Wile E. Coyote still can not believe the Road Runner in Augmented Reality either.
The latest AR experiment by developer Abhishek Singh brings the classic Looney Tunes duo into the real world.
A demo video recently shared on 1
The experience also captures the "freezing" a frame "trope from the cartoons, complete with annotation of the characters and their false binominal nomenclature." This gives the user the opportunity to see the 3D characters as they enter the world
Singh built the experimentation with Unity and ARKit, confirming with Next Reality that he's the one to go with the classic Warner Bros. movie ARKit has used horizontal and vertical plane recognition to run the characters across the real floor and create the incredibly accurate-to-cartoon "painted wall effect."
He also noted that the characters actually interact in a similar way to Google's AR Stickers for Pixel.
"So the Coyote actually follows the Road Runner," said Singh.
With his AR experiments on pop culture, Singh has regularly attracted the attention of technicians and AR enthusiasts.
So far, Singh has rebuilt the levels of Super Mario Bros. as Augmented Reality Obstacle Course in Central Park with the HoloLens. He conjured Sadako from The Ring to hunt app users in their homes. And he has Ported Street Fighter II as a multiplayer AR mobile game where fights take place on real streets.
Unfortunately, the experiments rarely get into the hands of the actual customers, what with the intellectual property laws, what they are. However, Singh plans to share the code for this particular app on Github for those who want to compile it themselves.
One day, however, an IP holder will realize that there is a potential pot of gold on the stock market intersection of nostalgia and AR. In this case, the AR experience reminds me Who Framed Roger Rabbit the film in which cartoon characters came into the real world to live next to flesh and blood. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of this film.
Hey, Hollywood, you know, what would be a great idea? An AR app that brings the characters from this movie into the real world!