OSGARToolKit: Tangible + Transitional 3D Collaborative Mixed Reality Framework
In recent years there have been a number of software frameworks proposed for developing augmented reality (AR) applications. However these frameworks typically do not address three types of interfaces; tangible, transitional and collaborative user interfaces. In this paper we describe a new software framework weve developed that focuses on these three characteristics. Firstly, we introduce a simple way to build complex tangible applications using a rapid-prototyping approach. Secondly, we offer an environment to build and support transitional interface. Finally, our framework offers a simple way to support collaborative requirements combined with the use of the GPU for improving user awareness.