Volumetric capture for movies – Intel Studios

This is pretty cool. Waaaay more high-end than what I’m thinking of, but passively turning a scene/event with multiple participants interacting in complex ways into a point cloud with nothing more than a bunch of cameras? Gold. via BoingBoing

August 10, 2018 · 1 min

Remixed Reality: Manipulating Space and Time in Augmented Reality

Thanks to Ehud for the link to this video and paper from CHI 2018. This is almost exactly the tech I built in my head to use for my PhD research. Last year, this was completely impossible. Then, kind of possible but kludgey. Now, it’s basically there. With this, you could volumetrically record a room, and play it back from various spatial and temporal vantage points. Check out the 2:40 point where the viewer and recorded-person separate, and then the recording is played back from a different time…...

June 21, 2018 · 1 min

volumetric video of a (jazz) performance

For my PhD research, I've been bouncing ideas around for how to volumetrically capture a performance or classroom session in 3D, and then layer on additional contextual data (interactions between participants, connections, info from dramaturgy, info from SoTL, etc.). This NEBULA experimental jazz video by Marcin Nowrotek kind of gets at some of what's in my head. Imagine this, showing a group of students collaborating in an active learning session, and instead of notes/percussion visualizations, some kind of representation of how they are interacting etc… Also, since it's all in 3D, imagine being able to interact with the recording in 3D using fancy goggles....

February 28, 2018 · 1 min

Volumetric Capture

This process is interesting, but WAAAAAY too intrusive to capture a session or performance without drastically altering it in the process. A startup imaging company called 8i has been publicly crowing about its volumetric capture system for over a year, and it has used festivals like Sundance, film properties like Mad Max, and stars like Jon Hamm to excite VR newbies. Put this headset on and look-ee-here, you’re really next to other people!...

March 21, 2017 · 1 min