Check out this cool project made by Disney Research Hub. They’ve created an app that lets you control a virtual puppet in AR!
Video games enable the representation and control of characters that can agilely evolve in virtual environments. However, the detached character interaction they propose – often using a push-button metaphor – is far from the satisfactory feeling of grasping and moving physical toys. In this paper, we propose a new interaction metaphor that reduces the gap between physical toys and virtual characters. The user moves a smartphone around, and a puppet that responds in real time to the manipulations is seen through the screen.
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