Augmented Reality: States of Matter

A while back I discovered that the awesome Augment company included animations in their models. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while, but didn’t have enough time during the school year to work out the kinks.

Well, I finally have time this summer, and so I created three trackers which link to what particles look like in the three states of matter. Or at least as well as I could animate particles with my limited abilities. There’s plenty more than I want to animate, but for now this is something that should help my class and anyone with an iOS device or Android device can use. Just download the augment app (iOS or Android), click “scan” and scan the images below. It works much better if they’re printed out, but it will work on the screen if you want to try it out. I hope the images are self-explanatory for which image links with which type of matter.

gas-zoom liquid-zoom solid-zoom


Here are some videos of the 3D objects. Note: I’m using the standard augment tracker for the videos just cause I haven’t printed the above images yet, but the images above double as the image to scan and the tracker.

Now that I have discovered/understand the animation feature of the augmented reality app, how else could you or I use this in class?!?


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One response to “Augmented Reality: States of Matter

  1. Awesome! Are you still using Blender for creating these? I am hoping to be able to spend some time this summer to play with this… we’ll see though… schedule’s filling up already

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