Posts Tagged ‘Papervision3D’

Papervision3d – ERROR: lookAt error

Monday, September 7th, 2009

If you get this error on each frame then you have probably moved the camera to the same position as the object (camera.z = 0). Change it a bit and the error should be fixed.

FLARToolkit, Papervision3D and the World of Augmented Reality

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on couple Augmented Reality (AR) projects for row27 Studios including the newly released “Oski on your Desk” mini site dedicated to the Californian Golden Bears’ mascot Oski.

It was quite interesting to see Papervision3D‘s superpowers combined with FLARToolkit with all the limitations and difficulties connected with it.

If you don’t have a webcam or printer you can check out the video bellow. It lacks sound and is looking a lot worse than the real experience because of the low quality webcam and the screencapturing process.

To view the Oski on your Desk video you need Flash Player 9 or later.

Stay tuned for more AR projects from me.

Papervision3D: Getting Started with Adobe Flex (Screencast)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

After completing my personal website I started considering the idea of recording some video tutorials and as a result I have just done my first Papervision3D screencast. One thing I am very pleased with is the technical part of this task. Since I’m not a big fan of Camtasia and other propriatery software this time I used VirtualDub with x264 codec instead of Camstudio and flashsv. This way the quality of the video and the file size came out amazingly well (less than 1mb per minute of recording).

Moving to what the tutorial includes:

  1. Downloading and installing Tortoise SVN
  2. Downloading (check out) the Papervision3D SVN repository
  3. Setting up Flex Library Project (in Adobe Flex Builder) for the code downloaded at step 2.
  4. Setting up Flex Project (in Adobe Flex Builder) for our first Papervision3D attempt
  5. Writing and testing very simple AS3 Class CoolCube for getting started with PV3D
  6. Having fun!
To view the “Papervision3D: Getting Started with Adobe Flex” screencast you need Flash Player 9 or later.

PS. Sorry for the lag of outline around the captions but  I was informed that I have to buy a license for JW Player (which supports outlines). This forced me to use Flowplayer which has insane set of features but is nightmare to configure.

If you have any other player in mind (or hosting which will not recompress the video), please drop me a line.