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What is a REAL file?
A REAL file is an augmented reality (AR) project created in Adobe Aero, an application that allows users to create and share AR experiences. It contains 3D images, 2D images, and/or audio files used to superimpose a virtual scene over a real-world image. REAL files are often referred to as Aero Experiences.
Adobe Aero is an iOS, macOS, and Windows application that allows users to design, animate, experience, and share AR scenes. For example, an iPad user can use Adobe Aero to create a 3D animation of a rocket taking off. The user can then use their iPad's camera to superimpose their rocket animation over an image of their kitchen table and record a movie of the rocket taking off within their kitchen.
The AR scenes users create in Adobe Aero can include 3D images, 2D images, animations, and audio files. When a user wants to save their scene and share it with other Adobe Aero users, they can export the scene as a REAL file.
How do I export an Adobe Aero Experience?
In the iOS version of Adobe Aero, you can export an experience by selecting Share → Export as → Aero Experience (.real). In the macOS and Windows versions of Adobe Aero, you can export an experience by selecting File → Export from the program's menu bar.
How to open a REAL file
You can open a REAL file in Adobe Aero (iOS, macOS, Windows). To open a REAL file in Adobe Aero for iOS, go to the app's Home screen, select the Import and Open button, and then navigate to and open your REAL file. To open a REAL file in Adobe Aero for macOS and Windows, select File → Import from the program's menu bar, and then navigate to and open your REAL file.