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Mirrors, Shadows and Occlusion

TweetRendering real-time graphics comes with more challenges than just slapping a 3D object onto an AR marker.  Real life comes with some complicated visual effects like mirrors, shadows and objects overlapping each other.  For AR to be realistic, these challenges need to be overcome.  David Cochard shows us a couple of videos demonstrating his solutions to occlusions, …

Trekkie AR Enterprise

TweetWhile I’m excited to see the new Star Trek movie this weekend.  I’m not as excited to see another AR marker marketing promotion.  At Experience the Enterprise you can play with your very own Enterprise including some special effects like photons and warp drive.  I think this will appeal to hardcore trekkies, but for the average movie-goer, it won’t generate …

AR Plug-In for Google SketchUp

TweetAR Media, a brand of Inglobe Technologies, has released an AR plug-in for Google SketchUp.  Google SketchUp is a program that can create, modify and share 3D models.  The plug-in allows for use those models in an AR environment.  They have versions (AR-Media Plugin v1.1) for both Windows and Mac.  An installation and user guide can …

Augmented Reality Primer

TweetI’ve been wanting to do a nice post showing the basics of augmented reality for those that might be new to the technology, but Rusty has saved me the trouble by making this nice post explaining the basics.  I’m going to expand on his AR primer.  Rusty breaks down his three components of augmented reality: …

AR Anime Girl

TweetWarning! The video contains a Japanese anime AR cutie.  Over on Spill they bring us three videos.  One is the Eye of Judgement video that has been seen many times around various AR sites.  The middle AR anime video shows us how simple markers can be used to interact with an AR desk toy girl. I’d translate the …

Text Bubbles

TweetNot all applications of Augmented Reality immediately jump out as revolutionary, but the revolution will happen with a million tiny papervision cuts.  Pek Pongpaet shows us on his blog how he converted his tweets to AR text bubbles. It would be interesting to walk up to someone and see their tweets show up as text …