Archy the Rabbit began as a project to display augmented reality in a simple, fun way.
To achieve this, our team used marker-rich
technology. This uses an image — often printed out onto a piece of paper — to trigger
a 3D animation that appears on the user’s device. This animation is cast against the real world
and is rooted in its “physical” location. In the case
of Archy the Rabbit, the animation can perform various gestures and undergo several
Realizing the success of Archy the Rabbit
in introducing new technologies, our team ported it onto HoloLens, a mixed reality device from
Microsoft, and expanded the functionality.
In this iteration, the bunny interacts with,
and responds to, both physical and virtual
components present in the environment.
This includes collision detection, real world