Using Gestures in Torch AR

While you are likely already familiar with standard touchscreen gestures, it can be challenging to get used to manipulating objects in a three-dimensional environment when working on a two-dimensional screen. But don’t stress it; after a few minutes’ practice, you’ll get the hang of it. Watch the video below to see these gestures in action, then try them out for yourself.

Hand Movement Gesture Name Torch Activity

One-finger Drag Place  asset in scene: With the desired asset showing in the Asset Drawer, use  one finger to drag the asset into the scene.

Tap Select or deselect object(s)*: Tap once to select an object, and a blue outline appears. Tap again anywhere on the screen to deselect the object.

Common touchscreen operations: Tap the handle to open the Asset Drawer, etc.

*Multi-Select mode must be enabled in order to select more than one object at a time.

One finger swipe left/right Move object(s) on X axis: Swipe left or right with a single finger to move the selected object(s) to the left or right, respectively, along the X axis (horizontal plane) in the scene.

One-finger swipe up/down Move object(s) on Z axis: Swipe up or down with a single finger to move the selected object(s) to the left or right, respectively, along the Z axis (horizontal plane, toward or away from the camera) in the  scene.

Two-finger swipe up/down Move object(s) on Y axis: Swipe up or down with two fingers to move the selected object(s) up or down, respectively, on the Y axis (90 degrees perpendicular to the horizontal plane).

Two-fingered twist Rotate around Y axis: Use a two-fingered twist to spin the selected object(s) along the Y axis.

Two-fingered “pinch” Shrink selected object(s): “Pinch” the selected object(s) with two fingers to shrink or make the selected object(s) smaller.

Two-fingered “spread” Grow selected object(s):

“Spread” the selected object(s) with two fingers to make the object(s) grow bigger.

You can also view a brief video explaining each gesture:

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