View Full Version : Very cool.. Virtual reality 3D Avatar Game - latest high tech on your computer

01-21-2010, 11:50 AM
check this out (http://inventorspot.com/articles/mattels_avatar_toys_use_itag_create_interactive_ex perience_34886).. awesome technology

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look at the dude in the drivers seat.. amazing stuff really

The virtual toys come to life via a little card called an i-TAG. When this is scanned by a web-cam (or any camera hooked to a computer), the tag displays 3-D models of certain vehicles from the film. As you can see, the virtual toy reacts to certain commands on the little tag. What's more, when two of i-TAGs from specific "Battle Packs" are scanned together they will interact on the monitor. Battle scenes anyone?


01-21-2010, 12:37 PM

01-22-2010, 7:04 PM
Augmented reality FTW. There are some free software toolkits out there that allow you to program stuff like that using webcams and QR-type barcodes.

Too bad this tech was inevitably going to be used in conjunction with James Cameron's masterpiece of subtle and nuanced cinema <ducks>.

01-23-2010, 1:04 AM
think i saw this at CES. it was kinda cool

01-27-2010, 2:25 PM
There was something like this out of Japan about a year ago. Except instead of a goofy mech from a bad movie, it was a cheesey, scantily clad maid.

01-27-2010, 2:56 PM
Where have I seen this before?

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This is nothing new.

01-27-2010, 4:18 PM
Ha! Less pervy, but that does trump my Japanese maid augmented reality for nerdiness.

01-27-2010, 4:39 PM
Too kiddy for my tastes, but check out what Sony's next aug-reality widget after Eye of Judgment is:


I think if there were critters other than that dog/monkey thing, it could actually be cool.