Being a bit of a techie, I like playing with gadgets and software, I’ve been doing 3D models in CAD since 1988 and did my first website in 1996 so I do like to jump on the next big thing and have a play. So when I viewed articles about Augmented Reality I started getting excited about the possibilities, I’ve done some research and had a few twitter chats then on 30th Sept 2011 Mark Schumann (@MarkSchuey) posted a blog post Attempting Augmented Reality which I read with great enthusasim and promptly followed the instructions and downloaded the app. I was impressed and had a little play with it.
Always up for a challenge, I made my first attempt at a piece of AR. I wanted to test something which was relatively easy for a first attempt, so am simply used an iPhone app which can recognise an image and then display a video on the device being used.
I have therefore created what is called an ‘Aura’ in the Aurasma App (@aurasma). It’s not clever or flashy, and there are plenty of other people out there doing much cooler stuff, but we all have to start somewhere. If you fancy giving it a go then follow the instructions below. This should work if you have an iPhone, iPad 2 or Android Smartphone.
- Install the Aurasma app from the iOS App Store or Android Market
- Search for the “ArchitectMap” Channel and Subscribe to it.
- As soon as the sharing is complete, hold your device up to my Twitter profile (pasted below for convenience but will work on Twitter itself).
- You should then see my first bit AR come to life.
Architect Map is on Google Maps http://t.co/VJng4EbS and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ArchitectMap to get yourself on the map follow Su Butchers instructions on her blog http://www.justpractising.com/construction-on-twitter/how-to-add-yourself-to-…
I’ve also been testing some Geo Located models so look out for my next attempt.
Hope you enjoy and thanks to Mark Schumann for his assistance/challenge/blog post.