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MixAR is an iPhone App allowing users to easily create and share custom 3D augmented reality models, movies and experiences.
MixAR is an iPhone App allowing users to easily create and share custom 3D augmented reality models, movies and experiences.
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We are very happy to have reached our goal with only 2 days to go! A reminder that any money raised above and beyond our goal will be put to good use in getting MixAR out the door ASAP- because we can't wait to see what everyone here is now going to create with it!


Please check our updates for more videos explaining the project.


What is MixAR?
MixAR is our second Augmented Reality (AR) iPhone application and the world's first AR Editor for the iPhone. It’s a fun, easy-to-use tool for creating and viewing personalized AR content on the iPhone. Using MixAR you can make and save your own simple 3D models and icons (or load pre-made models from our library), assign them to markers, place them in scenes together, and film or photograph your scenes in order to share with the world. All this can be done using just your phone!


Why MixAR?
As developers we love playing with AR and figuring out all the new things it can be used for. We would like for everyone to experience this creative excitement themselves, but current AR applications require programming and 3D animation skills in order to produce content. So we are developing MixAR to let anyone create your own AR designs, all on your phone, without needing to know programming or 3D animation. We want to help shape a new creative community of AR creators around this tool, and hope you will join us.


Ok, but what is Augmented Reality again?
If you don’t know much about this phenomenon yet, we recommend watching this video from HIT Lab: http://www.youtube.com/watch...



How will this happen?
We have already developed a large portion of the code from our previous AR project. You can view this App on your 3GS/4 iPhone (3G coming soon) by downloading it for free from the App Store here:
http://ax.itunes.apple.com/app/empire-isis-ar/id402051575...
and find a screen marker here:
http://www.empireisis.com/ar.html
or download a pdf of a marker to print, here:
http://hololabs.org/hololabs_empire_isis_printmarker.pdf
(keeping in mind this App was a work-for-hire for a client, and MixAR will be of our own design).



To allow tracking of multiple markers we are leveraging the power ARToolkit
(with recent added support to expedite our port to the Android platform)
For more information on this tracking technology visit:


http://www.artoolworks.com/


So now we are spending the next few months improving the code and designing a tool to let YOU create your own AR projects. We want to do this quickly so you can get the App soon (even if it is not a full whiz-bang-with-all-the-bells-and-whistles release) because we want to get your feedback on how to best make the tool for the community of creators who will use it.


What is this kickstarter money for?
We have invested gobs of our own time, money and code into this project, but require some assistance from the MixAR community to get the first version into your hands before Spring 2011. With this funding we will not have to take on extra projects to pay the bills over the next few months, and be able to focus solely on MixAR- which means you get to start creating with it much sooner and in a more stable condition (i.e. improved tracking, more features, etc.).


Reward Details
Here is our first T-Shirt design that you can receieve from the AUGMENTED THREADS reward. We will have several shirt designs to choose from by the end of the funding round



REWARD UPDATE: The Lifetime Member Reward is now included as an addition to all rewards above $15- but all other rewards remain otherwise separate. Specifically, the T-Shirt does not include the Survival Kit, and the Preview does not include the T-Shirt OR Survival Kit. *


* You will be able to download and printout .pdf's of all MixAR markers from our website for free. The toolkit offers fun and sturdy pre-made marker objects that people can use in different ways (stickers, pins, etc.) but the toolkit will not be required in order to use the App.

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    We are grateful for any help we can get!
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    PRE-ORDER: receive a free copy of the full version of the MixAR iPhone App as soon as it appears in the app store. In addition you will have your name immortalized in the credits as a kickstarter backer, and be privy to following the project's development through our backer-only posts. *THE PRE-ORDER IS INCLUDED IN ALL REWARDS ABOVE $5.

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    LIFETIME MEMBER: free downloads of all future releases of MixAR on any platform PLUS all add-ons released by us (i.e. model packs).

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    SURVIVAL KIT: Be prepared to fully explore MixAR with your complete arsenal of quality fabricated markers. The contents of our AR SURVIVAL KIT will include marker-objects you can manipulate, hold, stick, throw, pin or even wear.

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    AUGMENTED THREADS: receive a custom-designed MixAR t-shirt printed with a stylish fiduciary marker upon it - which, of course, will work for tracking with the MixAR App. Even better is that we will included a custom 3D model pack in the release version that will be designed specifically for use with this shirt. (for shipping outside US, add $10)

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About $75

    PREVIEW: you will get to start making AR content with MixAR before everyone else with full access to download pre-release versions of MixAR before it hits the store (we will have a version ready to send you about the time the kickstarter-funding ends).

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    BACKSTAGE PASS: come meet the team and hang out at our Montreal studio and get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do and how we do it (and share some of our home-brewed beer if you dare). Travel expenses not included; can arrange a remote, Skype visit (sans beer).

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    MODEL SHOWCASE: send us a 3D model (.obj) that will be included in our 3D AR library in the release version of MixAR, which all of our users will see and have access to use (subject to approval- so please contact us first)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: your name displayed prominently at the top of the MixAR credits as a bona-fide associate producer.

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    NOIA SHOW: Private show for you and your friends featuring a live performance by 8bit wunderband NOIA (Montreal only). See http://www.myspace.com/noiasound

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    AR IMMORTALIZED: as an important patron of the arts, you will have the option to have our artist create a custom 3D model for (of?) you to be included in our 3D AR library in the release version of MixAR. (*subject to approval- i.e. clean and copyright free)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: your name headlining the credits as our illustrious executive producer.

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