Augmented reality in Flash
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I had the idea that I wanted to do an augmented reality project that used a white rectangle on black instead of the usual black on white. After some discussion on Twitter it was clear that I needed to invert the BitmapData coming out of the camera before sending it to the FLARToolkit.
Augmented reality is a very cool technology. It is the star wars holograms that we always want, it is playing a game that maps out the physical world mixed with virtual assets, it is straight up cool. The FLARToolKit is doing some of this cool in Flash.
Hopefully by now you’ve all seen this augmented reality example by GE with an explanation here of how it works. It’s using the FLARToolKit by the ever-awesome Saqoosha who I interviewed while I was over in Japan for MAX Japan. It’s really cool stuff.