AR ‘Sonny’ Levi 3D viewer


AR ‘Sonny’ Levi 3D viewer: Augmented Reality app for Sonny Levi’s exhibition at Salone Nautico

During the Milestones of yacht design: Renato “Sonny” Levi exhibition, which will take place in conjunction with “Salone Nautico 2016” in Genova 2016, from 20th to 25th September 2016 we will present our mobile application based on Augmented Reality: AR ‘Sonny’ Levi 3D viewer.


The app will allow the visitors to see in 3D Sonny Levi’s work. 10 different ships will be available on the app, and you will see them by looking at the pages of the catalogue with your phone/tablet camera.

The 3D models have been created in collaboration with the Master Degree “Corso di Laurea Magistrale di Design Nautico e Navale” in La Spezia, Italy. The Augmented Reality App has been developed at the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and Systems Engineering of  the University of Genova.

Models visualization in Augmented Reality by:
Dott.ssa Manuela Chessa, Università di Genova, DIBRIS
Arch. Giacomo Gori, Università di Genova, DSA-DNN
Dott. Fabio Solari, Università di Genova, DIBRIS

The app is  available for both Android and Apple tablets and smartphones.

To have a preview of the models you can find a preview of the catalogue and of the Image Targets here. The entire catalogue (edited by Giacomo Gori) is available in ebook format here.


The app is base on Augmented Reality Technologies. It has been developed by using Unity framework and Vuforia platform.

The software analyzes the images captured by the phone/tablet and when a particular target is recognized, it is able to estimate the distance from the point of observation, the inclination of the camera, thus it correctly overlays the 3D content.


Just download the app, by following the QRcode in each page of the catalogue, install it, look at the catalogue through the app…and enjoy it!

The app has be released on the App Store and on the Play Store!