Thursday, 23 July 2009
Augmented Reality and dance
Lightstage - need to email to see what's happening.
Project Natal is in concept, a one sided version of this.
Presumably the next stage is to make Natal comprehend multiple angles. Rig a few cameras up in different corners of the room, and then all sidess are seen.
Mocap for the 21st century.
Head cam for the 21st century: http://gizmodo.com/5320375/christian-bale-rant-victim-is-the-man-behind-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-helmet
This can capture a dance, both in video, but also in 3 Dimensional space, showing your body movements (at least at the simple level, but presumably start to get more refined and higher resolution).
- Your dance
- Your teacher's dance
- A dance at an event
- A private lesson
- At a dance hall
Recall - you have the dance captured - you can go over fine detail whenever, wherever
Improve - you can problem solve spins, movements, timing (care to have the 3d visually pulse with colour in time with the music beat/rhythm/instrument)
Learn - See a routine and slow it down - at a much finer level and smoother when at non-1x speeds.
Could you have 2 streams of data - a HD or VGA version, and then along that the feed from what the Natal webcam receives as input/ what gets crunched and uses as output. If you could collect both at the same time, close enough, you could even overlay them - in in effect add motion capture skeletons, avatars overlaid or whathave you.
Whether or not this is Real Time (RT) - in effect you get to a wirestick model of people, with avatar possibilities.
A move library, where every move could smoothly be linked to every other one?
Think this needs pictures.