We are looking for an experienced mobile app developer to spec and create an iOS game which integrates a video feed with 3D (or possibly 2.5D) animations. Essentially, the game will consist of video coming from and external source [not from the iPhone / iPad camera] and the video will be overlaid with 3D animations which can be activated either through touching a spot on the iPad/iPhone or through a menu selection.
Ideally, we'd like to avoid markers on the ground and instead have the computer vision software ( like Metaio ) do the location tracking. Please review the one minute video located at http://bit.ly/ZoQXGV to get a better idea of what we need. The cheetah in that video is a 3D animation which is layered over the visitors and automobile. We need something similar to this and we are open to working on a per-hour basis or "total project price" basis.
Here's the really important part: We want someone who will pay attention to the small details. If you are a developer who will pay attention to the small details, then please start by providing us all of the following information through an Odesk message or Odesk application. We will not consider your application or interest to be complete if you don't address all of these questions.
-Please provide us links to any portfolios or videos or app store games that would show us the type of work you're capable of doing.
-Would you prefer to be paid by hourly salary or complete project price?
-Have you ever done a project that combined AR and animations? Was that project a mobile app?
-Do you or your team have animation/graphic designers that can create the animations? If so, please tell us the price you would charge for the full service (graphics, animations, coding) and how many hours you estimate the project will take.
-If you don't have access to graphic and animation designers, we can provide the animations. Please let us know if you have a preference on how we create the animations. For example, do you care if we use Blender , Maya or 3Ds Max?
-Please tell us which technologies (Unity 3D, Objective-C, Metaio, Vuforia, D'Fusion, String, PointCloud, ARToolKit, etc.) you would recommend for EACH portion (graphics, animations, code, etc.) of this project and WHY.
Thank you for reading and please let us know if you have any questions.
Skills: blender, ipad, video, graphics, games