Frequently Asked Questions

8th Wall is the leading development platform for web-based reality content (WebAR & WebVR). 8th Wall offers a complete solution to create, publish and distribute WebAR and WebVR content including our Cloud Editor, AR Engine, and Built-in Hosting.

Built entirely using standards-compliant JavaScript and WebGL, 8th Wall's AR Engine is a complete implementation of 8th Wall’s Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) engine, hyper-optimized for real time interactive browser-based AR.

8th Wall's AR Engine features include:

  • World Tracking: Create markerless experiences that allow the user to place interactive 3D content in their real world environment.
  • Lightship VPS for Web: Anchor WebAR content to real-world locations and access the 3D mesh of locations to enable occlusion, physics and a greater interactivity between virtual objects and the physical world.
  • Image Targets: Allows web apps to instantly detect and track any uploaded image on flat and curved surfaces.
  • Face Effects: Render face meshes or anchor 3D objects such as glasses or jewelry to a variety of face attachment points.

Yes, 8th Wall has a number of integrations with major volumetric video, or hologram, partners including Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios, 8i, Tetavi, Depthkit and Arcturus.

8th Wall’s AR Engine supports 5 billion smartphones across Android and iOS devices as well as computers and AR/VR headsets (Meta Quest and HoloLens).

8th Wall's AR Engine is compatible with any browser that meets the requirements outlined here.

8th Wall Web is easily integrated into 3D JavaScript frameworks such as A-Frame, three.js, Babylon.js, and PlayCanvas.

Yes, 8th Wall provides a complete solution to create, collaborate and distribute your WebAR and WebVR projects. Our Cloud Editor is a cloud-based coding environment complete with integrated source control, commit history, live previewing, wireless remote debugging, and push-button publishing to a global CDN.

Yes, 8th Wall provides hosting as part of our Pro or Enterprise subscription. Hosting is available for all projects which are created with the 8th Wall Cloud Editor.

If you are on a paid Pro or Enterprise plan, you can host your WebAR experiences on your own web server . In order to do so, you will need to specify a list of approved URLs that are approved to host your Project.

Yes, 8th Wall allows you to use custom domains for both Self-Hosted projects as well as 8th Wall hosted projects.

8th Wall has powered over 2,000 commercial experiences across industry verticals. You can find commercial examples of 8th Wall powered experiences featured on the Discovery Hub, 8th Wall blog or by visiting the Profile Pages of our Partners via our Partner Page.

8th Wall has a network of Partners around the world who are verified experts in using our platform to create commercial experiences. Find a partner here.

8th Wall offers a 14-day free trial which gives you full access to our complete set of tools during this period. Get started with a Free Trial here.

8th Wall provides a 14-day free trial which gives you full access to our complete set of tools to create projects during this period. In order to continue using 8th Wall outside of this trial period a subscription is required. Subscription plans start at $9.99 per month. Our Pro subscription is $99 monthly and enables developers to purchase Commercial Licenses. Custom Enterprise subscriptions are also available. More information can be found on our Pricing page.

After your 14-day free trial, your account is automatically upgraded to the 8th Wall plan you selected. You can change or cancel your plan online before the end of your trial period. There are no credits or refunds for partial or unused months.

8th Wall subscriptions and licenses automatically renew every billing period until you cancel. You may cancel your 8th Wall plan at any time by logging into your 8th Wall account and going to the “Account” page. If you are cancelling during your free trial period, you will not be charged. Click on “Cancel Subscription” and you will continue to have access to the 8th Wall platform until your trial expires at the end of the 14-day period. If you are cancelling while on a paid plan, you will have access to 8th Wall through the end of your billing period. There are no credits or refunds for partial or unused months.

Sign up for a 14-day free trial here!

Lightship Visual Positioning (VPS) is currently in public beta and there is no charge for this service during public beta. During this period, Lightship VPS for Web is included in the monthly plan costs for 8th Wall. For commercial experiences which use Lightship VPS for Web, an active plan and a commercial license is required.

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