YDreams latest R&D work with Augmented Reality – SimVideo

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YDreams’ Flapi movie has been recently featured on popular tech blog – Engadget, so I thought I’d give you a little insight into our latest Augmented Reality project.

Following other YDreams’ products with AR, such as the Virtual Sightseeing Scenic Viewer and augmented books, SimVideo extends the possibilities of these technology applications by providing a large set of tracking, simulation and composition functionalities with very low hardware requirements, due to a very powerful proprietary platform.

With this technology we envision applications such as real time competition with F1 drivers during a Grand Prix Tv transmission, the re-enactment of famous movies, performing alongside or replacing ones favourite actors (imagine Woody Allen´s Broadway Danny Rose inverted) and an enormous variety of augmented reality applications.

With SimVideo, video feeds that are either live or pre-recorded can gain new levels of interest through the addition of an individual layer of contextualized interactivity.

SimVideo implements static and dynamic occlusion, static and dynamic shadow casting, collision detection and physics.

Related experiences have demonstrated real characters interacting with virtual objects, new developments already undertaken in SimVideo are leading to virtual characters affecting and controlling real world objects. Soon one will be able to see Flapi turning real lights on and off and other real world objects controlled by virtual characters.

The main idea is merging real and virtual life in a seamless universe that tends to become one.

And if you haven’t seen the video:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw5N32xGRaw&hl=en]

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4 Responses to “YDreams latest R&D work with Augmented Reality – SimVideo”

  1. Ori Inbar Says:

    This is very cool!
    Do you have more documentation about SimVideo?

    Please join our facebook group dedicated to Augmented Reality Games at:
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9736481972

    We have just started a collaborative investigation of all available augmented reality engines and tools – and would love to include your review of SimVideo.

    Thanks!

    Ori

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