Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Augmented Reality - 'Living' Flash 3d

I think I just saw quite possibly one of the coolest things I've seen since working on the web: Augmented Reality. The use of Flashpaper3d, a webcam, and FlashPlayer 10. Check out this link for the GE Ecomagination site:



In a nutshell, the effect is created by using the Papervision3d library, a new library called FLARtoolkit http://www.libspark.org/wiki/saqoosha/FLARToolKit/en and the interaction of your webcam with a printed 'marker' page. The page has a unique pattern on it that the Flash environment is 'seeing' through the webcam and drawing the Papervision3d objects in place relative to the real paper! Very, very cool stuff!


Jeffrey said...


Grant said...

I love the 21st century.

Great find!