I’ve finally got the ARToolkit compiling and working. After a few nights of cursing and banging away at the keyboard, it turns out most of the problem was the webcam. Here’s a couple of very basic software demos, to show where I am now.
The ARToolkit allows you to tie animated VRML to recognition patterns. This is very cool!
My plan is to use Augmented Reality to generate architectural interventions tied to the real world. I’m planning on building a mobile phone application – though not realtime at this stage – to allow people to walk around and view conceptual structures/installations. There is nothing stopping more than one persons work being accessible and choosable using this platform. It’ll be fun!