So, I've been exploring the technicalities and coolness of "Augmented Reality" AR at my workplace over the last week or so. It's a process of basically overlaying 2d or 3d images onto video of the world in "real time". This can be done using a video camera and a computer which could then lead to some kind of headset in the future. The process has been around for a number of years, but recently it has become possible to do it relatively easy on a website.
here is a video that got our curiosity going
It's designed using Adobe Flash, a code library called papervision3d , and another library called FLARToolKit based off of ARToolKit.
Saqoosha, who translated the code to work with flash, has some sample code to get started
There is a nice starter article that I've been going back to more than once from Mikko Haapoja out of Toronto:
A company called Boffswana designed a little monster AR that got the ball rolling:
papervision official site:
papervision3d tutorials at pv3d.org/
I nice little blog documenting the broader AR goings on.
Here is a blog post from my boss filling out some other details on the topic.
GE is also doing a neat little AR thing with some cool animations.
I'm hoping to get a working version of my own up soon and I'll try to put it up here when it's ready. I'm finding in exciting as well as a good reason to learn some new stuff.
Hopefully you got something out of this. I needed a place to try and condense these finds into something.