As the mural has been neither designed nor painted, the above image is a simulation of how the Augmented Reality presenters will appear on your device. The final project will, of course, be based on the actual mural, which may look quite different from this image.
For this project, we will be using different parts of the mural as Augmented Reality targets, allowing us to bring several presenters to life, depending which part of the mural you view through your phone. Augmented Reality works by recognizing the image that your phone’s camera is seeing, and adding the content that we have created over that same image in real time.
This project is in the early stages, as the design of the mural itself has not yet been finalized. By being involved from the ground up, it is our goal to learn more about working with large scale targets, breaking a single graphical element (the mural, in this case) up into multiple targets, and dealing with user point-of-view issues dealing with 2D video in a 3D environment. Our farmAR project gave us a lot of experience with green screen video and AR, and this project has a lot in common with our narratAR initiative, but the more we learn, the more options we will have to offer you on your next project.