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OpenPool Augmented Reality Kit Adds Visual Effects to Billiard Tables: Trick Shots

OpenPool Augmented Reality Kit Adds Visual Effects to Billiard Tables: Trick Shots
Pool tables come in hundreds of different styles, but if you really want to make your setup unique, check out OpenPool. It’s an augmented reality system that lets you project visual effects on the bed that react to the motion of the balls. OpenPool is an open source program that uses a Kinect sensor to track the balls on the table, then feeds the visual effects to a projector mounted above the table.

Action Movie FX iOS App: Get Your Freddie Wong On

Action Movie FX iOS App: Get Your Freddie Wong On
Do you want to launch a missile on your cat or crash a car in your bedroom? Really? Why would you want to do that? Go to your room and think about what you thought of while the rest of us have fun with the Action Movie FX iOS app.
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Green Screens: Not Just for Sci-Fi or Fantasy Movies Anymore

Green Screens: Not Just for Sci-Fi or Fantasy Movies Anymore
If Photoshopping believable images is hard work, I wonder how much more complicated it is to fabricate video. We’ve all seen green (or blue) screens in behind-the-scenes features for movies, but if you think that they’re only used for fantasy or science fiction films, think again. Stargate Studios posted a reel of their “Virtual Backlot” from 2009, showing how they fabricated scenes used in various TV Shows, from Ugly Betty to Grey’s Anatomy to Monk to Heroes. Here’s the clip: I’m not really familiar with all of the footage shown, so I’m not sure if they’re all from TV shows.
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