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OpenCV with Python By Example by Prateek Joshi

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Chapter 12. Augmented Reality

In this chapter, you are going to learn about augmented reality and how you can use it to build cool applications. We will discuss pose estimation and plane tracking. You will learn how to map the coordinates from 2D to 3D, and how we can overlay graphics on top of a live video.

By the end of this chapter, you will know:

  • What is the premise of augmented reality
  • What is pose estimation
  • How to track a planar object
  • How to map coordinates from 3D to 2D
  • How to overlay graphics on top of a video in real time

What is the premise of augmented reality?

Before we jump into all the fun stuff, let's understand what augmented reality means. You would have probably seen the term "augmented reality" being used in a variety of contexts. ...

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