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2009-01-26

Augmented Reality in (outside) of Second Life

As we have pondered in various posts Augmented Reality is a quick win in terms of visualisation, it is realtivly easy to implement and has a high 'wow' factor. The concept is simple, a webcam is linked up via a toolkit that is able to identify printed tags, the system then superimposes and 3D model over the scene - thus augmenting reality.

Of course the printed tags dont have to be 'physical' they can be embedded into Virtual Worlds such as Second Life, creating a really unqiue concept of importing/moving and visualisation objects in a virtual environment.

Take a look at the video below from cristiancontini for a really interesting proof of concept:


Augmented Mixed Reality: Second Life pops out from the Screen from cristiancontini on Vimeo.


See http://www.hitl.washington.edu/artoolkit/ for download and working examples.

See also our recent posts on Papervision Augmented Reality and Augmented Reality for Architecture using SketchUp.

2 comments:

  1. That is some kind of awesome.

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  2. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Really interesting.

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