Assumes no prior knowledge of AR (but will go in-depth) and requires little/no programming ability. Focuses on techniques, available software and good practices when creating AR projects.
- Metaverse Makeovers gives an overview to current approaches to AR (marker types, natural feature tracking, multi marker, PTAM), available AR libraries and platforms (strengths and weaknesses), AR specific techniques (how to go beyond a 3d model sitting on top of a marker), and projections about future developments (kinect/AR crossovers), and the different AR methods we have applied and explored in the creation of augmented reality enhanced beauty treatments, and nail manicures - featured at Hollywood Club for JUE Festival on the 24th of March.
- As part of the workshop we will be using the Junaio platform to create a 'hologram cocktail' . Creating AR cocktail garnishes and swizzlesticks. We then drink the cocktail.
Participants would need to bring:
Your own laptop with Blender ( or other 3d editor) installed
Metaverse Makeovers is a transnational collaborative team of of artists, designers, and developers working at the fore of digital, networked, and convergent media practice. Metaverse Makeovers is conceived by Australian Director/Producer Thea Baumann, Tokyo-based Augmented Reality Designer Ben Ferns, performances by Malaysian contemporary dancer/performer – Shian Law, and film by Chinese/Australian filmmaker Adele Wilkes.
Metaverse Makeovers tour to Shanghai is supported by Aphids – an artist-led organisation based based in Melbourne Australia creating collaborations across artforms and borders. Aphids’ projects sit at the nexus of contemporary music, performance, technology and site-specific practice.