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Tablet / Camera - Minimum Specs
« on: June 25, 2011, 08:07:31 pm »
I am looking to buy BuildAR for educational research purposes and need some questions answering before I do:

Can anyone tell me the minimum specification required to run the BuildAR Viewer satisfactorily on a tablet PC?

Is there a preferred minimum specification for the camera? I've been looking at tablet PCs and they all seem to have different specification cameras ranging from 2MP up to 5MP...

Also, I am thinking of creating models in 3DS Max - can anyone tell me what the limits are on the size/complexity of the models? What about lighting and textures - does BuildAR handle them? is there a maximum screen resolution?

Finally, how many different markers can BuildAR handle in view on the screen at the same time - I have an idea for using it to model a network topology but it would need to be able to handle four or five markers as a minimum to do that - I've seen the second place winner using two markers so it can obviously handle more than one - but is there a limit or is it down to the power of the PC?

Many thanks

Gavin

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Re: Tablet / Camera - Minimum Specs
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 10:49:51 am »
Hi Gavin,

1. BuildAR won't work Tablet PCs which are run by Andriod or iOS. BuildAR runs on Windows OS at the moment. BuildAR Mac version is coming soon as well. However, to be able to use BuildAR in tablet PCs, we need to redesign the software for Android, iOS. We are doing research on this project at the moment and hopefully we can have it by next year.

2. BuildAR Pro worked okay with 2MB web-cam. However to be able to get bigger screen and fast frame rate the HD quality web-cam works better.
You can check the below link to see the camera performance with different spec.
http://www.buildar.co.nz/faq/hd-web-camera-buildar/

3. As far as I know, there is no limit in model size or polygon. BuildAR Pro performance will be determined by your computer hardware spec.
   Better graphics card and Chip speed will increase your AR performance.
Check our FAQ page for more information. http://www.buildar.co.nz/faq/#question-21

4. BuildAR Pro can use multiple markers. We have tried 10 markers and it worked fine.
    One way you can find out is to download BuildAR Pro trial version and try it by yourself. BuildAR Pro trial version has the same functionality with the paid version except saving function.

Thanks,
Katy

BuildAR Sales Team