Launch of ARCreator - an easy to use, fully integrated rapid development platform for creating AR applications
28 January 2011
ARToolworks Inc and Esperient Ltd are pleased to announce the launch of ARCreator, a new plug-in extension for Esperient Creator based on ARToolKit, which provides an easy to use real time 3D authoring environment that allows the rapid creation of Augmented Reality (AR) applications.
AR applications integrate live video with computer generated 3D models enabling virtual content to be overlaid on the real world. ARToolworks is the leading provider of tools for developing AR experiences and ARToolKit is the first choice of developers creating AR applications where virtual images are seamlessly overlaid on the real world.
Esperient Creator is the interactive 3D visualization authoring application of choice by leading global manufacturers and research teams. Esperient Creator’s user friendly WYSIWYG user interface with integrated animation, scripting and material editors and acclaimed unified workflow is one of the easiest and most powerful interactive 3D authoring tools available. ARCreator provides an intuitive visual interface extension to Esperient Creator, enabling developers to easily load, position and scale 3D models associated with printed fiducial markers.
The combination of Esperient Creator and ARCreator provides developers with an easy to use, fully integrated rapid development platform for creating AR applications. While other AR authoring tools and libraries require extensive coding before seeing preliminary results, ARCreator allows designers and developers to rapidly prototype new AR applications within a matter of minutes.
Commenting on the launch of ARCreator, Ben Vaughan, CEO of ARToolworks, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to integrate these leading technologies to develop a new product that will benefit many of our customers. An easy to use, AR authoring environment, that does not require extensive programming experience will allow designers in many markets to create more interesting and higher quality applications.”
Phillip Trotter, MD of Esperient Ltd, added: “It has been a real pleasure working with the company that pioneered the AR field. ARCreator’s workflow provides the fastest prototyping method available for creating Augmented Reality and Tangible Interface applications and I am really excited to see how our customers will use the new plug-in to solve real world business problems.”
ARCreator is available from both ARToolworks and Esperient Ltd and is priced at $1500.00 and no additional runtime license is required. Academic pricing is available on request.
ARToolworks is the premier provider of tools for developing AR experiences. Using ARToolworks' software it is easy to create AR applications where virtual images are seamlessly overlaid on the real world. ARToolworks provides commercial licenses for the ARToolKit family of products, the most widely used AR library in the world.
Ben Vaughan email@example.com Tel: +44 1460 271713
Phillip Trotter firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +33 450 41 39 81
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