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Site Visit Feb 10 NFT Overlay Tests

These tests were based around the creation of an overlay which specifies to the user what to focus the camera on to generate the NFT content. The overlay disappears once the NFT has been tracked. IMG_0509

Once the tracking works a small square was programmed to appear this will be replaced with interactive content now that we know it works. This stingray NFT were successful except for the sizing of the NFT on the UI. This will be amended. IMG_0510

The Text NFT was unsuccessful however although the overlays sizing was better than the stingray.
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Below is the closest we could get to matching the Text NFT to the marker.

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SITE VIST 20 JAN ICON REFERENCE AND MANHIRE NFT

For this site visit we aimed to test the functionality of the geo location tracking as well as live testing the natural feature tracking at each of the three writers walk sculptures ( except Bill Manhire).

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At Vincent O’Sullivan’s Sculpture we tested the NFT, with a small cube appearing at the bottom of the NFT marker to show it was working. It did take a while for the tracking  to work however so we took another hi res image of the stingray to make into a better NFT marker image for tracking.

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We then proceeded to Bill Manhire’s Sculpture to test the location tracking, this worked without any problems (the 3D object spun faster depending on how close we were to the sculpture).

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Our next stop was Katherine Mansfield and the geo location tracking worked well with this sculpture too. The pop up that says augmented view is what the user will tap to initiate the AR views(360 and NFT).

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The NFT AR also worked once initialize but this still needs work. so as before we have re taken some NFT Images to revisit and refine this tracking.  Overall this Site Visit yielded some successful testing  and has given us information to build on from this point onwards.

NFT/APP Field Test 2

I was out for a walk on Friday 16th and I decided to test the application at the Katherine Mansfield Sculpture. The Location services worked well and mapped my location well (screenshot below).IMG_0265

The initialisation of an NFT on the sculpture itself worked but took too long and i needed to adjust my viewing angle to make it work. But once it did work the tracking was great and worked seamlessly.

For our next test we should work on the initialisation of the AR.

NFT Field Test 1

Jeff and I went for a walk to test out his fix NFT. To do this he adjusted the tracking of the feature points that the software tracks to only be the text (and not the texture of the stone).

To do this we developed a simple scene in which we could test the tracking and see if it worked on the actual typographic sculpture.

The result, seen below, worked well and tracked nicely using three lines of text on the sculpture.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_a8

We also had a look for other natural features we could track. One of the points of interest we found were hidden QR Codes which we later scanned and found they were markers for Orienteering on the Waterfront.

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Furthermore we will need to check the typographic sculptures in different conditions if possible as below is the James K Baxter sculpture at high tide. This would not be ideal for NFT Tracking at all.

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Second Meeting

The following were the points discussed in our second meeting

Choosing Writers

We chose the following three writers for development:

Katherine Mansfield, Bill Manhire and Vincent O’Sullivan

These writers were chosen for their locations on the walk and their ties to Victoria University.

 

Geo Location Augmented Reality

We created a basic 360 Ar Mobile Experience which can be triggered on a map using location services on a phone.

some of the points we discussed around this were:

  • giving the user a radar
  • creating a mini-map or using mini map mechanics to help design our way finding
  • Having a deep look at Pokemon go

 

Literary Atlas Map Design

We discussed how the map could look and we decided to create a few concepts to go over next meeting. Maps would be heavily text based and stylised to suit the Literary Atlas theme.

 

Testing the Natural Feature Tracking (NFT) 

With the images we took during our site visits we created NFT Markers to create AR experiences based on the sculptures.

Note, this will be explained fully in another blog post linked here:

In this meeting we discussed how we needed to test this further as the inclusion of this would be of great benefit to the Application as a whole as it is something tangible to interact with. I knew this from previous projects such as Standing Ovation.

Our main problem was the 3D sculpture faces messing with the 2D tracking. We will solve this by;

  • Doing more testing with the sculptures themselves
  • Potentially Adjusting the camera settings but this may not work on all phones

 

Audio Playlist

An Idea we had was a Literary playlist based off the audio files we have access to. We could create this playlist which would play while the user is walking so they could listen to these texts as well as visualise them. Some precedents for this are;

 

Users

Who are we targeting? We need to decide this. Some options are:

  • Tourists
  • Wellington Residents
  • Teenagers/HighSchools

 

Research Collections

The following sources should be used for writer research:

  • Digital NZ -create sets
  • NZ ETC
  • StQry Museum