WHAT FILE TYPES ARE SUPPORTED BY BRIDGE?
The file types that are compatible with Bridge are .jpg and .png files for images and any video files (eg .mp4, .gif, .MOV). For 3D objects, the files compatible are glTF and GLB.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE IMAGES AND VIDEOS USED?
For images and 3D objects, the maximum file size is 3MB. For videos, the maximum file size is 100MB. For the target image, the longer side must be between 380 and 8000 pixels. The maximum total file size for the overall project is 3MB (this limit counts for up to 3MB for all non-video layers and up to 3 unique videos with up to 100MB each)
We have no length restrictions for the videos, but we recommend to keep it under 45 seconds.
WHAT DOES THE OVERALL SIZE LIMIT OF 3MB FOR A PROJECT MEAN?
There are 2 different type of limits (independent of each other):
- Up to 3 (unique) videos with each one up to 100 MB
- Up to 3 MB for all other (non-video) layers (images and models as of now) (trigger image not included in this count)
Note: All files are compressed upon uploading/saving your project. Except for already compressed 3D objects.
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRODUCE A VIDEO!
Of course you do! We are certain that you have already filmed something with your smartphone. That’s all you need to start creating. That being said, if you’re looking to level up your skills, there are many resources and tutorials available online on how to edit and process videos, which can help you implement your idea. Check out some tutorials here.
SHOULD MY VIDEO HAVE SOUND?
Sound extends the experience of your AR artwork. If you are creating for an exhibition and are concerned that this might disturb other visitors, you can set it so it will only play over headphones. By clicking the “headphone” button, you can activate or deactivate the option to play the sound only over headphones. If your video has sound, this will be played and can be heard, provided that the user’s smartphone is not on mute.
CAN I MAKE MY VIDEO TRANSPARENT ON BRIDGE?
Videos can be made transparent by selecting a color to be eliminated, either by using the color-picker tool or by entering the color’s value. You can also adjust the threshold to set the transparency level. Uploading an already transparent GIF is also supported.
WHY IS IT NOT OPTIMAL IF THE VIDEO IS LONGER THAN 45 SECONDS?
In order to view artworks, users must hold their devices upright and point the camera at the artwork. We have found that after 45 seconds, it becomes tiring and the focus shifts from viewing and enjoying the artwork to maintaining a steady hand. Therefore, we suggest making videos that have a length of under 45 seconds. There are no restrictions though, so you can make a video longer, just keep this in mind.
CONVERTING IMAGES AND VIDEOS INTO THE RIGHT FORMAT
You can easily convert the image format by using a variety of free tools such as this one for .jpg images or this one for .png images.
ARE 3D OBJECTS SUPPORTED ON BRIDGE BY ARTIVIVE?
Yes! We now support 3D objects. The files compatible are glTF and GLB. Files can also be uploaded in a zip archive.