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DDiMIT Workshop: Introduction to Augmented Reality

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Introduction to augmented reality workshop for the DDiMIT crew.

Introduction to augmented reality workshop for the DDiMIT crew.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFSMXk8Dw1o
  • http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/20/parrot-releases-ar-pursuit-augmented-reality-chase-game-for-ar-d/
  • Museum of London Streetmuseum app


  • 1. DDiMIT Layar Workshop Ross McKegney COO, Moso November 2010
  • 2. “ Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” - John Lennon
  • 3. “ The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust
  • 4. http://bit.ly/bWuq6k
  • 5. http://engt.co/aQjeY6
  • 6. http://bit.ly/ct0Uq2
  • 7. http://bit.ly/cjJDu4
  • 8. http://is.gd/cuDsA
  • 9. Client: Pickering Historic Village
  • 10. Challenge
    • Plaques and written brochures provide limited bandwidth and clumsy user experience for explaining the buildings and their significance
    • Wealth of rich media not currently being shared; videos of historic dancing, singing, acting
  • 11. Solution: Mobile Augmented Reality
  • 12. http://bit.ly/gd8IW3
  • 13. Layar Setup
  • 14. Layar setup Step 1: Create a user account at Layar.com Step 2: Upgrade to a publishing account at layar.com/publishing
  • 15.  
  • 16. http://code.google.com/p/porpoise/
    • PorPOISe is a server for Layar clients. It converts your data sets of POIs (Points of Interest) into responses to the Layar client. Things like JSON formatting and distance calculation are all done for you.
    • PorPOISe XML files and SQL databases as data stores.
    • Supported Layar features include:
      • 1D (point), 2D (image) and 3D (model) objects
      • Custom actions
      • Custom filters (requires some PHP skills)
      • User authentication and personal layers (requires some more PHP and web development skills)
  • 17. Installing Porpoise Step 1: download Porpoise from http://code.google.com/p/porpoise/ Step 2: copy to your web server (I named the porpoise root directory ‘layar’)
  • 18. Setup the admin password To generate an encrypted password, hit URL: web/dashboard/crypt.php/admin=mypassword Yields: $_access["admin"] = '$1$.hLMpYz9$wsy198o7kZ3rfMdB0VXnA/'; Drop this into web/dashboard/users.inc.php
  • 19. Setup config file Open config/config.xml: Setup the user: <developer-id>espozi</developer-id> <developer-key>Layar doesn't use a developer key anymore</developer-key> Create an empty Layer: DDiMIT XML layer configuration <layer> <name>ddimitdemo</name> <connector>XMLPOIConnector</connector> <source>ddimitdemo.xml</source> </layer>
  • 20. Add an empty layer XML ddimitdemo.xml <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot;?> <layer> <pois> </pois> </layer>
  • 21. Sign on to Dashboard
  • 22. Test the layer
  • 23. Your turn
  • 24. Create dev accounts
    • Create an account on layar.com, then layar.com/publishing
    • Then I will give you permission to the DDiMIT layer
  • 25. Create POIs
    • Goto http://espozi.com/layar/web/dashboard
    • Sign in as admin (ask me for password)
      • Not sure if multiple users can add POIs concurrently, but let’s try it
    • Create your POIs by clicking “New POI”
  • 26. Test the Layer
    • Using the web http://www.layar.com/publishing/testpage/page/ddimitdemo/
    • Using your phone:
      • Download the Layar browser to your iPhone/Android
      • Login as your user
      • Click “Layers” -> “Test”