Make AR Movies from Google Earth 3D Models

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
  • cyberexplorers
  • 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.

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Comments

  1. Not "completely free" says:

    Looks like it’s Windows-only and closed-source. :(

  2. Sitting Duck says:

    Very few models can be viewed in this way, only a handful are included in their collection of pre-made models. You need to pay for a sketchup plug-in to view your own models in AR.

  3. technology is going fare but it should be used in positive way

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