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Tag: Animation

Space Invaders Get Animated

Space Invaders Get Animated
Check out this wacky Space Invaders animated video that Taito recenly put together for their Game Station arcades in Japan. The Anime-style video tells the story of a little girl and her encounter with those pesky Invaders.

Image Metrics Emily Cg Facial Animation Blows My Mind

Image Metrics Emily Cg Facial Animation Blows My Mind
The other day, I showed you guys what I thought was some really impressive computer generated facial animation. Then, the guys over at Image Metrics sent me a video clip of their latest CG creation, Emily, and I was bowled over.

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 software, precision motion capture, and good old-fashioned artistry to reproduce the most minute facial movements you’ve ever seen on a digital actor.

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions
Artist Danielle Aubert creates pixelated masterpieces using Microsoft Excel, with surprisingly dazzling results. About the project, she says, “…the drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit

Robobuilder: Build Multiple Robots With One Kit
This new robotics platform out of Korea lets you build a variety of unique robots from a single set of modular parts. RoboBuilder offers a complete kit of interchangeable modules which come together to form computer programmable mini-bots.

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 display monochrome images.

Super LEGO Mario Brothers

Super LEGO Mario Brothers
Mario meets LEGO in these fun stop-motion clips hand animated by Nintendo fan Michael Hickox. Michael painstakingly shot thousands of individual frames to recreate the first two levels of the classic Super Mario Brothers game. The levels are surprisingly accurate reproductions of the game.

Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment

Space Ace Gets the High Def Treatment
While I’m not a huge fan of many of those old full-motion-video (FMV) games, I have to keep a place in my heart for Space Ace, a surprisingly entertaining FMV laserdisc-based game created by some of the industry’s most respected animators.

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All
This might look like a curtain of randomly assorted lighting fixtures. But it’s actually an interactive video display that can detect movements of passersby and mimic them using light. Entitled Space Invaders 2008, the light installation uses a grid of 176 unique lighting fixtures to work its magic.

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau
While you might think that top hats went out of fashion a hundred years ago, this funky hat hack uses modern technology to bring the classic cap into a new era. The LedHat is a handcrafted wonder that involved soldering a grid of hundreds of individual green LEDs around the crown of a top hat.

Arena: Motion Capture for the Masses

Arena: Motion Capture for the Masses
Budding 3D graphics and animation buffs, there’s a new reason to get excited this morning. A company called NaturalPoint has just announced a complete motion capture systems that only costs about $5,000. Traditional (if you can call them that) MoCap systems usually start around $30,000, and often much more.

Spinning LED Clock Uses Image Persistence to Tell Time

Spinning LED Clock Uses Image Persistence to Tell Time
By rapidly spinning a blade that contains an array of flashing LEDs, this wall clock tells time in a visually striking way. A thin LED arm, loaded with 33 LEDs spins at 30 revolutions per second to create the illusion of a complete image.

Fan Displays Moving Images on Spinning Leds

Fan Displays Moving Images on Spinning Leds
ThinkGeek is at it again. This time they’re offering up a fan which can load up animated GIF files from your computer and display them in full color on the blades of the fan. Inspired by those light-up LED spinner rims that might have turned up on Pimp My Ride, The LED Art Fan hooks up to your computer via a serial connection, and lets you download up to 128 frames of art into its internal memory.

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations
This electronic toy out of Japan lets you create your own pixel art animations. The Dot Creator from U-Mate has a small 21 x 21 pixel LCD grid on which you can draw your own animated art and then record frame by frame animations.

Tokyoflash Says: Watch Out Jive Turkey!

Tokyoflash Says: Watch Out Jive Turkey!
The latest funky watch to be released in the TokyoFlash PIMP series has the best name yet, the “Jive Turkey.” It’s a substantial stainless steel timepiece that combines modern technology with a retro feel. The Jive Turkey display features a refractive lens system that makes the green LEDs fade into an animated 70’s-style “infinity” effect.

Animated Pong T-Shirt for the Retro Gamer

Animated Pong T-Shirt for the Retro Gamer
The gadget mavens over at Think Geek have revealed this new t-shirt that features an animation based on Atari’s gaming classic, Pong (although the t-shirt simply refers to it as “Table Tennis”, for obvious legal reasons.)