The AR T-Shirts, or the Augmented Reality T-Shirts, is a passion project that I've created in my final year of Graphic Design. Augmented Reality is a new technology that is unexplored and new, so I wanted to explore the features of Augmented Reality and how it functioned. This project is an example of using Augmented Reality to create a product that everyone can use.
This is a passion project that I created in my last year of Graphic Design. The main goal is to create a piece of artwork, then attach it on a piece of material, such as a t-shirt or a coffee mug. When scanning a QR Code or the artwork itself, the artwork animated on your phone screen. I wanted to create 5 t-shirts with a pun-based design for each of them that animates when scanned with your phone. The 6 puns are: Skele-Pun, Hamburgaler, Spoiled Milk, The Penne is mightier than the Spaghetti, The North Remembers, and Four!
The main concern of the assignment is by creating, animating, and finding a way to activate the Augmented Reality. Originally, the designs were to be created in Adobe Illustrator, then exported to Adobe After Effects, however, that would've taken so much more work. As well, there was the problem of animating the image and making it a scannable object.
I decided to create the animations and designs in Adobe Animate as a more simpler and easier way instead of using Illustrator and After Effects. The designs were exported as a still image for Photoshopping on a shirt as an example, as well as a looping GIF for animation. A QR Code scanner was used to create the link for the animation, where once scanned, it will send you to a website with the looping GIF.