World’s Largest Augmented Reality Marker

Ok, this is pretty cool. Many of you are probably already aware of “Augmented Reality,” that uses those funny looking square barcodes to augment an actual view of reality with computer generated imagery. The computer can tell which way a barcode is oriented, and even which angle it’s tilted at, and then display a correctly-oriented 3D object inside a video–in realitime!

Well, a Brazilian architect firm created a gigantic augmented reality marker to help their clients visualize what their planned skyscraper would look like in its planned setting–and set a world record in the process.

See the video below, and read the full story at http://www.augmentedplanet.com/2010/08/the-worlds-largest-augmented-reality-project/

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