Some news coming from the Visualization part of the industry zone. If you are working for this field you might know or work with tools like pi-Vr’s VRED, RTT DeltaGen or Autodesk Showcase to visualize industry designs and prototypes in real-time. While the first two had their AR switch for quite a while now, Autodesk now put up a page in their “Labs” section to give us a preview of their new Augmented Reality module for Showcase 2013. You can try out the plug-in that can handle five QR-coded markers at a time until October 31, 2012. Later, it will be integrated into the product.
While it is good to see that now we are also able to have AR-renderings in the Autodesk world, it is a pitty we do not see any new real features regarding AR. With Autodesk’s experience in rendering I hope we can expect further extensions for a final release (more accurate tracking, real-time reflections, etc.). Looking forward to it!
Below you can find a good overview of how to set it up and run the plug-in. Pretty straight forward:
Have a great week!