Coding at Home: June 4th, Reality Composer, More Behaviors

Catch us live today at 1pm, Irish time. We’ll be working on our Reality Composer scene some more!

The story so far

So far we’ve got two rocket ships, a back up and the launch one, a planet, and a moon orbiting that planet.

We added some behaviors to our rockets to take off and stop when they hit the planet. We experimented with physics bringing our launched rocket back to earth pretty dramatically.


Today we’ll explore tweaking our scene in various ways. We’ll also show you what some of the other icons on the Reality Composer toolbar do.

I know a few of you really want to get that rocket to land on the planet…

So we’re going to explore a few ways we might get that rocket to land on the planet. Maybe you’ll come up with another, better way?

So come join us and have a bit of fun with augmented reality and hash out how we’ll get our ship to land!

Coding at Home: June 3rd, Reality Composer Behaviors

Join us at 1pm today on Twitch for some fun with adding behaviors to the objects in our augmented reality scenes!

Today’s Session

Today we’ll be playing around with Reality Composer some more. Sticking with our horizontal plane anchor, we’ll work on adding behaviors. This will let us explore how objects we place interact with each other with different settings.

This will involve playing around with physics and materials a little bit, to see which material and combination of settings gets you the behavior you want to see.

Since we’ve built a rocket ship scene, maybe we’ll add some planets to our project.

If you want to dive into more AR and just can’t wait for our next session, you might want to check out They have amazing sessions like this: Building AR Experiences with Reality Composer, which are very relevant to the work we’ve been doing.

Even if you just watch those for aspirational purposes, we’ll try and re-create some of their examples with you during our sessions. If you have a favorite you’d like to see, why not drop us a line in the discussions?

Catching Up

Like we’ve done with other video series, we’ve gathered the augmented reality series into a playlist. You can now go sit and watch all the videos here, on this landing page.

And if you’d like to catch up on any of our past sessions, we have the whole coding at home box set here!

We’ll see you on the live stream today at 1pm!

Coding at Home: June 2nd: Reality Composer, Continued

Join us today on Twitch at 1pm, Irish time for some more fun with Reality Composer!

First off, I want to apologize for those trying to follow the live stream for the last few sessions. It’s been pretty poor quality, and as hard as programming can be, it’s even harder when you can’t follow along the taps and touches we’re making on screen!

You can find all of our videos on our YouTube channel, and the recordings are what gets uploaded, so they should be much better quality than the stream.

Today: Reality Composer

Reality Composer icon

We’re back with Reality Composer again today. We’ll be going through the session we ran on Friday with a few improvements.

Like I plugged on Friday, this session, from Apple, is an excellent introduction to Reality Composer:

We’re going to add a few objects to our scene, give them some behaviors, and watch them run.

We’ll take it nice and slow and walk through some common problems you might see. Especially when you add more than one object to your scene!

So join us today for a little bit of fun, augmenting our reality!