Augmented Reality Sandbox Software


KinectSandbox is a revolutionary software, combining Augmented Reality Sandbox idea with the most recent technology, expanding the possibilities and introducing new and exciting scenarios.

Our program is written from scratch in Unity 3D environment. We own 100% of the source code.

Our software is nothing like you have seen before.


The most advanced Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software
Augmented Reality Sandbox Software
Augmented Reality Sandbox Software


The interactive sandbox idea was brought to light by a team of scientists at The University of California-Davis ( https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/ ). They developed a Linux-based software with limitations of their time and technology. The software was made open-source and is used by majority of AR-Sandbox manufacturers to this day.


Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Hypsometric paper map

Specific type of general geographic map. It shows the Earth’s surface, including the relief (lowlands, highlands, mountains). Colours are applied to emphasize the height differences; they are separated with contour lines – isohypses. The contour lines connect points with the same absolute height. It is customary to mark lowlands with shades of green, highlands in yellow and orange, whereas mountains are marked in red and brown or white.

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Interactive map with our software

Application allows users to create topography models by shaping actual, physical sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines and simulated water. Water simulation is based on St. Venant equations (shallow water equations).

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

How to use it?

Move your hand over sand, build mountains, dig valleys, or even lakes and rivers. Observe how colours change along with the change of height. In order to cause precipitation, press the button and raise your hand above the sandbox. See how the water behaves depending on the terrain's shape. Most importantly though, experiment and have fun!


  • fast refreshing for maximum responsiveness;


  • terrain level adjustment – the original colour-to-height assignment can be easily changed;


  • different projection modes, including isolines;


  • various colour palettes;


  • smooth and realistic waterflow simulation;


  • hand filtering;


  • easy water reset with a singe push of the button;


  • overlaying image mode;


  • 2 game modes with more to come!

You can read more about the software features and options here.