Open Source Augmented Reality Starter Project
Presenting the Artzy Open Source Camera
If there is one thing that the last 5 years of creativity have taught me is that only 5% of ‘the work’ will ever see the light of day — so why not give it away to help accelerate someone else’s hopes and dreams? What’s more is, if you believe in a vision — is it not more important to help the world achieve that vision, than achieve it yourself?.
With these words in mind, I would like to share that I have open sourced my last 6 months worth of work in the form of an ARKit Super-Starter project that features an AR camera that works exactly the same way as Instagram; 3 AR samples, a library of free metal shaders and special effects, illustrator and maya files along with tutorials (or emails) for all the questions that you may have.
The vision in question, which is titled Artzy, allows anyone to create AR code free, in real time through a connected-ecosystem and share it with the world with the flick of a finger.
Because I believe in a future where the imagination of artists and designers is ubiquitous, bringing inspiration, joy and awe to those who bear witness in a form that can be easily accessed through a device in your pocket. And if it is extremely likely that I will be beaten to the target, then I might as well accelerate the passage.
If you are interested in being part of the pilot or downloading the open source camera, please use the link below.