Mar 16

Bootstrapping planar AR and tracking without markers [w/code]

Years ago I wanted to implement PTAM. I was young and naïve :)
Well I got a few moments to spare on a recent sleepless night, and I set out to implement the basic bootstrapping step of initializing a map with a planar object - no known markers needed, and then tracking it for augmented reality purposes.

Here's the GIST:

And a proof that it works: