To promote the DVD release of Frozen Planet, BBC partnered with Appshaker for its first Augmented Reality Tour in the USA. Visitors of three malls in New Jersey, Illinois and California had the opportunity to watch themselves on a giant screen and interact with virtual polar bears, orcas, penguins and seals. It looks as awesome as it sounds:
This augmented reality sandbox comes equipped with a Kinect 3D camera and a projector to project a real-time colored topographic map with contour lines onto the sand surface. The sandbox lets virtual water flow over the surface using a GPU-based simulation of the Saint-Venant set of shallow water equations.
An interactive Youtube video called ‘Singing Christmas Hedgehogs’ lets you pick your own hedgehog that will do its best to sing you some Christmas carols… Or you could try again. The videos requires some clicking, but it’s very cute and tons of fun.
National Geographic and Appshaker have set up a live augmented reality system in a mall in Hungary. Visitors could watch themselves on a giant screen and interact with virtual dinosaurs, astronauts, dolphins and leopards.
Using existing Youtube functionality this interactive video hands the controls over to the viewer and allows them to make their very own music track. Hit number keys 2 through 8 to make your own mix.