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Augmatic open source repository

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I’m a big advocate of open source. Sharing your work can improve the software, the community and your Karma levels. It’s also a great way to give back to the giants whose shoulders we stand on.

I’ve decided to go open source with all of my FLAR work to date*. This body of work can be found at the Augmatic Google code repository. There are almost 20 FLAR projects here including:

AR Business card
E Sting submission
Augmented Ribbons
Wallpaper AR Issue
Damashek AR Xmas Card
Fractal’10 Ident

I hope they come in handy for those learning AR and 3D in Flash. Make sure you do the right thing though. Simply changing a couple of colours and reselling my hard work is not the done thing.

If anyone manages to improve any of these projects, please let me know and I’ll update them with full credit.

*This doesn’t include the LearnAR project as the client purchased an ARToolworks licence.

Augmatic featured at Adobe CS5 launches

I was approached by the Adobe Platform Evangelist Tomas Krcha a couple of weeks ago with regards to showcasing a few of my AR applcations at a number of Adobe CS5 launches across Europe. He’s currently in the process of visiting Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Athinai, Ljubljana, Berlin, London and Moscow to spread the word.

He sent me this video of the Prague event last week which put a huge smile on my face. Three applications are shown but the money shot is definitely at 1:15.

Big thanks to Tomas for reaching out. It was definitely a very proud moment and a huge compliment.

LearnAR – eLearning with Augmented Reality

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LearnAR is a new learning tool that brings investigative, interactive and independent learning to life using Augmented Reality. It is a pack of ten curriculum resources for teachers and students to explore by combining the real world with virtual content using a web cam. The resource pack consists of interactive learning activities across English, maths, science, RE, physical education and languages that bring a wow-factor to the curriculum.

This is the biggest project that Augmatic has been involved with, and certainly one of the most rewarding to date. It’s great to work on a project that will be put to such good use rather than the usual aesthetics based marketing tools.

If you would like to purchase LearnAR for your school or would just like more information visit the SSAT LearnAR page.

If you would like to demo one of the application (The Biology organs app) visit the LearnAR Demo page.

Damashek AR Xmas Card

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This is one of Augmatic’s latest AR applications. The guys at Damashek Consulting are well known for their interactive Christmas card applications. For Christmas 2009 they wanted to build upon their success and include an Augmented Reality element in the form of a secret ending which the user must ‘unlock’.

The card is set in a beautifully illustrated steam punk themed toy shop. The user is invited to explore and interact with the objects in the store to reveal the stunning animations. Once they find the portal, they are taken to the Augmented Reality application. A metal orb appears on the marker. Interacting with it will result in a variety of effects such as a snow storm, a 3D electric node garden and a holiday message.

You can interact with it here.

**** SPOILER ALERT ****
You can get to the AR application by dragging the battery from the table into the zeppelin.

New AR Company – Augmatic Ltd

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Augmatic Website

It is with great pride that I can announce that my new company – Augmatic – is up and running and that we have just finished our new website:

We are offering innovative Augmented Reality applications and interactive artwork. We can provide The following services:

– Flash Development
– Concept design
– 3D modelling
– Design and Illustration
– Video Production (for documentation)
– Hosting
– Tracking

I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank my gorgeous and super talented fiance (and Art Director) Juliet Lall. She was responsible for designing and producing the website and logo. I think she’s done a superb job.






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