I’m not sure how I missed this at ISMAR09, but wow, I’m impressed.  Michael has clearly thought about the user experience and how to make the technology seemless with reality.  I’m not entirely sure the eventual application, but I want to paint my Coralla with AR flame effects with it right now. 

This is the video that accompanied my poster at ISMAR 2009. The system I developed allows a user to digitally airbrush onto physical objects, with the ‘paint’ being projected onto the objects. The user is given a stencil, which can mask areas of the paint. The stencil tool is a board, but the actual shape of the mask is virtualised, which means you can do things like allowing the user to draw their own stencil to accomplish a specific task.

The key point in this video is building the user interface from physical tools that are augmented with digital information. This idea has uses well beyond the scope of a painting application.



Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.

  • I missed this one too – but according to the video description, it was a poster. I had a hard time concentrating on the posters and probably missed more than this.

    In any case, wicked video! Seems like a genuinely useful application of AR. Thanks for sharing!

  • I had reviewed all the posters and don’t remember it at all. The one poster I definately remember and hoped there’d be a video or website for was the Lemmings! style game (I forget the name.)

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