Augmented Reality (AR) is the mixing of computer generated data and reality in video footage. I received an E-mail from InGlobe Technologies that they have released a new free application which lets you create AR movies using Google Earth 3D Models. They had already previously released an interface for making movies with SketchUp 3D Models, which I have been planning to play with. Now they’ve gone a step further and let you use the GE plugin to select 3D models and make AR movies with them. Here’s a cool example showing what we’re talking about:
All you need to do is visit their site ARSights.com, download their application, make a simple printout on your printer (which the video recognizes as the model “base”), select what 3D model you want to use, and use a web cam to make a video.
According to its makers:
ARSights is mainly targeted to:
- those who are fascinated by 3D and Emerging Technologies,
- Google Earth fans who are eager to see what the next step
with this incredible tool will be
- those passionate about geography, archaeology, architecture as
well as of other topics and wish to approach them in an
immersive and completely new way
- people who are curious about the newest trends in web
technologies and gadgets,
- fans of virtual reality
- and a lot of other people.
ARSights is completely free and can be accessed by everyone
with no restrictions.
via DigitalUrban and e-mail from its makers.