Exclusive! HitLab NZ Releases an Augmented Reality Authoring Tool for Non Programmers

I am excited. I have in my hands a flier I just received from Mark Billinghurst (one of the AR gods at ISMAR ’08)

This flier includes the URL for a totally new augmented reality authoring tool developed by HITLab New Zealand. What’s really new about this too is that it targets non programmers (as in you and me).

BuildAR is a software application that enables you to create simple augmented reality scenes on your desktop.

BuildAR provides a graphical user interface that simplifies the process of authoring AR scenes, allowing you to experience augmented reality first hand on your desktop computer. All you need is a computer, a webcam and some printed patterns.

Mark says I am the first one to receive the flier – hence the exclusive news.

Without further ado (I haven’t even tried it myself yet…), here is the URL: http://www.hitlabnz.org/wiki/BuildAR

I promised Mark that by tonight (as clocked in Honolulu) the entire world will have tried it.

Don’t let me be wrong…

Tell us, does it work? do you like it? want more of these?