Monday, February 21, 2005

Augmented Reality in Real Time

I've been a huge fan of the idea of Augmented Reality since I was shown a concept of AR Quake being played at the University of Adelaide at my Uni course last year. I find it so much more elegant and effective than trying to create a totally virtual world that just never seems to ring true.

Anyway, via the Many Hands Project weblog, comes word from a New Scientist article of an Augmented Reality system being created in the U.K. that creates a 3D environment in real time using a single camera, then allows objects to be placed in and manipulate that space using a system of markers. My dream of the multi-player AR Freeform is a step closer!

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