In this recipe, you will be quickly introduced to the augmented realty which has been making quite a lot of buzz in the Flash developers' community in the last couple of years since
FLARToolkit has been introduced. The precise definitions of what is Augmented Realty (AR) can be found in places such as Wikipedia if you never heard of it, but here it can be described in the most simple words as a technology that allows you to see virtual stuff that is computer graphics in the real world via the lens of your webcam.
The AR API has not originated in ActionScript from scratch, but was ported from other languages. The official AS3 API is named
FLARToolkit, as I mentioned previously. In the following ...