Augmented Reality for Showcase blends real and virtual in real time

Autodesk extends Augmented Reality plug-in for Showcase trial period until 2013.

Comments Off on Augmented Reality for Showcase blends real and virtual in real time October 29, 2012
by Design Engineering Staff

Autodesk Labs announced that it has extended the trial of its Augmented Reality plug-in for Showcase until January 31, 2013. The plug-in lets users overlay 3D models in Showcase on to a real world scene in real time.

For example, the software can project the model of a dining table into a live web cam video feed of a living room or anywhere the camera picks up a distinct pattern or symbol. The model, complete with dynamic lighting, looks as though it’s actually in the – in reality – empty space. Users can also quickly switch between multiple versions of a model.

A natural fit for architects and product designers, the plug-in could also be used to composite any Showcase compatible 3D object at any size and in any location. Download the plug-in on the Autodesk Labs website.

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/showcase_ar