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I want this to be accessible to students, so I do not see the Vive as a
good fit anyway.  I want to do stuff where students are not only
experiencing VR or AR, but also creating it. Having 1 Vive would be quite
limiting, IMHO.

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Aurasma is augmented reality, rather than virtual reality, so it would not
> be a fit for your Vive. Still a great tool if you decide to do AR as well
> as VR.
>
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Erica,
>>
>> Aurasma can be tricky, sometimes. Our math teacher is working with it and
>> I have worked with it as well. Sometimes your image is too complex or a bit
>> too sparse to create a good trigger. (the following is from the website)
>>
>> Trigger images should be graphically rich and not too dark or sparse.
>>
>> Small text, musical notes, and other small patterns and lines will not
>> make for good images.
>>
>> Your Trigger Image is too large
>>
>> Solution: Check the size of your Trigger Image. Images uploaded to the
>> Aurasma Studio should be no larger than 500,000 pixels (height x width).
>> You can edit the size of your image in a program like Paint or Picture
>> Manager.
>>
>> Your Trigger Image is too sparse
>>
>> Solution: With this error, the Studio is letting you know that Aurasma
>> will struggle to recognize your image because there is not enough graphical
>> detail in it for it to pick up on and identify your image as unique. Sparse
>> images lack graphical detail or possibly contain large gaps of blank space
>> between more detailed parts of the image. Solutions include either using
>> the masking tool
>> <https://aurasma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205584319-Masking-and-Training-Trigger-Images> to
>> block Aurasma from wasting time viewing blank areas it will not recognize,
>> or cropping the image before uploading it so as to minimize blank space and
>> concentrate pixels around parts of the image which will be more easily
>> identified. You may also consider using an alternative Trigger Image.
>>
>> Your Trigger Image is too dark
>>
>> Solution: With this error, the Studio is letting you know that the
>> relative darkness of the image is making it more difficult for the
>> technology to recognize the graphical features within it. You can try using
>> the masking tool
>> <https://aurasma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205584319-Masking-and-Training-Trigger-Images> /
>> cropping the image pre-upload to block Aurasma's view from the darkest
>> parts of the image and focus its attention on lighter, more recognizable
>> sections. If the image is very dark though, you may want to consider using
>> an alternative Trigger Image.
>>
>> Your Image is too complex
>>
>> Solution: Here, Aurasma is finding that there is so much graphical
>> information in the image that it is not always sure which part of the image
>> it is looking at. This can result in a jittery, unstable launching of the
>> Overlay on recognition of your Trigger Image as Aurasma is not sure where
>> to place the Overlay in relation to the image. This problem is often caused
>> by repeating patterns in an image - if the same pattern / logo / image is
>> used in both the top-left and bottom-right corners of an image, Aurasma may
>> not know where to place the Overlay in relation to the image as it could
>> get the corners confused! Other images may simply have too much detail -
>> imagine a photo of thousands of stars in the night sky or boats in the sea.
>> Again, Aurasma may struggle to identify the image from an information
>> overload. Use the masking tool
>> <https://aurasma.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205584319-Masking-and-Training-Trigger-Images> to
>> block Aurasma's view from these very detailed areas of an image.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:38 PM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you everyone!  I am testing out a few of these.  I tried the
>>> Google Cardboard Camera app, and streetview, while they both can take some
>>> cool 360 photos, there is no way to embed text or other images like they in
>>> Google Expeditions.
>>>
>>> Aurasma is cool! I really like the concept, and need to play around a
>>> bit more with this.  I made a couple of Auras, but it was pretty slow to
>>> recognize the trigger?  Maybe my phone?  Sometimes it wouldn't recognize
>>> the trigger at all.  Any suggestions, Jill?  I'll keep playing.
>>>
>>> Thinglink 360 looks amazing and more along the lines of what we are
>>> thinking!
>>>
>>> Blender, I just downloaded it, but I haven't started working on it.
>>> I'll keep you posted!
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Google Street View is also really cool.   It is the same street view
>>>> that you can get on the desktop, but you can view it in VR.
>>>>
>>>> *Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning*
>>>> *   [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> | **Blog: *Edlisten.com
>>>> <http://edlisten.com/>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi
>>>>>
>>>>> Could anyone recommend an app to create a Virtual Reality
>>>>> Presentation?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>
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>>>>> ELL/Technology Integration Specialist
>>>>> Rutland Central Supervisory Union
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