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FLARManager Online Resources

FLARManager is a lightweight framework developed by Eric Socolofsky that makes it easier to build augmented reality applications for Flash. It is compatible with a variety of tracking libraries and 3D frameworks, such as FLARToolKit, and provides a more robust event-based system for managing marker addition, update, and removal. It supports detection and management of multiple patterns, and multiple markers of a given pattern.

FLARManager is provided under a dual license model (GPL and commercial) and so there is a large community of developers. Many of these developers have produced online resources to help teach people how to use FLARManager, or examples showing different programming tricks. In this section we provide links to some of the best online resources.

The main FLARManager download site is http://words.transmote.com/wp/flarmanager/

A good introduction to FLARManager written by Eric Socolofsky, the developer can be found at http://insideria.com/2009/07/flartoolkit-and-flarmanager.html


  • Japanese documentation for FLARMananger http://sixwish.jp/FLARManager/
  • Video tutorial on how to use FLARManager http://www.gotoandlearn.com/play.php?id=114
  • Video tutorial on using FLARManager and Papervision3D – Part 1 http://developer.practicalecommerce.com/articles/1750-Augmented-Reality-Using-FLARManager-and-Papervision
  • Video tutorial on using FLARManager and Papervision3D – Part 2 http://developer.practicalecommerce.com/articles/1769-Augmented-Reality-Using-FLARManager-and-Papervision-Part-2
  • Video tutorial on using FLARmanager with Adobe Air http://tutorialvid.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=MjI0Mw==&title=FLARManager_library_for_AiR_applications&timer=1

Example Applications

  • Sample FLARManager applications from Jim Alliban: http://vimeo.com/jamesalliban/videos
  • Scouting for Girls Kit Kat AR campaign http://www.augmentedplanet.com/2010/08/scouting-for-girls-with-a-kit-kat/
  • Sample FLARManager applications from Patrick O'shaughnessy:
    • 5 Lives of Criss Angel AR Game - http://bit.ly/5LivesAR, http://bit.ly/5LivesARVideo
    • Cisco Borderless Networks AR Game - http://bit.ly/CiscoARVideo
    • J. Paul Getty Museum Augsburg Cabinet in AR - http://bit.ly/TheGettyAugsburgAR
    • Carl's Junior Ultimate Lunch Date with Kim Kardashian AR Invitation - http://bit.ly/CarlsJrKimKARVideo
  • Smith & Nephew AR - http://bit.ly/SmithNephewAR
  • Other example AR applications using FLARManager
    • http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/07/blink-182-rocks-augmented-reality-show-in-doritos-bag/
    • http://www.youtube.com/symphony?x=makemusic
    • http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/oct/08/augmented-reality-cv
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