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A script based modular game engine framework for augmented reality applications

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2009
Kuru, Muhammed Furkan
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology which blends virtual and real worlds. The technology has various potential application domains such as broadcasting, architecture, manufacturing, and entertainment. As the tempting developments in AR technology continues, the solutions for rapid creation of AR applications become crucial. This thesis presents an AR application development framework with scripting capability as a solution for rapid application development and rapid prototyping in AR. The proposed AR framework shares several components with game engines. Thus, the framework is designed as an extension of a game engine. The components of the framework are designed to be changable in a plug-in system. The proposed framework provides the developers with the ability of agile coding through the scripting language. Our solution embeds a dynamic scripting programming language (Python) in a strictly typed static programming language (C++) in order to achieve both agility and performance. The communication between the AR framework components and the scripting programming language is established through a messaging mechanism.