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.
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.
The Text NFT was unsuccessful however although the overlays sizing was better than the stingray.
Below is the closest we could get to matching the Text NFT to the marker.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
Moving forwards with our CMS for the writer’s data we discussed refining our Data Fields/ Categories for writers.
The Short story field should be worded as “featured work/s” as short story implies a genre.
Relationship Network for CMS
Could we create a relationship network visualisation, to show the relationships between different pieces of information? (for example known associates/influencers, linking the writers with each other or other prominent figures) this gives the user/researcher context.
As we are not completely familiar with classifying literature we should look at other models that categorise literature such as:
NZ etc cross reference
Cultivating creative capital/ cultural legacy
Typeface for the etched Wellington Writer Walk sculptures (Kathrine Mansfield) Sydney will follow up on the Auckland Typographer so we can source the exact typeface
Sound for App
Start to source the sound effects, for the App sooner rather than later, so we can integrate them into the App
We should create a list of places we would need sound for feedback especially
Victoria Marketing Department
Victoria University’s Marketing Department will need to see the App around March for Branding and such. We need to keep this in mind and discuss it at each meeting.
Domain names URL
For our static website we need to think of a domain name / list of domain names to lock down, this needs to appeal to the teenager demographic and be memorable.
Send link to Sydney and Matt
The link to the online sandstorm blog need to be linked to Matt and Sydney for revision.
Angle testing NFT onsite at the Waterfront to make sure the initialisation of NFT markers is fluid
Begin Research on Mansfield, Manhire and O’Sullivan
Paper Concepts for AR experiences completed by the 9th Jan 2017 ready for discussion and digital development
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).
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.
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.
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.
Katherine Mansfield’s typographic sculpture is in an amazing location on the edge of the walkway looking out to Wellington Harbour.
The sculpture says the following:
Their heads bent, their
legs just touching, they
stride like one eager
person through the town,
down the asphalt zigzag
where the fennel grows
wild … the wind is so
strong that they have
to fight their way
through it, rocking like
two old drunkards.
From ‘The Wind Blows’ in Bliss and Other Stories, Penguin Books, 2001