Tuesday, June 10

Cool

I Told You!

We're living in a science fiction novel.



Give it about 30 seconds. wink

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:31 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 OK, I'm stumped. How did he do that?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, June 11 2008 03:02 AM (+rSRq)

2 From the comments, it looks like it was done using something called AR Toolkit, which does a video overlay on the real world. The card with the black box is probably the anchor for the video overlay. I assume the overlay is prerendered.

Posted by: ReallyBored at Wednesday, June 11 2008 07:54 AM (rCCRy)

3 When I first saw it I wondered if it was a render embedded in a real photograph, but seeing it move that way once the hand came in was a shock.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, June 11 2008 08:37 AM (+rSRq)

4 Wow, impressive! The hand coming in was what made the video. Impressive what technology can do!

Posted by: Gecky at Wednesday, June 11 2008 11:48 AM (ak8k4)

5

OK, I just watched it again. You know how you can be sure that she's rendered, not photographed? When the guy is moving the piece of cardboard around, and in particular is spinning it so we can see her side, the shadow rotates with the card.

That said, it's really amazing.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, June 11 2008 04:49 PM (+rSRq)

6 Solid bit of match moving though.

As Steven has said, the shadows are off. Nice trick with the video in video on the Mac screen.

Posted by: Andrew at Wednesday, June 11 2008 05:12 PM (UPl/E)

7 Or, as I like to say, "I do so dearly love living in the future."

[Second attempt to post this; if it double-posts, please delete this copy.]

Posted by: refugee at Friday, June 13 2008 10:58 AM (dStv9)

8 By the way, don't miss this video response. It's not as musically compelling, but it does involve a leek, which of course possesses a profound mystical power.

If I'm understanding the AR Toolkit info correctly, this is properly viewed through a pair of stereoscopic goggles for near-total immersion.

Posted by: refugee at Friday, June 13 2008 02:42 PM (dStv9)

9 She's like a leek-seeking missile!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 13 2008 03:02 PM (PiXy!)

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She's like a leek-seeking missile!


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Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Saturday, June 14 2008 08:09 AM (V5zw/)

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