Adventures in ARr

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I’ve been thinking about dipping my toe in some AR (Augmented Reality) development, but have been waiting for a decent idea which I can shoe-horn some pirates into. I’ve also been waiting for Google to get their act together and release something akin to Apple’s ARKit, which they have now done with ARCore.

So the idea involves pirates and paper craft and pens: The 3 P Holy Trinity. What next beyond inky doodles in my notebook? Um, well. Some time to commit to it would be a good start. And a test device (say a 2nd hand Google Pixel ‘phone). Add that to some Blender3D models, hand drawn texture maps and Unity3D and I’m in business.

Anyone who wants to help, bung me a message here. Must like pirates and fun. I’ll be at Brighton’s VR/AR meetup tonight in the faint hope that:

  • Anyone actually reads this blog
  • They will be at the same meetup

Let’s hope Nintendo’s Labo announcement helps raise the profile of folding stuff out of cardboard and thick paper.

 

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