It's super easy to get up and running with the augmented reality tools that we're using for See Beneath the Surface. All you need to do is download the Artivive app from your app store of choice and point the newly opened app at the art. You can even experiment by pointing your phone at the art on this website. If it's one of the pieces, even if it's just a photo of a design, the app will generally see it. 

There are three basic steps.

Step 1: Download Artivive

 

The Artivive app is available for free on either the iOS App store or the Google Play store. Head over to whichever app store pertains to you and download the application. 

Step 2: Open the app

Once you open the app, you should see a screen that looks like this. 

 

Step 3: Point your phone at the art

When you see a piece that's scannable you should get a loading bar that shows that Artivive sees your art and then you'll see the design pop up.

 

 

Step 4: Share

On the left side of the screen, you'll see a button that allows you to capture several seconds of the animation. Share what you've discovered with your friends. 

For more Artivive examples, check out their Instagram. There are a lot of other artists doing amazing things with Artivive's platform and we're thankful that we've gotten a chance to use it on this project.