Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Autodesk releases preview of augmented reality plugin

Autodesk Labs has released a free technology preview of a new augmented reality plugin.

As yet, the tool only works with the 2013 release of Showcase, Autodesk’s CAD rendering software. Still, it’s pretty neat to see it in action – and as a work-in-progress technology, it’s not impossible that it might eventually make it into the company’s DCC packages, particularly 3ds Max Design.

Interestingly, according to a user comment on YouTube, the software can use any image as a marker when dropping a 3D object into a live video feed. Most existing plugins require specific marker types.

The Augmented Reality technology preview will operate until 31 October 2012.

Read more about the Augmented Reality technology preview on Autodesk Labs
(Includes download link)