Saturday, March 26, 2011

sample video - apartment shadow scene

hi everybody,
i just posted a new video demonstrating the implementation of some light scenarios into an augmented reality application. it was built on base of the shadow demo project from unity that can be downloaded here. for performance and usability reasons i removed the interaction possibilities with the model.
the model has about 6000 polygons and 8 light maps with 1024x2048px each. on my xperia x10 the app reaches about 17 fps while on a samsung galaxy s it's about 50 fps.

for any further questions or suggestions please leave a comment or send me a message.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

augmented reality to control your home

have a look at this very interesting project of a colleague. the idea of controlling your home with a mobile device like a mobile phone is not new but using augmented reality to do that is a great approach. although there might be some more steps to take to have such a system for everyday use there could be a lot of potential.
let me know what you think about it.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

fraunhofer multi touch table - 2d meets 3d

this is one of the projects i've seen at cebit. it's not really new but still could be an interesting way to discuss a project inside an office or with clients. still in the current implementation i see two main problems.
first it should be able to generate the necessary sections and plans from a model made with for example autodesk revit. all the necessary informations are already included in such a model and the extra step of programing the interactions just doesn't fit to make quick modifications to the model.
the second issue is related to the camera navigation. in my eyes it's extremely important to give the viewer also the possibility to look up and down and not just to rotate horizontally. this could maybe be done with another technology i've seen at the fair. this technology adds the possibility of measuring not only 2 coordinates of a finger but also the distance to the screen making a third dimension of input possible. that's just an idea but we will see what future brings.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

CeBIT - off topic

hi guys,
as i'm visiting CeBIT in hannover at the moment, i decided to make some off-topic posts on interesting stuff i've seen there within the next few days. more infos will follow soon!