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Tag: 3d

3d3 Flexscan Scans 3d Images on the Cheap

3d3 Flexscan Scans 3d Images on the Cheap
Looking for an inexpensive way to turn real world objects into usable 3D digital models? This relatively low-cost solution takes an unusual approach to digitizing models into your computer. 3D3 Solutions’ FlexScan3D lets you use an…
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Artoolkit V4.4: Augmented Reality Comes to the iPhone

Artoolkit V4.4: Augmented Reality Comes to the iPhone
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of augmented reality (AR), the technology is designed to superimpose 3D computer graphics with real world imagery in real time. While there are readily available open source tools…
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Alter Ego 3d Facial Animations Are Really, Really, Real

Alter Ego 3d Facial Animations Are Really, Really, Real
This amazing combination of technology and graphical artistry makes for some of the most realistic and precise 3D animated facial expressions I’ve ever seen come out of a computer. Pendulum Studios’, AlterEgo division combines facial expression…
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Wii Fit Balance Board Controls World of Warcraft

Wii Fit Balance Board Controls World of Warcraft
I haven’t come across too many hacks involving the Wii Fit Balance Board yet, but they are starting to emerge. In this recent demo, the board has been configured to control 3D movement in a game…
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Portal Technology in the Real World

Portal Technology in the Real World
Inspired by the mind-bending transportation technology in last year’s sleeper hit game Portal, this video clip uses digital augmented reality technology to produce a similar effect in the real world. Created by EmmanuelMFr of France’s Total…
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LED Cube Displays 3d Images in Color

LED Cube Displays 3d Images in Color
A while back, I reported on James Clar’s cool 3D cubes which could display images using a grid of about 1000 LEDs connected to a computerized controller. While Clar’s cubes are simply amazing, they can only…
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Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam

Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam
Here’s some pretty cool news which could provide entirely new ways to interact with your computer or game console. This new technology will enable automated 3-dimensional tracking of heads and faces using a webcam along with…
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Mario Gets Real (Weird)

Mario Gets Real (Weird)
What if Mario weren’t a cartoony video game character? Artist Pixeloo set out to answer that question when creating this “realistic” rendering of Nintendo’s little Italian plumber. While it’s some pretty amazing graphic work, “real” Mario…
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IPhone LEGO-Touch: Millions of Bricks in Your Pocket

IPhone LEGO-Touch: Millions of Bricks in Your Pocket
With all the buzz about the new iPhone SDK, all kinds of nifty applications are starting to crawl out of the woodwork. Of all the coming programs, this LEGO construction concept application has to be one…
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Unreal Tournament 3 Gets the LEGO Treatment [Mods]

Unreal Tournament 3 Gets the LEGO Treatment [Mods]
UTIII is one of the few console games out there that really lets gamers create their own unique maps. I don’t mean just moving a few things around like you can with Halo 3’s Forge mode.…
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IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications
While a few of us are are patiently awaiting the release of Apple’s application SDK for the iPhone and iPod Touch, crafty (and impatient) developers have found ways to run plenty of their own applications on…
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Robots Controlled by Gestures

Robots Controlled by Gestures
Most robots are controlled using a joystick or other traditional input device, but this new system allows operators to issue commands to robots using simple hand and body gestures. Developed by engineer Tsuyoshi Horo at Tokyo…
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Export to World: Virtual Objects Get Real

Export to World: Virtual Objects Get Real
There’s nothing quite like a delicious virtual donut and a hot cup of paper coffee before parking it in front of the fake TV to get my day going. This off-the-wall creative project takes items seen…
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Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d
Taking a page from systems like the Sony EyeToy and the Nintendo Wii control scheme, this new camera from Israel’s 3DV Systems could bring gaming interaction to a whole new level. The company’s recently revealed ZCam…
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Change Your Clothes, Virtually.

Change Your Clothes, Virtually.
This amazing tech demo shows off an augmented reality system which can digitally swap out textures on clothing. While it sounds pretty simple, the ability to exactly mimic the behavior and appearance of cloth is extremely…
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Philips Wowzone: Massive 132-Inch, 3d Display

Philips Wowzone: Massive 132-Inch, 3d Display
At this week’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Philips is showing off a presentation system that can display images in 3D on a huge wall-mounted display. The 132-inch display was made by connecting nine of…
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