Archive for the ‘Augmented Reality’ Category

Papervision3D video tutorials on

July 12, 2010

I’m delighted to announce that after months of planning and recording, my video training series is now online at!

Papervision3D Essential Training at

Entitled Papervision3D Essential Training, I’ve especially aimed this course at getting you up and running as quickly as possible, gradually building along a nice gentle learning curve.

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GE Smart Grid Augmented Reality

February 19, 2009

GE Smart Grid Augmented Reality makes great use of FLARToolKit and PV3D to create a digital hologram of Smart Grid technology in your hands.

A fantastic piece of work by our friends at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and North Kingdom.

Augmented Reality with FLARToolKit

January 7, 2009

Augmented Reality is a relatively new technology that blends real-world footage and computer-generated graphics in real time, blurring the line between reality and virtual by enhancing what we perceive. It opens a whole lot of possibilities in many fields, from medical to engineering, including entertainment.

Thanks to Japanese coder Saqoosha we can experience it in our browser. With FLARToolKit, an AS3 port of the Open Source library ARToolKit, you can detect a marker from an input image and calculate the camera position in 3D space. Combine it with your favourite 3D engine and you are ready to build your own Augmented Reality applications.

Saqoosha makes amazing use of Papervision3D and FLARToolKit to wish us a Happy New Year. Just take a look at the video or, if you have a webcam, download and print the marker and experience it for yourself.