[AS3] FLARToolKit

The FLARToolkit actionscript library  is a port of the Java/C#/Android version of the ARToolKit C library which is called NyARToolKit.
This library dedicated to augment reality was created by Saqoosha and managed by Spark.

Other related tools

ARToolkit Marker Generator

The marker image is a graphic drawn, printed, and shown to the end application as it runs.
¬ FLARToolKit Marker Generator – AIR version
¬ ARToolKit Marker Generator Online
¬ ARToolKit Marker Generator Online Multi.
¬ ARToolKit Marker Maker, by roarmot

Softs and Plugins

¬ AR-media™ Plugin for Google SketchUp™
With ARplug-in, Google Sketch-Up users are allowed to visualize their 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which sorrounds them.

¬ BuildAR
BuildAR is a software application that enables you to create simple augmented reality scenes on your desktop.

¬ ARive
ARive is a simple application based on ARtoolkit, OpenSceneGraph and OSGART.
The OpenSceneGraph is an open source high performance 3D graphics toolkit, used by application developers in fields such as visual simulation, games, virtual reality, scientific visualization and modelling. Written entirely in Standard C++ and OpenGL it runs on all Windows platforms, OSX, GNU/Linux, IRIX, Solaris, HP-Ux, AIX and FreeBSD operating systems.
OSGART is a library that simplifies the development of Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality applications by combining the well-known ARToolKit tracking library with OpenSceneGraph.

¬ MXRToolkit
The MXRToolkit consists of a library of routines to help with all aspects of building mixed reality applications.


Official documentation
¬ Start-up Guide
¬ FLARToolkit Google Group

Others source of information
¬ [VIDEO] Introduction to the SPARK Project and FlarToolkit, on AdobeTV
¬ [VIDEO] Designing for Augmented Reality, by Lee Brimelow at Adobe MAX 2oo9
¬ [VIDEO] Introduction to FlarToolKit, by Tomohiko Koyama aka Saqoosha at Adobe MAX 2oo9
¬ [VIDEO] Introduction to augmented reality, by Lee Brimelow (on Goto and learn)
¬ [VIDEO] New video tutorial on augmented reality, by Lee Brimelow, on April o6th 2oo9
¬ [PDF] Introduction to FlarToolKit, Adobe MAX 2oo9 presentation by Tomohiko Koyama aka Saqoosha

¬ Augmented reality using a webcam and Flash, by Samuel Asher Rivello, on 8 September 2009.
¬ Marker”s” Generator Online Released!, by taro, on July 12th, 2oo9.
¬ FLARVision: Augmented Reality and Papervision, InsideRIA , by Jesse Freeman, on May 1, 2oo9


¬ [FR] La réalitée augmentée
¬ Mikko Haapoja


Library repository
¬ http://www.libspark.org/browser/as3/FLARToolKit
Alchemy project to optimize FLARToolkit actionscript library
¬ http://www.libspark.org/svn/as3/FLARToolKit/branches/alchemy
Alchemy Master, toolkit for porting C++ libraries to FLARToolkit actionscript classes thanks to Alchemy
¬ http://www.libspark.org/svn/as3/FLARToolKit/branches/nyatla/extlib/NyARToolkitCPP/forAlchemy/AlchemyMaster
ARToolkit Marker Generator
¬ http://www.libspark.org/svn/as3/ARToolKitMarkerGenerator/

FLARToolkit is free to use for non-commercial applications. It is based on the ARToolKit library under the GPL license and so the source code for any FLARToolKit applications that are made needs to be made available to the Spark Project. For developing a commercial application using FLARToolKit, contact ARToolWorks (info at artoolworks dot com) for a commercial license.



  1. “free” my ass, I am not allowed to distribute mix of flartoolkit with proprietary software for free, only under commercial license, how free is that 😦

    1. Hi makc3d!

      First of all, thank for reading my blog and to comment it.
      Well concerning your comment I can understand your reaction but I don’t want to begin the debate about what is open source, what is should be, what free means and so on.
      I don’t feel having enough knowledge about the subject and about the consequences of such licensing rules for have consistent arguments. Sorry.
      Today I just want to remain “enthusiast as a child” concerning what I discover thanks to the web communauty. And by this blog I try to give a quick and fast access to anybody which share my interests.

      Have a good day!

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