Augmented Reality Book

Source: Mashable, Feb 2012

Publisher: http://betweenpageandscreen.com/

The future of books may be here. Augmented reality book Between Page and Screen is an innovative art project that seeks to renew the reading experience by combining the physicality of a printed book with the technology of Adobe Flash to create a virtual love story.

To see the technology in action, you simply lay the 44-page hardcover across a laptop with a webcam and words will suddenly appear, spin and rattle. Turn the page to experience the wordless book of poems and see the future of interactive reading.

The book’s animation, which helps propel the written love story along, was written in Flash. Between Page and Screen uses FLARToolKit to project images from book, using Robot Legs framework, 3D-effects ofPapervisionBetweenAS3 animation and JibLib Flash.

Any computer with a webcam can play the book, which will be published in April.

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