AR & Physical Security Survey

This augmented reality video is included as part of the instructional materials for the course project of APS 201: Physical Security, taught by Professor Ryan Bagget. The course project requires students to conduct an on-site physical security survey of a building or facility of their choice. Professor Bagget worked with us to create a 3D community hospital and used the 3D model to illustrate how safety professionals would conduct an on-site physical survey of the hospital.

To create this model, we used Google Sketchup (professional version). It took us about a couple of days to create an initial model and additional 2 – 3 hours to finely tune it according to Professor Bagget’s specifications. Once complete, the model was exported as .3DS file. You can download the .3DS file along with the scene, pattern and PDF pattern file at the end of this example.

To set up the AR scene, we loaded the pattern and the model into the BuildAR software and maximized the scene to a full window (1900×1200). This way the presenter could use the monitor for reference while handling the AR marker. For this recording (and all of our other recordings), we used Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 which is capable of 720p HD video. To capture/record this video, we used FRAPS, and for audio we used Sony lavaliere microphone. Audio footage was recorded separately from the video footage, and was later re-synced during the post-production. Once the lesson was recorded, we used Premiere CS5 to produce the footage, encode it and prepare it for delivery in Professor Bagget’s class – APS 210: Physical Security.

Download source files here (APS 201 3D community hospital files, AR marker and marker PDF file). We posted a brief instructional video on how to open up a scene on YouTube:

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