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:

http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality


ecomagination

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!

2 comments:

Jeffrey said...

whoooooooaaaa!!!

Grant said...

I love the 21st century.

Great find!