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SketchUp ARplug-in creates augmented reality

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon May 4, 2009

New ARplug-in for SketchUp

Following the success of its PC version, Inglobe has released a Mac AR-media plugin for Google SketchUp. The ARplug-in allows users to study and analyze their SketchUp designs in "augmented reality," by creating a virtual model of a design in the real physical space around them. This is done by simply printing a code onto a piece of paper, and utilizing a webcam. The plugin creates a virtual model that moves with the camera so it can be seen from all angles.

The Mac version includes the standard visualization functions of the PC edition, as well as a full-screen option and better real-time rendering. Mac OS X 10.5, a USB 2.0 webcam and a 128MB OpenGL-compatible video card are required. The student version of ARplug-in costs $66, while a professional version recommended for presentations costs $133. Educational copies cost $39 per license, but must be bought in groups of five.




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