Video-Annotated Augmented Reality Assembly Tutorials

Masahiro Yamaguchi, Shohei Mori, Peter Mohr-Ziak, Markus Tatzgern, Ana Maria Stanescu, Hideo Saito, Denis Kalkofen

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We present a system for generating and visualizing interactive 3D Augmented Reality tutorials based on 2D video input, which allows viewpoint control at runtime. Inspired by assembly planning, we analyze the input video using a 3D CAD model of the object to determine an assembly graph that encodes blocking relationships between parts. Using an assembly graph enables us to detect assembly steps that are otherwise difficult to extract from the video, and generally improves object detection and tracking by providing prior knowledge about movable parts. To avoid information loss, we combine the 3D animation with relevant parts of the 2D video so that we can show detailed manipulations and tool usage that cannot be easily extracted from the video. To further support user orientation, we visually align the 3D animation with the real-world object by using texture information from the input video. We developed a presentation system that uses commonly available hardware to make our results accessible for home use and demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach by comparing it to traditional video tutorials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2020 - Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375146
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2020
Event33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology: UIST 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 202023 Oct 2020


Conference33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Assembly tutorial.
  • Augmented reality
  • Retargeting
  • Video label

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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