Gerald RAAB | Ronny WEßLING | Roman SKOMOROWSKI
(Crazy Eye OG, Vienna, Austria)
Keywords: Marker-based Augmented Reality, AR based on GPS coordinates, Web AR
The aim of this poster presentation is to answer the following question:
Which possibilities are offered by methods such as augmented reality, virtual reality and interactive applications as an aid to presentations and professional scientific comunication?
From 2014 – 2017 Crazy Eye (crazyeye.at) tested various types of 3D documentation in cooperation with the NHM/Natural History Museum Vienna and Salinen Austria AG and examined their suitability in issues of mining archaeology.
The basis was a wealth of 3D data, like finds, sites, mining tunnels, landscape models and reconstructions of the Hallstatt World Heritage site.
The created objects were then further processed in various free 3D programs such as Blender (blender.org) and Unity (unity3d.com) and prepared for presentation purposes. Also web-based variants independent of the operating system were integrated by using techniques like three.js and ar.js. On the poster all four common variants of modern Augmented Reality tools are presented:
1. Marker-based Augmented Reality
2. AR based on GPS coordinates
3. Markerless AR.
As a fourth variant, the advantages of the web-based variant should also be shown. The graphics and illustrations on the poster are the basis (marker) and should provide a common thread for understanding and experiencing the content first-hand using the AR tools.
For example, a virtual tour through the bronze age mining site of the Christian von Tusch Werk in Hallstatt is made possible directly at the poster’s location via smartphone or tablet.