This is cool. Zugara have just launched a new Augmented Reality Game called CannonBallz. It’s the first AR game to use ZugMo Motion Capture Technology, Flash and Facebook making both you and your friends the stars of the game. I’m loving this direction for Augmented Reality. Check out the video and play the game here.
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short.
Some beautiful work by Aaron Koblin who uses data from the U.S. Federal aviation administration to create animations of flight traffic patterns and density. There’s been some similar videos floating around but Aaron’s work is really nice. You can also find detailed images on his website.
Basically the marker is on a t-shirt and when you enter in your Twitter username it pulls your latest tweet and displays it in a little 3d speech bubble.
The iQ is Toyota’s new small car and they’ve given it the augmented reality touch, allowing you to interact with the car. I like the way it reacts to the angle that you hold the marker, speeding the car up as though going down a hill and slowing it down as though going up a hill. The other nice touch, which I haven’t yet seen in an augmented reality experience with cars, is the way you can make it reveal all the parts. I don’t think it was developed using Flash/FLARToolkit as you have to download the app to try it.