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Graduation ceremony for the 2013 Specialist Scholarship

Today I attended the graduation ceremony for all 2013 VET Development Centre Specialist Scholars. The graduation ceremony was the final event for all recipients of this year’s Specialist Scholarship. The event featured an opening address and presentation of certificates and a gifts to all scholars from VET Development Centre CEO Denise Stevens. The graduation ceremony […]

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A solution to the challenge of using markers placed on the floor to trigger and then engage with an augment containing a 3D object modelled to scale

Using Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) or mapping a room (creating a 3D point cloud) or environment with Metaio Toolbox could be a solution to the challenge of using markers placed on the floor to trigger and then engage with an augment containing a 3D object modelled to scale.

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Augmented contextual instruction user experience (Image tracking)

Screen captures from the completed image-tracking augmented contextual instruction user experience.  The augmented contextual instruction is made up of a sequence of junaio channels that can be browsed in the junaio AR browser. For this example, the channels were browsed using junaio on an iPad.

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Augmented contextual instruction user experience (Object tracking)

Screen captures from the completed object-tracking augmented contextual instruction user experience.  The augmented contextual instruction is made up of a sequence of junaio channels that can be browsed in the junaio AR browser. For this example, the channels were browsed using junaio on an iPad.

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(Unfortunately) I think someone may have heard correctly!

Someone in the Metaio Developer Portal said they’d heard the UI Designer in Creator was made for iPhone4 screens and the created UI design is not responsive to different screen sizes. I think that someone may have heard correctly. Damn!

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Save. Upload. Wait. Test. Tweak. Save again. Upload again. Wait again. Test again. Tweak again. Almost there!

Save. Upload. Wait. Test. Tweak. Save again. Upload again. Wait again. Test again. Tweak again. Almost there! And another thing. It’s been 11 days since I posted my issue with Z translation of buttons in UI Designer of Metaio Creator 2.6 to the Helpdesk of the Metaio  Developer Portal and there hasn’t been one response! […]

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Placing geometry in the 3D point cloud in Metaio Creator 2.6

Placing geometry in the 3D point cloud in Metaio Creator 2.6 is a little cumbersome, bewildering and often inaccurate. It takes lots of clicking and seemingly random fiddling to place geometry. You also can’t really determine if your geometry is placed correctly within the 3D point cloud until you upload to your channel and then […]

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Testing image tracking with UI elements for each step of the disassembly process

Screen captures from my image tracking tests in Junaio for each step of the disassembly process with UI elements. Unfortunately, due to my Z translation problems in UI Designer of Creator 2.6 I had to remove the background image which was placed underneath the buttons. Doing this gives the buttons a floaty and slightly random feel, […]

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Lost in Metaio Creator’s Z translation

I’m currently wrestling with the correct Z translation of images and buttons in UI Designer of Creator 2.6. I’ve placed some buttons on top of an background image in the UI Designer of Creator and have encountered a problem where the image obscures the buttons and prevents them from working. I’ve checked the Z translation […]

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One to prepare and one to publish

One to prepare the required the channel and associated assets and one with the only license to publish. Not the best workflow, but it’s the only way at this time.

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VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship: Event 3 – Knowledge sharing

Today I attended the third and final scheduled event for the VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship. The event was a knowledge sharing event where all specialist scholars presented their findings and outcomes from their participation in the program. Unlike Event 1 and Event 2, this event gave everyone the opportunity shared what they’ve learned. The […]

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Two channels published without the extras

After two days of waiting, my Step 4: Remove piston seal from caliper and Step 1: Remove bracket from caliper channels on Junaio have been made public. This is good news, but I think I went a little early on the publish because I failed to include extras such buttons for the instructional video, learner resources […]

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Geometry for brake caliper augment: Step 4: Remove piston seal from caliper

Previsualising the pointed tool, piston seal and rear brake caliper geometry for Step 4: Remove piston seal from caliper stage of the brake caliper augment. Geometry will be exported as FBX from Blender, prepared by FBXMeshCoverter for import into Creator for  upload into my Metaio channel for final use as an augment. Figuring out the […]

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Gathering 3D point cloud with Metaio Toolbox

Screen captures from 3D point cloud data gathering with Metaio Toolbox for sequences to be used in my augmented contextual instruction on the rear brake caliper. The 3D point cloud data will then be used as tracking technology to place my augments.

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Supplementary material for augmented contextual instruction

These four instructional video are supplementary material for the four augmented contextual instruction sequences I’m developing as part of my VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship.

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Preparing and testing captions for the augmented contextual help supplementary instructional videos

Captions can help to provide an equivalent learning experience for viewers who may be hearing impaired, speak other languages or use assistive technology. Captions are also valuable in a teaching and learning context where it may be impractical for learners to wear headphones or play video at high volume in an group training environment such […]

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Geometry for brake caliper augment: Step 3: Remove piston from caliper

Previsualising piston, boot and arrow geometry for Step 3: Remove piston from caliper stage of the brake caliper augment. Geometry will be exported as FBX from Blender, prepared by FBXMeshCoverter for import into Creator for  upload into my Metaio channel for final use as an augment. Figuring out the production workflow for each 3D model […]

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Preparing low-poly geometry for augmented contextual instruction in the disassembly and assembly of a vehicle’s rear brake caliper.

Preparing low-poly geometry for augmented contextual instruction in the disassembly and assembly of a vehicle’s rear brake caliper. Augmented contextual instruction is to be prepared in Metaio Creator, published to a Metaio channel and then accessed by learners through the Junaio app. 3D point cloud data is gathered with Metaio Toolbox. This video conceptualises one stage of […]

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Prototyping augmented contextual instruction with Metaio Creator (Demo mode) and Toolbox

For this prototype, I’m using Metaio Creator image and object recognition features of Toolbox in restrictive Demo Mode to further explore some aspects of my concept of augmented contextual instruction. Unfortunately, in Demo Mode I can’t use the excellent 3D point cloud data  captured in Toolbox to prototype all aspects of my augmented contextual instruction. In Demo […]

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My experience with downloading Xcode from the App store

For some reason I couldn’t download Xcode through the App store. I selected the Install button and the little animated icon turned and turned, but nothing happened. This happened time and time again. Damn. So I did quick search and the results were was most helpful. Thanks Den B.

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Mental note: AR homework

Mental note. I need to do some homework. I need to determine how I can use the Metaio SDK and Unity as an alternative to Blender and Aurasma for developing AR experiences for my VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship. AR in the browser with something like JSARToolKit library with the WebRTC getUserMedia API Brekel Kinect […]

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ARcamp: Day 2 – Tuesday 21 May 2013

As part of my VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship I attended ARcamp 2.0 at the Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra from Monday 20 May to Tuesday 21 May 2013. This blog post provides an overview of the presentations and activities that I participated in throughout the second day of camp. The work of […]

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ARcamp: Day 1 – Monday 20 May 2013

As part of my VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship I attended ARcamp 2.0 at the Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra from Monday 20 May to Tuesday 21 May 2013. This blog post provides an overview of the presentations and activities that I participated in throughout the first day of camp. Welcome to ARcamp […]

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VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship: Event 2 – Professional development

Today I attended the second scheduled event for the VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship. The event was a professional development session facilitated by Greg Stephens. During  the session, Greg presented his unique perspective on the following themes that mapped to the nine units that make up BSB51407 Diploma of Project Management: The People side of Leading […]

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ARIG: A prototype camera rig for recording contextual tablet and mobile phone screen activity

ARIG is a camera rig for recording activity on and around the screen of a tablet or mobile phone screen. The concept for ARIG came from my need to record my experiments with marker and location-based augmented reality experiences. In this example, ARIG records a simple 3D cube augment produced with Blender 2.62 and Aurasma […]

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A simple cube (Blender 2.62 and Aurasma Studio)

Blender 2.62 does a good job of exporting a 3D scene in the Collada (DAE) format for use as an overlay in Aurasma Studio. You just need to make sure you interpret the newest version of the Aurasma 3D Guidelines in a Blender 2.62 context. For a Blender 2.62 user the most important guidelines to […]

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The challenge of using markers placed on the floor to trigger and then engage with an augment containing a 3D object modelled to scale

As part of my VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship I’m in the process of developing my practical skills in designing and building augmented reality learning experiences. One of the experiences I’m currently prototyping is a workplace hazard identification activity. This has brought about an interesting challenge. I’m currently grappling with the challenge of using markers placed […]

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VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship: Event 1 – Induction

This year I was fortunate enough to be granted a VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship. Specialist Scholarships are available to non-teaching staff who wish to develop their skills, capability and professional standing within the VET system. Among the services provided by specialist staff are student support, student administration, human resources, learning design, records management, purchasing, […]