My own work and impressive visual quality for AR

As some of you might know, I’m working at the research department for RTT in Munich. So, now it is – for the first time – the moment to show you some work I am doing here. Finally we finished the pilot of our AR work. Now there is an extension to the real-time high-end visualisation software “DeltaGen” available, that […]

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Animate your buildings!

The guys from easyweb.fr have a nice showreel online on their website (see below at youtube). It’s pretty impressive projection technology, where blinken lights only began, these guys continue with spatial augmented reality. The projections fits the real geometry and architecture. Take a 3D model of your to-project-to-surface and connect a badd-ass beamer that sports enough ansi lumen… Take a […]

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assassins go AR

No, this won’t be about violent computer games. I guess it’s more a summer gap issue, but a nice new demo can be seen on the assassin’s creed 2 website. It’s a 3rd person jump-and-sneak 3D game (if you don’t know the first one). Once you’ve seen the trailer you can get to an AR demo: the left button brings […]

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upgrade your slot car tracks

A cool demonstrator from beyond reality was shown at the Game Developer Conference. It’s the classic slot car game you’d setup in your children’s room. But this one avoids missing track pieces or monotony. Cool graphics and features, triggered by putting down additional cards, bring extra fun. So far so good. But then again: how to actually use the great […]

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Call for Participation

This year’s International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality will be held in Orlando, Florida! Check out their fresh website to get the latest information on augmented reality. If you are a researcher or want to be become one, check out the call for participation section and submit your papers and results! Ori from gamesalfresco will be there and keep […]

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Splashing, augmented!

This is finally a really new use case. Fraunhofer researchers from FIT have developed an augmented reality application for scuba divers! Here you will see a fancy beautiful fauna and flora, where actually only lie old oil cans and old ship wrecks on the ground of the sea. A game is always only the first application, let’s see where it […]

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Pimp My Trading Cards

After several automotive AR demos to download (Mini, Toyota IQ, …) there is a new buddy queueing for attention. Topps Sports Cards offers augmentation for baseball trading cards! There have been different attempts (also AR already) to pimp up old dusty card games, this one is another example for “wow-effect without a cause”. It could get interesting when you could […]

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Projected Future

Hi all, Wired posted a blog article about MIT guys, playing around with projected AR again. They use a pocket projector to do the augmentation right where it belongs: on the surface or object it is connected to. This has the advantage of not having to wear ugly HMDs or glasses, but of course has its drawbacks: bad image quality […]

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his bARk is worse than his bit

The people from Georgia Tech made a nice demo using the iPhone and releasing a virtual dog into your living room. You can pet him and feed him. Unfortuantelly now everybody is waiting for the iPhone to open up its SDK for (video) camera access. Until now no AR video games can be uploaded to the iTunes store. What a […]

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NBC: The Thin Yellow Line

A nice report on “how does the yellow line appear on football fields in TV” is shown below at FANDOME. The company doing it is called SportsMedia. They use a combination of tracking systems, pipe it through the camera’s 2nd audio channel to their computers and have two operators for adjusting the line’s position and controlling the chroma keying for […]

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