used with a gaze or 3DoF controller for interaction. Furthermore, it also includes an implementation of these interaction controllers for testing them in the editor.

Components in BP_Pawn

The D_ARSessionConfig (located under SnapdragonSpacesSamples Content > SnapdragonSpaces > Common > Core) defines what features are used in the AR session. For basic information about this asset, please refer to the Unreal documentation. Currently, BP_Pawn defines the session config that is being used in the samples.

Passthrough (Only for MR devices)

Passthrough refers to the possibility to bring the physical environment as an image to VR devices. It can be enabled or disabled through a new widget with a Passthrough checkbox attached to Main Menu. This widget will only be active for the user if the device is Passthrough compatible. The check is done at BeginPlay in the BP_MainMenuWidget blueprint with the new function IsPassthroughSupported(), that will retrieve a bool if Passthrough is supported in the SpacesEngineSubsystem.

The checkbox on WBP_Passthrough calls the function SetPassthroughEnabled(bool) from SpacesEngineSubsystem, that will set the new value of bPassthroughEnabled, which will enable the user to see or hide the physical environment image. Another way of calling SetPassthroughEnabled(bool) is by using the input SwitchPassthrough that is bound to XRController(L) X and XRController(R) A.

The value of bPassthroughEnabled can be accessed anytime with GetPassthroughEnabled() or by binding when it is changed with delegate OnChangePassthrough.

Passthrough blueprints