Hey,I would like to know what means “Authoring of overlay data” in a system of Augmented Reality.
Thanks in advance.

Augmented reality presents digital ‘virtual reality’ information that is displayed as a data overlay on the real world. Authoring of that overlay data could mean several things, but probably building the 3D virtual representations to match real world measurements, and perhaps text data, icons, stylistic representations, virtual objects etc. Authoring could include rendering technology & tricks for real world occlusion of virtual objects with what is effectively 3D hidden masking objects. I’d expect someone authoring augmented reality data to at least understand these issues. There are many augmented reality applications and technologies so it really could mean a broad range of things. It’s not very specific without more information and context.

[This message has been edited by dorbie (edited 02-06-2004).]