Desktop Fireworks

September 1st, 2008

I’ve been following the development of FLARToolKit for some time now and it’s getting more interesting day by day. What it is? FLARToolKit is a Flash Actionscript port of ARToolKit, a software library for building Augmented Reality applications. Huh? Maybe you’ve seen some really cool Augmented Reality videos before. The FLARToolKit will bring all of this to your webbrowser when you have a webcam and a recent Flash Player.
This is one of the most exciting Flash things I’ve seen for a while now. Saqoosha, a Japanese Flash developer, made this little demo: Desktop Fireworks. You will need a the Flash Player 9, a webcam and you’ll need to print out this marker. I’ve already did some tests together with Papervision3D and I can say we’ll probably see more of this soon. This is Flash at it’s best baby!

19 Responses to “Desktop Fireworks”

  1. Realidad aumentada « Pasa la vida Says:

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  2. Johanna TheJunction Says:

    Cool animation,

    and its always astonishing to see how far the tech is progressing nowadays.

    Cheers

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  4. ophelia Says:

    cool…. can it be difference shape?

  5. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    You mean the fireworks? Probably.
    But you can map any 3D object on that card with the marker on it.

  6. ryan Says:

    Who is gonna make the first star wars demo…

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  8. Josh Says:

    Hate to be a bone head about this, but can somebody help me out with setting all this up. I would like to take saqoosh’s example, download the code and run it with flex builder. So far I have the code downloaded and a project set up with a link to swc papervision_(latest one), I also downloaded the FLARToolkit and linked in that folder’s source code. In my main mxml file FireworksDesktop.mxml I have

    Am I doing something wrong. Is there a step by step for this?

    Thanks in advance.

  9. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    I had to tweak some classes to get it running. There is no real tutorial for this.

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  12. steff Says:

    you said: “I had to tweak some classes to get it running. There is no real tutorial for this”

    Well, could you maybe post a tutorial for setting it up?

  13. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Hey steff, with the latest svn revisions of flartoolkit and papervision3d it is actually quite simple.
    You just have to change one thing in a papervision3d class. You have to change a variable from private to public, if I remember well it was in the camera3D class of papervision3d.
    So, download the latest revisions, use the sample app of flartoolkit, change the one variable to public (you’ll get an error when you compile), add a 3D model to your papervision3d scene and you should be set.

  14. Nieniemans Says:

    Hi Pieter,

    I am trying to get it working too. My first goal was to change the standard generated cube, to my own model.
    This sure might be a noob question, but i didn’t figure out yet how to compile all of this in a sfw file that i can run. I do have some experience with actionscript but not this much, that i know how to compile these files.

    Can’t you maybe write a short tutorial for this like Steff also asked before?

  15. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    1. download all the classes of Flartoolkit and Papervision3D
    2. open this class org.papervision3d.cameras.Camera3D
    3. change this var from private to public
    private var _projection:Matrix3D;
    ->
    public var _projection:Matrix3D;
    4. use this class net.saqoosha.flartoolkit.example.SimpleCube as your document class
    5. export

  16. The Lemonary » Joining the AR Club Says:

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