The ARToolKit is a collection of libraries, utilities applications, and
documentation and sample code. The libraries provide the user with a
means to capture images from video sources, process those images to
optically track markers in the images, and to allow compositing of
computer-generated content with the real-world images and display the
result using OpenGL.
This is a note of the availability an ARToolKit release. This version
is numbered 2.70.1.
The release and the full read me is available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/artoolkit/ under "File Releases"
There are a few small changes since the last release 2.70. Notable
* Mac OS X video driver: support added for runtime specification of
* Mac OS X video driver: video input settings are now saved to and
restored from preferences.
* Linux 1394cam video driver: Patch by Henrik Erkkonen to support
version 11 of libdc1394.
ARToolKit is distributed as a multiple source archive. There are
additional source + binary packages for ARToolKit dependencies on the
Windows platforms. These include the video input library, DSVideoLib,
and OpenVRML. Dependencies for the Unix-based platforms (Linux, Mac OS
X, Irix) are handled by package managers on these systems (e.g. Fink on
Mac OS X, Debian and/or RPM on Linux).
As bugs come up, please post in the SourceForge bug tracker. This will
be the preferred forum for bug reports in future. Patch submissions are
The source for this release is now also in the Sourceforge ARToolKit
CVS repository, and may be checked out using anonymous CVS. A tutorial
on how to get the source using a CVS GUI tool is at
There are still more additions and enhancements for ARToolKit in the
works here at the HIT Lab NZ, including complete documentation.
Thanks to all the contributors to this release.
Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand,
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
+64 3 3642987 x3070