Scanning and photogrammetry are ways to get something in the real world into the computer. 3D printing is one way to get something out of the computer into the real world. Augmented reality is a way to visualize something in the computer in the real world without having to physically create it.
Augmented Reality allows the ability to overlay semantically in context information (graphics, text, video, sound) on to a live video feed of the real-world in real-time. Autodesk Showcase is already a gold standard for photorealistic high quality interactive 3D real-time rendering. With the Showcase 2013 Augmented Reality plug-in, it was easy to visualize showcase 3D models in the real-world as viewed through a web or video camera. The technology preview has ended. The add-in has a time-bomb that stopped its operation on April 30, 2013. Thanks to everyone who downloaded the technology preview:
and provided feedback:
The augmented reality team is considering another technology preview at a later date.
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