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To download the augmented reality (AR) program, select the book and the platform (PC or Mac) below.

1. Follow the on-screen instructions to save it onto your machine. Make sure your webcam is turned on and is not being used by another program.

2. Once the program has finished downloading, click on the logo to install it. The installer will take you through the terms and conditions and where you would like to install the program on your computer. Once the program has been installed, the program logo appears. Click on this to start the program, it may take a minute or two. Once the program has started, you should see yourself in the webcam window.

3. Select an AR spread from your book and hold it in front of the webcam. Hold the book flat and perpendicular towards the webcam, so that the webcam can see the book clearly. Keep the book as still as possible for a few seconds and a book logo should appear in the bottom of the webcam window if the animation is about to play. Once this has happened, you can then move the book around more freely to see around the animation. Please note that it may take more than 10 seconds for the webcam to register the book, especially on slower machines.

4. To see the next part of the animation, place your hand over a trigger box on the page of your book. Each trigger box is labelled with a hand symbol, and the boxes are numbered in the order that they should be covered. You will see a hand icon also on screen.

5. To view a different AR animation, repeat steps 3 and 4.

 

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows PC

Macintosh

Windows XP with DirectX 9.0c or SP2Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
Intel P4 2.4GHz or AMD equivalentIntel Dual Core 2.4Ghz
1GB RAM1GB RAM
Nvidia or ATI GraphicsNvidia or ATI Graphics
(Macs based on Power PC processor are not supported)

 

 

Tips

  • Try holding the book at a 45 degree angle, making sure that both pages are visible in the webcam window.
  • Do not use the software near bright lights, as they may cause glare on the book, which can lead to the animations not running or skipping.
  • If you can, adjust the focus on your webcam to produce a clear image.
  • Rotating the book allows you to see around the images, and bringing the book closer to the webcam allows you to view it closer up.
  • If you see the book or hand icons on screen, keep the book still and the animation will play.
  • To control the interactive tornado in the Earth book, simply tilt the book from left to right, and forwards to backwards whilst facing the camera. Try to suck cows and the machinery into the tornado by balancing it over them.

If you have any problems with the software, or would like to get in touch, please contact us here.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS