Augmented Reality and Google SketchUP: ARplug-in

We have always been big fans of augmented reality here at digital urban, simply because it is so easy to set up yet a very impressive and powerful visualisation technique. As such the ability to export direct from Google SketchUp via the new plugin ARplug-in from the Development Lab of Inglobe Technologies, into a physical space has huge potential – see the movie below:

All you need to make ARplug-in work is a personal computer, a webcam and a printed code attached to the software.

For optimal functionality, a Dual-core PC with a standard graphic card for 3D videogames are recommended, see AR-media for full details and download.

A free demo version is available with the full version coming in at 99 euros.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Tomasz - December 18, 2008

    I just tried the demo plugin and it works really nice. There are few things missing (scaling and styles) but its still milion times better (and easier) work than what ARTag did before.

  2. - January 6, 2009

    AR made easiy, this is pretty cool.
    Much better than the teapot 😀

  3. Anonymous - January 7, 2009

    Chokes on files that are in my mind quite small eg 4-6mb

  4. tOM Jonckheere - January 8, 2009

    must be your pc, no problems here… 20 mb file

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