Make Your Own AR Popup Book Presentation
Lightning Talk by Andrew Roth: How to Make your own Augmented Reality Popup book in 5 minutes. Based on the projects we did with the Toronto Museum Project and the Ontario Science Centre we are distributing a DIY kit for creating your own FLARToolkit pop-up book. See it in action at osc , Toronto , Requiem ,
click on the links on each page to download the source. Each source contains a reusable .swf you can populate with images just by editing the file playlist.xml. You can even make your own marker, create a pattern at Marker Generator Online , add it to the data folder and just swap out the name of your new .pat in pattern path=”data/oscmkrb16.pat” in the file flarConfig.xml.
Download the Source.
“Thank you so much to the organizers at Site 3 for hosting this event and inviting me to present”.
The presentation slides available on Andrew Roth’s website:FLARToolkit • OSC • projects • Site 3 CoLab • Software
Cinemagician at OSC comes to a close
We would like to thank the Ontario Science Centre again for allowing us to participate in the Amazing Cinemagician installation. If you missed it at the centre here are some images from Helen Papagiannis:
fogscreen • Helen Papagiannis • Ontario Science Centre • OSC • projects • SnapDragonAR • tracking • videos
ARLAB objects for Max/MSP – Verison 2 released!
The newest in the set of helper objects for Cosm in order to create Augmented Reality environments. Greatly simplified workflow in order to get you up and running quickly. Try it on your own machine, you don’t need a tracking system in order to take advantage of the navigational hotkeys supplied by the Cosm objects.
*Requires a full install of the Cosm library and the Intersense tracking .dylib. See is900.maxhelp for instructions.
Fixed: June 28, 2010 – Fixed Intersense transformations for room dimensions
Fixed: June 25, 2010 – installs to proper folders (Max5/examples/arlab)
arlab.bonk: greatly simplified collision reporting.
arlab.hand: a virtual hand which can be used for testing touch interactions.
arlab.mov: simplified videoplanes with spatialized sound, supports drag and drop.
arlab.sound: simplified soundfile with spatialized sound, supports drag and drop.
arlab.world: patcherargs allow you to define the the size of your own workspace.
is900.mxo – fixed for Snow Leopard Compatibility, performance enhancements.
Some free models (.obj).
7 lessons on interactivity and building your world (in Max5/examples/arlab).
The Amazing Cinemagician at the Ontario Science Centre
DIY • FLARToolkit • fogscreen • Helen Papagiannis • Ontario Science Centre • projects
Experience cutting-edge technological wizardry that blurs the lines between art, design and science in The Amazing Cinemagician: New Media Meets Victorian Magic, opening May 29 at the Ontario Science Centre’s Idea Gallery.
The exhibition features two interactive installations by new media artist and York University PhD student Helen Papagiannis that use augmented reality (AR) technology, fog screen and radio frequency identification (RFID).
ARambo – 52 Card Cinema Redux
See more of ARambo installed at the Abandon Normal Devices Festival at Grizedale Park, in Cumbria, UK 2010.
http://52cardpsycho.com/ANDfestival.html52 Card Cinema • 52 Card Psycho • Geoffrey Alan Rhodes • projects • SnapDragonAR
What is the Fogscreen?
“It’s as simple as it is stunning. With the use of ordinary tap water and digital technology, FogScreen projection screen enables projected images to literally float in the air, creating a brand new medium to captivate and fascinate audiences. You can walk right through a FogScreen projection screen without getting wet. The microscopic fog droplets actually feel dry to the touch, just like air.” –fogscreen.com
This particular screen is owned by the Future Cinema Lab and resides in the Augmented Reality Lab. It has won a great deal of attention from its use in Nuit Blanche, at live performances at York (in the AGYU and Department of Dance), and will be at the Ontario Science Centre soon (Details to come)…About Us • dance • fogscreen • Infrastructure • Nuit Blanche 2007 • projects
The Augmented Reality Lab at York on YouTube
Check out more of our videos on our YouTube Project page.Cam Woykin • projects • videos • YouTube
by Andrew Roth
Living Postcards is an interactive display designed for use at the Future of the Internet Conference, Prague (2009) and the Canada 3.0 Conference, Stratford (2009). Users approach the booth and can watch a mirrored projection of themselves holding a movie clip in the palm of their hands. By holding a postcard imprinted with a black and white marker users are greeted with a variety of images and have a picture taken of their experience. With the users permission, that image is then uploaded to an online gallery. The demonstration was meant to highlight Canadian technological advancements in the fields of augmented reality, storytelling, and by extension, digital new media by offering in an engaging, handheld experience. You can view the galleries through the links below.Canada 3.0 2009 • mfd-5 • projects • Stratford
52 Card Cinema
by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
52 Card Psycho is an installation-based investigation into cinematic structures and interactive cinema viewership. The concept is simple: 52 cards, each printed with a unique identifier, are replaced in the subject’s view by the individual shots that make up a movie scene. The cards can be stacked, dealt, arranged in their original order or re-composed in different configurations, creating spreads of time. The technology used is marker-based augmented reality, where special printed markers are recognized in the video feed and pass data regarding their unique identifier, their position, and their orientation. The computer then feeds a display overlaying the video clips of each shot onto the appropriate card and continually mapping their position and orientation. 52 Card Cinema has been presented at ISEA in Singapore 2008, at Imagine RIT 2009, Rochester, NY, and as a Juried Exhibition, ISEA in Belfast 2009.
Project Page: http://52cardpsycho.com/52 Card Psycho • ARTag • Geoffrey Alan Rhodes • ISEA 2008 • MAXTag • projects
by Andrew Roth
Handheld City is an online streaming experience developed by the AR Lab for the city of Toronto’s virtual museum project, which launched March 6 (Toronto’s 176th birthday). Using AR as a storytelling device, the researchers organized and animated the digital objects in the museum collection and created an interesting way to interact with the objects and access the accompanying text.
You can download the code and make your own handheld city!
ARLAB Objects for Max/MSP
A collection of abstractions that can be used to connect to Intersense tracking grids (IS 900) and work as a complement to COSM for Max/MSP by the Media Arts & Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara, USA. Objects include abstractions for communicating to individual trackers by connecting them to cosm.nav objects, working with a Video Head Mounted Display as a background image and the is900.mxo itself. NOTE: you will have to perform an install of the COSM objects and the dynamic library from Intersense. Links are included in the is900.maxhelp file.intersense • Max/MSP • projects • tracking
The Augmented Reality Lab is supported by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chair Program, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.