> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: owner-artoolkit@h .................. [mailto:owner-
> artoolkit@h ..................] Per conto di Ulrich Schwanecke
> Inviato: gioved=EC 18 agosto 2005 18.42
> A: artoolkit@h ..................
> Oggetto: Generic web cam interface
> Hi all,
> I like to learn more about computer vision and AR techniques.
> Therefor I'm looking for a generic web cam interface in order
> to write some platform independent code using python. Does anyone
> know a python wrapper for a generic web cam interface?
> I like to write programms on Windows as well as Linux and Mac OS X,
> using the same web cam interface.
> I'm not familar with ARToolkit, but as far as I understood ARToolkit
> provides such a generic web cam interface, but I only the
> this interface not the whole AR functionality (camera calibration,
> tracking, ...). So does has an idea or know some further links for
> a generic web cam interface wrapper for python, in order to write
> some quick computer vision, image processing, AR, ... code.
as far as I understood ARToolKit has no support
for any camera input. ARToolKit is just a very
low level API for marker detection based on
image data. How you get that image data is=20
another story. There are several libraries=20
that do that, for every platform there is a different
lib unfortunately. There are some efforts to make this
platform independent (best bet is OpenML, www.khronos.org),
but they are not very mature and things seem to be
For Windows there is Thomas Pintaric's library,
for Linux there is video4linux, for the Mac I=20
don't know (will be something you can do
with just on click :) ...