Augmented reality uses computer-generated graphics, sounds and animation to blur the line between what's real and what's on the computer screen—an innovative technology that enhances what we see and hear.
A webcam is required to see the special animation. You can watch this video to experience augmented reality. Watch video >
Processor: P4 1.4 GHz, dual Core (or core 2) recommended
Main memory: at least 512 MB, 1GB recommended
Graphics cards: supports most graphics cards (Nvidia, ATI, Chipset Intel) and integrated graphic card on laptop
Windows XP (SP2, SP3) with DirectX 9.0, Windows Vista (SP1) and Windows 7
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8
Processor: Intel processor required
Mac OS 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6
Safari 4.0+ recommended
Some of the augmented reality animations require Flash 10 instead of requiring download of the software application.
Opera and Chrome browsers are not supported yet.
A software application is being downloaded to your computer. This software is approved for most PC and Mac computer platforms.
No, we do not recommend installing Webcam Greetings to your desktop. If you later decide to uninstall the file, you may accidentally delete other files on your desktop. To prevent this from happening, we recommend the default install location/destination folder.
Make sure that your computer's camera is turned on. Augmented reality does not work without a webcam. Be sure to hold your tracking target so that it faces the camera directly. If it's pointing the wrong way, you may miss the fun.
Click on the "please select your camera" window in the upper right corner of the screen. PC users: Choose the integrated camera or, when using a USB webcam, select the name of the webcam from the drop-down. Mac users: Choose the USB video from the drop down.
Some of the augmented reality animations require Flash 10. After you install Flash, close the window and click on your Webcam Greeting again.
That is a standard Flash message. You will NOT be recorded.
Tilting the card allows you to fully see the animation.
Once the animation either stops or starts to loop, turn the card. Turning will either show you another scene or show you a 360° view of the animation.
Be sure to check the following:
Click on Start -> All Programs -> Hallmark
Click on the greeting that you want to uninstall
Click on uninstall and follow the instructions
Drag the greeting you want to remove to the trash
Since this is not an e-card, you need the physical card for the augmented reality to work.
You can buy these cards wherever Hallmark products are sold.