The Worlds First AR Magician?

Magician, visualist, and technologist Marco Tempest shows off his work on “Magic Projection.”

YouTube link.

It’s interesting to see how a magician blends technology into his performance.

Early days yet, but I can’t wait to see how this develops.

Made / created with OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, Arduino, MacCam, PS3 Eyetoy camera, Wii engineering, IR tracking, MacBook Pro and a mobile projector.

Just a few bits then.

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Augmented Reality. Texture Extraction Experiment

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6660264&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ff0179&fullscreen=1

Augmented Reality Texture Extraction Experiment from Lee Felarca on Vimeo.

This is an AR-based experiment that enables the user to lift textures from real-world objects in live video and apply them onto 3D objects that are overlayed on top of them.

Only box primitives are supported here, but the general idea could be extended to other types of 3D primitives or potentially even more complex objects with some clever image compositing and UV mapping.

See blog post for more info, and a live version of the demo:
http://www.zeropointnine.com/blog/augmented-reality-texture-extraction-experiment/

Real World AR Tagging

This is new app from Metaio can overlay tweets, messages, web pages and models in a real space for others to see.

The demo is pretty basic but it’s an interesting development. Personal or private tagging.. shop, restaurants and services with virtual comments for people to view by pointing a mobile at the location.

YouTube link.

The app is currently under development for iPhone, Google Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 platforms.

via Digital Urban.

Data Overlaid On The Real World

Ever wondered what the iPhone compass was for?

YouTube link.

Nearest Tube is one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.

Here’s another great app Android app developed by IBM for the Wimbledon 2009 Championships.

YouTube link.

Catchily called the IBM Seer it gives directions and live coverage of everything that’s happening.

GPS and a compass opens up a whole world of new opportunities.

I’m hoping to see lots more of this kinda stuff soon.

The Best Augmented Reality Demo… Ever!!

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4330719&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=c9ff23&fullscreen=1
Me too (doing some AR stuff)! from Anatoly Zenkov on Vimeo.

Genius.. Nothing more to say.

[Edit – I know that vid is a complete pisstake. Just so we’re clear]

Here’s a real piece of work from glue London. Part of our Toyota IQ launch campaign.

Loving the detail in the reflections and the exploded view.

Good work team!