Daily Archives: March 13, 2013

Cartesia 3D Body Scanner – Video Clip(Japanese)

A portable 3D scanner for a whole human body measurement is shown. This body scanner is light and ultra-compact. It is able to scan a whole human body shape in only 2 seconds. Measurements can be made up to 1 million points and more so that the average margin of error is 3 mm or less. The body scanner consists of three pole units. Each pole unit weights 12.1 kg, light enough to be carried by one person. The pole units are assembled by just fitting the unit into the pedestal and fastening it in with a wrench. Through original, advanced calibration technology, determining the placement of the three pole units is finish within 15 minutes.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Doom – Pinky Demon Blocks the Exit – Photoshop Speed Art

Download the image here… elemental79.deviantart.com This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Doom. The original size was 320×240 and the final product is 9600×7211. This is the highest resolution Photoshop image I’ve done to date (although I’ve done higher 3d rendering). It is commonly agreed upon by all of humanity that Doom was the greatest game ever made. Okay, maybe not everyone. Doom was a PC game made in 1993 by id software. It was created by John Carmack, John Romero, Adrian Carmack and Tom Hall as well as many others. This is actually not a direct scene from the game but a composite. The Doom guy has only 1 rocket left and a pinky demon stands between him and freedom. If he shoots he’s dead. These were some of the best moments in the game. As you can tell the style matches closely to the screenshot, but with a slightly more accurate perspective. I used a 3D rendering program to outline how things would appear in the scene to assure the perspective remained correct throughout the creation process. Each frame in this video represents 10 seconds of work. The image spans across 7 PSD files at a resolution of 9600×7211 pixels. The project took 35 hours to complete over the course of 8 days. I used the following songs in this video… Brand X Music – Nemesis Cris Velasco – Brothers of Blood (God of War soundtrack) Cue Storm Music – Skyrise PP Music – Phalanx Diabolus

Preview of FlexScan3D 3.0 3D Scanner Software: Photogrammetry Alignment

Our team has been working hard to complete the latest version of our core technology FlexScan3D version 3.0. All of our 3D scanners are powered by FlexScan3D Software for 3D geometry capture and data processing. In addition to a complete redesign of the user interface with a more intuitive work flow, FlexScan3D 3.0 includes the highly anticipated photogrammetry feature for 3D data alignment. It yields more accurate data alignment results compared to other registration methods. The video above shows a sneak peek of the photogrammetry functionality. We’re looking to launch version 3.0 in March 2011. We will be posting more videos so stay tuned 😀
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Kinect 3D Scanner Software: KScan3D

Kinect 3D Scanner Software: KScan3D

Our team at 3D3 Solutions has been working hard in developing a new low-cost 3D scanning solution, KScan3D. With KScan3D, Kinect hardware, and a PC or Mac running Windows OS, users can capture 3D scans with a click of a button. Advanced algorithms quickly process the captured information and enable users to export finalized data in a variety of common file formats. For more information, please visit www.kscan3d.com.
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Augmented Reality (AR) – The World is Your Playground

One of the most exciting current developments in gaming technology in my eyes has to be Augmented Reality (AR). The possibilities this technology provides developers are endless and although AR is still in a fairly primitive state I believe that development of the technology is going to accelerate very quickly over the next 5 years. For those of you that don’t know what Augmented Reality is, the simplest way to define it is that it is where a virtual environment is combined or placed over a real world environment to deliver a single reality which we call Augmented Reality. A good example of this is in Terminator 2 where Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator has augmented vision where he can see the real world around him but also has various different scans and data being presented around the real world objects. Another example I’ve given in the past is that with Augmented Reality in theory you could walk down a busy street with real world people and virtual characters from Star Wars or Lord of the Rings looking through shop windows or climbing up lampposts.

Augmented Reality is currently being developed because of its usefulness in everyday life, imagine you’re someone with a very busy and hectic lifestyle, with Augmented Reality you could have a device built in to your prescription spectacles that allows you to walk to work or catch a train whilst accessing your emails and surfing the internet viewing all this through your the spectacle lenses. Obviously Augmented Reality has much greater uses and can be used in just about any scenario but what really interests me is when you apply AR to the gaming industry. I’ve recently written an article about the development of AR contact lenses, imagine as a gamer going to a local forest, quarry, beach or just about anywhere on your own or with friends and being able to play a first person shooter with real world surroundings wearing these AR lenses. In theory you could be playing a game like Halo and have crazy alien characters jumping out from behind real world trees and buildings firing lasers and throwing grenades at you. Augmented Reality could even reach a state where it is able to enhance and alter the appearance of the real world around you to make it look for example like the world of Pandora from James Cameron’s recent blockbuster hit film Avatar. To be able to walk around a beautifully enhanced version of an area that doesn’t really hold any interesting features in the real world would be incredible and people could escape into their own utopia whilst for example sitting on a bus. The possibilities with this technology really are endless and not just in gaming.

Augmented Reality as a concept really does start to become interesting when you combine it with other technologies. As we’ve seen from demonstrations of Xbox’s upcoming innovation Project Natal voice recognition technology has come on leaps and bounds and is starting to be applied effectively to video games. Although voice recognition has been used in the past it has been clumsy and frustrating to work with and now we’re really starting to see the human voice become a feasible control option. If we were to combine voice and facial recognition with Augmented Reality it is easy to see the potential that Augmented Reality has to providing an immersive gaming experience within a real world environment. With this combination of technologies you could in theory be able to have two way communication with high definition computer generated characters within your augmented world opening up a whole new avenue of potential in how we play games. I like to think of the experience as something similar to paintball shooting. Paintball shooting in essence is a role playing activity as the people involved in a game are recreating a scenario you would find in warfare. Augmented Reality can provide a similar experience without the need for paintballs and safety gear and instead of shooting real people you could be shooting real people and virtual characters with virtual ammunition. You’d probably still need some kind of gun controller in the example of a first person shooter but it wouldn’t fire any ammunition in the real world, just the augmented environment.

Obviously this is all conjecture and most of what we write on this site is. I imagine this idea would work by connecting the AR lenses wirelessly to a portable console (possibly built into your mobile phone as we are talking about the future here) and obviously you would have audio delivered to a pair of wireless or bluetooth headphones that also provided a built in microphone for communicating with the virtual and real world characters.

In recent years video games have received a great deal of bad press in terms of how it is believed they help prevent the social, physical and mental development of young people and in some cases you would have to agree that this is true. The thing I love most about the potential with Augmented Reality is that it will mean young people will be outdoors more, socialising with friends, learning the importance of teambuilding, exercising and basically developing the skills and experience that are required later in life. The truth is Augmented Reality could be used everywhere to help make life easier and to improve the quality of life, we will probably see it in education, healthcare, security, design, manufacturing, sales, teambuilding and the list goes on endlessly. Augmented Reality clearly has unlimited potential and I hope some of the possible developments I have outlined in this article will come to fruition along with millions of others, but I guess time will tell. Please leave your own ideas, comments, thoughts and suggestions on how you could picture this technology changing the video game industry or of course whether you disagree with my ideas and believe AR is unlikely to become mainstream.

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euronews Life – Flourishing Thai film industry braces for new epic

euronews Life - Flourishing Thai film industry braces for new epic

www.euronews.com Leonardo di Caprio, Roger Moore and Ewan McGregor have one thing in common — they have all starred in movies filmed in Thailand. But not only do foreign productions have success here, the home grown film industry is also attracting film fans to cinemas in their scores – we’ll go behind the scenes in this edition of Thai Life. “Leonardo di Caprio, Roger Moore and Ewan McGregor have one thing in common — they’ve all been on set in Thailand. In the third part of our series of Thai Life, we’ll take a look behind the scenes of a Thai film set visiting the exclusive production of “The Legend of King Naresuan.” The five-part historical drama is one of the biggest and most expensive productions in Thai film history. It’s about the liberation of Thailand (then Siam) from the Burmese by King Naresuan in the 16th century. The handsome officer Wanchana Sawasdee makes a dashing king in the movie. In real life he is a colonel in the Royal Thai army. For him – this change of scene was a real challenge. “People always say its difficult to act with children, special effects, security harnesses, and animals. It is indeed difficult to put everything together in the same scene. So we need great teamwork and good understanding amongst everyone.” The epic film is shot in the middle of an active military base at Kanchanaburi, northeast of Bangkok. The renowned Thai director Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol had to coordinate more than 5000 actors and extras. Not an easy task
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Miracle Fruit, Nike+ Training Gear & Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset – Cheap Cool Crazy

Miracle Fruit, Nike+ Training Gear & Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset - Cheap Cool Crazy

Fruit that changes your taste buds, a Nike wristband and shoes that make working out fun, and a virtual reality head set that might actually work on this week’s Cheap Cool Crazy! Do you geek out over gadgets and go crazy for gear? Then join IGN’s Naomi Kyle as she presents three sweet products that’ll have you reaching for your creditcard. Check out this week’s episode then subscribe and leave us a comment and you could win your own Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets! CHEAP: Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets – .99 – www.thinkgeek.com COOL Nike+ FuelBand – 9.00 – nikeplus.nike.com Nike+ Trainers – 5.00 – http CRAZY: Oculus Rift – 0.00 – www.oculusvr.com For more info on these products and more, make sure to check out our Pinterest at pinterest.com We have more original programming on the way, so subscribe now: www.youtube.com For the latest gaming news, reviews, and trailers, subscribe to IGN’s channel: www.youtube.com Here’s our full schedule: Up At Noon – Mondays @ 12pm Castlevania: Hymn of Blood – Tuesdays @ 12pm Game Shop – Wednesdays @12pm Cheap Cool Crazy – Thursday @ 12pm Mix’d Reviews – Friday @ 12pm
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Ingress Gameplay : Niantic Labs @ Google Augmented Reality Game

Thumbs Up (LIKE) is you enjoyed the gameplay 😀 Ingress Activation Codes: bit.ly Top 10 mobiles of 2012: www.youtube.com For those dropping their email addresses in comments, I wish I could invite you (recruit agents), but It says “0 invites remaining” -(It’s closed beta). And as I commented earlier, I have aleady submitted a few email IDs of mine, as soon as I receive the activation code, I will give it to you 🙂 #StillWaiting Download Ingress from Play Store: play.google.com This is a closed beta project so submit your email address here: www.ingress.com and wait for the activation code. Playing Ingress on my Samsung Galaxy S3. The game is available only for Android devices so you NEED to have an Android device + Ingress game + Activation code. W00t! Thanks to a dear friend for providing me the code. This is the first stage of the gameplay (Training phase). You can treat it as How to play Ingress at first. I played it for the first time while shooting.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

3D scanners used to measure size of North Sea offshore workers

3D scanners used to measure size of North Sea offshore workers
Scientists have launched a project to improve safety on offshore rigs and helicopters by using a 3D "tardis" scanner to measure the size of workers. Boffins from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen will use high-tech computers to look at the size of …
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