BuildAR is a software application that enables you to create simple augmented reality scenes on your desktop. Augmented Reality (AR) is a way of interacting with the real world and virtual objects at the same time. Three-dimensional computer graphics are overlaid on the real world in a way in that makes them appear to be part of the real environment. Creating an AR experience poses technical challenges and requires various technologies including video capture, image processing, 3D maths and computer graphics. BuildAR provides a graphical user interface that simplifies the process of authoring AR scenes, allowing you to experience augmented reality first hand on your desktop computer. All you need is a PC, a webcam and some printed patterns.
Information and downloads relating to BuildAR are now hosted on buildar.org. There you can find: