Please goto: World# - Real Time 3D Augmented Reality with Silverlight. Such demos are now easily possible with the open source SLARToolkit.
In this short blog post I want to present a demo I've actually made last week. Unfortunately I had no time to work on it since then. This demo is a proof of concept for doing Augmented Reality with Silverlight 4 and the built-in webcam API.
I use the open source Augmented Reality library NyARToolkitCS and implemented the necessary interfaces to make it work with Silverlight. The NyARToolkitCS library is a completely managed version of the well known ARToolkit.
I've recorded a short video with my iPhone 3GS. The video was recorded at night and it's no secret that the iPhone camera is not the best, but I think it's good enough to see how the marker is tracked and the Silverlight logo moves with it.
Background music is "You have something in your scowl" by Henrik José / Bliss.
To be continued
The first results are quite good and the demo runs smoothly at 60-70 fps on a dual core machine utilizing both cores. I will continue my work on this project and provide more details, samples and of course source code.