If you closely observe the image, you can see the Carousel effect with my image playing on top of the paper( the illusion, you can see this in a Web Camera).
The Application will read the pattern in a paper and draw the Carousel Effect in the target. If you see at the left hand side of Carousel, there is a Red Color arrow button which is used to operate the Carousel.. If you click that Red Color arrow Button it will rotate the images in Clock Wise…
Little confused… ???? … ah ah… 😉 Application details and work flow in my next post … Stay tuned for more cool info… 😉
“Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time.” — Wikipedia
In other words, “Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer science that involves combining the physical world and an interactive, three-dimensional virtual world.”
My simple and tiny observation of AR, “Using a web camera, the Adobe Flash player, and open-source tools, it is possible to generate animated 3D objects in real-time. This Flash Augmented Reality utilizes the Papervision3D project and the FLAR Toolkit.” These are two tools for generating 3D objects that are free. Hope this will help you to identify the play behind Flash AR.
What is FLARToolKit?
FLash Augmented Reality Toolkit. It is a Flash Actionscript port of ARToolKit, a software library for building Augmented Reality applications. The FLARToolKit will bring all of this to your webbrowser when you have a webcam and a latest Flash Player.
This is one of the most exciting and great Flash Stuffs I’ve ever seen as of now. Saqoosha, a Japanese Flash developer has developed this FLARToolkit with plenty of cool features. You will need a the Flash Player 9, a webcam and you’ll need to print out this marker. This is Flash! My Favourite Flash’s best one . 😉
Augmented Reality @Adobe MAX 2009,
This is the sample widget of Adobe MAX 2009 AR Show.
SmartGrid Augmented Reality by GE
General Electric corporation showcased Augmented Reality in a recent marketing campaign for its Smart Grid, renewable energy program. http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality
Best Sources which I’ve found for you to get the complete idea of Augmented Reality in FlashPlatform,
Hi Flex Bees, we got an interesting API for customizing Maps in our Map based application. This will give more and cool features to our apps.
“MapQuest is committed to providing the best mapping experience in the Flex environment and are continuing to innovate our AS3 and Flex toolkits. MapQuest provides not only mapping, but industry-leading geocoding, routing and spatial search capabilities, all within easy-to-use Flex components that allow for drag and drop creation of your mapping interface.”
Sample screenshot from TourDeFlex
The MapQuest Platform is available to everyone for free (Free Edition). The Enterprise Edition includes everything available for free, plus account management, live support, service level commitments and enhanced data offerings. If you wish to try the full power of the Enterprise Edition before buying, A Developer License is also freely available and can be accessed here.
Premium Data Sets are also available with MapQuest Platform Enterprise Edition, for both display and search. Datasets in North America include business listings, neighborhoods, parcels, zip codes, counties, demographics, school districts and school points. See more at http://platform.mapquest.com.
Once again Adobe has shown and opened it’s awesome products demonstration with cool tips and tricks among the regions like India, South East Asia, China, Japan, and … some… 🙂
This Festivals held on Feb 23, 2010 in Online through Adobe Acrobat Connect with huge number of Audience across the regions. There were two Seminar rooms, a Chat Room, a Gallery and a Adobe Store had created to make the festival in a great and much interactive way.
Room I for Photoshop and other related suites (Design Premium Suites).
Room II for Flash, Web2.0, Flex, Action Script and Photography.
Since it was the parallel tracks, I have attended only the Seminar Room II sessions.
A Chat Room to chat with Adobe Experts for instant doubts and queries from the sessions.
Gallery – You can upload your own creativity stuffs created with the help of Adobe Products. It can be an Audio, Image or SWF. Great way to promote yourself..
Adobe Store – good opportunity to become a Ambassador of Adobe India. I simply subscribed since I’m a great fan of Adobe. If god wishes, I will become a Ambassador of Adobe India, not an easy task but have to work hard.. Let’s see..
This is the Adobe Online Screen on Creative Festival
These two above sessions are my favourite one 🙂 .. So I simply taken screen-shots. Oh ! oh !..Other sessions were also great .. But I’ve already had some experience with other session demos, so I didn’t concentrate much on that.
1. Flash CS4 essential Tips and Tricks
2. Fireworks CS4 and Dreamweaver CS4 for Web2.0
3. AS2.0 and AS3.0 comparison coverage
He spoke a lot about Dreamweaver CS4 , Fireworks CS4 and Flash CS4 for creating Web 2.o apps. I had a great time by knowing some cool tips and tricks from these two sessions. He also shared some clear and confined details on Action Script 2.0 (AS2.0) and Action Script 3.0(As3.0), some doubts were cleared from my popping mind .. If you would have attend these sessions, definitely you would have been enjoyed on these products ..
Oh! Oh! 😉 .. Coming to Harish’s session, I had attended many sessions of Flash Catalyst by him.. All are pretty unique and clear demos.. Keen to watch his space for the upcoming secrets from Adobe. He said we may expect a full version of Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder in this year. 😉 How great ! ! ! Can’t wait Adobe..
Bhende session (I forgot the full name 🙁 )
I. Tools for Photography
This is the cool and nice session for Photographer, if you would have attend this session, you would definitely try to become a Photographer .. not joking guys.. He has shown some cool tips/tricks and work flow of Photoshop, LightRoom and Bridge CS4. LighRoom is the much needed product for Photographers.
I knew you’re gonna start using Adobe Suites. See you with another awesome suite experience..
We have an interesting 3D effects library for playing 3D animations in Flash and Flex. This library has four interesting effects namely Perlin, Bend, Twist and Noise. Here is the snapshot of different effects.