Your 3D Assets in Augmented Reality

The fastest AR solution for viewing 3D assets, now with a redesigned UI and support for multiple assets. On-set VFX has never been easier.

"The app is great. I’ve been really enjoying using it ... I’m currently using the app to preview assets so that I can work out framing issues and be confident of final compositions." - David, ILM

PreviewAR is the easiest way to view your own 3D assets in the real world! Currently supporting the major .obj, .usd, .dae, .fbx and .3ds file formats (among others), PreviewAR can import animated or static 3D models from cloud services such as iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive (or local documents through the Files app) and display them in your surrounding environment.

There are an increasing number of ways that PreviewAR can be used throughout a variety of industries. Current uses of the platform include:

  • Virtual Production Studio setups
  • Displaying VFX characters and elements on-set for reference and/or approval
  • Fast-tracking set prototyping for studio/soundstage visualisation
  • Easily inspecting and reviewing assets for custom VR/AR content
  • Real-world scale previews of construction projects on-site
  • I'm working as a creative director in an event company. I loved your app PreviewAR, I always needed an app like this to demonstrate my projects.


    Industrial Designer

    The app is great. I’ve been really enjoying using it ... I’m currently using the app to preview assets so that I can work out framing issues and be confident of final compositions.


    VFX Supervisor, ILM

    PreviewAR provides a wonderful shortcut to viewing a 3D asset and sharing that experience with others in the room, without need for a headset. Its application on a sound stage is quite amazing - it's allowed us to quickly see a potential set build without harming the budget.


    Art Director, Painting Practice

    PreviewAR is giving me an incredible boost in creativity


    Available on

    iPhone & iPad

    Compatible with all iOS devices that support ARKit, you can take the PreviewAR experience with you anywhere. Use the larger display of the iPad when you're on-set for many to see, or make the most of the iPhone's portability if you want to check your modelling and texture work in the studio.


    Redefine your entire workflow


    Import .obj, .usd, .usda, .usdc, .usdz, .dae, .fbx, and .3ds 3D files, and almost any texture image format. Plus .mtl support!

    Refined Controls

    Perform everything from the one screen thanks to the redesigned control drawer. It provides an immersive AR experience while allowing detailed control of each asset and the scene as a whole - all without leaving the session.

    Multiple Assets

    Bring multiple assets into your scene for the ultimate visualisations, and easily manage them and their textures in the Settings page. There are no restrictions on asset size or asset quantity with PreviewAR.

    On-set Accuracy

    Emulate the sensor size and crop factor from common cinema cameras while also simulating focal lengths up to 1000mm! These controls together with real-world scale accuracy let you frame up your scene as accurately as possible.

    More Features

    All these extras make it easier than ever to transform your pipeline

    Secure & Private

    All computation and asset management is performed on-device, perfect for sensitive or NDA-controlled assets.

    Immersive AR

    The minimal interface can be hidden to provide an even more immersive experience by tapping on an empty area of the scene.

    Lighting Modes

    Toggle between an ambient light setup or a harsh, single-light mode where you can even control the position of the light.

    Scene Lock

    Lock down your scene to stop touch-based interaction, so that your assets can't be accidentally moved while you're looking at your scene.

    Precise Control

    Use gestures or the precision sliders to scale, rotate and translate your asset. All dimensions are instantly updated to keep everything real-world accurate.

    Session Warnings

    If you're in the middle of viewing your scene, PreviewAR will ask for confirmation before you reset to make sure you don't accidentally leave your session.


    See more of PreviewAR on the App Store.

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