Thursday, November 29, 2012

Augment Your Own Reality

The world of augmented reality continues to amaze and astound me. Below are some directions for how you can create your own augmented reality experiences for your students. For a simpler process, see my post, "Seeing Auras, Through Aurasma, That Is." Below is a way to link trigger images (like a photograph in a book or article) with educational videos (from YouTube or elsewhere).


These instructions might seem long but the process is really quite simple and the website is very intuitive.


1. Set up a (free) account with Aurasma Studio.
  • Go to http://www.aurasma.com/partners/advertiser
  • Use your name for “Company” as well as for “Contact Name”
  • Submit the form
  • It will take 1-2 days for Aurasma to get back to you with a username and login.
2. Once you get your login information from Aurasma, go to https://studio.aurasma.com

 

To make an article with a video aura:


  1. Find an article you want to use.
  2. If the article already has an image in it, right click on the image and save it in a location where you can find it again.
  3. Find a video you want to use.
  4. Download a copy of the video by using a website like KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/) or by downloading a program like aTube Catcher (http://atube-catcher.dsnetwb.com/video/)

Creating a channel:

  1. 1. Go to https://studio.aurasma.com and login
  2. Click on Channels

Adding the image for the aura:

  1. Go to https://studio.aurasma.com and login
  2. Click on Trigger Images
  3. Click on Add
  4. Give the image a relevant and concise name
  5. Browse for the image file
  6. Click on Close

Adding the video for the aura:

  1. Go to https://studio.aurasma.com and login (if you aren’t still logged in)
  2. Click on Overlays
  3. Click on Add
  4. Give the video a relevant and concise name
  5. Browse for the video file
  6. Click on Close

Making the aura:

  1. Go to https://studio.aurasma.com and login (if you aren’t still logged in) 
  2. Click on Channels
  3. Select your channel
  4. Click on Add Aura
  5. Click on “Aura details”
  6. Give your Aura a hame
  7. Select the trigger image
  8. Click on Overlays
  9. Select he video you want to display
  10. Make necessary adjustments and click on Save
Your Aura is now accessible!



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