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#1 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 03:19 PM

Just came across this wired.com article:

http://www.wired.com...ant-3d-scanner/


Apparently, and it's a bit over my head, it makes nearly real-time 3d models out of whatever you put infront of your webcam. There's a nice attendant video demo of it in action. A little rough, at the moment, but still pretty cool. Of course, this just means we may get more virtual actors.
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#2 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:09 PM

Just came across this wired.com article:

http://www.wired.com...ant-3d-scanner/


Apparently, and it's a bit over my head, it makes nearly real-time 3d models out of whatever you put infront of your webcam. There's a nice attendant video demo of it in action. A little rough, at the moment, but still pretty cool. Of course, this just means we may get more virtual actors.



That IS cool. Not perfected yet, but it's sure on it's way. The realtime tracking is something. When I first started using 3D (1994) the software didn't even have a way to render reflected light. If you had a blue wall and a white cup and you wanted a little blue on the back of the cup to represent reflected blue light, you had to add that light, put it just so next to the cup, and really reduce it's output, then tell it to ignore the rest of the objects in the scene.

It's just a tool, but man it's really gotten sharp over the years!
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 06:04 PM

Just one step closer to skynet ... dun dun dunnnn.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:16 AM

There are better techniques for capturing the detail and surface of a human face for use in film. I expect this type of thing will be used more for creating video game avatars of yourself at home.

Still it is reasonably impressive what they're doing in realtime.
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