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How Does Aurasma Work?
As one of the few augmented reality applications on the market with a foothold in the advertising industry, Aurasma allows you to view augmented reality content using your iOS device.
Trigger ImageA trigger image is one of the basic building blocks of an Aura. It is an image uploaded to our databases that will be detected when a user views it through the camera. When it is detected, an overlay will appear.
OverlayOverlays are images, videos, animations or even 3D models that appear whenever Aurasma sees an image that it recognises. For example if you want a photo of you on the beach to play a video from your holiday whenever you point your smartphone at it, then you would set your holiday video as the overlay (and the photo of you as the trigger image).
AurasAuras are augmented reality actions - images, videos, 3D animations or even games that appear when you point your mobile device at a real world image or object.
Through trial and error we found that the Aurasma App worked best on the IOS plaftforms. Certain rules apply to each operating system, and in order for us to accomplish our goal, we focused on the functionality of augmented reality in IOS systems.
Follow these steps to begin your augmented reality experience:
- Download the Aurasma App from your application store.
- Create a username and password.
- Search for the NMI UGA's Channel, and follow them.
- Hold the Aurasma camera at an angle over the Aura you would like to see.
More About The NMI Augmented Reality Magazine
Meet the NMI APP Team. The brains behind making it work, then making it work better.
Kandace Sweat Programmer
Kandace is a senior at UGA, graduating in Dec. 2013. She is majoring in public relations with a minor in communication and a Certificate in New Media. Kandace was responsible for the development and functionality of the project. She used the Aurasma application to create the main technology, augmented reality (AR), which is found throughout the magazine. Other technologies Kandace used to create AR was Final Cut Pro X to shoot and edit video, Adobe Flash to create special effects for transtions, and Photoshop. Kandace was also responsible for the development of the website using Adobe Dreamweaver.
Gloria Jen Visual Designer
Gloria is a senior at The Univeristy of Georgia majoring in public relations and minoring in religion with a Certificate in New Media. As the visual designer, Gloria was responsible for the design and creation of the print magazine, project logo, project poster and overall look of the project. She designed the layout of each magazine page, as well as the augmented reality graphics, using Adobe's InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. She was responsible for the content editing and final product of the magazine itself. She was also responsible for editing website content on Adobe Dreamweaver.
Kellie Bishop Content Producer
Kellie is a fifth year at The University of Georgia, majoring in advertising with a Certificate in New Media. Kellie’s main responsibilities involved developing content for the magazine, as well as the project book. This involved researching all aspects of the New Media Institute and gathering photos and videos that were needed for the project. Kellie also worked on some of the functionality of the augmented reality on Aurasma Studios.
Taylor Tokarz Team Manager
Taylor is a third year at The University of Georiga, majoring in advertising with a Certificate in New Media. Taylor was responsible for organizing the different aspects of the project with team members to make sure everything came together. She managed to-do lists and deadlines and set up interviews with clients, students and professors involved with the project.
FAQ. You have questions. We have answers.
The fusion of virtual and real-life imagery, achieved via the use of modern image-processing technology.
No, there are several different applications that support augmented reality such as Layar and Blippar.
It's important to remember that you have to search for NMI UGA's Channel and follow them in order to retrieve the specific Auras for the trigger image. In addition, be sure to hold your device directly over the entire image.
Aurasma is the app company that we used to access the augmented reality software.
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