Marco Tempest, Illusionist and newly discovered augmented reality guru, has recently put together a video showcasing his latest act, Augmented Reality Magic 1.0.
Tempest’s implementation of augmented reality allows observers of his act to view the routine through his eyes, with the assistance of some computer animation (reportedly thanks to C++, OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, ARToolkitPlus, MacCam and “other open source goodies”). Throughout the trick he manages to bring forth a floating birthday cake, materialize a (shrunken down version of the) moon, and levitate cards in a most demonic fashion.
If you’d like to see it in action, be sure to check it out here .
Image Credit: Marco Tempest