Speaks... The power of the Flash Platform part 2: Augmented reality. Augmented reality has been around for quite some time but now that it is available for the Flash Platform (and thus available to just about everyone) it is really booming.
I was recently looking for some AR examples and came across some really cool applications. I hope these will give you a bit of an idea of the immense possibilities this technology has. It’s not even that difficult to build. Check out Lee Brimelow’s tutorial video and you’ll be building applications like this in no time. Playviz - Playviz. HITLab Projects : Shared Space. The SharedSpace project has culminated in two related technologies, the ARToolKit and the Magic Book.
Each of these technologies has its own web page, and the ARToolKit has an associated mailing list. The rest of this page describes the SharedSpace project from an earlier perspective. The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab) at the University of Washington and ATR Media Integration & Communication in Kyoto, Japan join forces at SIGGRAPH 99: Shared Space: Collaborative Augmented Reality is a featured demo at the SIGGRAPH 99 Emerging Technologies Exhibition. HITLab-ATR Siggraph ‘99 Demo Website: ARToolKit Home Page. ARToolKit is a software library for building Augmented Reality (AR) applications.
These are applications that involve the overlay of virtual imagery on the real world. For example, in the image to the right a three-dimensional virtual character appears standing on a real card. It can be seen by the user in the head set display they are wearing. Atomic AR Authoring Tool.
It is written in C# and based on the Microsoft XNA platform. John Mayer Augmented Reality. Adobe AR. Augmented Reality Page.