Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Experimenting with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality - is overlaying virtual objects on physical objects seen through a camera. A more concise definition is: Augmented Reality (AR), also known as “Mixed Reality” is where virtual and real objects appear together in a real time system. Source: www.artag.net

For 2 weeks a couple of months ago or so, I’ve been testing the AR system I downloaded from the above source to be used on my own 3D objects. To make it more fun, I created an avatar of myself: a box figure (which looks like the paper box figure I created of myself). I managed to understand and change the config file so my virtual objects can be recognized by the system, and I successfully “tag” it with a marker. See above test.

I hope to understand it better to make my own AR game.

Home Made Augmented Reality with a PC from Don Low on Vimeo.

4 comments:

sei-ji rakugaki said...

this is interesting and the potential is quite limitless, i think .nice!

zeropointfive said...

Wow, quite hi tech and impressive considering it's home made.

Why does the figure keep disappearing and reappearing?

Don Low said...

Thats because I have a crappy video cam that wasn't consistent in sending out the signals.

ken lee said...

wow! thanks for sharing! very interesting! is this how's future gaming going to be?