3D Meets Open Video: HTML5 + NVIDIA + WebM + Firefox

Got this hardware? Then watch YouTube go into 3D. All you need is to get a friend to toss some fish from behind your monitor to complete the effect. (See: Muppets Take Manhattan.) The promise of genuinely open video isn’t just making something “open” for the sake of it. Realizing that potential means doing something […]

ProFORMA Model Acquisition: "Passive" 3D Scanning

3D modelling is one of my visualist achilles heels. I don’t seem to have the kind of brain which can deconstruct objects into geometric solids. So it comes as no surprise that I’m extremely interested in 3D scanning (CDMo tag). We’ve previously looked at the work of Kyle McDonald, who’s dealing in “Structured Light” scanning. […]

Jaymis Loveday - January 4, 2010

More on Project Natal: Latency Concerns, Johnny Chung Lee, Freaky Interactions with a Fake Kid

Microsoft’s Project Natal unveiling for Xbox 360 was no question a blockbuster of technology presentations, nothing short of sheer magic in a games industry that has lately looked somewhat backward-looking. The combination of a 3D-capable camera with facial and object recognition and vocal recognition and mic interaction takes already-smart elements and puts them together into […]

Peter Kirn - June 2, 2009

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