Life-sized Mario, Nintendog created with 3DS AR Cards

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by croagunk.master, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. croagunk.master

    croagunk.master Newbie

    A Nintendo 3DS owner has used printable augmented reality cards to create a life-sized mario and a nintendog. This is possible only when the cards are blown up to a massive size. Judging by the images, it looks like 4 A4 sized sheets were used to create one huge A2 card.[/p]
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  2. L-Lawliet

    L-Lawliet GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 1, 2009
    This is so cool, it also means people don't have to worry about losing their original cards, they can just print out newer, perhaps even improved, versions.
  3. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Dec 2, 2007
    haha, awesome
    gonna try this when i get my 3ds next month :3
  4. skawo96

    skawo96 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 22, 2008
    Heh, I'm 99% sure that the (Mario) model used is actually exactly the same as the NSMBWii one.
  5. NamoNakamura

    NamoNakamura GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 13, 2010
    United States
    One of the first things I thought of when these augmented reality things came out is "can you print them out off the internet instead of buying them"? (like a true pirate!)

    However, enlarging them never crossed my mind.
  6. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

    Sep 14, 2009
    Good to see it finally happen, I had this idea a while ago.
  7. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    tht looks amazing... i seriously cant imagine this is 3d. The quality looks very fine and polished, u cant see tht on smaller cards
  8. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 11, 2009
    London I can't wait to take pics like that [​IMG]
  9. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    What happens if you take a picture of two identical Mario cards next to each other? Would two Mario figures appear?
  10. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 27, 2009
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Great!!! I can't wait for the 3DS... even more eager now!!
  11. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

    Oct 11, 2010
    Away from you.
    btw, 2 A4 sheets = A3.

    Seriously though this is awesome!
  12. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    May 4, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Most likely, I know you can have say a Mario and a link card to appear at once if you have the two cards next to each other.
  13. Tonitonichopchop

    Tonitonichopchop GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 9, 2009
    United States
    If anyone's curious why Mario is bigger on the large card, it's because the camera judges the distance of the card as close when it sees the huge card (Like how an object appears larger or smaller the closer or farther you are from it). You could also probably do the reverse and make a really tiny Mario using this trick.
  14. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    I've prepared super-hi-res AR card printouts, using the official PDF file.

    Now you can print these out yourself. [​IMG]

    Actually, I'm gonna pop over to the GameStation my bro works at, talk to him about this.
    This could be exactly the kind of draw they need to get their 3DS pre-order targets, it's one a day.
  15. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

    Apr 19, 2007
    Look at the Flag...
    I was already having fun with AR cards on my gizmondo.

    But this seems much much more improved and fun.

    Can't wait to have my 3DS (25th of march in europe if there is one left when I come back from work).
  16. croagunk.master

    croagunk.master Newbie

    Awesome. Thanks alot! I'll be sure to use them when I get my 3DS next month! [​IMG]
  17. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

    Apr 25, 2010
    United States
    These are so cool. :
  18. croagunk.master

    croagunk.master Newbie

  19. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but to me this shows that the cards themselves recieve no special treatment in order to allow them to interact with the 3DS, it's simply programmed to recognise set 2D images on those cards and react accordingly by creating the 3D models.

    Therefore is it not possible in a future software update for the system to do this with any 2D image? Example, if I was to put a photo of a friend of mine in front of the system, would it be able to generate a 3D model of her? It certainly seems at least possible. I hope Nintendo add this feature, it would add a lot of potential to the system. Notable applications include pretty solid leaps forward for any trading card game (unsubtle hinty nudge towards the Pokemon Trading Card Game we all regularly demand a remake of). We already know the 3DS can handle multiple cards at once as well. Mix that in to the games with the ability to add our own images with this feature and you're on to a win.

    Imagine it. The latest Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy game. You can create your character's 3D model using any image you can acquire like the Mii Creator, only you could then project that image AR style so the epic final boss battle in fact takes place on your dining room table. Of course the idea needs a little work, I'm just the thinky guy, the designers fill in the gaps with red pen.

    Also, whoever it was that took the photo of the life-size Mario crashed out in a living room chair, you're a genius.
  20. croagunk.master

    croagunk.master Newbie

    I just had an awesome idea. Imagine this: life-sized augmented reality 3D pokemon battles..........
    Pure bliss! [​IMG]