Learning and experimenting with new software and technology has always been a passion of mine. That’s why I’m very excited to present a new way for you all to experience and interact with our artwork. The DPI Studios Augmented Reality App uses your mobile phone or tablet’s camera to recognise some of DPI Studios art and replace it with an enhanced version. Most of the time this enhancement will be animated and some times it will even be interactive.
Images currently recognised by the app
- Invisible Bowstring
- Make a Wish
- Myrra the Blind
- Lady Alençon
- Madam Bayeux
Currently the app is in a BETA stage on the Android platform. Unfortunately development on the app has been slower than I hoped. Once I was able to procure a Mac and an old iPhone to develop on I ran into a wall or errors when porting the Unity project from the PC. If you have an android device, and would like to get access to the BETA, we send a link to it in our newsletter.
I’ve decided not to charge for the app even though it takes a considerable amount of time to create the app and new scenes. There is also the expense of Unity assets which ease development time and the cost of enrolling in each app store’s developer programs. If you enjoy the app and would like to encourage me to develop it further please consider sending a small tip to our Paypal account at “prints at dpistudios.net” or even better, buy some more artwork from our online store.
Thank you for your support and appreciation of our art,