ARToolKitPlus in OpenFrameworks

I’ve been working on an interesting project for early 2011 using augmented reality (AR) and Animata (from Kitchen Budapest). I’ve looked at using Processing for it, and Flash, but nothing really speaks to me as far as speed and reliability and flexibility of development.  So I looked into OpenFrameworks and ARToolKitPlus, which was recommended to me today in a total coincidence involving our flat’s heater breaking and forcing me to work in the London Hackspace.  So, I randomly and luckily met Tasos Varoudis, who teaches at UCL and knows a lot about AR, and was kind enough to help me find the required code to get started.  Which was not easy! All the links I could find were either broken or half-working.

So, dear reader, in the spirit of openness, I offer you a download of the ofxARToolKitPlus addon and a working example (you will need to modify it slightly for Windows and Linux – see the comment in setup() in testApp.cpp). This works with the newest OpenFrameworks version 0062.

Happy Reality Augmenting!